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Teeth Whitening Specialist

City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics

Orthodontists & Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Houston, TX

Do you feel nervous about smiling because of yellow or brown stains on your teeth? With professional teeth whitening, you can regain confidence in your appearance so you can share your smile with the world. Gustavo Salas DD, MS, and the team at City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics offer both in-office and at-home whitening solutions that leave your smile looking bright and radiant. To schedule a free consultation for teeth whitening, call the office in Houston, Texas, or request an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening removes stains and discoloration from your teeth, leaving your smile looking naturally bright and sparkling. Medical-grade teeth whitening products contain a higher concentration of peroxide than over-the-counter whitening systems, so they’re more effective, and your whitening results last longer. 

Teeth can become discolored due to various factors, such as:

  • Coffee, tea, or red wine stains
  • Smoking
  • Loss of enamel
  • Certain medications
  • Hereditary factors

City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics offers a variety of safe, effective professional teeth whitening options to address mild to severe discoloration. Teeth whitening procedures can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter.

Which teeth whitening options are available?

Professional teeth whitening at City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics begins with a consultation, which includes a comprehensive oral exam. After your appointment, your provider discusses all your professional whitening options with you in detail.

Depending on the severity of your discoloration, your lifestyle, and other individual factors, your provider may recommend:

In-office whitening

In-office whitening allows your dentist to make adjustments and achieve the exact shade you desire carefully. 

Your dentist first polishes your teeth, then places protective gauze around your gumline. Then, he brushes the whitening solution on your teeth, where it remains for 30-60 minutes while penetrating deep into your tooth enamel to remove many layers of stain. After your dentist removes the solution, you can enjoy your dazzling new smile immediately.

Take-home professional whitening kits

If you choose to whiten your teeth at home, your dentist takes a mold of your teeth to send to a special lab, which builds your custom whitening trays. Your dentist prescribes a whitening solution to address your personal needs. Take-home programs offer daytime and nighttime options; the duration of your treatment can range from a few weeks to 30 days.

How long will my results last?

When you complete your whitening program, your brilliant smile can last months or even years. Exactly how long your results last depends on the cause of your discoloration, your eating and drinking habits, your oral hygiene, and other factors. Regular cleanings and check-ups at City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics can extend your whitening results.

For a brighter, whiter, and more beautiful smile, schedule a teeth whitening consultation at City Smiles Dental and Orthodontics. Call the office today or request an appointment online at any time.