Teeth Whitening

Afroz Burges, DDS, PA

General Dentists & Family Dentistry located in Pearland, TX

Teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to improve the appearance of your smile. If you want to enhance and brighten your smile, schedule professional teeth whitening appointment at Afroz Burges, DDS, PA, an expert general dentistry practice in Pearland, Texas. To learn more, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

Your teeth can lose their luster for a number of reasons, including:

  • Tobacco products, like cigarettes and chewing tobacco
  • Darkly pigmented foods and beverages, like coffee, red wine, or berries
  • Medications, like certain antihistamines, antipsychotics, and antibiotics
  • Poor oral hygiene

Age is also sometimes responsible for the color of your teeth. The soft, inner portion of your tooth, called dentin, naturally yellows over time, while the hard, outer layer of your tooth, the enamel, thins out as you age, allowing more of the yellowed dentin to show through.

Genetics can also play a role in your tooth color, as the thickness of your enamel is genetically inherited.

How do you whiten my teeth?

Dr. Burges can give you a whiter and healthier-looking smile with safe and effective at-home whitening trays.

At-home whitening begins by Dr. Burges taking an impression of your smile. She uses the impression to fabricate a set of custom-designed whitening trays that fit perfectly on your smile and hold snugly to your teeth.

Dr. Burges then gives you a professional-strength bleaching solution. You put the bleaching gel in the whitening trays, then wear the trays on your smile for a prescribed amount of time. At-home whitening can whiten and brighten your smile by up to eight shades in just a matter of days, with the added benefit of doing so at your convenience.

Can’t I just use a store-bought product?

Despite the increasing popularity of over-the-counter whitening kits, don’t be tempted. They’re less effective, at best, and can actually harm your overall oral health.

The strips and trays aren’t designed to conform to your smile, so the bleaching solution frequently leaks out and irritates your gums. And when the bleaching solution does stay in contact with your teeth, it isn’t nearly as effective as what you get with Dr. Burges, leaving you with a smile that’s not nearly as bright.

For safe and effective teeth whitening, you need a professional. Schedule your teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Burges today by calling the office or booking a visit online.