Many Houston dental patients visit our office wishing for a brighter smile. However, we find more and more often that people have tried to whiten their teeth at home using store bought teeth whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels. These products make dramatic promises about delivering flawless, bright white smiles, but they cannot typically deliver the promised results. That’s where the Sunrise Dental Care team can help. Our skilled cosmetic dentist and team have years of experience offering effective, predictable teeth whitening results up to ten shades brighter. If you’re ready to get the picture-perfect smile of your dreams, call our Houston dental office to schedule your cosmetic dentistry consultation today.
How Teeth Become Discolored
Before we begin any teeth whitening plan, we’ll want to understand the cause of your dental discoloration. This ensures we will provide effective treatment that directly addresses your unique cosmetic dentistry needs. Some of the common reasons for dental discoloration include:
- Consuming dark colored foods and drinks
- Aging or excessive enamel wear that reveals the interior, yellow dentin layer
- Bright white spots on the teeth that indicate fluorosis caused by excessive fluoride ingestion as a child
- Genetics may also be the cause as some people just have naturally darker tooth coloring
Zoom! In-office Teeth Whitening
Zoom! teeth whitening is a popular and effective in-office treatment option. Most patients who choose Zoom! whitening are able to achieve smiles six to ten shades brighter in just about an hour. Before treatment begins, we isolate the teeth to be whitened by placing protective plastic dams. Then, a coat of the Zoom! whitening gel is placed and a low heat accelerating light is applied to the smile. We will check the progress of treatment every twenty minutes, and reapply as necessary until patients achieve their desired results.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Unlike store bought teeth whitening products, our professional take-home kits are able to provide the same dramatically brighter results possible with in-office teeth whitening. We provide a personalized dose of active whitening gel and a custom fitted whitening application tray. Used together, the quality teeth whitening gel and application trays provide the necessary materials and application methods to whiten teeth. The perfectly fitted application trays keep the personalized doses of professional grade whitening gel on the surfaces of teeth. Additionally, the properly fitted application trays prevent neutralizing oral saliva from accessing the whitening gel and halting progress. Worn for about half an hour a day, patients will typically see their desired results after two weeks of daily application.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
There are numerous benefits to investing in cosmetic dentistry results that you can count on, and teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most cost effective treatments that will deliver stunning results. Some of the benefits of professional teeth whitening include:
- Predictable results up to ten shades brighter
- Professional application ensures safety and efficacy of treatment
- Flawless smiles you’ll be proud to share
- Improved confidence during professional and personal interactions
- People who are proud of their smiles are more likely to properly care for their teeth improving oral health