Bright, vibrant teeth are key to a memorable smile. However, stains and discoloration can develop over time and detract from the overall beauty of your smile. Fortunately there is a simple and affordable solution. Professional teeth whitening is a quick and comfortable procedure that can restore your smile to its previous brilliance. Using the Zoom! Teeth Whitening system at our Sugar Land and Houston, TX, offices, Dr. Andrew Tran can lighten smiles by up to several shades in under one hour.
What Causes Staining?
Patients who regularly consume coffee, tea, red wine, and other darkly-colored foods and drinks may develop stains on their teeth. This form of staining is known as extrinsic discoloration because it affects the outer layer of tooth enamel, and it can be easily treated with professional whitening.
Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, develop on the inner portion of the tooth known as dentin. They are often caused by certain medications, over-exposure to fluoride, or genetics. As this form of staining does not typically respond to whitening treatments, patients with intrinsic discoloration will benefit more from treatments such as porcelain veneers. Dr. Tran can assess your smile to determine whether you qualify for a whitening procedure.
The Whitening Procedure
Galleria Smiles is pleased to offer Zoom! teeth whitening, an hour-long treatment that provides dramatic results. The Zoom! chairside procedure can lighten teeth an average of eight shades, without causing serious sensitivity. Prior to treatment, Dr. Tran can cover the lips and gums to isolate the teeth. He can then carefully apply the Zoom! gel to the surface of teeth. Once complete, we can apply a special light to activate the bleaching agent. The gel will remain on the teeth for 15-minute intervals and can be repeated as needed. After your treatment cycles are complete, you can leave our office with a dazzling new smile.
Using the Zoom! Teeth Whitening system, we can lighten smiles by up to several shades in under one hour.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can not only improve the appearance of your smile, but your overall self-confidence. It is ideal for patients who wish to showcase their smile during upcoming events, or those who wish to restore a brighter, more youthful appearance. While teeth whitening is an excellent standalone treatment, it is often combined with other cosmetic therapies such as porcelain crowns or veneers, as well as smile makeovers for more comprehensive results. Professional whitening is a safer, more predictable alternative to over-the-counter products. It can be carefully monitored during treatment and is therefore less likely to result in dental sensitivity.
Schedule Your Treatment Today
Professional teeth whitening can transform your smile, so you can feel proud to show it off to the world. If you are interested in teeth whitening and want to learn more about our in-office solutions, we encourage you to reach out to us online or call our Houston office at (832) 831-5417 or our Sugar Land office at (281) 969-7456 and schedule an appointment. Our team looks forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.