Did you know that maintaining good dental habits can help your general well-being as well? Yes it’s true! You are what you eat, remember? Or more accurately, what you put in your mouth can either weaken or strengthen your body. Besides, having a great smile is an instant self-confidence booster which has positive effects not only in your immune system but also mental health.
But let’s face it, teeth can deteriorate with time. It can show wear and tear, discoloration and stain. As you grow older, your pearly whites can turn brownish or yellowish depending on the habits that you have especially if you’re a smoker. But the good news is, you can bring back or even enhance your natural tooth color by getting tooth whitening Houston.
Not all whitening systems are safe and effective. So make sure that you consult with a dentist first before choosing which products to use. Don’t buy over-the-counter whitening kits without your dentist’s recommendation. The results may backfire and instead of whiter teeth, your teeth will look worse.
Most Houston dentists though recommend Opalescence whitening system because it is safe, effective and show satisfactory results after only one session. It contains the natural whitening chemical hydrogen peroxide, a natural bleaching agent, making the product effective. It is recommended too for those who just had their braces taken off to remove staining caused by brackets.
Before undergoing the treatment, Houston dentists will thoroughly examine and evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and have them fixed accordingly. You will also need to make some lifestyle changes. If you smoke, you need to quit or the whitening efforts will be for nothing as the stains will show up again in no time. Your teeth also need to be professionally cleaned before application of whitening solution to maximize its effect.
The procedure doesn’t take more than two hours. Opalescence solution will be applied on the front teeth, leave it there for 15 minutes before rinsing and drying the teeth. It will be repeated for up to five applications to get the desired result. After the treatment, you can go back immediately to your normal routine.