Teeth whitening offers a fast, non-invasive method to improve your smile. It is a process that restores the natural color of the teeth, or in many cases, just boosts the color of the teeth beyond its natural shade. Almost everyone who chooses a teeth whitening solution sees reasonable to a significant reduction in the discoloration of their smile and an enhancement of their teeth's white color. There are many teeth whitening techniques offered at our dental office that our dentist could recommend you during your first visit.
Our dentist at Lifetime Dental of The Woodlands.recommends various teeth whitening products and teeth whitening kits. Most of the teeth whitening kits work using a lightening agent, usually containing peroxide. Recommendations are given depending on the current state of your teeth.
Take Home Trays
Take-home whitening trays are a type of teeth whitening procedure that you can perform at the comfort of your home. This is an easy and cost-effective teeth whitening treatment that can be easily obtained. You must follow the instructions given by our dentist to see the results at home. Although they can be a convenient option, obtaining great results can take longer than other treatments and they don’t always work well for deep stains. These trays are custom made to go over your teeth, and whiten your teeth through a special gel that is found on the inside of the trays.
These trays, once made for you, can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit, along with the guidelines given by our dentist. The time period that they must remain on your teeth can vary according to your teeth whitening needs. They can also be used several times to achieve the desired results. Our dentist can further advice on how many times they should be used in your case.
Custom whitening trays are trays that are clear and are usually made of a clear plastic that comfortably adjusts when inserted. A hydrogen peroxide-infused gel is inserted in each tray, giving them their whitening properties. The gel consists of a hydrogen peroxide solution that actively whitens the enamel of the teeth.
After they have been used and are taken off, they need to be cleaned with a Q-tip or a cloth and rinsed. This makes them ready to be used again. It is not recommended to use them for at least another day, after each application. Our dentist would be happy to further go into detail about the process during your teeth whitening consultation.
The Zoom teeth whitening kit comprises of a hydrogen peroxide gel and a lamp that delivers UV light. The hydrogen peroxide gel is first applied to the patient’s teeth and the purpose of the UV light is to break down the activated gel, allowing oxygen to enter the enamel. The oxygen then bleaches the yellow surface of your teeth, resulting in a whiter smile.
Important: While the teeth whitening procedures mentioned in this article certainly work and have been proven to be effective, they are meant to accompany a good oral hygiene regime. It is very important to always maintain proper oral hygiene. This not only helps you get naturally whiter teeth over time, but it also maintains the results of your teeth whitening treatment and prevents stains from developing or darkening.
Always consult with our dentist before deciding on any of teeth whitening procedures mentioned above.
If you are looking for effective and efficient teeth whitening procedures with stringent quality standards and an excellent dentist, consult with us. Not only does Lifetime Dental of The Woodlands in Spring,Texas perform great teeth whitening procedures, they also ensure that you are well looked after and that are fully satisfied with each treatment.