Whitening procedures can effectively reinvigorate the smiles of people with dull, stained, or discolored teeth. Today, more and more people are availing of tooth-whitening procedures to get rid of the stains caused by aging and the consumption of food and tobacco.
At Stone Lake Dentistry in Cypress, TX 77429, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening that delivers superior-quality results. Whitening can be undertaken at any time, but it's not unusual to want a brighter and whiter smile for special occasions and events. We aim to offer you expert whitening that doesn't cause you any discomfort.
What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening performed in a dental office is a safe, effective way to revitalize your smile. It is also the most cost-effective cosmetic dental procedure. Based on the whitening technique you choose, results can be dramatic. For instance, our in-office whitening procedure can lighten your teeth by three to eight shades in a single appointment. And its effects could last long.
Professionally done whitening produces faster results and keeps sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces from being harmed by the bleaching agent. Moreover, Dr. Christian Escobar will conduct an oral exam before the whitening process to ensure your tooth stains are not the result of a dental condition that needs treatment.
What Are the Causes of Tooth Discoloration?
Natural Wear – The inner dentin layer of a tooth can become exposed as its enamel is worn away due to aging, caffeine, and tobacco use.
Foods and Drinks – Food particles naturally stick to a tooth's enamel. Consumables like coffee and tea, berries, and soy sauce have been responsible for teeth's discoloration. Over time, teeth become more susceptible to staining from food and other substances.
Trauma and Medications – Stains caused by traumatic injuries, medications, and fluorosis.
What Are the Professional Teeth Whitening Methods?
This technique offers instant results with the most powerful whitening solutions used. First, your tooth root surfaces and gums will be covered with a protective shield to ensure your mouth's safety. A plastic tool called a retractor will be used to hold your cheeks and lips away from your teeth to keep them from contact with the whitening gel that will be applied. The gel will be left on for a specific duration and then rinsed off.
This is another method to whiten your teeth, though several days may be needed to achieve your desired brightness level. First, your upper and lower teeth impressions will be taken, and then two plastic mouth trays will be custom-made for you. The trays with whitening gel will have to be worn by you for a specific duration every day till you achieve the wanted results.
If you think you may benefit from professional whitening, call Stone Lake Dentistry Cypress, TX 77429 at (832) 930-7856 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Christian Escobar.