Have Questions About Teeth-Whitening? Ask Your Dentist

When you consistently stick to a good hygiene routine and schedule of dental visits, you have an excellent chance at avoiding the most common dental health issues. However, teeth stains aren’t always one of those issues. Even when your teeth are healthy, various stains can gradually develop on their surfaces over the years. Fortunately, such teeth stains aren’t usually a threat to your oral health, either, and erasing them doesn’t have to require complicated dental treatment. With professional teeth-whitening, you can rid your smile of embarrassing stains and brighten your teeth quickly, effectively, and with optimal convenience.

How does teeth-whitening work?

Common teeth stains develop on the surfaces of your teeth, marring their outer layer of enamel. To erase them, teeth-whitening employs a professional-strength solution that gently breaks up and removes the stains from your teeth. The peroxide-based solution is strong enough to remove even tough stains, yet gentle enough not to harm your teeth or their enamel.

How often can I whiten my teeth?

Because teeth stains can appear multiple times throughout your life, you may need to undergo the treatment more than once to keep your smile consistently bright. However, with good hygiene and preventive care, you can slow down the development of stains to reduce the number of whitening treatments you’ll need.

What if my teeth stains are more serious?

In some cases, the discoloration on your teeth may not be as simple as common staining. For instance, issues like tooth decay or internal tooth damage can also change the color of your teeth, though dealing with them requires more than cosmetic whitening. After a thorough examination, your dentist will help you determine if teeth-whitening is best, or if you need to consider another cosmetic or restorative option.

Learn More About Professional Teeth-Whitening

Teeth stains might appear even when your teeth are healthy, but with professional teeth-whitening, they don’t have to be a hassle to deal with. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.