If your teeth have stains or have become yellowish due to decay over time, you should consider teeth whitening. Sometimes, poor brushing and flossing habits can catch up to you, and your teeth deteriorate and change color.
Several different factors can contribute to tooth discoloration or extrinsic stains, including:
Your teeth become yellower when the enamel (the white outer layer of your teeth) thins out and reveals more of the dentin (the yellowish layer underneath).
Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth. This process helps break apart stains on your teeth into smaller, less concentrated areas, making your teeth appear brighter and healthier looking. Hydrogen peroxide — a powerful bleaching agent — is typically the active ingredient in whitening products. The process is simple and usually bears remarkable results.
The team at Dentistry of Highland Village specializes in the Philips Zoom Whitespeed procedure. This simple, innovative whitening treatment takes between 30-45 minutes. You can come in for a teeth whitening on your lunch break and make your teeth up to 8 shades whiter.
First, your dentist evaluates your current shade so that you notice the drastic before and after difference. They then apply a whitening gel to your teeth and shine a customizable WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp onto your teeth that speeds up whitening. After treatment, they apply a post-treatment gel onto your teeth to limit tooth sensitivity.
Take-home teeth trays are also available for free after you get an in-office whitening. With your take-home tray, you can whiten your teeth at home and touch up your smile whenever you want. The team at Dentistry of Highland Village shows you how to use your take-home tray and also maintain regular visits with you to monitor your results.
Yes, teeth whitening — when performed or overseen by professional dentists — is very safe. You may notice increased tooth sensitivity after a whitening procedure, but that should subside on its own quickly.
If you have any questions after a whitening treatment, or you want to book an appointment to have a whitening procedure, call or use the online booking tool today.
At Dentistry of Highland Village, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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