The simple process of teeth whitening can do wonders for the appearance of your smile and your self-confidence. As we age, the teeth may dull or take on a yellow appearance. Certain foods, beverages like tea and coffee, and tobacco use can also stain or discolor the teeth over time. Our team at Made Ya Smile Dental wants you to enjoy a bright and happy smile. We offer laser teeth whitening treatments from the comfort of our modern Houston, TX practice locations. With our powerful Zoom! in-office whitening procedure, you can take years off of your smile and lighten your teeth by several shades in one simple visit. Get in touch with our friendly team today and schedule a consultation to learn more about our professional teeth whitening solutions.
Teeth whitening works by gently lifting deep stains and yellow discoloration on the tooth enamel to create a brighter, whiter, and more youthful smile. This convenient cosmetic option may be a fantastic choice for adult or teen patients who have teeth that are stained or discolored or may be part of a comprehensive smile makeover treatment plan. A personalized consultation with one of our dentists can help you learn if in-office professional teeth whitening is right for your smile and determine if your teeth are healthy enough to undergo whitening treatment. This also gives us the chance to talk with you and learn more about your goals for your smile.
Zoom! laser teeth whitening is a highly convenient way to refresh the appearance of your smile with a simple and easy procedure. However, it may not be ideal for those who have crowns, veneers, fillings, or other restorations that are located in the front of the mouth. Tooth enamel will whiten, but restorative material will not. If you have had previous dental treatment in the smile zone or if teeth whitening is a part of your smile makeover procedure, we may need to first whiten your teeth and then change or create your restorations to match your new shade.
Professional teeth whitening may be ideal if you have stained or discolored teeth from:
- Tea, coffee, wine, or certain foods
- Yellow or dull tooth enamel due to aging
- Discoloration from illness or medications
- Poor oral hygiene
- Use of tobacco products
What to Expect
Our team performs Zoom! professional laser teeth whitening in one of our comfortable treatment rooms. Though the procedure does not require local anesthetic, we may provide a mild sedation option if you have a sensitive gag reflex or have a general fear of the dental office environment. Teeth whitening offers the best results when performed on teeth that are clean so our team will begin by polishing any surface debris off of the teeth with a special paste. Your teeth will be rinsed and dried to ensure an even application of the whitening gel. We will then place a barrier to protect your gums and other soft tissues and provide special glasses to shield your eyes from the laser.
Once your mouth is prepared, a professional-grade whitening solution will be applied to your teeth and activated by our advanced whitening laser. Our powerful Zoom! laser allows the whitening solution to gently dissolve stains on your enamel. Depending on your starting and desired ending shade, this process will be repeated 2 – 3 times in increments of 15 minutes. We will then thoroughly rinse the gel from your teeth and remove the protective barrier. Professional teeth whitening with the Zoom! in-office system can be completed within the convenience of about an hour.
After your in-office whitening treatment, we will review follow-up instructions to help you maintain your result. You may notice some tooth sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures for a few days, but we will provide suggestions on how to reduce any discomfort that you may experience. It is best to avoid consuming foods and beverages that could possibly stain your teeth, including tea, soda, red wine, and tobacco products, for at least two days following your professional whitening treatment. Keeping up with routine brushing and flossing right after you eat, drink, or use tobacco along with regular preventive care at Made Ya Smile Dental can help minimize staining of the teeth and keep your smile bright. At your cleaning appointments, we will help preserve your shade by polishing off surface stains that have developed on your teeth. Some patients choose to have an at-home kit also made so that they can touch-up or refresh their whitening results whenever they feel the need to. Please let our team know if you would like more information on additional teeth whitening solutions.
Since professional teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment, it is generally not covered by dental insurance plans. Before starting your whitening, we will be sure to review your procedure cost and can help you find a convenient payment solution that fits comfortably within your budget. Made Ya Smile Dental accepts several payment methods and partners with CareCredit® for low-interest financing options.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Give your smile and confidence a boost with convenient in-office laser whitening. Our Zoom! process can rid your enamel of deep stains and discoloration and transform your smile in a matter of about an hour. Whitening may be performed as a single procedure or incorporated into a comprehensive smile makeover plan. Whatever your desires for your smile may be, our skilled team of cosmetic dentists is ready to help. Contact Made Ya Smile Dental in Houston, TX today to get started.