Laser Teeth Whitening Overview
If you have yellowed or discolored teeth, you can now you can take years off your smile with a state-of-the-art Zoom! in-office teeth whitening procedure. Dr. Jireh Yue and his staff at Made Ya Smile Dental want patients to enjoy a brighter, healthy-looking smile without extensive procedures. If certain foods and beverages such as tea, coffee, and tobacco have stained your teeth over time, laser teeth whitening can lighten the enamel of your smile by several shades in just one visit to our clinic. This simple process will boost your smile and self-confidence, so contact our modern clinic in Houston, TX to learn more about our teeth whitening solutions.
Best Candidates for Laser Teeth Whitening
Zoom! in-office teeth whitening treatments are a convenient, simple treatment that gently lifts stains and discoloration on the enamel for a brighter, whiter look. Made Ya Smile Dental uses this cosmetic option for adults and teens who have dull or yellowed teeth as a single procedure or as part of a comprehensive smile makeover. A custom consultation with Dr. Yue can learn more about your dental goals and help you determine if your teeth are healthy enough for professional teeth whitening. If you have restorations in the smile zone or the front of the mouth such as crowns, fillings, or veneers, you should know that the enamel will whiten, but the restoration will not. If this is the case, we may need to whiten your teeth before changing your restoration to match the new shade.
In-office teeth whitening may be ideal if you have stained or discolored teeth from:
- Tea, wine, coffee, or certain staining foods
- Dull or yellowed enamel due to aging
- Discoloration from an illness or medications
- Poor oral hygiene
- Tobacco products
What to Expect with Laser Teeth Whitening
While the Zoom! laser teeth whitening does not require a local anesthetic, we can offer a mild sedation option if you have a general fear of the dentist or a sensitive gag reflex. Once you get settled into our comfortable treatment rooms, our team will start by polishing any surface debris with a special paste so your smile will get the best results possible. After your teeth are rinsed and dried, we will place a protective barrier over your gums and soft tissues, then shield your eyes with special glasses from the laser. Dr. Yue will apply a professional-grade whitening solution that is activated by an advanced whitening laser that will dissolve stains from the enamel. Based on your starting shade and desired results, this process will be repeated 2 – 3 times in increments of 15 minutes. After we rinse the last of the gel from your teeth and remove the protective barriers, our team will give you instructions for taking care of your teeth. With the Zoom! in-office system, we can complete the treatment in about an hour.
Laser Teeth Whitening Recovery
Following your in-office treatment, Made Ya Smile Dental will give you instructions and advice for maintaining your results moving forward. Some patients experience sensitivity to temperatures, but we can help you manage any discomfort you feel. We suggest avoiding staining foods and beverages such as tea, cola, red wine, and tobacco products for at least two days after your teeth whitening appointment to avoid affecting your results. Continue with regular brushing and flossing after meals along with regular examinations and cleanings at our clinic to preserve your new shade and keep your smile bright. You can also ask about our custom take-home teeth whitening kit to performs touch-ups as needed in a more convenient setting.
Laser Teeth Whitening Insurance Coverage
Cosmetic treatments are generally not covered by dental health insurance, but the administrative team at Made Ya Smile Dental will reach out to your provider to understand your benefits and out-of-pocket costs. Before beginning your laser teeth whitening procedure, we can review these costs with you and find an affordable payment option that suits your budget. This includes low-cost, low-interest financing options through CareCredit®.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Made Ya Smile Dental offers the trusted Zoom! teeth whitening solution to eliminate deep stains and discoloration to brighten your smile in about an hour. Dr. Yue and his team use laser teeth whitening as a single treatment or as part of a complete, comprehensive smile makeover for patients in Houston, TX. Whatever your dental goals, our skilled staff is ready to help. Reach out to our friendly clinic today to get started.