As you get older, your teeth become yellow and stained as a result of exposure to various foods and beverages. Although this is a normal part of the natural aging process, it can take a toll on your self-esteem, making you feel self-conscious whenever you smile or laugh. At his practice in Cypress, Texas, cosmetic dentist Robert W. Kleypas, DDS, offers both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments. Achieve the Hollywood-worthy smile you deserve, call or use online booking to request your appointment today.
Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dentistry that’s specifically designed to minimize stains and discoloration affecting the surface of your teeth.
Over the course of the last 20 years, teeth whitening has become increasingly popular. In fact, a recent survey by the American Association of Orthodontists found that 90% of individuals surveyed wished they had whiter teeth.
Yes. Modern in-office and over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments are safe and generally well-tolerated.
What’s more, the majority of modern teeth whitening treatments use carbamide peroxide, a harmless byproduct of hydrogen peroxide. In addition, your dentist will take great care to protect your teeth and gums from exposure, ensuring you feel no pain.
How does in-office teeth whitening treatment work?
In-office teeth whitening treatment takes approximately 60 minutes and involves your dentist carefully applying a medical-grade bleaching solution to the surface of your teeth.
After the solution dries, your dentist covers your gums and tongue, and you’re asked to put on a pair of safety glasses. Next, your dentist points a special light at your teeth.
The light triggers a chemical process, revealing healthy, shiny teeth that are up to eight shades whiter.* You’ll return for a follow-up appointment every three or four months to further treat the buildup of stains.
If you would rather whiten your teeth on your own, the team also offers take-home whitening strips and trays. Follow the directions as your dentist prescribes and make sure to read the instructions carefully.
Take-home trays aren’t as powerful as in-office whitening treatments, so they don’t provide as stunning results.
Modern teeth whitening treatments are incredibly effective, but they aren’t permanent. If you want to maintain your results for as long as possible, it’s recommended you avoid certain foods and beverages such as red pasta sauce, red wine, and coffee.
It’s also important to practice good oral hygiene. For example, brushing and flossing your teeth regularly and visiting the dentist every six months for a professional exam and cleaning will keep stains and discoloration at bay.
To schedule a teeth whitening consultation call Robert W. Kleypas, DDS, or use online booking today.
*Results may vary