Teeth Whitening

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There’s no doubt about it: having an attractive smile makes you feel better about yourself and improve the quality of your life. And one of the easiest and least expensive ways of improving your smile is with teeth whitening. Dr. Russell understands how important his Austin, TX, patients’ smiles are, which is why he offers one of the most effective whitening products available: the Opalescence® teeth whitening system.

An Introduction to Opalescence®

Patients are thrilled with the dramatic results of whitening teeth with the Opalescence® system. For the convenience of our patients, we offer an at-home bleaching kit that allows patients to whiten their own teeth at any time in the privacy of their own homes.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Patients who prefer to whiten their own teeth at home will see incredible results with the Opalescence® whitening gel. You choose how long to leave the product on – from 15 minutes a day or even overnight. This product works remarkably well and is much more effective than over-the-counter whitening products.

Cautions About Whitening Your Teeth

As much as whitening improves the appearance of your smile, Dr. Russell would like to remind his patients that it may not be the right choice for everyone. If you have very sensitive teeth, for example, you may find that the whitening process increases that sensitivity for a short period of time. Whitening agents don’t work on dental restorations such as fillings, crowns and bridges. And young children should not have their teeth whitened.

Dear patients and friends,

I have come to a difficult decision to step away from my dental practice after 30 years in Austin and 41 total years of practicing dentistry. I have enjoyed getting to know and treat every one of you making this decision even more difficult. Retirement will open new opportunities for me and my wife Linda, and we wish every patient the best going forward.

Our website has a form for requesting copies of your treatment records, as well as radiographs which you can print, complete, and either mail or email back to me. I will mail or email those copies to you or to your choice of dental offices within 15 days of receipt of the completed request for a nominal fee of $25. I am required by the State Board of Dental Examiners to maintain patient records for 5 years after the last dental visit on record before disposing of them.

Merrill Russell, DDS

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