What Is Laser Teeth Whitening?
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.
Laser Teeth Whitening Reviews
"A Groupon for Invisalign is what originally brought me to this office that is thankfully about 2 miles from home! Through the Invisalign process I got to know the staff very well since I was in the office every three weeks. Dr Rossi always brings a smile into any room he walks into. He's replaced a crown of mine & was great through my Invisalign treatment. I go there every three months for cleanings as I'm a weird one who loves to get her teeth cleaned! I like this office and the staff and have not had any problems here. And today I got a free teeth whitening kit - bonus!"- M.C. / Yelp / Dec 29, 2014
"There are so many great things to say about this Dental office. They have cookies and drinks in the lobby. All of the workers were always smiling as asking if You need anything. They were very thorough with the examination and cleaning. They brought me a blanket to cover my legs because I was cold. The assistant carried my purse and hung it up for me. The chairs have massage and heat settings. I got a free teeth whitening kit for being a first time patient. They answered all of my questions and took extra time on teeth that I was concerned about. Pam was the hygienist and she was amazing, my teeth feel great! They gave me a completely different experience than what I received at "la rosa dental." Send your whole family here ! Tell them I sent you"- C.L. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2016
"New job + new insurance = new dentist. My coworker has been going to this location for awhile now. Even after a root canal (awful procedure to go through anywhere!) she still recommended Made Ya Smile. Dr. Olsen is who she really wanted to send me to; however, he has recently moved to the Kingwood branch so I was/am being treated by Dr. Bonin. He is really quick to run in and out of your room.. and I kinda wish he would slow down and take another moment with me.. but his no-messing-around attitude does make for quick visits. First Visit: In January, I experienced a very sharp pain in the upper left of my mouth. Called in Friday 8 January to make an appointment. I asked for the earliest available and they able to have me in at 8:15am that following Monday. I was able to give my insurance information over the phone to have it verified before I even show up. Arrived bright and early and began filling out the new patient paperwork. I really like that the waiting area has both a sofa and tables -- instead of being uncomfortable writing in your lap, I was able to sit comfortable at a table to look over each page. Photos and x-rays were taken of the area causing concern. The attendant declared I would be needing a root canal and cap. Dr. Bonin came in and very very very quickly agreed. They offered me an appointment at 2 pm that same day! When I came back in, Dr. Bonin numbed me up with ease and I experience no pain through the procedure. My permanent cap placement was scheduled and the fitting for it was as easy as pie: no pain and they were able to get it right without needing much adjustment. The office took care of the issue I had called in about without bullsh**ing around and I really appreciated it. I made an appointment for a full cleaning, exam, and was able to use the check in offer for the teeth whitening***. Second Visit: Hygienist and attendant were both very friendly and efficient. The hygienist pointed out a crack on one of my teeth :( Dr. Bonin swooped in and very very very quickly agreed and recommended a cap be put on as soon as I could get it scheduled. Third Visit: Called in to schedule work on my cracked tooth and the young woman asked if I wanted to get my filling in the same sitting. I let her know that no one had gone over this treatment with me and so I would not be scheduling it. Once I had the attendant and Dr. Bonin in the room I asked them to cover EVERYTHING they saw in my mouth -- no matter how small! --and they did talk about the filling needed. I was a bit irked 'cause I thought I had asked for all the recommended treated my second visit. Whateves. Thankfully it wasn't anything too expensive or invasive. Right now I'm rockin' my temporary cap for the cracked tooth and am scheduled to go back 6 April. I am sure it will go smoothly like my previous visits. *** Check in offer for free whitening got me a do-it-yourself kit with mouth guards. I was instructed very tiny drops of the solution on the guards and the directions say to start with 15 minutes (rather than a full 30 minute session). I haven't really haven't seen a noticeable difference in my teeth and am kinda bummed. Will keep going with the treatments, though, and can update if anyone wants. Ps, NONE of the photos posted on here by Made Ya Smile look anything like the Woodlands Branch."- A.C. / Yelp / Mar 16, 2016
Is In-Office Teeth Whitening Right for Me?
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 Can I Expect With In-Office Teeth Whitening?
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.
How Can I Maintain My Teeth Whitening Results?
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.
Does Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening?
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.
A Brighter, Whiter Smile
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.
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