There are many products and techniques available for patients who want to achieve a brighter smile, and with so many options available, it can be difficult to choose the method that is right for you. The best way to begin any teeth-whitening regimen is to schedule an appointment at our Katy office off of Mason and Kingsland and talk to your staff about the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.

In-Office Teeth Whitening 

Opalescence BOOST

The first professional option is commonly referred to as in-office whitening. This procedure is performed in a our office in Katy, Texas. During an appointment, our professional staff will apply a whitening gel to the surface of your teeth.  The entire office visit generally takes about 40 minutes and you will be able to see results immediately. 

  • Opalescence Boost 40% is perfect for patients who want whiter teeth immediately, becauyse it contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride. 

  • Opalescence has been proven to lower sensitivity, reduce susceptibility to cavities, and improve the enamel condition

  • The best part, instant results in 40 minutes to get 1-6 shades whiter the same day.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Zoom Philips 22% Carbamide Peroxide

  • 22% carbamide peroxide whitening gel

  • Strong whitening for health non-sensitive teeth

  • Zoom helps to protect tooth enamel

  • 50% more potassium nitrate for sensitivity relief

  • Contains fluride to aid in cavity provention

Ever Smile Cleaning Whitening Trays

  • Whitens teeth- gradually whitens teeth with no tooth sensitivity

  • freshens breath - kills 99.99% of bacteria that causes bad breath and tooth decay

  • Easy to use - no soaking or rinsing required, just wear and go. 

 

Tray bleaching is a type of professional whitening that uses custom-made trays and whitening gel only available through your dentist. The whitening gel is placed in custom-fitted trays that fit perfectly over your teeth. As the peroxide in the gel breaks down, hydroxyradicals help whiten stained teeth. Unlike strips, this process whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients intended to provide maximum comfort. At-home professional tray whitening generally takes ten to 14 days, although you may notice results in as little as three to five days.​

Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash

The least expensive options are whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes. Designed to have “whitening” capabilities, toothpastes and mouthwashes work to remove surface stains using mild abrasives. However, unlike the materials used in professional whitening procedures, these products do not lighten the actual color shade of the tooth. Whitening toothpastes affect surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth.

If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.

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