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Teeth Whitening

Dentists offered in Houston, TX

Teeth Whitening services offered in the greater Houston, TX area

Teeth whitening can turn back the clock if you have yellow or discolored teeth. At Cham Dental in Houston, Texas, general and family dentist Nada Alsawaf, DDS, and her team offer several types of teeth whitening, including in-office laser teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening trays. To see if you can benefit from teeth whitening, call Cham Dental today and schedule an appointment, or book your visit online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

My teeth aren’t as bright as they used to be. Can I benefit from teeth whitening?

Yes. If your teeth are yellow, brown, or simply not as bright as they used to be, teeth whitening can eliminate discoloration and transform your smile. 

After a review of your dental records, an oral exam, and a discussion of your goals, the Cham Dental team can make personalized treatment recommendations. 

What causes teeth to change color?

Teeth naturally change color because of the aging process. Biting and chewing result in general wear-and-tear, causing your enamel to break down. Over time, the yellow dentin underneath becomes more visible, changing your smile’s appearance.

Several other factors can increase your risk of tooth stains, including:

  • Drinking certain beverages, like coffee, red wine, or soda
  • Taking medication with tetracycline
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Tobacco use
  • Oral trauma (e.g., an injury to a tooth)

There’s no way to prevent tooth discoloration, even if you brush and floss daily. Teeth whitening can slow the process and help you feel your best. 

What are the types of teeth whitening?

The Cham Dental team offers several types of teeth whitening, including:

In-office laser teeth whitening

Laser teeth whitening is an outpatient procedure that can make your smile up to 8 shades brighter in under an hour.* 

During treatment, your Cham Dental provider applies a bleaching gel to the surfaces of your teeth. Then, they point a dental laser at the gel, causing it to heat up and activate whitening properties. The whitening gel alters the stain molecules inside your teeth, reducing discoloration.

Take-home teeth whitening trays

Teeth whitening trays allow you to brighten your smile at home.

A take-home whitening kit includes two removable plastic trays and a bottle of bleaching gel. You line the trays with the whitening gel and wear them for several hours a day, according to the instructions on the package. 

Take-home teeth whitening takes a little longer than in-office teeth whitening but offers the same quality results.

Are the results of teeth whitening treatment permanent?

The results of teeth whitening treatment aren’t permanent, but they last 4-6 months on average*. To maintain your results, the Cham Dental team recommends brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for professional teeth cleaning. 

Call Cham Dental today to explore the benefits of teeth whitening, or book your appointment online.