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.
Houston Best Dentist
If you want to make sure that you have healthy gums and teeth, you will need to do two things. First, you will have to make sure that you follow a great at-home dental cleaning regimen, including proper tooth brushing and flossing on a daily basis. Secondly, you will want to make sure that you come into our dental practice for periodic teeth cleanings. Our Houston Best dentist will also provide you with a dental checkup every six months to make sure that your teeth and gums are remaining healthy.
At our dental practice, Rayburn & Hilliard DDS, our expert and highly trained dentists are Dr. Rodney K. Rayburn and Dr. Russell R. Hilliard. It is impossible to have healthy teeth without healthy gums. This is because if gums develop gum disease, infection from the gum disease can travel down to the jawbone. This can cause your teeth to loosen and even to fall out. Conversely, it is impossible to have healthy gums without healthy teeth. If teeth have tartar and plaque buildup on them, not only will they be much more prone to developing cavities, but they will also contribute to the development of gum disease. When plaque and bacteria remain on teeth, these materials contribute to the development of deep pockets to form between your teeth and gums. When these pockets form, plaque, bacteria, and tartar all gather in the deep pockets and infection forms. At this point you will have gum disease. For all these reasons, it is very important that you have teeth cleanings at our dental practice on a regular basis. Our teeth cleanings will thoroughly remove all plaque, bacteria, and tartar from your teeth. Tartar can only be removed with professional dental cleaning instruments since it is a mineralized substance which tightly adheres to teeth. Our Houston Best dentist will also examine your gums to make sure they are not developing any type of gum disease.
If it is determined that you have gingivitis, a precursor to gum disease, our Houston Best dentist will most likely recommend that you have several regular dental cleanings over the coming months to get your gums back to good health. If it is seen that you are developing mild to moderate gum disease, and that deep pockets have already formed, our dentist will probably recommend that you have a periodontal procedure of scaling and root planing. This procedure is like a deep cleaning for the gums which will help your gums return to good health. If you would like to make an appointment to come in to see one of our expert dentists, or to have a teeth cleaning, contact us today.
Rayburn & Hilliard DDS
4910 Willowbend Blvd Suite C
Houston, TX 77035
77035 teeth cleaning
Great smiles are only as great as the teeth that make up those smiles. Not only do the teeth in the smile have to be straight but they also have to be clean and bright. A 77035 teeth cleaning is one step in offering the world a glimpse of clean teeth when smiling. Aside from the cosmetic value of clean teeth there is a far more important reason to always have clean teeth and that is to defend against tooth decay and gum disease that can spring from poor dental hygiene. The preventative care program offered at our practice, Rayburn & Hilliard, DDS has been designed to keep teeth clean and your mouth free from bacteria and decay.
Our preventative program is really a partnership between our practice and you. The participation of our patients in this preventative program is crucial. For your part you must do daily tooth maintenance in the form of proper brushing and flossing several times per day and the use of dental rinses. Our hygienist will teach you the proper maintenance techniques and give you instructions. For families with young children it is particularly important that they cooperate, so our staff makes it a fun experience instead of a chore. The daily at-home maintenance is supported by a 77035 teeth cleaning twice a year. During these sessions our hygienist will clean all the tartar and plaque away from around the teeth as well as between the teeth. This treatment gets rid of the hard substances that daily brushing can’t remove, which could cause tooth decay. Our hygienist will also scrape the plaque and debris away from the gums, which will help prevent gum disease that can lead to tooth and bone loss.
When paired with regular checkups by our doctors 77035 teeth cleaning are an effective tool for preventing both cavities and gum disease. Clean healthy teeth are the foundation for good oral health and a great smile. To prevent tooth decay and the severe problems that comes with it takes diligence in home brushing as well as regular teeth cleanings. Why not come into our office and discuss how together we can prevent tooth problems for your whole family?