The Do’s & Don’ts of Teeth Whitening

The Do’s & Don’ts of Teeth Whitening

Dreaming of a whiter, brighter smile? Considering teeth whitening but aren’t sure where to start? At Katy Dental Experts we are proud to offer professional teeth whitening for our patients interested in improving the appearance, shade and color of their smile. We recommend only trusting in a professional for your teeth whitening needs and today we’re going to discuss why.

What Causes Tooth Discoloration, Staining, Dulling & Yellowing?

When it comes to whitening and brightening smiles, it is important to understand why our teeth become dulled, yellow, discolored and/or stained in the first place. While exterior staining is often caused by choices such as smoking, drinking coffee or even eating certain things. Interior “staining” is typically caused by erosion of enamel, exposing the yellow dentin below. Erosion of enamel occurs due to age, poor dental care, bacteria, acidity and even wear-and-tear.

Professional or Store-Bought Teeth Whitening?

Did you know over-the-counter teeth whitening products are designed to only remove exterior staining? When it comes to teeth whitening, we find that store-bought options leave a lot to be desired, results can often take months. Tooth sensitivity and gum irritation is often reported with over-the-counter teeth whitening products as well. With professional teeth whitening, you can achieve results in just one appointment (around an hour) and we ensure to protect your gums and tooth from irritation and sensitivity.

DIY Teeth Whitening?

Do-it-yourself teeth whitening has become popular the last few years, with people claiming activated charcoal, lemon juice and even strawberries can “whiten” your smile. While we do agree, these methods can remove EXTERIOR staining, they can also be detrimental to your oral health. We recommend always trusting in a professional for your teeth whitening needs.

Schedule Professional Teeth Whitening in Katy, TX

Interested in a brighter, whiter, more healthy-looking smile? Schedule an appointment with our teeth whitening dentist in Katy today! We’d be happy to evaluate your smile to determine if professional teeth whitening is the right option for you.

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