Stains on your teeth from dark foods and drink, tobacco use or the natural process of aging can leave you wanting a brighter, whiter smile. The degree of staining on your teeth will determine which whitening products or procedures are called for to restore the white smile you’ve always wanted.
You should always talk to your dentist before starting any tooth whitening program. They can advise you on the products or procedures that can best meet your whitening goals.
If you haven’t been satisfied with the results offered by retail level whitening products, or the teeth in your smile are deeply stained, you should talk to your dentist about a dental bleaching procedure. The concentration of whitening agents they use are stronger than anything available in stores.
The procedure starts with the dentist applying a special gel or rubber dam to protect your gums from the bleaching agents. They will then pour a small amount of bleaching agent into a set of trays. The trays are then inserted comfortably into your mouth. How long you will need to hold the trays in your mouth will vary depending on your whitening goals and how deeply stained your teeth are.
If you have questions about your teeth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 713-481-5693 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to giving you the bright white smile you desire!