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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Serenity Dental -  - General Dentist

Serenity Dental

General Dentist located in Austin, TX

Your smile is a big part of the first impression you make. Let Dr. Brinda Nair and her staff at Serenity Dental in Austin, Texas, help you make that impression a bright one. Dr. Nair offers teeth whitening and other cosmetic services to the patients who visit Serenity Dental. Texas residents who live in the Austin area are encouraged to visit the practice for all of their cosmetic needs.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What causes teeth to become discolored?

Teeth can become stained or discolored for several reasons. Coffee, alcohol and excessive cigarette smoke can gradually cause the discoloration of your teeth with prolonged use. There are many types of prescription medications that can also cause your teeth to change color.

Individuals who have a hard time maintaining adequate calcium and magnesium levels may also have teeth that are slightly gray looking. As the calcium is depleted, the teeth may also weaken and begin to crack or chip.

A visit to the dentist will help to determine what is causing your teeth to lose their natural color. Once a determination has been made, Dr. Nair can develop a treatment plan to help correct this condition.

Are teeth whitening systems safe?

Teeth whitening systems designed for use by professionals are both safe and effective.

Home whitening systems are also safe to use when they’re used according to their directions. They’re not as effective as those used in a professional setting but will provide sufficient results when used correctly.

Dentists recommend using home whitening systems sparingly due to the harsh abrasives that many use to wear away the stains and discoloration. Systems that contain abrasives can begin to wear away the delicate enamel that covers the surface of the teeth. Systems that use bleaches and peroxide are also safe and effective but should still be used strictly according to the package directions.

How often should teeth be whitened?

Most dentists recommend only whitening the teeth twice a year. This prevents damage to the delicate enamel that covers the surface of the teeth.

A visit to the dentist for a teeth whitening treatment is much more effective and will produce longer lasting results than those achieved by at home treatments.

Teeth whitening toothpastes are also available for individuals who want to maintain their results. It’s important to use whitening toothpastes that contain abrasives sparingly to protect the enamel. It would be best to consult with Dr. Nair at Serenity Dental before trying out any teeth whitening products.


We accept most dental insurance. Here is a short-list of some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
United Healthcare