Mark S. Castor, DDS -  - Dentist

Mark Castor, DDS

Dentist located in South Austin, Austin, TX

Teeth Whitening Specialist

As a leading provider of cosmetic dentistry options, Dr. Castor can offer patients access to several treatments created to brighten and whiten smiles. Those in and around the Austin area can find the teeth whitening services at his Ben White Boulevard practice where Dr. Castor uses only the safest, most effective techniques.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

by Mark Castor, DDS

Why Do Teeth Become Dingy? 

Teeth yellow and start to look dirty because they stain, usually because of eating or drinking things such as berries, tea, and coffee. Smoking and using other tobacco products such as chewing tobacco can also teeth to yellow and even look brown. Whitening treatments available at the dentist’s office can generally remove this discoloration. However, in some more rare situations the staining is internal. This is typically caused by an injury to the tooth and in these cases deep internal bleaching or the use of a veneer or crown will be needed to restore the original look of the tooth. Some medications can also cause teeth to look dingy or discolored in addition to undergoing multiple dental procedures.

How Safe is Teeth Whitening?

Whitening teeth, also referred to as bleaching, which is performed at the dentist’s office will be very safe. The doctor only uses methods which have been proven to be effective and do not cause any adverse side effects. Tooth sensitivity can occur with the treatment however it usually very mild and will resolve quickly. The point of these treatment is to improve the look of teeth, not harm them.

What is the Zoom Whitening Procedure Like?

In order to whiten teeth, they must first be cleaned and examine for any signs of decay. If found, the whitening treatment may have to wait until the damage is taken care of. Zoom whitening works by utilizing a state-of-the-art, light activated gel which is made with hydrogen peroxide. This gel interacts with a specially designed light to whiten a person’s teeth. To ensure that each tooth is coated will the gel evenly and also exposed to the light evenly, the patient’s lips are held back with a retainer. The light is then directed on the teeth for roughly 15 minutes. Lastly, the gel is wiped away and the retainer removed. Immediately following the procedure, patients should be able to notice whiter teeth.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr.Castor and staff have been incredible in taking care of me. I would recommend him to all my friends and family."

    Vic G.
  • Yelp

    "I gotta say I love Dr. Castor, his whole office, and the brave work they do on people like mine's neglected teeth."

    Bradly S.
  • Yelp

    "Mark is one of the best of the best I have found in Texas, and I would recommend my friends and family to him."

    Ted G.
  • RateABiz

    "This was my first visit with Dr Castor and it went very well. Laurie was an experienced tech and went ahead with images & a cleaning...I highly recommend them..."

    Matt G.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor and Sylvia, his assistant, make a great team. I trust them to take care of me. I have known Dr. Castor for many years. He is an excellent dentist..."

    Amy C.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor has been my dentist ever since. Great people workmen there, easy to get to location. I ENJOY going to the dentist now, really!"

    Lara N.
  • RateABiz

    "Dr. Castor's team is always extremely friendly, professional and make going to the dentist "almost" enjoyable! Would definitely recommend his services!"

    Laura S.
  • RateABiz

    "Everyone there is both professional and personable. They honestly do seem to care about each patient. Fabulous!"

    Katherine S.
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    "Dr. Castor and Tawana both worked very hard to make me feel comfortable and took great care with fitting my crown. I could tell this team is a family!"

    Vaundee A.
  • RateABiz

    "Always great service. Never have to wait more than several minutes to be called. Always quick, thorough, and professional...Great friendly, and professional staff"

    Carol P.
Location
Mark S. Castor, DDS
1221 West Ben White Boulevard , Suite 207A
South Austin

Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 512-504-7570
Fax: 512-441-7632
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512-504-7570

Mark Castor, DDS
1221 West Ben White Boulevard
Suite 207A
Austin, TX 78704