Want whiter teeth? Who doesn’t! At First Dental Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, our Sugar Land dentist staff is happy to help you get the brighter smile you’ve been dreaming of with our innovative teeth whitening services.
Before scheduling an appointment with our team, here are three helpful things to know:
1. Multiple Types of Teeth Whitening Techniques Exists—But Not All Are Created Equal
You have so many choices when it comes to whitening your teeth!
At-home techniques range from whitening toothpaste to activated charcoal powder to over-the-counter whitening strips. These products can work to a degree, but they often fail to produce the results you want. At-home techniques can also come with unpleasant side effects like increased tooth sensitivity. Ouch!
Professional teeth whitening services usually come with fewer side effects and generally yield much more noticeable and longer-lasting results.
So, when it comes down to choosing a teeth whitening product, we recommend that you don’t make your decision based on the price tag alone. After all, buying cheap but less effective whitening products over and over again may just end up costing you more in the long run.
2. Caps and Veneers Can’t Be Whitened
Just about anyone in their teens and up can get their teeth professionally whitened. However, if you have caps, crowns, fillings, or veneers, it’s important to realize these can’t be whitened.
Fortunately, professional whitening helps ensure your results are as uniform and natural-looking as possible.
3. Professional Teeth Whitening Can Get Your Teeth Up to 8 Shades Lighter
It’s helpful to have realistic expectations about your teeth whitening results before undergoing your treatment of choice. In the typical best-case scenario, professional whitening can get your teeth up to 3 to 8 shades lighter—better than most DIY methods.
At First Dental, we use safe and effective teeth whitening technology called Zoom! whitening. Zoom! uses light-activated hydrogen peroxide gel to painlessly improve the whiteness of your teeth in as little as one visit. We can even set you up with at-home Zoom! whitening kits to prolong and maximize your results. Ready to make an appointment? Contact First Dental at (281) 494-3368 to schedule a dental exam with Sugar Land dentist Dr. Imrek and get your teeth looking brighter than ever.