A brilliant smile can boost your confidence and self-esteem. Joe Eckford Jr., DDS provides professional teeth whitening services at Houston Precise Dental Care in Houston. These services remove stains and improve the appearance of your teeth so you enjoy a beautiful smile. Book an appointment online or call the office to learn more about teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
How does teeth whitening work?
Teeth whitening is a safe, quick and inexpensive way to get a more brilliant smile. At your dental appointment, Dr. Eckford takes an impression of your teeth. This impression is sent to a lab, where a clear tray — called a splint — is sized perfectly to fit over your teeth. Your splint should arrive within a few business days.
Dr. Eckford can give you a specialized bleaching agent to place in the splint. You then put the splint over your teeth for a few hours per day for a week or two, depending on how your teeth look now and how much whiter you want them to get. You’ll feel the bleaching agent bubble, but it won’t be uncomfortable.
After wearing the splint a few times, you’ll see that the bleaching agent is lifting and removing stains from your enamel. Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening products, this bleaching agent should not harm your tooth structure or interfere with any of your other dental work, such as fillings.
Can everyone use professional teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is safe and effective for people of all ages. Anyone who wants a more dazzling smile can benefit from this easy, at-home service.
However, the special bleaching agent may not be strong enough to combat severe tooth discoloration. In these instances, you may need veneers or crowns to brighten your smile.
Can I get white teeth faster than two weeks?
Dr. Eckford provides advanced Zoom! teeth whitening, which works in just a weekend. This specialized service uses similar splints, which are worn all night while you sleep, and a stronger bleaching agent to provide quicker results.
Dr. Eckford also provides laser teeth whitening in his office. The service takes just an hour to complete. These faster services deliver great results, but may be more expensive than other, more gradual professional teeth whitening services.
How can I maintain white teeth?
To keep your teeth a glowing white, you should brush and floss every day and see your dentist regularly. You should also avoid foods that may stain your teeth, like coffee, tea or red wine, and if you’re a smoker, here’s another great reason to quit!
After you’ve reached your desired teeth whiteness, you can use the bleaching agent occasionally to maintain your results.
Get a more brilliant smile in just two weeks; call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about teeth whitening.