At Mega Dental, we provide professional whitening treatments that use a gel-like material to remove stains and discoloration from your teeth, leaving them whiter and more vibrant-looking. The process is fast, effective, and painless, making it one of the most popular cosmetic dental services. Most whitening treatments can be completed in as little as one visit to your dentist’s office.
During your consultation, we will evaluate your smile’s current whiteness level to determine which treatment suits your smile’s needs. We will also take impressions of your teeth to create custom-fit trays to be used with prescription-strength whitening gel for you to take home. These trays offer a convenient, mess-free way to complete follow-up whitening treatments on your schedule.
The Causes of Teeth Discolorations
The teeth darken with age and exposure to coffee, soda, or tobacco. Misaligned teeth and fillings may also affect the color of your teeth. These kinds of tooth discoloration can be reversed through prescription-strength teeth whitening products at our dentaloffice.
Professional teeth whitening treatments can also brighten stained teeth caused by certain medications or tooth injuries. Our dentist can recommend which type of treatment is best for you depending on the extent of staining on your teeth and other factors.
Types of Teeth Whitening
- In-Office Whitening
A dentist or dental professional performs this procedure in a dental office. It involves applying a highly concentrated whitening gel to the teeth and using special light or heat to activate the whitening agent. In-office whitening usually provides immediate and dramatic results.
- Over-The-Counter Whitening Products
Various whitening toothpaste, strips, gels, and rinses are available in drugstores or supermarkets. These products contain lower concentrations of whitening agents and are generally less effective than professional treatments. That said, they could help maintain the whiteness of teeth after a professional treatment or provide minimal improvements for mild staining.
The Advantages of Teeth Whitening
- Improved Appearance
One of the primary benefits of teeth whitening is the improvement in the appearance of your smile. Over time, teeth can become stained or discolored due to various factors such as aging, consumption of certain foods and beverages (coffee, tea, red wine), tobacco use, and poor oral hygiene. Whitening your teeth can help restore their natural brightness and remove unsightly stains, giving you a brighter, more youthful smile.
- Boosted Self-Confidence
A brighter smile can significantly impact your self-confidence and self-esteem. When you feel good about your smile, you are more likely to smile freely and confidently in social and professional settings. This can enhance your overall self-image and make you feel more comfortable and outgoing in various situations.
- Enhanced Professional Image
A bright, healthy-looking smile can positively impact your professional life. Whether attending job interviews, giving presentations, or interacting with clients or colleagues, having a confident smile can make you appear more approachable, trustworthy, and confident. It can also leave a lasting positive impression on others.
Teeth whitening is a non-invasive cosmetic dental procedure that can produce significant results without requiring extensive dental work. To learn more about teeth whitening, contact Mega Dental at 10510 FM 1464 Suite 100, Richmond, TX 77407, or call (832) 930-7723.