Thomas Hernandez, DDS
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Tomball, TX
If you want to upgrade the look of your smile, professional teeth whitening is a quick and easy solution. Thomas Hernandez, DDS, provides professional teeth whitening treatments at Heritage Dental in Tomball, Texas, as an effective way to improve your appearance and “wow” everyone around you. Call the Heritage Dental office or book a visit with the online tool to schedule your teeth whitening today.
Teeth Whitening Q&A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is the process of lightening the color of your teeth. Many people want to improve the color of their smile when it turns yellow, dull, or discolored, and the professional teeth whitening system at Heritage Dental provides an effective way to improve your smile.
Why aren’t my teeth whiter?
Your teeth can lose their brightness for many reasons. As you get older, the darker layer of your teeth (dentin) becomes more visible as the outer layer of your tooth enamel gradually wears away. This is a perfectly natural byproduct of aging, but it can leave you with a smile that looks less cosmetically appealing.
Certain substances can also stain your tooth enamel. There’s a certain protein in your enamel that food particles are naturally attracted to, and those particles can leave pigments in your enamel that build up and create a stain. Some substances notorious for staining teeth include:
- Soy sauce
Your teeth become more absorbent over time, making you more vulnerable to staining from these types of substances as you get older.
You can also develop stains within your teeth as the result of traumatic injuries, certain medications, and fluorosis (overexposure to fluoride before the age of eight).
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a quick, easy, and safe procedure that produces excellent results. You need to have healthy gums to undergo the treatment. If you’re showing any signs of periodontal disease, Dr. Hernandez will need to improve your gum health before whitening your teeth.
It’s also important to note that whitening treatments don’t work on restorations, like tooth-colored fillings, crowns, or bridges. If you have any restorations, you’ll need to replace them after your whitening treatment if you want the color of your smile to be uniform.
Why should I get a professional teeth whitening treatment?
There are a lot of consumer-grade products on the market that promise to whiten your teeth, like special toothpaste or generic at-home whitening kits. While these products might improve the color of your teeth slightly, they don’t compare to the results you’ll get from a professional treatment.
When you get your teeth professionally whitened, you can rest assured it won’t harm your oral tissues, since you’ll be under the supervision of a professional.
Schedule your teeth whitening treatment with Dr. Hernandez today by calling the office at Heritage Dental or booking a visit with the online tool.