Smiles that light up a room or dazzle with a brilliance all have one thing in common — they’re powered by bright, white teeth. Whether age is starting to take its toll on your enamel, leading to yellowing teeth, or staining is piling up, your smile may be falling short of the mark. Luckily, there’s an easy fix through our professional teeth whitening.
Here at Trident Dental, we want our Houston area patients to have teeth that speak to great dental health — inside and out. Through our professional teeth whitening services, we can breathe new life into aging and dull teeth, giving you a more all-around youthful appearance.
If you’d like to explore why so many of our clients consider professional teeth whitening to be one of the best anti-aging tools, read on.
When you arrive at the office for a teeth whitening treatment, you can expect to be in and out in about an hour. The many at-home teeth whitening products available at your local drug store all take weeks to accomplish the same thing. Besides which, they also require a fair bit of time, often requiring a twice-daily application. Some ask that you set aside 45 minutes a day for about a month to lighten your teeth a shade or two. That’s 22 hours versus just one hour in our chair.
Even if you decide to use our take-home whitening kits, we supply you with the powerful products you need for much faster results.
Over-the-counter whitening products attack whitening using a single approach, without taking your unique needs into consideration.
For instance, choosing the right shade of white matters. Too much and your teeth become artificially brilliant and look very unnatural. Too little and it’s as if nothing has changed. We sit down with you to come up with the best plan for naturally whiter, brighter teeth.
Consider, too, that dental crowns and fillings cannot be whitened so we can suggest solutions that work around the problem.
Lastly, and this is an important point, we can ensure your gums are healthy enough for the whitening process. Any bleaching product, including the milder at-home brands, can irritate your gums and cause significant discomfort if your gums are sensitive. And if you have gum disease, we can quickly tackle that problem first before we set about whitening your teeth.
At-home teeth whitening kits often fall short of your whitening goals because the bleaching component, for safety reasons, is too mild to accomplish much. Our professional training means we can use much stronger whitening products to get the job done quickly, but safely.
At-home whitening products require a series of steps before you start whitening your teeth, which is both frustrating and time-consuming. This DIY work may include trimming generically-sized trays so they fit snugly against your teeth, mixing the bleaching product, and ensuring the right coverage.
Some products require you to painstakingly brush the whitening mixture onto each tooth or wrap your teeth in a slippery strip that often falls off long before the process is complete. With our teeth whitening, we take the guesswork, and just plain old work, out of the whole process.
If you’d like to make a dramatic difference in your appearance without a lot of effort, give us a call to learn more about our professional teeth whitening. Or you can use the online scheduling tool.