Whiten Up Your Smile
By Mark Lukin
July 11, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: teeth whitening  

You've seen the television commercials for teeth whitening kits and toothpastes, and maybe you've noticed your teeth aren't as white as they once were. There are drug store treatments, but your dentist can also provide professional whitening service at your next appointment. The dentists at Lukin Family Dentistry can be your local teeth whitening experts in Sugar Land, TX.

Why teeth whitening?

There are many reasons to whiten your teeth, but the most common reason is confidence in your smile. Having whiter teeth makes your smile look fresh and clean, giving you a boost of confidence when you flash your grin. Other reasons to whiten:

  • Make a good first impression. Whether it's a first date or a job interview, having whiter teeth makes a stronger impression.
  • Remove food stains. Coffee, tea, red wine, and other food items can cause discoloration over time.
  • Special event. Weddings, birthdays, family reunions, and anything in between - a special event is a great reason for teeth whitening.

Types of teeth whitening

As mentioned above, there are over the counter drug store treatments for teeth whitening that many people use. These include toothpastes, white strips, gels, and more. There are also different types of whitening available through your Sugar Land dentist.

Certain stains will respond better to different types of whitening. Brownish and grayish stains may not respond to a bleaching treatment, while yellowing stains will respond to a bleach.

There are dental whitening trays and kits available only through your dentist, as well as professional in-office treatments. The whitening treatments specifically from your dentist are considered the safest and longest lasting.

To determine whether a take-home kit or in-office treatment will better suit the needs for your teeth, talk to your dentist and discuss your teeth whitening options.

Interested? Give us a call!

If professional teeth whitening seems like a solution for you, call Lukin Family Dentistry today at (281) 265-9000 to schedule your appointment for teeth whitening in Sugar Land, TX.