A quick glance at the dental care section of any store will reveal multiple options for teeth whitening. In fact, last year alone Americans spent over 1.4 billion dollars on over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Unfortunately, store bought whiteners rarely offer the same level of results as professional systems. People even report tooth sensitivity and gum irritation after using over-the-counter whiteners. Thankfully, your Houston dentist, Dr. Deborah Gennero, provides a professional alternative. In today’s blog, Dr. Gennero discusses the advantages of our teeth whitening solutions.

Two Types of Teeth Stains

Did you know there are two distinct types of teeth stains? Extrinsic stains occur on the surface of our teeth. The foods and drinks we consume, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and soda cause this discoloration. Smoking also leads to extrinsic discoloration. Intrinsic stains happen when the tooth structure beneath the enamel becomes stained. These stains may be caused by injury or the use of certain antibiotics, such as tetracycline.

Whiten Smiles from Home

In order to address extrinsic stains, your Houston TX cosmetic dentist offers at-home teeth whitening. Dr. Gennero will take an impression of your teeth. Using the impression, she will create a custom-made whitening tray. She will then prescribe a special bleaching gel. You then wear the gel-filled tray daily for the amount of time recommended by Dr. Gennero. In as little as two weeks you can obtain a gorgeous new smile.

Addressing Permanent Discoloration

To mask the appearance of permanent intrinsic stains, Dr. Gennero provides an array of cosmetic procedures. Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain applied to the front teeth using a powerful bonding agent. Veneers cover permanent stains and rejuvenate the appearance of your smile. Dr. Gennero also recommends dental bonding. This procedure involves applying several layers of composite resin to the teeth. The material erases the appearance of discoloration.

Schedule a Visit with Your Houston TX Cosmetic Dentist

Does your smile contain unsightly teeth stains? Interested in receiving professional teeth whitening? Then contact your Houston TX cosmetic dentist, Dr. Gennero, today. Call 281-578-6200 to schedule an appointment or a consultation. Our 77084 dental office gladly treats patients in Clear Lake, The Woodlands, Katy, Sugarland, and surrounding cities.