Home Teeth Whitening in Katy, TX

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What is Home Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening can be a great way to refresh your smile in a convenient and simple way. At Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX, our dentist is pleased to help patients achieve their best smiles through cosmetic services like home teeth whitening kits. Teeth whitening at home is can be an effective way to brighten the look of stained or yellow teeth on your own time when it is most convenient for you. Our whitening kits are personalized for each patient and include professional-grade whitening gel and customized teeth whitening trays that offer a comfortable and secure fit for maximum results. You may have experimented with drugstore teeth whitening pastes, strips, and rinses, but these options do not always help you reach the bright and white smile you desire. However, professional teeth whitening solutions for home use allow you to gradually whiten your smile to refresh and enhance your appearance. Schedule a visit at our full-service family dental practice to see if home teeth whitening is what you need to transform dull or stained teeth into a brilliant, confident grin.

Am I a Candidate for Home Teeth Whitening?

Many of our patients love the convenience, ease, and simplicity of brightening their smiles from the comfort of home. Professional at-home whitening solutions may be ideal for adults and teen patients, depending on their individual smile goals and oral health condition. Home whitening may be a part of a larger, overall smile makeover plan or the only option you need to achieve your desired smile results. Teeth whitening can work to lighten tooth enamel that yellowed from age or stained due to products like tea, coffee, red wine, fruit juices, spices, medications, and tobacco use. Our team will customize your prescription gel and whitening trays to help you transform a dull smile into a dazzling result.

Though individual results may vary, professional home teeth whitening can effectively lighten the teeth by several shades over the course of treatment and tends to more effective than over-the-counter products. Teeth whitening solutions work to lighten natural tooth enamel but have no effect on fillings, veneers, crowns, or other prosthetics. If you have these types of restorations in your mouth, our dentist can help you determine the best way to brighten your smile to achieve the look that you desire.

How Does Home Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening should only be performed on teeth that are healthy and when the gum tissues are free of inflammation. Our dentist will examine your mouth to ensure that home teeth whitening the right option for your smile at this time. We may recommend that you have your teeth professionally cleaned by one of our hygienists before beginning the whitening process to generate the best results for your smile. Any plaque and tartar on the teeth may diminish the results of your whitening treatment.

Your take-home whitening kit will be personalized to meet your unique smile goals. Our dentist will select the strength of prescription whitening gel that best aligns with your desired results. We will also take impressions of your upper and lower teeth to customize your whitening trays from a clear, smooth material for a proper fit and comfort. Whitening trays are made right within our office and are usually ready within a short time. Our team will show you how to place and remove them from your mouth along with specific instructions on how to apply the gel to your trays. Information on when and how often to whiten your teeth along with proper cleaning techniques for your custom mouth trays after each application will also be given to you at that time.

What to Expect After Home Teeth Whitening

Whitening results may vary depending upon the starting shade, the frequency of use, and the strength of the gel. However, with at-home whitening, you have more control over the level of brightness achieved in general. Our dentist recommends that you avoid drinking, eating, and using products that tend to stain or discolor the teeth to achieve the best outcomes for your smile when using your home whitening kit. Brushing and flossing immediately after consuming coffee, tea, or similar beverages and when using tobacco products can help to keep your smile bright and white. Maintaining routine dental cleanings with our team can also help reduce stain accumulation on your teeth over time along with keeping your smile healthy and happy. Over time, you can always choose to freshen your smile by touching up your whitening results whenever you feel you need to. Your custom trays should still fit over the years unless you have crowns or other restorations placed or orthodontic treatments that change the position of your teeth. Our practice keeps additional tubes of whitening gel in stock and available in case you would like to touch up your smile at a future time.

Will Insurance Pay for Home Teeth Whitening?

Home teeth whitening treatments are generally not covered benefits under dental insurance plans, given the cosmetic nature of this treatment. To make home whitening easier to afford, Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX accepts a number of convenient payment options. Interest-free financing plans may also be available to help cover the cost of your cosmetic procedure. Ask our team for more information on flexible payment solutions today.

About Home Teeth Whitening

Brighten, whiten, and take your smile to the next level from the comforts of home. Professional-strength teeth whitening kits are customized to help you reach your desired cosmetic results for your grin. Our dentist and team combine custom teeth whitening trays with a powerful take-home gel that gradually lightens teeth stained or discolored by age, tobacco, and beverages like coffee and tea. Visit Made Ya Smile in Katy, TX and learn if take-home whitening a good choice for boosting the appearance of your smile.

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