Do you feel uncomfortable with showing off your smile due to unsightly teeth discoloration? If you have embarrassing teeth stains, we can erase them with professional teeth whitening! In today’s blog, your Houston, TX, dentist talks about our professional teeth whitening treatments, and which one might be right for you.
The Common Factors Behind Discoloration
Why do our teeth develop unsightly discoloration with time? Well, when harmful oral bacteria break down the particles of sugar and starch left behind by our foods and drinks, this creates plaque buildup that makes stains more visible. Beverages with dark pigments are a factor too, such as coffee, tea, soda, and red wine. You could also develop stains due to cigarette use or using other tobacco products. While the factors may vary, our team can help you achieve a bright smile with professional teeth whitening. You simply need to schedule a consultation so we can decide which option is best for your smile.
Removing Discoloration In-Office
Our team could provide results in one visit, which is great if you have a big event coming up, such as a wedding, graduation, job interview, or first date. The process is simple. We will add a powerful bleaching gel to your teeth and then use a light to activate the ingredients. Once we do, this breaks up and removes teeth stains in one sitting, with results possible in as little as one hour.
Treatment from Home
We also have an option you can use from home, which can handle more severe staining. You stop by our office only long enough for us to create a custom set of plastic trays, which we will send home with you. At home, you will add bleaching gel to these trays and wear them for about an hour a day on average, over a period of one to two weeks. The trays will ensure even results across your teeth, and prevent saliva from diluting the gel too. For some, teeth could be eight shades brighter! You then keep the trays and any bonding gel if you need a touch-up down the road.
If you have permanent teeth stains, the kind that form beneath the enamel and that could resist teeth whitening, we can still brighten your smile. Our team will employ dental bonding, porcelain veneers, or a combination of them to mask discoloration and brighten your smile instantly. If you have any questions about teeth whitening, then contact our team today.
TALK TO YOUR HOUSTON, TX DENTIST ABOUT COSMETIC TREATMENTS
To learn more about erasing unsightly discoloration with professional teeth whitening, or to schedule an appointment for our other cosmetic treatment options, give us a call at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX at (281)974-4494.