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Teeth Whitening in Houston TX

Common causes of tooth stains in Houston TX

Teeth whitening in Houston TX

Teeth whitening in Houston TX

Over the years many different substances can stain teeth, leaving them yellow, and discolored. Wine, nicotine, and coffee can all have a staining effect on the color of teeth and their brightness. At Rayburn & Hilliard, DDS our teeth whitening in Houston TX is a great way to restore teeth back to their natural condition using dental bleaching. The whitening procedure can be done in just a few trips to our office or by using our take home trays. Both methods are simple and take just a few minutes in our dental chair.

Before your teeth whitening in Houston TX, we’ll perform a full and comprehensive exam. We recommend patients receive a regular teeth cleaning before their teeth whitening session in order to get teeth in their best condition for whitening. For those who wish to do the procedure at home, the method is just as easy and simple. First, we’ll make a mold of your teeth so we can provide you with custom made trays that ensure that the whitening solution covers only the teeth and doesn’t irritate the surrounding gums. Because whitening solution can be irritating to any other part of the mouth but the teeth themselves. The take home trays can be done anytime, anywhere. Some patients are recommended to leave them in overnight.

Should you choose to have your teeth whitening done in our offices you’ll come in for one to three appointments depending on the level of whitening needed. We first apply a paste to the teeth to reduce any sensitivity. Then we apply bleaching gel to the teeth to break up any stains and discoloration present. Most bleaching procedures take a half an hour to 45 minutes. With proper care and oral hygiene routines, teeth whitening in Houston TX procedures can last up to a year or more, depending on maintenance.

4910 Willowbend Blvd Suite C
Houston, TX 77035
(713) 893-1088

Houston Children’s Dentist

Preparing your child for their first dental visit in Houston

Houston children's dentist

Houston children’s dentist

Going to the dentist causes anxiety for adults. You can imagine how scary it is for children; especially their first visit. You can alleviate your child’s fears about the dentist by preparing your child for her first dental visit. The first step is to search for the best Houston kids dentist for your child.

Your children’s first dental visit is the most important one they’ll ever go to. Their first impression of the dentist will set the foundation for their attitude toward dental health and oral hygiene. If their initial visit it positive, it increases the likelihood that they’ll enthusiastically participate in daily oral health self-care at home and will continue these healthy oral hygiene habits for years to come. Therefore, it’s essential to properly prepare your children for the first visit in order to make it as positive for them as possible. The first step to instilling a positive attitude toward the dentist in your children is to choose the right dentist for them. Your children need an experienced, gentle Houston kids dentist who understands the special needs of children. The dentist and the rest of the staff working with your children should be able to create a positive experience for them. They should be patient, caring and kid-friendly & be able to make the visit fun and exciting while teaching them about proper oral hygiene & dental health. They should be able to alleviate your children’s fears and make the appointment fun for them. What you do before the initial visit is just as important as their time with the dental staff members. You could start to prepare your children about a week before their appointment by reading children’s books about going to the dentist and doing other fun preparatory activities such as talking to them about how fun your dental outing will be. Making it an adventure will not only alleviate their fears; your children will look forward to their trip to the dentist.

Make your Houston kids dentist appointment today. One of our friendly associates would be happy to assist you.

4910 Willowbend Blvd Suite C
Houston, TX 77035
(713) 893-1088