It is natural for teeth to discolor over time due to what we eat and drink. Enamel can wear down which allows dentin to become more visible. Dentin is the yellow colored substance that makes up the core of our teeth. The less enamel we have, the more yellow our teeth appear. However, there are a few things you can do to make your smile appear whiter and brighter. Professional bleaching can give you an instantly whiter smile and boost your confidence in the process. Read below to learn more about teeth whitening in Jersey Village, TX.
Explore Dental currently offers two different methods of teeth whitening treatments. In-office treatments are the most effective method of professional teeth whitening. Your dentist will first put a special gel containing hydrogen peroxide on your teeth. Next, they will use an LED light to activate the chemicals in the gel. This will lighten your teeth up to eight shades within 30-60 minutes. Once your desired shade is reached, or if the hour is up, then the treatment will be completed. The treatment cannot go longer than one hour in order to protect the enamel from potential damage. If you have not reached your desired shade at the end of the session, another session will need to be scheduled. The whole process only takes about an hour and your teeth will continue to lighten for about 24 hours after the treatment is complete.
At-home teeth whitening treatment is also an effective form of teeth whitening in Jersey Village, TX. If you prefer to whiten your teeth gradually, and more affordably, an at-home teeth whitening kit may be the right option for you. You will be provided with a whitening kit that you will use every night for about two weeks. The kit contains whitening trays and a gel that will help lighten your teeth discoloration. This will lift discoloration by about 3-4 shades over the course of the two weeks. This can be a good option for patients with sensitive teeth because it is a milder way to bleach teeth. Call your dentist to find out if at-home teeth whitening in Jersey Village, TX is right for you.
If you would like to request more information about teeth whitening in Jersey Village, TX, call your dentist at Explore Dental today. You can reach us at (713) 895-9272, or you can fill out a contact form directly on our website. The team at Explore Dental look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!