Brushing and flossing are great for keeping your teeth healthy between visits to our dentist in 77057, but unfortunately, your teeth can still lose their brightness and appear yellow or stained. Teeth can lose their whiteness due to:
There are several teeth whitening options available, such as toothpaste, mouthwash, gels, and strips, which are available at local drugstores. However, an in-office whitening treatment at your dentistry in 77057 will produce the most dramatic results.
Also known as chairside whitening, in-office teeth whitening contains a higher concentration of whitening agent than over-the-counter options, making it more effective. It also generally results in less tooth sensitivity.
At Dental Art, we utilize the Zoom! in-office teeth whitening procedure, which takes approximately one hour. It’s recommended that you receive a teeth cleaning prior to the treatment. You will then be prepped by having your lips and gums covered to leave the teeth exposed. The Zoom! hydrogen peroxide whitening gel (a 25% solution) will be applied to the teeth and left for 15 minutes. The Zoom! light is then activated and applied in order to penetrate the teeth and break up stains and discoloration. This process will be repeated twice before the procedure is completed. Once the process is complete, a fluoride paste-gel will be applied to reduce sensitivity.
You will go home with a Zoom! home-use touch-up kit. This includes custom-fitted whitening trays as well as instructions on how and when to use it.
If you want to improve the brightness of your smile, our dental office is ready to help! Book an appointment today to decide on whether this treatment is right for you.