Houston Teeth Whitening Dentists
Bright white teeth add brilliance to any smile. Most people strive for brighter teeth, yet teeth are constantly subject to staining from all directions. Brushing and flossing are only so effective at removing stains. Foods, beverages, and lifestyle habits all work to rob teeth of their luster, dulling the smile. Over time stains can build, impacting the entire smile. Regain the confidence to smile brightly with a Zoom® teeth whitening procedure at Houston Dentists at Post Oak.
Why do Teeth Stain?
Teeth may feel solid and smooth to the touch but on the surface, teeth are covered in microscopic pores. These pores act as openings for the colors from foods, beverages, and more to cling to teeth, diminishing the brilliance of the smile. Teeth can also become discolored from within. Over time, tooth enamel can weaken, exposing a yellow-hued layer of the tooth called dentin. Medication and medical treatments can also cause teeth to discolor.
Particularly damaging to the smile are:
- Tobacco. The use of tobacco has been linked to severe staining of the teeth, often causing teeth to appear yellow or brown in color. Cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco can all cause excessive tooth staining.
- Foods and Beverages. Most foods and beverages contain colors which may be absorbed into the teeth. Some foods are known for causing particularly damaging staining such as wine, coffee, and berries.
- Brushing. Strange as it may sound, brushing teeth can lead to tooth staining. As we age, the enamel on teeth is worn down by brushing, revealing the dentin – a soft, yellow-hued layer of the teeth.
- Medication. Some prescription medications have been linked to dental side-effects, such as discoloration of the teeth. Additionally, some medical therapies may cause discoloration of the teeth.
Zoom® teeth whitening procedures may help achieve a smile up to 8x brighter in a single visit. Dentin and medically-damaged teeth do not typically respond to whitening treatments. To find out if a Zoom® teeth whitening procedure can help you achieve the smile you want, call Houston Dentists at Post Oak.
Zoom® Teeth Whitening in Houston
Brushing, flossing, and store-bought whitening kits are all only so effective. To achieve the bright white billboard smile, Houston Dentists at Post Oak offers two options for brightening and whitening teeth:
In-Office Zoom® Teeth Whitening
Zoom® teeth whitening at Houston Dentists at Post Oak is the best way to achieve the biggest transition in brilliance. Zoom® teeth whitening procedures at our Uptown Houston office can brighten teeth up to 8 shades in a single, 1-hour visit.
Take Home Teeth Whitening Kits To-Go
Take-home Zoom® teeth whitening kits by Houston Dentists at Post Oak are great for maintaining and improving teeth brilliance at home. Take-home kits are great for busy professionals, and for patients looking to extend the lifespan of in-office teeth-whitening treatments.
Houston Dentists at Post Oak design teeth whitening and other dental procedures to be relaxing and accommodating. Experience teeth up to 8 shades whiter, in under an hour, in a comfortable oasis located right in the Galleria area.
Whitening Your Teeth
Zoom® teeth whitening may be performed as a standalone procedure, or in conjunction with other services. Typically, teeth whitening procedures at Houston Dentists at Post Oak are completed in under an hour.
- Preparation is simple and includes shielding the gums and lips prior to application.
- Zoom® hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth and activated with a specialized light.
- After 3-4 consecutive, 15-minute sessions, the teeth whitening procedure is complete.
The Zoom® teeth whitening procedure disintegrates tooth stains for improvement up to 8 shades whiter than before. Patients may select the level of brilliance to achieve during treatment, allowing for a natural and personalized appearance. Aftercare for a Zoom® teeth whitening procedure is minimal. Proper dental hygiene, avoidance of staining substances, and following individual instructions can help ensure the longevity of a teeth whitening procedure. In some cases, tooth whitening can cause temporary sensitivity to hot or cold. If this persists, call Houston Dentists at Post Oak for an examination.
Scheduling a Teeth Whitening in Houston
Houston is a busy city on the go. A Zoom® teeth whitening procedure is fast and effective. Patients can return immediately to work and regular routines. For a relaxing break from the hectic day, schedule a teeth whitening procedure at the comfortable Houston Dentists at Post Oak. In just an hour achieve brilliant white teeth you’ll want to smile about!