Are you ready for a million-dollar smile? Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. While many people use at-home teeth whitening, the results aren’t always what you are expecting, and the process can be time-consuming, preventing individuals from engaging in other activities. Our in-office teeth whitening services at Lovett Dental West U deliver immediate results that last longer than at-home whiteners and are quicker and more effective. Our in-office whitening is the safest method to brighten your smile. Contact Lovett Dental West U today at 832-617-5530 for more information about this cosmetic option for your smile.

Why Use In-Office Teeth Whitening?woman gets teeth whitening services

There are many reasons an individual may be interested in teeth whitening. No matter who you are or how well you maintain your oral hygiene, teeth can naturally lose some of their brightness and whiteness over time. However, some common reasons clients look for teeth-whitening services include:

  • Discoloration from drinking dark liquids like coffee, tea, or soda
  • Discoloration due to diet
  • Discoloration due to age
  • Yellowing or other discoloration that is the result of smoking
  • Yellowing or other discoloration that is the result of certain medications

No matter the reason, having discolored teeth can affect an individual’s self-esteem or make them feel needlessly self-conscious. This can have a serious influence on one’s confidence and mood. At Lovett Dental West U, we believe being confident in your smile is something everyone should enjoy. And our teeth whitening service is just one of the cosmetic dentistry options we offer.

How Teeth Whitening Works

Unlike at-home whitening, your dentist at Lovett Dental Went U will use professional-strength whitening agents to make your teeth look their brightest. This in-office procedure can result in a smile three to eight shades brighter. Completed in just a single session that will last no longer than a couple of hours, clients can leave our offices with a beautiful new smile.

The first step in teeth whitening is the bleach application. This process is called “oxidation.” After cleaning your teeth, your dentist will use a hydrogen peroxide solution to get at the discoloration beneath your enamel, unlike how at-home bleaching only addresses the surface of teeth. Your dentist makes sure the bleach is applied safely and evenly, so the entire tooth and all teeth whiten to the same degree. Then, a protective coating is applied to prevent them from becoming sensitive.

Can I Whiten My Teeth While I Have Braces?

In addition to teeth whitening, your Lovett West U dentist can also straighten your teeth. During your initial consultation, the patient and dentist decide together which kinds of braces will work best. After taking X-rays, braces will be secured to the teeth. Your Houston orthodontist will adjust them on a regular schedule. We do not recommend any kind of teeth whitening with braces. After the treatment is finished, a retainer will help your teeth remain in their proper place. 

Among the many types of braces we offer at Lovett West U, the main options consist of ceramic and metal braces. Ceramic braces work well for mild to moderate teeth misalignment. They are less noticeable than metal, so they blend easily into the natural color of your teeth. This option is inconspicuous and almost invisible. 

If you have crowded, crooked or misaligned teeth, your West U orthodontist can align them in a matter of months. Teeth whitening treatments can give you a photo-ready smile. Correctly aligning your teeth can also help prevent tooth decay in some cases. Flossing is much more effective when the teeth are properly aligned. Lovett West U can help you get the smile you’ve been after. 

Teeth Whitening at Lovett Dental West U

One of the most popular procedures we offer at Lovett Dental West U involves a tooth whitening gel and a specialized heating lamp. However, your dentist will discuss with you the best method of teeth whitening for your needs and desires. This will depend on the extent of staining or discoloration you wish to reverse. No matter what, the process is painless. Usually, a protective barrier or mouthguard keeps your lips, gums, and tongue away from the whitening gel. This can be mildly uncomfortable, but it ensures the whitening gel stays in place. Another aspect of in-office whitening is that dentists typically use a whitening tray mold to fit your mouth so you can make future whitening go that much faster and smoother.

Learn More About Teeth Whitening Services from Lovett Dental West U

Our dentistry services don’t end with teeth whitening. We provide the entire range of general dental services, including teeth cleaning, cavity filling, sealants, and fluoride treatments for individuals and families. Our specialty services for more serious dental procedures include dental implants, periodontal services, root canals, and orthodontics for any alignment issues children or adults may have. Contact us today at 832-617-5530 for a consultation or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.