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Teeth Whitening

Gabriel L. Polo, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Woodland Lakes Dental Studio

Gabriel L. Polo, DDS

General Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Conroe, TX

One of the easiest ways to give your smile — and your appearance — an incredible boost is through teeth whitening. At Woodland Lakes Dental Studio, the team of whitening experts led by Gabriel Polo, DDS, offers several different solutions that whiten and brighten teeth in no time. To learn more about teeth whitening, call the Conroe, Texas, office or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

 

 

Why are my teeth discolored?

There are many forces that contribute to stained and yellowing teeth, and it’s easiest to break them down into three categories:

Extrinsic staining

Extrinsic stains are those that cover the surface of your teeth and are usually caused by certain foods and habits. For example, coffee is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to discolored teeth, as is smoking.

Intrinsic discoloration

This type of discoloration occurs when the dentin inside your teeth darkens, which can occur because of too much exposure to fluoride as a child or exposure to tetracycline (an antibiotic).

Age-related discoloration

If your teeth are becoming more yellow as you age, this is due to the natural breakdown of your enamel. As this protective coating wears down, it allows more of the brown dentin inside your teeth to show through, creating a yellowing effect.

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening?

Whatever the reason behind your discolored teeth, professional teeth whitening offers the most effective solution. While many over-the-counter whitening solutions do work, the power of the bleaching agents is limited, which means the whitening process is slow going.

At Woodland Lakes Dental Studio, the team offers far more effective solutions using professional-grade bleaching agents that can whiten your teeth by several shades in very little time. 

What are my options for professional teeth whitening?

Woodland Lakes Dental Studio offers two different teeth-whitening solutions: in-office whitening and take-home trays.

In-office whitening

If you want whiter teeth in under an hour, in-office whitening is an ideal solution. Your whitening expert applies a whitening agent to your teeth and a protective gel on your gums, then uses a special light to activate the bleaching action. Once you’re done, you’re free to show off your dazzling smile. Your whitening expert sends you home with a gel to maintain your results.

Take-home trays

If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth more gradually, the team can set you up with customized trays for your teeth and a whitening agent. You can use the trays every day until you reach your desired color. The trays can also be used to touch up your teeth from time to time.

The team at Woodland Lakes Dental Studio also provides whitening strips.

To learn more about the options for whitening your teeth, call Woodland Lakes Dental Studio or use the online scheduler today.

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