The Tooth Bleaching Process

Cosmetic Dentist in Houston, TX serving Sugar Land, Katy and Surrounding Communities

Tooth bleaching, often referred to as teeth whitening, is a simple way to restore vibrant beauty to your smile. Stained or discolored teeth can make you look older and less refined than you want to appear to your colleagues and social circles. At Fantastic Smiles in Houston, our cosmetic dentists offer convenient and safe tooth bleaching treatment options to bring back your pearly white smile.

How Tooth Bleaching Works

The first step in getting whiter teeth is to have a deep clean performed at our office. This will ensure that your teeth are prepared for the whitening treatment. At Fantastic Smiles, we use ZOOM! teeth whitening products for both  our in-office and at-home treatments.

For in-office tooth whitening, you can expect your teeth to whiten up to 10 shades lighter in just one hour. During your treatment, the whitening gel is applied to your teeth. Then your teeth are exposed to a bright LED light that activates the whitening gel. We will usually perform three consecutive sessions of the gel application and exposure to the light in order to give you the best results.

Good Candidates for Tooth Bleaching

Most of our adult patients are good candidates for tooth bleaching. You may be a good candidate for whitening if you have:

  • A healthy smile free from decay
  • Healthy gums
  • Yellowed teeth

If you are suffering from gum disease or tooth decay, we should address those health issues with your smile before whitening treatment. Additionally, if you already have fillings, crowns, or veneers, those will not be affected by the whitening treatment.

Safety of Tooth Bleaching

Tooth bleaching is a safe and effective way to achieve the whiter smile that will give you the confidence you deserve. Gone are the days of harsh chemicals that caused tooth sensitivity. Anyone over the age of 16 who is not currently pregnant or lactating should have a safe tooth bleaching experience.

Are you ready for your brighter, whiter smile? Turn to the Top Houston Dentists at Fantastic Smiles. Call our office at 832-862-1111 to arrange your tooth bleaching consultation today. We are pleased to serve patients in Katy, Sugar Land, Houston, and throughout the surrounding communities.