Yum! Just thinking about all of the delicious holiday foods can make your mouth water. There are chocolate cookies, cranberry sauce, blueberry pie, and did we mention holiday chocolates? And how about the drinks—spiced apple cider, hot chocolate, or a steaming cup of tea or coffee to share with family on Christmas morning. All delicious—and definitely capable of staining your teeth this holiday season. Dr. Davey and his team of dental hygienists and dental assistants at Texas Got Smile aren’t suggesting that you not enjoy your favorite holiday foods and drinks. However, we would like to recommend that you consider coming to your Sugar Land, TX, dentist for teeth whitening after the holidays.
Of course, there are other things besides the foods and drinks your consume that can cause extrinsic stains—those on the enamel surface of teeth—as well as intrinsic stains that develop within the dentin layer of your teeth. Smoking and chewing tobacco that both contain nicotine can lead to intrinsic stains. Likewise, injury to a tooth can cause internal bleeding that darkens a tooth’s interior. Teeth grinding and clenching can harm and discolor the biting surfaces of teeth. And certain medications as well as some types of chemotherapy can cause staining and discoloration, as well.
Teeth Whitening in Sugar Land
With professional grade in-office teeth whitening, we can take your smile from post-holiday drab to absolutely dazzling in just one appointment. First, your gums and lips will be protected, so the whitening gel only comes in contact with your teeth. Then, one of our experienced dental assistants will apply the powerful whitening gel to your teeth. The gel’s ingredients are activated and the whitening process is accelerated with a special light that is directed on your teeth. After just about an hour, you’ll leave our Sugar Land dental practice with a smile that is several shades whiter.
Alternatively, you can whiten your teeth in the comfort and privacy of your own home, too. We’ll give you custom molded trays that fit snuggly over your teeth. All you have to do is fill the trays with the professional-grade whitening gel that we give you. Wear them each night according to Dr. Davey’s instructions. Although you’ll begin to see results after a few nights, the best results will show after two weeks. Whether you choose fast in-office teeth whitening or gradual whitening at home, you’ll see a smile that is whiter and brighter.
Call Our Office Today
If you would like to make your after Christmas teeth whitening appointment, call Sugar Land dentist Dr. Paul Davey. We welcome all residents in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, Katy, Richmond, and the surrounding communities.