Teeth Whitening in Friendswood, TX

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What Is Laser Teeth Whitening?

Could your smile use a boost? Laser teeth whitening in Friendswood, TX from Made Ya Smile Dental is a simple yet effective way to brighten your teeth and enhance the look of your smile. Over time, teeth may become stained, yellowed, or discolored due to age, tobacco use, and the foods and drinks that we consume. Zoom! teeth whitening works to dissolve and lift away years of staining to generate a whiter and younger-looking smile. General dentist Dr. Peter Nishino and our team use the Zoom! system for in-office teeth whitening that lightens tooth enamel by several shades within about an hour. If you are looking to refresh dull, yellow, or stained teeth, talk to our friendly dental team today to learn more about your options for brightening your smile.

What is home teeth whitening?

Whitening your teeth can elevate your self-esteem and give your smile a healthy and more vibrant look. Professional home teeth whitening kits from Made Ya Smile Dental are an easy, convenient way to achieve a brighter and whiter smile from the comfort of your own home and at a time that works best for you. General dentist Dr. Peter Nishino customizes teeth whitening services to help Friendswood, TX, patients achieve a smile they love and are proud to share with others. When managed by an experienced dental team, home teeth whitening in Friendswood, TX, can be a very comfortable and highly effective process.

You may have experimented with over-the-counter whitening pastes, rinses, strips, and gels, but these products may not be enough to help you achieve your desired goals for your smile. Partnering with a dentist who understands your needs and oral health and can tailor whitening treatments to your needs is a safe and effective way to get the smile you desire. At-home teeth whitening may be paired with other cosmetic treatments, performed as a follow-up to in-office teeth whitening, or the only solution you need to whiten your teeth. To learn more about our personalized home whitening services, contact our teeth whitening dentist in Friendswood, TX, today and make your cosmetic consultation appointment.

What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening by our team is an effective and quick procedure that helps enhance your smile by giving your teeth a white glow. Professional whitening in our office also means you don't have to worry about using a whitening solution at home or buying over-the-counter treatments. When you're looking for dentist recommended teeth whitening, please stop by our office. Some benefits of professional Phillips Zoom whitening include:

  • A quick procedure, usually around 45 minutes
  • Whitening by several shades
  • Quick removal of years of stains and discolorations
  • Painless and noninvasive way to enhance the smile
  • Long-lasting results when dental care is maintained at home

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

Our professional laser teeth whitening treatment combines the power of a dental laser and the stain-releasing effects of prescription-strength whitening gel. Together, these components work to lift away yellow discoloration in the teeth, along with deep brown or gray stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, and other sources. Dr. Nishino may suggest teeth whitening as part of an overall smile makeover plan or as a single procedure to help you meet your cosmetic goals. In-office teeth whitening may be ideal for teens or adults who have healthy teeth and gums but wish to refresh or brighten the look of their smile. Zoom! in-office teeth whitening may be a good option if you have enamel discoloration or stains from things like:

• Tobacco products
• Tea, coffee, or red wine
• Foods or spices
• Medications or illnesses
• Poor oral hygiene
• Fluorosis
• Age

You can also undergo at-home teeth whitening. This method can be tailored to meet your expectations and desired shade. You have more control over your results and can stop or start using it again to maintain your results. Dr. Nishino will prescribe the ideal strength of gel to help you meet your goals and let you know how often it should be used. Your individual teeth whitening outcomes will be based on the starting enamel shade, the strength of your whitening solution, and how often and close together you perform whitening treatments. To minimize the risk of staining while you are in the process of teeth whitening, we encourage you to avoid using tobacco products and drinking or eating items that are known to stain the teeth.

If you have restorations, like veneers, bonding, fillings, or crowns on your front teeth, teeth whitening may not be ideal for your needs. While natural tooth structure will whiten, porcelain and composite material will not. You may need to whiten your teeth first and then have any new restorations created to match the new shade of your smile. As a skilled cosmetic dentist, however, Dr. Nishino can help you achieve your smile goals, whether or not teeth whitening is part of your plan. 

What Can I Expect With Teeth Whitening?

We are excited to offer Zoom! laser teeth whitening to Friendswood, TX, patients. The process takes about an hour to complete and is provided in the comfort of our modern dental center. We do find that patients gain the best results when whitening is performed on teeth that are free of plaque and tartar — so we may suggest that you have your teeth cleaned before this procedure. A dental anesthetic is not needed for this treatment, but we may offer a mild sedation solution if you are anxious or experience a strong gag reflex. To begin, we will polish your teeth with a special paste and cover your gums, lips, and cheeks with a protective barrier. Our team will also cover your eyes with a special pair of orange glasses to protect them from our dental laser. Your teeth will then be rinsed and dried, and the whitening gel will be applied in an even layer.

With at-home teeth whitening, it is completed gradually within the comfort of your own home. We can personalize your home whitening kit by choosing the ideal strength of prescription whitening gel and creating custom whitening trays that are designed for a comfortable fit and even distribution of whitening results. If you have teeth that are stained or yellowed from age, foods, beverages, medications, illnesses, tobacco, or other causes, talk to Dr. Nishino and learn if professional home teeth whitening can help take your smile from drab to dazzling within a matter of a few days.

How Can I Maintain My Teeth Whitening Results?

To help keep your smile as bright as possible, it is a good idea to avoid tea, coffee, tobacco products, or other items that stain the teeth, at least for the first couple of days. Following that, we recommend that you brush right after you consume these items to reduce the chance of discoloration or staining. After your teeth are whitened, your teeth may be somewhat sensitive to hot and cold temperatures for a few days. Dr. Nishino and our team will offer tips on how to minimize any sensitivity. Making sure you adhere to a good homecare routine of brushing and flossing each day and keeping routine dental cleaning visits at our Friendswood, TX dental practice can help maintain your teeth whitening results. During your cleaning visits, our team can work to polish off any surface stains that develop. You may opt to have a take-home whitening kit made to allow you to touch up the shade of your teeth over time or when you need to refresh your smile. Talk to our team for more information on professional home teeth whitening options.

Does Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening treatments are typically not covered by dental insurance as this type of service is a cosmetic and elective option. However, our Made Ya Smile Dental team wants to help you gain a confident, bright smile and is pleased to accept several types of easy payment options. Ask our dental team about interest-free financing and low-cost solutions that may be available through CareCredit®.

Teeth Whitening FAQ

How long do teeth whitening treatments take?

Zoom! teeth whitening treatments at Made Ya Smile Dental typically take about an hour. We do. however, recommend that you allow for about two hours for your whitening appointment, as we will also need to prepare your teeth for the process and then go over aftercare instructions when the whitening procedure is complete.

Home teeth whitening treatments generally last between 3 – 7 days. This timeframe is based on the strength of the whitening gel, the starting shade of your enamel, and the results you wish to achieve. Once our Made Ya Smile Dental team has created your custom whitening trays, we will explain how long they should be worn each day and for how many days the treatment should be conducted.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

The length of time teeth whitening results last will vary according to several factors. Coffee, smoking, and other lifestyle habits can lead to tooth discoloration and staining over time. Minimizing the consumption of tea, coffee, and other heavily pigmented beverages and foods, along with avoiding tobacco use, can help make your whitening results last as long as possible.

How white will my teeth get?

The level of brightness reached through home-based or in-office Zoom! teeth whitening will be different from patient to patient. Our team is not able to predict exactly how white a patient’s teeth will become. However, many individuals find that their teeth lighten by several shades, which often provides a noticeable improvement. During your consultation, our teeth whitening dentist in Friendswood, TX, can help you determine whether in-office or home whitening solutions are better suited for your cosmetic goals.

A Brighter, Whiter Smile

Refresh your smile for a more confident, youthful, and attractive appeal. Laser teeth whitening and at-home teeth whitening at Made Ya Smile Dental is a convenient, easy way to brighten tooth enamel that has years of discoloration, stains, or yellowing. Teeth whitening can be performed as an individual procedure or incorporated into a larger plan for making over your smile. Let Dr. Nishino and our team help you get the smile of your dreams. If you are seeking laser or home teeth whitening in Friendswood, TX, please contact our team today to schedule a smile consultation.

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