Do you want a brighter smile? If you want dramatic and long-lasting results, then you need more than just store bought strips and toothpastes. Instead, you should talk to our team about teeth whitening. In today’s blog, your Katy, TX, dentist talks about our two teeth whitening systems, which can brighten smiles by several shades.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment
What if you need to brighten your teeth quickly? If you have a big event coming up, or a first date or job interview, then you may want to brighten your smile quickly. Our in-office teeth whitening procedure could provide optimal results in as little as one to two hours total. To begin, we will place a protective coating on your lips and gums and then apply the bleaching gel to the surfaces of your teeth. Once we do, we will then activate the gel with a special light. This process then breaks up teeth stains and brightens teeth, often by several shades. You then leave with a noticeably brighter smile!
If you have more severe discoloration, we could also offer an option that not only works from home, but also reduces the risk of tooth sensitivity. To begin, our team will take detailed impressions of your bite to create a set of plastic trays. We then send these trays home with you, along with a powerful bleaching gel. The trays will be filled with gel and worn for about 30 to 45 minutes a day. The exact time will depend on the cause and extent of your discoloration. You continue this process for about one to two weeks, and your teeth could be up to eight shades brighter. The trays ensure the results are even on your smile, and prevent saliva from diluting the bleaching gel. The trays and leftover gel can then be used for touch-ups as needed.
Keeping Your Smile Bright
Following your treatment, you can practice good oral hygiene habits to not only keep your teeth brighter for longer, but to fight issues like tooth decay and gum disease. This involves cutting back on sugary foods and drinks, avoiding tobacco products, and of course, brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each session. You also benefit from flossing every evening as well. Finally, make time to see our team for routine checkup and cleaning appointments every six months. If you have any questions about how we fight teeth stains and brighten your smile, then contact our team today.
Your Katy, TX, Dentist Offers Brighter Smiles with Teeth Whitening
We offer professional teeth whitening systems to help you achieve a brighter smile. For more information on our approach to cosmetic dentistry, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849 to schedule a visit.