A beautiful and radiant smile can help you get rid of the anxiety of feeling self-conscious. But many people with discolored, stained, or yellow teeth often feel embarrassed about their smile and avoid smiling in public. At Sugar Land Dental, we offer various teeth whitening treatments to remove stains from your teeth and provide you with a healthier, brighter smile.
What Causes Teeth Discoloration?
We address several causes of teeth discoloration at Sugar Land Dental. Drinking dark-colored beverages such as tea, coffee, wine, or smoking cigarettes can cause teeth discoloration. Consumption of colored foods and snacks can also stain your teeth. A severe gum infection, periodontitis, can make your teeth appear yellow or brown. Aging affects the color of your enamel and makes it look dull. Trauma to your teeth can also cause stains on your smile. Some medications can also result in stained teeth.
What Is the Procedure For Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. While one method of teeth whitening uses professional-grade trays, gels, and light sources, another method uses over-the-counter kits that help you achieve a bright smile at home.
Professional Teeth Whitening With Trays or Gels
Our dentist begins this process by meticulously cleaning your teeth to remove any food particles or bacteria from them. The whitening gel is then applied to your teeth with a rubber tip and allowed to stay for 20 minutes before being rinsed off and repeating the process multiple times until you obtain the desired shade.
Over-the-Counter Whitening Kits The over-the-counter whitening kits are also very effective and easy to use at home. These kits comprise whitening strips and a whitening gel that you can use after brushing your teeth for about two minutes. The strips can be placed over your gum line to ensure that the gel does not get anywhere else apart from your teeth.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
The professional results from our office last for more than a year, with routine maintenance sessions every six months. The over-the-counter kits will give you results for only six months before you need to reapply again.
Professional teeth whitening done under expert supervision in a dental clinic like Sugar Land Dental is the best way to brighten your smile.
Contact Sugar Land Dental in Sugar Land, TX, for the best dental care. To book an appointment, call (281) 980-5100 or visit us at 101 Southwestern Blvd Suite 204, Sugar Land, TX 77478.
101 Southwestern Blvd. Suite 204, Sugar Land, TX 77478