Brighter Smiles With Our Teeth Whitening Treatments


Do you have discoloration on your smile? If so, don’t waste your time with store bought strips and toothpastes. Instead, consider dramatic and long-lasting results with professional cosmetic treatment! In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist talks about our teeth whitening treatment options.

The Factors Behind Teeth Stains

Our teeth stains form over time, and due to a number of factors in our daily life. For example, a diet high in sugar and starch can promote plaque buildup, which makes discoloration more visible. If you consume beverages with dark pigments, such as tea, red wine, coffee, and soda, this could discolor your smile too. Lack of daily oral hygiene habits could also impact your smile’s appearance, as could the use of tobacco products. We will carefully examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your teeth stains. From there, we can choose the right option to help your smile stay bright and beautiful.

A Brighter Smile in One Visit

Our in-office teeth whitening procedure can offer results in as little as one to two hours. This is an excellent choice if you need results quickly, but still want a dramatically whiter smile. Our team will first place a protective covering on your lips and gums, and then apply a bleaching gel to the teeth. Using a special light, we activate the light and break up stains. For some, this could mean teeth multiple shades brighter.

Removing Discoloration from Home

We also have an option you can use from home, one that can tackle serious discoloration and also prevent tooth sensitivity for many patients. Our team will first see you in the office briefly, so we can take impressions of your teeth and create a set of plastic trays. We send these trays home with you, along with several syringes of bleaching gel. At home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them for about 30 to 45 minutes on average. After one to two weeks, your teeth could be several shades brighter! You then keep the trays and any leftover gel for touch-ups down the road.

With simple changes to your daily routines, like proper brushing and flossing, a healthier diet, and visits for checkups and cleanings, you can help your results last much longer! If you have any questions about teeth whitening, or about any of our other unique cosmetic treatment options, then contact our team today to learn more.


If you want to obtain a brighter smile with a professional approach and dramatic results, then contact your Houston, TX, dentist, Dr. Vlachakis, by calling 281-974-4494. We want to help you obtain dramatic results that help you feel confident in your smile.


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