Cypress Teeth Whitening - Lakeside Family Dentistry
Teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel, enhancing the beauty of your smile.
Because having whiter teeth is the number one aesthetic concern of most patients, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is using a home teeth whitening system. Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is important to consider replacing old fillings, crowns, etc. Replacement of any restorations will be done after bleaching so they match the newly bleached teeth.
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine. For teeth whitening in Cypress, TX, call Lakeside Family Dentistry today.
Reasons for teeth whitening:
Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).
Normal wear of outer tooth layer.
Stained teeth due to medications (tetracycline, etc.).
Yellow or brown teeth.
What does teeth whitening involve?
This type of teeth whitening usually requires two visits. At the first appointment, impressions (molds) will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear, plastic, trays.
At your second appointment, you will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The trays are worn with special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks depending on the degree of staining and desired level of whitening. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity during the time you are whitening your teeth, but it will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching. You will receive care instructions for your teeth and trays. In addition, visiting your dentist regularly helps maintain a beautiful, healthy, white smile.
Schedule an appointment with our Cypress dentist today to get started on your own teeth whitening treatment plan.