Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in San Antonio, TX

Teeth whitening aims to help you achieve a smile you can be proud of. At R&J Dental, a restorative dental clinic in San Antonio, Texas, general and family dentist Habib Rahemtulla, DDS, and his team offer teeth whitening to teens and adults. After a consultation, they can recommend in-office teeth whitening or take-home teeth whitening trays. Call the office today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment, or book your visit online.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

I brush and floss daily. Can I benefit from teeth whitening?

Yes, absolutely.

Your teeth change color even if you brush twice daily, floss regularly, and visit Dr. Rahemtulla for routine checkups. The aging process causes your tooth enamel to wear down, making the yellow dentin underneath more visible.

Professional teeth whitening makes yellowing and discoloration less noticeable so that you can smile confidently.

Who is a candidate for teeth whitening treatment?

Consider teeth whitening treatment if you have stained or discolored teeth caused by any of the following:

  • Using tobacco
  • Taking medication with tetracycline
  • Drinking coffee, red wine, or soda
  • Extensive dental work
  • Oral trauma

You might benefit from whitening treatment if you eat foods that stain your teeth, such as tomatoes or berries.

Are there different types of teeth whitening?

Dr. Rahemtulla and the team offer several types of professional teeth whitening, including:


Philips Zoom!®

Philips Zoom! Is an in-office teeth whitening treatment capable of making your smile up to eight shades lighter.* 

During treatment, Dr. Rahemtulla applies Zoom! whitening gel to the surfaces of your teeth. Then, he points an ultraviolet (UV) light at the solution, triggering a whitening reaction. The whitening reaction oxidizes the stain-causing molecules inside your tooth enamel, brightening your smile. 

Dr. Rahemtulla repeats this process multiple times until you’re satisfied with the results.


Take-home teeth whitening trays 

Take-home teeth whitening trays provide a more affordable alternative to in-office whitening treatments.

A take-home kit includes two removable plastic mouthpieces and a bottle of teeth-whitening gel. During treatment, you line your mouthpieces with the whitening gel and wear them for several hours each day. The gel removes stains over time, making your smile whiter.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

Teeth whitening lasts 4-6 months on average,* but you can maintain your results with good oral hygiene. Dr. Rahemtulla and the team recommend brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and drinking dark beverages, like coffee, with a straw. The team might also recommend in-office maintenance every few months.

Professional teeth whitening can enhance your smile, whether you’re getting married or your child has upcoming senior pictures. Call R&J Dental today to schedule a teeth whitening appointment, or book your visit online.

*Results may vary.