Age tobacco use, staining foods and dark beverages are some of the more common causes of staining on your teeth. The primary source of staining and how deeply your teeth are stained will help to dictate what tooth whitening products or procedures will be needed to restore your bright, white smile.
Before starting any tooth whitening regimen, you should talk to your dentist. They are trained to help you find the right products or procedures for bright white smile you want.
If you have deeply stained teeth or you simply haven’t been satisfied with the results you’ve gotten from retail level whitening products, you should ask your dentist about a dental bleaching procedure. The concentration of whitening agents available through this procedure is stronger than retail products can provide.
At the start of the procedure your dentist will apply a protective gel or rubber dam to your gums. With your gums protected they will pour the concentrated bleaching agents into trays, that are inserted comfortably into your mouth. The duration of the treatment might also be influenced by how deeply stained your teeth are. At the end of the procedure, the dentist might also use a laser light to help enhance the whitening process.
If you have questions about your teeth whitening options, please feel free to call us at 713-909-0675 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to giving you the bright white smile you desire!