Get A Brighter Smile
Teeth Whitening In Pearland
If you’re self-conscious about your smile due to staining or yellowing, teeth whitening from Sea Lotus Dentistry may be just what you need to boost your confidence and feel proud of your teeth. Professional whitening can bleach away stains caused by the consumption of dark-colored foods and beverages, tobacco use, and more. Call to schedule your teeth whitening appointment with us today!
How Does It Work?
The Basics Of Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening uses special bleaching agents to remove stains from your teeth. These whitening compounds react when they contact stains on your enamel, and this reaction breaks apart the chemical bond that holds the stain onto your tooth. This non-invasive, effective treatment removes stains and restores the natural, white color of your teeth.
What’s Right For Me?
Take-Home Vs. In-Office Whitening
At Sea Lotus Dentistry, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening kits. In-office whitening is a better option if you want fast results for a special occasion like a wedding, reunion, or photo shoot. In just a single 1-2 hour appointment, Dr. Doan can whiten your smile up to 10 shades.
Take-home whitening delivers the same results, but usually over a period of 2-3 weeks for more gradual, subtle treatment. You’ll get a set of custom trays that fit your mouth perfectly, whitening gel, and instructions for using your personalized treatment. With these professional kits, you’ll be able to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home.
The Benefits Of Professional Whitening
Compared To Over-The-Counter Whitening
Professional whitening treatments have a number of benefits compared to over-the-counter (OTC) whitening. First, professional whitening delivers better results because your treatment is customized based on your level of staining and the desired tooth color. In contrast, OTC treatments are “one-size-fits-all,” and may not get you the results you want or expect.
Professional whitening is also much faster. Both professional in-office and take-home treatments deliver results quickly compared to OTC kits. Whitening from Sea Lotus Dentistry also helps you avoid damaging your teeth and gums. If you over-whiten your teeth with an OTC kit, they could become brittle and chalky, and if you are not careful when using an OTC kit, your gums can become irritated or permanently damaged.
How Often Do I Need
In most cases, your newly-whitened smile will last between 1-3 years. You can prolong the effects of your treatment by rinsing your mouth after drinking dark beverages like coffee, tea and wine, and brushing and flossing properly. You should also see Dr. Doan for regular six-month cleanings and oral exams, and you can consider yearly touch-up whitening appointments, which help keep your smile bright.
Understanding The Side Effects
Of Teeth Whitening
The only common side effect of teeth whitening is increased tooth sensitivity. The peroxide used to whiten your smile can cause your teeth to become more sensitive, but this usually lasts only a few days. We recommend using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne after your treatment to help with post-whitening sensitivity.
Get The Smile You Deserve
Contact Us Now
If you’re interested in cosmetic dentistry in Pearland, Dr. Doan is here to help. Schedule a cosmetic consultation at Sea Lotus Dentistry today to learn more about your options for a brighter, more beautiful smile, including teeth whitening. To get started, contact us at (832) 835-1338, or stop by our office at 3422 Business Center Drive, Suite 116, Pearland, TX 77584.