Many adults want a brighter, whiter smile. Teeth whitening services offer multiple options, all starting from your Lovett Dental office. In-office whitening is the safest method of brightening your teeth, as it takes place under your dentist’s expert care. Your cosmetic dentist in Houston, Texas, also offers other options if the in-office services are not right for you.

Tips for a Brighter Smile

Lovett Dental provides many teeth whitening services. You can enjoy your brightest and healthiest smile from a broad range of dental services, all at one convenient location. Lovett Dental provides multidisciplinary dentistry, including:

Seek Professional Teeth Whitening Services

Woman who received teeth whitening services TXPeroxide, also called carbamide or hydrogen peroxide, is the active ingredient in professional teeth whitening products. You should always talk to your dentist about teeth whitening services before attempting to bleach your teeth on your own. Misused or when you suffer certain oral health problems, the bleach can cause sensitivity and other issues.

Your dentist at Lovett Dental has the skill, experience, and professional knowledge needed for using a higher concentration of peroxide-based bleaching agents. He or she uses products with up to 43 percent peroxide. This is why in-office teeth whitening services work so well, so quickly. If you do not qualify for in-office teeth whitening services or want to whiten your smile at home, Lovett Dental offers at-home kits with between three to 20 percent peroxide.

Each type of professional teeth whitening method, in-office or at-home, has its benefits and drawbacks. Learn more about those pros and cons here and some general information about other teeth whitening methods. While everyone wants a whiter smile, you need to achieve that goal in your best oral health. Your caring dental team at Lovett Dental helps you do just that.

Safe, Effective Teeth Whitening at Lovett Dental

Teeth whitening by Lovett Dental brightens your smile in only one to two visits. This method is much more effective than at-home methods. Your dentist uses professional-strength whitening agents, sometimes in addition to light, heat, or both, to speed your results and make your teeth their brightest.

Professionals at our dental offices whiten your teeth with results about three to eight shades brighter than before treatment. Some of these professional whitening systems work in one two-hour dental visit. Others require multiple visits for 30 to 60 minutes each. Regardless of which method your dentist believes best meets your needs, you can trust that your smile will be safely whiter and more youthful-looking.

Of course, this is the most costly of all types of teeth whitening. However, you can expect the best and longest-lasting results without damaging your teeth or gums.

At-Home Whitening Options

Whitening your teeth at home is another option for professional in-office methods. Of course, you still must discuss these methods with your dentist to ensure the safest process and best results. Methods of in-home whitening include:

  • Professional in-home kits provided by your dentist
  • Tooth whitening strips and gels
  • Whitening toothpaste

The first option, in-home whitening kits provided by your dentist’s office, uses a mouthguard-style tray filled with bleaching paste or gel. You wear this tray over your teeth for a period of time each day for a set number of days or weeks. Of course, these kits provided by your dentist are best.

Tooth whitening strips and gels from the drugstore apply directly onto your tooth surfaces. You see slightly whiter teeth after several days of subsequent use. When you reach the brightest level possible through this method, you can maintain the results for three to four months. Of course, this method does not brighten your smile as well as the methods provided by your dentist for in-office or at-home treatment.

Tooth whitening toothpaste scrub stains from your teeth using chemicals or abrasive agents. You can only expect results of one shade from this method, even if the toothpaste includes peroxide.

Contact Lovett Dental

Call Lovett Dental at 832.990.8754 today to schedule your first visit. Ask about teeth whitening services as well as other dental care you or your family need. We work hard to help you love your smile and the services you receive.