About Teeth Whitening
Dull, dingy teeth can be quite embarrassing. If yellowed tooth enamel is causing you to hide your smile and feel less confident, the Houston teeth whitening services at the dental practice of Ronald Konig, DDS, may be right for you.
Teeth whitening is a safe, fast, and effective way to remove stains from the surface of your teeth. If your stains are deeper, such as those caused by tetracycline or fluorosis, however, a topical solution may not be the best option. Working with a trusted cosmetic dentist like Dr. Konig helps ensure the proper treatment is provided so that even these more stubborn stains can be treated. During your initial consultation, Dr. Konig will carefully assess your smile and discuss all of your options to help you choose the right method of tooth whitening for your specific needs.
To schedule a teeth whitening consultation with Houston cosmetic dentist Dr. Ronald Konig, please call 713-668-2289 today. Dr. Konig serves the Texas communities of Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and all surrounding areas.
DayWhite & NightWhite
Dr. Konig is pleased to offer professional teeth whitening with DayWhite and NightWhite, powerful take-home options from Philips Zoom that are not available over the counter. DayWhite is a hydrogen peroxide solution that brightens teeth over the course of a few weeks. This treatment comes in varying strengths – up to 14% - to address all level of surface staining. Safe and effective, DayWhite is applied to teeth in 60 to 90 minute sessions. With consistent use, it can produce remarkable results in as few as 14 days.
NightWhite is a carbamide peroxide solution that offers results in as little as three days. Worn overnight or for at least three to four hours a day, NightWhite quickly penetrates stains to reveal the bright and attractive enamel beneath. NightWhite comes in varying strengths, allowing Dr. Konig to address the exact needs of each patient for optimal results.
Teeth Whitening and Tooth Sensitivity
One of the biggest problems with peroxide tooth whiteners is their tendency to cause discomfort. Part of this has to do with how these solutions are typically applied. Store-bought kits, even those with “boil and bite” application trays, are fairly inefficient at keeping solution from seeping. This not only increases risks of sensitivity and soft tissue irritation, it can result in very inconsistent results. To counter this, the application trays supplied by our office are molded precisely to your teeth, reducing risks of seepage while helping to improve results.
In addition to more controlled application of the bleaching solution, DayWhite and NightWhite are formulated with amorphous calcium phosphate and potassium nitrate, both of which work to reduce sensitivity. These teeth whiteners also contain fluoride, helping to strengthen enamel even as it is being whitened to allow for teeth that are as strong and healthy as they are brilliant and white.
Common Causes of Tooth Stains
Tooth whitening can remove some of the toughest teeth stains, including those caused by:
- Red wine
- Staining foods (tomato sauce, soy sauce, blueberries, etc.)
- Sports drinks
These stains rest on top of tooth enamel, causing a dingy or discolored appearance. These stains also respond very well to topical teeth whiteners. DayWhite and NightWhite are professionally formulated to remove tough stains from the teeth, but they may not be able to address those stains that are underneath tooth enamel. For those, Dr. Konig may recommend a different cosmetic option such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding. During your initial consultation, we can discuss all of these options in greater detail.