Home Teeth Whitening in Houston, TX

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What is Home Teeth Whitening?

Brightening your teeth with professional whitening solutions can enhance your appearance and give your self-confidence a boost. At Made Ya Smile Dental, our team wants to help you reach your smile goals and offers easy-to-use home teeth whitening kits to make getting the smile you want convenient and simple. You may have tried drugstore teeth whitening options, like pastes, rinses, and strips, but these over-the-counter solutions do not always meet expectations and may waste money and time. Professional strength take-home whitening gels are an effective and safe way to gradually brighten your smile. You may choose to use take-home whitening to maintain your results following laser whitening treatment or as a single solution to whiten on your own time. Our team custom-makes teeth whitening trays right from our Houston, TX practice locations, which offer a comfortable fit since they are made from molds of your own teeth. If you are ready to trade a dull smile for dazzling results, contact our friendly team and schedule a consultation today.

Am I a Candidate for Home Teeth Whitening?

Patients often choose to whiten their teeth at home on their own time and when it is convenient for their lifestyle. To achieve a whiter and more youthful smile, some patients try commercial products and find them to be ineffective at meeting their goals and even uncomfortable at times. Our dentists at Made Ya Smile Dental are pleased to offer simple, effective, and customized whitening kits to meet the needs of individual patients and match their desired smile outcomes. Teeth that are stained from foods, drinks, or tobacco or yellowed over the years due to age can often be lightened by several shades with professional-grade home whitening solutions.

How Does Home Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening often works best in a healthy environment. To help you decide if take-home teeth whitening is an ideal option for you, our dentists will provide a comprehensive exam to assess your teeth, gums, and general oral health. We may recommend that you have your teeth cleaned prior to beginning home whitening to remove any plaque or tartar that may diminish your results. Home whitening kits combine custom whitening trays and prescription whitening gels, the strength of which will be determined based on your personal goals and starting enamel shade. To make your take-home trays, we will take an impression of your upper and lower teeth. From these molds, we will fabricate your custom mouth trays in our office using a clear, smooth material. You can then try your trays to ensure a comfortable fit. Instructions will be given on how much solution to use in the trays, when to use your whitening gel, and how to clean your trays after each application.

What to Expect After Home Teeth Whitening

A great aspect of home whitening is that you can whiten more or less based on your desired treatment outcomes. Your personal whitening results will depend on a number of factors, including how often you whiten, the starting shade of your teeth, and the strength of your whitening solution. Consuming foods and beverages that tend to stain the teeth and smoking during the whitening process may diminish the end results so we recommend that you avoid these activities until your treatment is complete. Maintaining good home care habits and keeping up with regular dental visits can also help maintain the brightness of your new smile. Unless you have any changes to your teeth, such as a new crown placed or orthodontic care, your trays should fit comfortably well into the future. You can always get additional gel from our office to touch up your smile as you see fit over the years.

Will Insurance Pay for Home Teeth Whitening?

Take-home teeth whitening treatment is a cosmetic procedure and is not typically a covered benefit when it comes to dental insurance. However, we are pleased to offer a convenient selection of payment options, including low-interest treatment financing with CareCredit®. Before we begin creating your custom whitening kit, we will be sure to review your treatment costs and can help you find an affordable way to fit home whitening comfortably into your budget.

About Home Teeth Whitening

Take-home teeth whitening kits from Made Ya Smile Dental may be just what you need to perk up your smile. Home whitening offers an effective, simple solution to brighten your teeth when it is most convenient for you. Our team will personalize your whitening treatment with custom whitening trays and professional-strength whitening gel for the ultimate in comfort and convenience. To achieve the best possible results for your smile, contact our Houston, TX dental practice and schedule your visit today.

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