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? 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 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. Additionally, we're proud to offer home teeth whitening for Houston and Jersey Village, TX patients who would like to whiten their teeth in their own home. If you want to brighten and refresh your grin, schedule a visit with our teeth whitening dentist at our comprehensive dental center and learn if professional in-office or at-home teeth whitening treatments can help you achieve your dream smile.

How Does Home Teeth Whitening Work?

At-home teeth whitening can be a great way to refresh your smile conveniently and simply. At Made Ya Smile West 8 in Houston, TX, our teeth whitening dentists are excited to help individuals create their best smiles through home teeth whitening. This process can effectively brighten stained or yellow teeth from the comfort of your own home when it's convenient for you. Our home whitening kits are customized for your specific needs and include professional-grade whitening gel and custom-fit teeth whitening trays. You may have used drugstore teeth whitening options in the past to no avail; however, professional teeth whitening solutions can help you effectively whiten your smile to refresh and enhance your smile gradually. Talk with our team to see if home teeth whitening can help you transform a dull smile or stained teeth into a brilliant, confident grin.

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

Our Zoom! teeth whitening and home whitening treatments professional-grade prescription whitening solutions that work 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 teeth whitening treatment. 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.

Teeth whitening 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 teeth whitening for Jersey Village and Houston, TX patients. 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 whitened 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 Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 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 and at-home teeth whitening are cosmetic services and are usually not 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.

Teeth Whitening FAQ

How long do teeth whitening treatments take?
In-office Zoom! teeth whitening generally takes about an hour to perform. However, we recommend allotting about two hours for your whitening visit, which will also include the time it takes for us to prepare your teeth for whitening and for us to review aftercare instructions following the treatment.

On average, at-home teeth whitening treatments last between 3 – 7 days, depending on the concentration or strength of the whitening solution and the results you are striving to achieve. During your visit, our Made Ya Smile West 8 team will discuss how long your mouth trays and gel should be worn each day and the number of days the treatment should be conducted.

How long can I expect my teeth whitening results to last?
The length of time you can expect your teeth whitening results to last will depend on a number of factors. Lifestyle habits (such as drinking coffee or smoking) and certain medications, for instance, can all cause the teeth to become discolored or dull over time. Avoiding the use of tobacco products and keeping the consumption of dark-colored foods and beverages to a minimum can help lengthen your teeth whitening results.

How white will my teeth get?
The degree of brightness achieved through either Zoom! teeth whitening or at-home whitening kits will vary from person to person. While we are not able to predict exactly how white anyone’s teeth will get with this treatment, many find that their enamel noticeably whitens by several shades. Our Houston, TX, teeth whitening dentists can help you select the option that best aligns with your smile goals.

A Brighter, Whiter Smile

Professional-grade 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/or 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 could use a boost or you are looking for a team that offers at-home and laser teeth whitening to Jersey Village and Houston, TX patients, schedule your consultation at Made Ya Smile Dental West 8 today.

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