If your teeth have been stained by coffee, discolored by tooth decay, or yellowed by time, you may be interested in learning more about whitening gel. We invite you to arrange a visit to the practice of Bruce W. Smith, DDS to speak with Dr. Smith and Dr. Carrell about your whitening options.
Many patients prefer to whiten their smiles from the comfort of their own homes with a professional or over-the-counter whitening gel. These gels are paired with tooth trays to be worn against your smile for a few hours at a time. If you are considering a whitening gel, we offer the following advice to help you achieve the best possible results:
- Choose ADA-approved gels. ADA-accepted products have been proven for safety and efficacy.
- Choose trays that fit well. Ill-fitting tooth trays can be uncomfortable and can cause tooth sensitivity during treatment. If you are concerned about finding the right fit, contact our office to learn more about our custom-made trays.
- Ask our dentists to show you how to apply the trays. Brush your teeth before applying the trays, which you should only need to wear for a few hours during the day or overnight. After each use, wipe your mouth clean with a cloth or soft-bristled toothbrush, and do not swallow any gel.
- Practice excellent oral care to maintain your white smile. Floss and brush daily to remove any food particles or bacteria that could dull your smile.
For more information about high-quality teeth whitening gels in Houston, Texas, please call our office at 713-529-4364. You are welcome to ask our dentists about our professional whitening treatments.