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Teeth Whitening Treatments in Houston
Whitening your smile is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments available. Plus, it makes a huge impact on the way your teeth look. In fact, North Houston Dentistry often recommends teeth whitening before starting other types of aesthetic procedures, so that you have a bright “canvas” to match future treatments against.
Take-Home Professional Teeth Whitening
With our custom kits, you get better coverage and even results compared to generic trays or strips you can find in a store. Instead, we take an impression of your teeth to create a form-fitting tray that hugs every curve of your smile.
You’ll place a small dot of our professional whitening gel into each tooth in your tray, then put it over your teeth to wear for about an hour. (We’ll give you more detailed instructions when you’re here for your appointment!)
Noticeable whitening will be evident after just a few days. Wear your trays each day for 10-14 days to see full, even results. Keep your trays on hand to touch up after each checkup, or every few months if you tend to develop tooth stain easily.
For the first few days, try to limit tooth contact with dark liquids like tea, coffee, soda, and red wine. Your tooth surfaces are more porous during whitening treatment. If you feel the need to indulge, use a straw and rinse your mouth out with water afterward.
What About Existing Dental Work?
Keep in mind that if you have any visible restorations (such as white fillings or crowns) in your smile zone, those will need to be updated after your whitening treatment so that they match your smile’s new color. If you’re planning to have them changed out anyway, then it’s a good idea to go ahead and whiten your smile a few weeks before your treatment.
Custom vs. Over-the-Counter Treatment
Everywhere you look, there are DIY and over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments. You see them online, in the store, and even in your favorite shopping centers. But they’re still not as effective or as safe as your treatment at North Houston Dentistry.
Having your teeth whitened in our North Houston dental office means that you have access to stronger, concentrated products that are safely applied, giving you:
- Faster results
- Brighter teeth
- Less tooth sensitivity
Over-the-counter kits use some of the same ingredients as professional teeth whitening, but like medication you can only buy up to a certain strength without a prescription. Our North Houston treatments work better and more efficiently because of the gel concentration and application methods. That way you enjoy even, brighter whitening in fewer applications.
Plus, custom whitening is easier and more affordable to maintain. Compared to purchasing an over-the-counter kit every 3-4 months, a take-home kit is far cheaper.
Get a Brighter Smile
Call North Houston Dentistry to schedule your teeth whitening treatment or have a take-home kit made. As long as your teeth and gums are health (no active gum disease or cavities) you can get started right away.