Having a bright, white smile can enhance your life. It can make you feel more confident, look more polished and subconsciously cause you to smile and show off your pearly whites more frequently. If your teeth are yellow, there are a number of at-home treatments you can try to whiten your teeth. Bunker Hill Dentistry is here to help. We are located on Katy Fwy and are convenient for patients in Memorial, Spring Branch West, The Villages of Houston and other nearby locations in Houston. Teeth Whitening Service – Achieve a Brighter Smile Remove teeth stains and discoloration safely and quickly with this cosmetic procedure. Use proven teeth whitening agents and ingredients to achieve results. Teeth Whitening is an affordable solution to yellow and stained teeth. Whitening provides fast and noticeable before and after results, providing you with your best smile. The food and drink that you eat on a daily basis can affect your teeth. It can cause the enamel to wear and can cause your teeth to dull or become stained (conversely, there are some foods and drinks that can help whiten teeth naturally). You may not notice it immediately, but over time, you may notice your pearly white teeth have transformed into teeth that are noticeably yellow, dull or have stains that do not lift no matter what at-home treatments you use to whiten your teeth. When this occurs, you may wish to schedule a teeth whitening cosmetic procedure with your dentist. Teeth whitening can help to quickly and safely break up stubborn stains on your teeth and bleach your teeth. This helps your teeth to quickly lighten several shades, helping you to get fast and noticeable results. Most people want fast results, and once you have noticed your teeth are yellowing, you may want this “instant gratification.” Teeth whitening is particularly popular for events that require a bright smile such as weddings and job interviews. An in-office cosmetic procedure can help you to quickly get the white teeth you are after, using safe ingredients and products. In-Office Teeth Whitening Your teeth are whitened in-office by a dentist. The cosmetic whitening procedure happens in a professional environment. You have the option to complement in-office treatment with home kits. When your teeth are yellowing, there are many over-the-counter or home methods that can be used to help to whiten your teeth. However, many of these products take time to whiten your teeth and not all of them are safe or effective. In fact, some can do more harm than good, damaging the enamel of your teeth. When you opt to have in-office teeth whitening done, you know that your procedure is being done by a dentist. The dentist uses safe and painless products to help transform the appearance of your teeth. This helps to ensure that your teeth are being correctly whitened and that no permanent or lasting damage is done to your teeth. And if your teeth are still not as white as you would like them when the appointment is over, the dentist can provide you with home kits that can help keep your teeth white or continue to whiten them. At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits The kits feature safe products. Bleaching trays, gels and strips can maximize tooth brightness. At-home teeth whitening kits are low cost. Your dentist can provide you with at home teeth whitening kits if you do not wish to have in-office whitening done or if you wish to supplement in-office whitening at home. Typically, molds are taken of your teeth and custom trays are made. A peroxide gel is injected in the mold and the gel and mold are then placed over your teeth. This helps to whiten your teeth effectively and keep them white. One of the downsides to these kits is that those with sensitive teeth or gums may experience some sensitivity thanks to the peroxide gel. If you experience sensitivity or have bleeding gums, discontinue the use of the kit until you can sit down and talk to your dentist. They may offer you a peroxide gel that is more diluted or recommend you discontinue the use of the whitening kit. After Teeth Whitening Treatment After your whitening treatment is completed, your teeth should be several shades whiter than they were when you began the treatment. However, it is important to keep in mind that your results may vary. There are many factors that affect just how white your teeth can get, including the strength of your enamel, the types of stains that are present, how long the stains have been in place and the overall health of your teeth and gums. If you are not satisfied with the outcome, teeth whitening may be able to be done again within a year, as long as your teeth are healthy and strong. However, it is not recommended that you have whitening done more than two times per year, or you run the risk of damaging your enamel. It is also important to note that tooth whitening is not able to lift each and every type of stain from the teeth. If a stain is present that whitening has not helped to lift, hiding the stain under a veneer may be your best option. Talk to us about what options are available to you. Schedule An Appointment Not been to Bunker Hill Dentistry before? Read how to prepare for your first visit in our FAQs.