Teeth whitening is a fast and effective way to brighten and whiten your teeth, breathing new life and brilliance into a dull and discolored smile. Many of our patients enjoy bleaching their teeth for special events, or just to help rejuvenate a tired-looking smile.
Guidelines Following Tooth Whitening
At Dr. Dernick’s office, we have two different options available for teeth whitening in The Woodlands, TX. The first whitening option is our in-office procedure. This utilizes the Zoom bleaching system in order to lighten teeth while patients enjoy some time in the dentist’s chair, typically between an hour to an hour and a half. The dental hygienist will paint the bleaching solution onto the teeth, and a special light is used to enhance the chemistry of the solution to provide an almost instantly whiter smile. Patients are extremely comfortable during the procedure–some even enjoy a nice nap during the process!
The other alternative is the use of at-home whitening kits. While these do take a little longer, the results are the same and are less expensive than the in-office whitening. Dr. Dernick will create a custom-fitted whitening tray for his patients and send them home with materials and instructions on how to complete their at-home whitening. The trays are worn for approximately one to two hours a day for a period of one to two weeks, until the patient achieves the results they desired.
While sensitivity may be an issue with teeth whitening, the side effect is typically mild and temporary and goes away soon after the whitening process has been completed. Both procedures are safe, effective ways to whiten your teeth without detrimental effects to the enamel of the tooth.
While there are over-the-counter whitening products that may initially be less expensive, they are not nearly as effective as the bleaching solutions offered by Dr. Dernick. If you are looking for a professional teeth whitening session, call today to schedule a consultation or whitening appointment to brighten your smile quickly, easily, and effectively!