Teeth Whitening F.A.Q.s

Discolored teeth are a confidence buster. Not only that, but yellow teeth give the assumption that you have poor oral hygiene. Several teeth whitening options are available, ranging from toothpaste to mouth rinses. But, before you use any of them, here are a few questions to help you make an informed decision.

What Caused Teeth Discoloration?

Discoloration and tinting of the teeth are inevitable. Several causes can cause your teeth to change their off-white shade, such as:

  • Age. The enamel begins to wear out as we age, exposing the dentin (the inner layer), yellow or brown. While you cannot change the effects age has on your enamel, a few treatments can help you brighten up your smile. Veneers and dental crowns are usually a good choice for age-related discoloration.
  • Medication. Some certain medications and treatments can leave your teeth stained. Please speak to our dentist and doctor about the side effects of taking certain drugs.
  • Lifestyle. The overconsumption of tea, coffee, and wine can leave stains on the enamel. The enamel, though hard, can absorb these beverages, and with time it will change color. Smoking also causes discoloration.

Am I Eligible for Teeth Whitening?

Although teeth whitening is effective, it is not ideal for everyone. You are not eligible for teeth whitening in Cypress, TX if:

  • You have chronic tooth sensitivity.
  • There’s a presence of periodontitis, gum infection, or oral cancer.
  • You have excessive decay.
  • Your teeth gave dental restorations such as veneers, crowns, and bridges. Remember, the shade of these restorations once they are fixed.

What Teeth Whitening Treatments Do You Offer?

While several teeth whitening products are available, we recommend coming for teeth whitening in Katy, TX. Here are two reasons why:

  • Although professional teeth whitening also uses hydrogen peroxide, our dentist takes the necessary steps to protect your gums from bruising.
  • The commercial teeth whitening products either contain little or more whitening agent, which affects the results.

At MiraBella, we offer two whitening treatments:

  • KöR Deep Bleaching

The KöR Deep Bleaching system is an effective teeth whitening treatment that has been shown to remove even the darkest intrinsic stains. This system has also shown to cause little or no sensitivity.

KöR teeth whitening system works by keeping the whitening gel in and saliva out.

This is an important factor in the kind of teeth whitening results you will get. Research indicates that most of the conventional whitening products are only active for 25 to 30 minutes. That is probably why these products do not remove intrinsic stains. By locking saliva out, the KoR teeth whitening can last between 6 and 10 hours.

When you come for your teeth whitening on 77433, the dentist will examine your teeth and choose the correct shade. Next, molds of your dental structure will be taken to make unique KoR whitening trays. This system is used at home when you are sleeping, but depending on the shade that you choose, you may need one or two teeth whitening sessions at the office.

  • Opalescence teeth whitening

We also offer Opalescence teeth whitening that contains an active whitening agent that penetrates and remove stains. The gel contains potassium nitrate and fluoride that helps to whiten your teeth while still preventing sensitivity. We offer different levels of concertation, and the dentist will help you choose a suitable one. The gel also comes in three flavors.

Can I Use D.I.Y. Home Whitening Products?

Today on the internet, several home teeth whitening products are available that are purported to whiten the teeth. However, little research is available that can support the same. For example, baking soda is commonly advertised as a whitening product. But, even though it can remove mild stains, its abrasive nature will affect the enamel and make it weaker.

We recommend visiting a dental clinic near you for advice on what whitening products are great.

How Long Does the Teeth Whitening Results Last?

With the KoR and Opalescence teeth whitening system, the results can last longer than the conventional whitening products. However, maintain proper hygiene to keep your teeth whiter.

Visit MiraBella Smiles for more information on our teeth whitening treatments.