Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a safe and quick procedure at Southern Dental. Whitening you teeth is most effective to counteract discoloration due to natural yellowing with age or from our causes like tobacco use, coffee, tea, red wine, and even medications like antibiotics.

The Houston Dentists at Southern have performed numerous cosmetic teeth whitening and tooth bleaching treatments that typically surpass the expectations of our patients. Patients often ask if teeth whitening is safe; teeth whitening in Houston has proven to cause no damage to tooth structure, it will not weaken teeth or cause gum disease. Some patients have reported having sensitivity to hot and cold but typically only last a day or two.

Southern can whiten teeth at any of our 9 Houston Dental Offices where we use a number of state-of-the-art teeth whitening gels that provide tooth bleaching based on your specific needs. Choose between in-office visits where our dentists use products such as Opalescence Boost—or a light-activated bleaching solution known as Zoom—to achieve remarkable teeth whitening results in a short amount of time, or we can provide a custom-made tray holding a clinical-strength, bleaching gel that you wear over your teeth for several hours each night that will also whiten your teeth.

If you feel teeth whitening is for you call today! We have  nine convenient locations in the Houston area: Heights, Spring Branch, Pasadena, Palm Center, Sugar Land, Willowbrook, Deerbrook, Katy and Baybrook with whitening services provided at Spring Branch, Deerbrook and Katy.  See which location is nearest to you and call today! Southern Dental has extended hours and weekend dental appointments available.

Teeth whitening or bleaching is a dental treatment used to repair or improve the color of the tooth’s enamel. The procedure is non-invasive and simple and there are different methods of whitening teeth discolorations to restore your smile. The most common issue patients want treated in cosmetic dentistry is having whiter teeth. Tooth enamel discoloration can be caused by different issues such as: stained teeth due to eating habits, stained teeth due to medications, fluorosis or the excessive fluoridation of the tooth during its development and because of normal wear of the enamel that protects the tooth.

How does teeth whitening work?

The treatment of teeth whitening consists of custom made transparent plastic trays for your teeth with a special bleaching solution. During your first appointment, your dentist will take impressions or molds of your teeth to create your custom trays. On your next visit, your trays will be ready to use or be adjusted for a better fit. A special whitening solution is applied on your trays and worn overnight or twice a day for 30 minutes for a number of weeks depending on the state of your teeth and the desired outcome of the treatment. During the bleaching, teeth sensitivity can be experience due to the chemicals in the whitening solution but will stop once the treatment is done.

The teeth whitening treatment is not permanent, therefore, you have to have the treatment done every few years or more often if your eating habits may cause further discoloration. Your dentist will provide you with care instructions for your teeth and trays during the treatment but good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist are necessary to keep the treatment effective.

At Southern Dental Associates, we are dedicated to improving and restoring your smile to a beautiful healthy condition. We are happy to provide you with the necessary information and discuss your options. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

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"Dr Michael Lewis at Southern Dental on Wirt Road is very professional and takes the time to speak to his patients and gives great advice. He just did my Bridge work and he did an excellent job! His staff is very professional as well and very friendly. I will definatley be going back and I recommend this location highly!"

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"I highly recommend Dr. Michael Lewis as a caring and excellent dentist. He did a great job on my teeth. The Southern Dental at the Wirt Road location is where Dr. Lewis practices. His staff is also very helpful and polite."

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