Teeth losing their luster and becoming yellow or stained is a natural process that happens over time. Certain habits like smoking or drinking coffee or wine have been shown to accelerate this process. Brushing and flossing may not always be enough to restore your teeth to their former glory, but our cosmetic dentist in Houston has some methods on restoring whiteness to your teeth.
It is common practice to use over-the-counter whitening kits to brighten your smile, but they often take weeks or even months to work. A better alternative is in-office whitening such as Zoom whitening. This can substantially brighten your smile, and it can be performed in just one appointment. However, our expert in teeth whitening in Houston can also provide you with take-home trays that will brighten your teeth over time, but you will get the same results as Zoom whitening. Our dentist can also offer Lumineers or porcelain veneers that cover stains that have formed deep within the tooth. Veneers can also be used to correct chipped, gapped, or misaligned teeth.
There are numerous options at your disposal, but in order to get the most out of whatever whitening system you choose, you should always brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly.