There are many people out there who want to be happy about their smile, but just don't know what to do to get a great result. The truth is that there are many options, ranging from conservative to aggressive and inexpensive to costly. How does a patient go about deciding what the best treatment option is? Well, the simple answer is that it all starts with a consult with your dentist. Below is an article from the Academy of General Dentistry that explains the various options related to achieving a beautiful smile. If you have questions or are ready to take that next step, stop by our office or give us a call at 713.668.9119.
Whiter, brighter teeth can make you look years younger. Tooth whitening has grown in popularity and there are several ways you can get the results you want. The fastest way is an in-office whitening system called Zoom! In just over an hour your teeth will be dramatically whiter. The procedure is safe, effective, simple and painless. A whitening gel is placed on your teeth, which is activated by a specially designed light. A fluoride treatment completes the procedure.
Another safe method used is a bleaching process that lightens the enamel and dentin using a mild peroxide-based solution placed in a custom-fitted tray. The tray is worn over your teeth for a period of time each day until you achieve the results you want. Both methods (in-office and take-home) are effective and safe ways to help you achieve that brighter smile.
Teeth whitening can sometimes make your teeth temporarily sensitive. This goes away within a few days. If you used coffee, tea, red wine, or tobacco, you may find your teeth darken more quickly. Touch up applications will help eliminate this problem. For all your tooth whitening and bleaching needs, visit our office. Call at 713.668.9119 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.