Teeth Whitening in The Woodlands, TX

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What Is Laser Teeth Whitening?

A fast, simple treatment, such as laser teeth whitening, can take away years from your teeth and give you a brighter, whiter, and more confident smile. At Made Ya Smile Dental, we understand that even the healthiest teeth can dull or yellow over time with aging or with different types of foods, beverages, or tobacco products. Our general dentists offer the powerful and effective Zoom! in-office treatment for patients throughout The Woodlands and Conroe, TX. Laser teeth whitening treatments are known to lighten teeth by at least several shades in just one visit — so there's no reason not to contact our office today to schedule a consultation near you. 

What is Home Teeth Whitening?

The expert practitioners at Made Ya Smile Dental want to help you reach your cosmetic goals with a simple kit you can easily use at home. These home teeth whitening kits can be ideal for patients who have tried teeth whitening solutions from drugstores, such as rinses, pastes, and strips, but did not get the solutions they wanted, resulting in a waste of their time and money. Instead, our practice offers professional-grade teeth whitening gels to gradually whiten your smile. You can also use this as an option if you've received a laser whitening treatment at our office and want to maintain your results for longer. Made Ya Smile Dental creates a custom treatment plan from the molds of your teeth. When you're ready to brighten up your smile, contact our staff for a quick consultation. If you are looking for home teeth whitening in The Woodlands or Conroe, TX, please contact us today to learn more.

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

Teeth whitening treatments work by eliminating stains and discoloration on the enamel for a brighter, younger-looking smile. Teeth whitening is a great choice for teens or adults who have stained or dull teeth or as part of a more complete, comprehensive smile makeover. A consultation at our clinic with one of our doctors can help you learn teeth whitening treatment is the right choice for your teeth. You may not be an ideal candidate if you have restorations, such as crowns, veneers, or fillings, in the smile zone at the front of the mouth because your natural teeth will whiten, but the restorations will not. Patients must also have strong, healthy teeth with no signs of cavities or decay. Made Ya Smile Dental will work to address these issues first before we move forward with any cosmetic procedures. Teeth whitening may be ideal if you have discolored teeth from:

  • Tea, coffee, wine, or certain foods
  • Tooth discoloration from illness, medications, or aging 
  • Smoking or use of other tobacco products 
  • Poor oral hygiene

What Can I Expect With Teeth Whitening?

For at-home teeth whitening, custom kits consist of whitening trays and prescription whitening gels. We can help determine the strength of the gels based on your starting enamel shade. To make the trays, Made Ya Smile Dental takes an impression of your teeth and creates molds using a soft, clear material. After making sure the trays fit comfortably, we will provide you with instructions about how many solutions to use, when to use the gel, and how to keep the trays clean after use.

We are pleased to offer Zoom! laser teeth whitening to Conroe and The Woodlands, TX, patients. If you are feeling anxious about the procedure or if you have a strong gag reflex, we may provide a few mild sedation options. Laser teeth whitening works best on clean teeth — so Made Ya Smile Dental will remove any debris and polish your teeth with a paste, then rinse and dry your teeth before applying the whitening gel. Our dentists will rinse and dry the teeth again to ensure an even application, then place a barrier to protect your soft tissues and give you special glasses to shield your eyes. Afterward, Made Ya Smile Dental will apply a professional-strength solution that will be activated by the state-of-the-art whitening laser. This will work to dissolve the stains on your teeth quickly and efficiently, depending on your starting shade or color. Typically, the process is repeated a few times during 15-minute increments. At the last stage of the process, we will thoroughly rinse the gel and remove the protective barriers. All of this can be completed at our practice in less than an hour.

How Can I Maintain My Teeth Whitening Results?

Our helpful staff will go over some follow-up instructions so you can maintain your teeth whitening results for as long as possible. Patients normally notice some sensitivity in the teeth for a few days, especially when exposed to hot or cold temperatures. It's best to avoid staining foods or beverages, like tea, soda, wine, and tobacco products, for at least a couple of days to minimize the chances of discoloration. During your biannual cleaning appointments, Made Ya Smile Dental can polish your teeth and offer a take-home kit so you can touch up the enamel as needed in the comfort of your home.

Does Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening treatments are not normally covered by dental insurance. However, the staff at Made Ya Smile Dental in The Woodlands, TX, is ready to help make your whitening treatment more affordable by offering one of several different payment options to fit your budget. Teeth whitening is an essential part of having a brighter, more confident smile you want to show off. For this reason, we also have a third-party financing partner, CareCredit® — so you can make low-interest payments.

Teeth Whitening FAQ

How long does teeth whitening treatment take?

Our professional-strength home whitening gels may be dispensed in a variety of concentrations. The Made Ya Smile Dental team will discuss how long you should wear your whitening trays with gel each day and the number of days the treatment should be performed. On average, home teeth whitening treatments take between 3 – 7 days to complete, depending on the strength of the whitening solution and desired results.

In-office teeth whitening treatments generally last about an hour; however, it is best to plan to be in our office for about two hours total for your appointment. This allows time for us to prepare your teeth for the whitening process and to review post-procedure information with you when your treatment is finished.

How white can I expect my teeth to get?

The enamel shade achieved through teeth in-office or home whitening will vary among patients. Though we cannot predict how light your teeth will get with this treatment, many people find that their teeth become several shades whiter. Our teeth whitening dentists in The Woodlands, TX, can help you select the best option for your needs and goals to optimize your treatment outcomes.

How long will teeth whitening results last?

The amount of time teeth whitening results last is different for each individual. A number of factors (such as lifestyle habits and certain medications, among others) can cause the enamel to become dull, stained, or discolored over time. Avoiding tobacco use and minimizing the consumption of dark-colored foods and beverages can help maintain your teeth whitening results.

A Brighter, Whiter Smile

Teeth whitening can give you the results you want in a comfortable environment at our practice or from the comfort of home. Made Ya Smile Dental recommends laser whitening as part of a smile makeover or to eliminate deep stains caused by aging, certain medications, staining beverages, and more. To schedule a consultation for Zoom! in-office whitening or home teeth whitening in the Woodlands or Conroe, TX, please contact our office today. 

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