Laser Teeth Whitening in Houston, TX

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What Is Laser Teeth Whitening?

Would you like for your smile to be brighter, whiter, and more confident? Laser teeth whitening from Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 may be a great option to help you reach your cosmetic desires. Teeth often become dull, yellow, or stained as we age or consume foods and beverages dark in color. In-office teeth whitening with our professional Zoom! system is a convenient and effective way to lighten the appearance of your tooth enamel by several shades. Typically completed in a single, one-hour visit, laser teeth whitening may be part of a total smile makeover or the only cosmetic dentistry procedure you need to enhance the look of your teeth. If you want to brighten and refresh your grin, schedule a visit with a general dentist at our comprehensive dental center and learn if professional in-office teeth whitening treatments can help you achieve your dream smile.

Is In-Office Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

Our Zoom! in-office whitening treatment combines a power laser light with a prescription whitening solution that works together to gently lift away years of deep stains in tooth enamel. Adult and teen patients who have healthy teeth and gums and who want to brighten up the look of their smiles may be ideal candidates for laser teeth whitening. We will be happy to evaluate your teeth and talk with you about the benefits of teeth whitening to help you decide if this cosmetic treatment option can help you meet your smile objectives. It is important to understand that while teeth whitening solutions can whiten natural tooth structure by several shades, the color of any fillings, veneers, bonding, crowns, or other restorations will not be affected by this process. In some situations, such as in a smile makeover, we may have you whiten your teeth first to establish a base shade of tooth enamel before moving on with placing restorations in the front of the mouth. This will help to create a balanced, seamless appeal for the smile.

In-office teeth whitening with our laser system may be an excellent option if you have teeth that have a dull, stained, or discolored appearance from:

  • Tea, red wine, or coffee
  • Dark-colored spices or foods
  • Tobacco use
  • Certain medications or illnesses
  • Yellow enamel due to aging
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Fluorosis of the teeth

What Can I Expect With In-Office Teeth Whitening?

Our Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 team is well trained in performing Zoom! laser in-office teeth whitening and complete this service in about an hour. You will not need to receive a local anesthetic for teeth whitening, but a mild sedation solution may be available if you tend to have a sensitive gag reflex. To prepare your teeth for the whitening procedure, we will first polish your teeth with a special paste to remove surface debris and allow for an even application of the whitening gel. Once we rinse and dry your teeth, a protective barrier will be placed to cover your soft tissue and a special pair of glasses will be positioned to protect your eyes from our laser. Our skilled practitioners will then place a layer of gel over your teeth and situate our powerful laser in front of your mouth. Every 15 minutes, we will remove the whitening gel and reapply a new layer to allow the gel to reach deeper into the enamel. For most patients, this process is repeated 2 – 3 times or until desired results are reached. We will then thoroughly rinse and dry your teeth and remove the protective barrier. You can then begin to enjoy your brighter, whiter smile.

How Can I Maintain My Teeth Whitening Results?

When your in-office teeth whitening procedure is finished, instructions on the best ways to keep your new shade looking its best will be given by our team. We will also offer tips on how to manage any post-op tooth sensitivity after your teeth have been whitening and discuss the types of foods and beverages to avoid in the first few days. Brushing and flossing as soon as you drink coffee or tea or consume other products that cause staining can help keep your smile bright over time. Routine dental cleanings at our friendly Houston, TX practice may also assist in helping you maintain your whitening results. When you are here for your dental cleanings, our hygiene team will work to remove surface stains that may accumulate on your enamel. You may also choose to have a home whitening kit made to touch-up the brightness of the smile whenever you feel your smile needs a boost. Talk with our team for more information on professional teeth whitening solutions for use at home.

Does Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening?

Laser teeth whitening is a cosmetic service and usually not a benefit covered by dental insurance plans. During your consultation, we will talk with you about the cost of this service and help you find a payment solution that fits your budget. Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 is pleased to accept a wide range of convenient payment options, including third-party dental financing through CareCredit®. Whatever your goals for your smile may be, we will work to help you reach them.

A Brighter, Whiter Smile

Laser teeth whitening can be a simple yet easy way to enhance the look of your smile and improve your self-confidence. Using a powerful dental laser and prescription whitening solutions, in-office teeth whitening can brighten yellow or stained teeth by several shades in the convenience of about an hour. We may suggest teeth whitening as a single smile enhancement procedure or add this service as part of a smile makeover plan. If you feel that your smile and self-esteem could use a boost, schedule your consultation at Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 in Houston, TX and learn about your cosmetic dentistry options.

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