About Home Tooth Whitening
Effective teeth whitening can be accomplished right in the comfort of home with at-home trays provided by Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston. These trays are customized to fit patients’ teeth securely and comfortably for effective whitening. With continued use, the teeth become several shades lighter over time. The dentist will prescribe the appropriate strength and also determine how long the gel should be left on. While MTM and Smart Moves aligners are used for teeth straightening, they can also be used as whitening trays once aligning treatment is over. It’s recommended that patients go into the dental office for touch-up treatments once or twice a year when using at-home treatments.
"Wonderful staff. My family and I have been going there for decades. Excellent integrity. I never worry that I am having unnecessary work done, like with other dentists I have gone to in the past."- C.D. / Google / Aug 17, 2019
"I have to be honest... the dentist, by nature, is not my favorite visit. As such, I really do appreciate a place where I can experience something akin to torture for me and still leave with a smile on my face. I've been a patient of Dr.Davis' since the 90's and I still have all my teeth! Every one of the staff is very personable and I have always felt comfortable about their feedback, advice and professionalism."- H.D. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"If I didn't live in Houston, I'd still fly back in to go to Dr. Guerre and the team. Phenomenal care, service, attitude, professionalism and dental proficiency."- N.S. / Google / Jul 16, 2021
"Dr Davis is awesome! Expert fitting of mouth guard! Highly recommended"- J.N. / Google / Jul 13, 2021
"I adore Dr. Guerre and Liz. Professional, courteous, and exceptional work. You are always greeted as a friend not just a client. Courtney is a very gentle and thorough hygienist. 10 ⭐'s!!!"- H.B. / Google / Jul 02, 2021
What to Expect
Before starting any teeth whitening treatment, a thorough examination is conducted by the dentist to assess the patient’s mouth, including the condition of the enamel. Based on the exam, the appropriate method is discussed with the patient and chosen. It’s important for patients to understand that if enamel is in overall poor condition, the teeth will be too sensitive for teeth whitening to work. In this case, the dentist may recommend porcelain veneers, which will whiten the color of the teeth by bonding a custom-made veneer over the natural tooth. For patients whose mouths are in good condition, there are several teeth whitening options available.
While no teeth whitening option is permanent, results can last several years. With in-home treatments, patients can expect results to last a couple of years. Whitening is extended through proper care such as regular brushing with recommended toothpastes, flossing, and appropriate mouthwashes. Regular check-ups should be part of this routine, since regular professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar. In addition, patients should limit foods and drinks like berries, tea, coffee, and soda that stain teeth.
Several factors determine the cost of teeth whitening such as the whitening method used, the number of treatments needed, and the patient’s desired whiteness of the teeth. Take-home treatments can cost anywhere from $300 to $500. The dentist can provide further details on all costs involved during the consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
Interested in Whiter Teeth?
If you’re looking for that million-dollar smile, you are only a phone call away. Give our office a call today so we can schedule your consultation to help you find the best solution to get you that whiter, more brilliant smile.
How Often Will I Need Teeth Whitening?
Best way to whiten teeth and how often should you visit the dentist to have a whiter, brighter smile.Read
How Minimally Invasive Dentistry Is Cosmetically Enhancing Smiles
Discover the wide range of revolutionary cosmetic dental treatments that can help you achieve the smile of your dreams more conveniently than ever!Read
Top Procedures Used In A Modern Smile Makeover
Learn about the techniques that can be combined to enhance your look as part of a smile makeover, often thought of as the "facelift of dentistry."Read
8 Ways a Cosmetic Dentist Can Brighten, Refresh, and Enhance Your Smile
Getting the gorgeous, confident smile you want may be easier than you think! Learn how a cosmetic dentist can help transform the look of your grin.Read