Over time, our teeth can stain due to consuming colored foods, improper oral hygiene, smoking, and chewing tobacco, or plaque and tartar deposits. Teeth whitening is the simplest and best solution for maintaining a bright and beautiful smile and getting rid of any stains or spots.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is the gentle procedure of removing stains from the surface of the teeth. It uses a whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide - a chemical agent used in almost all teeth whitening products.
The gel releases oxygen molecules when activated, which in turn penetrate the porous structure of the enamel and bleach the staining particles. The procedure doesn’t affect the structure of the teeth, making it non-invasive and comfortable.
What Are the Various Teeth Whitening Options?
This procedure is carried out in the dental practice by a skilled dental expert. The first step is a general examination to determine the severity of the staining and your candidacy for the procedure.
The presence of cavities, teeth restorations, receding gum line, etc., will be taken into account.
Subsequently, the dental expert will place a rubber dam to isolate the teeth and apply the whitening gel. The gel is spread evenly, allowed to stay on for a few minutes, and then rinsed off.
Conventional teeth whitening can be repeated as many times as required depending on the severity of the staining and the desired intensity of whitening.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
Take-home whitening trays are made from dental-grade plastic and are based on precise scans of your teeth. Data from the scans are used for creating a digital impression and manufacturing the trays.
These trays are more convenient as they allow you to perform the whitening procedure from the comfort of your home. Our dentists will provide complete instructions on how to use the whitening gel and perform the procedure for best results.
Laser whitening can provide excellent results that last for a long time. It uses an advanced photosensitive gel that is activated by a high-intensity laser. When heated, the gel produces a foam filled with oxygen molecules that bleach the teeth and restore their brightness.
To learn more about our advanced teeth whitening procedures, contact our team of dental experts at Enviable Smiles. You can call us at (281) 972-4747, visit us at 9451 Cullen Blvd. STE D, Houston, TX 77051, or book an online appointment.