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The Most Common Myths About Teeth Whitening In Humble TX

Teeth whitening in Humble TX is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures that patients get to whiten or lighten the shade of their teeth. If you’re thinking of getting your teeth whitened, you should first take the time to visit your dentist so that you can check whether or not you have cavities or gum disease. Your dentist can also clean your teeth to get rid of any surface stains.

Before you get your teeth whitened, you should know some basic facts about teeth whitening. Below are some of the most common myths about teeth whitening.

  1. All teeth whiten the same.

This unfortunately is not true.  Yellow teeth have the tendency to whiten better than gray teeth. Because of this, people with yellow teeth tend to see more dramatic results compared to people with gray teeth.

  1. All teeth whitening gels works the same.

There are a lot of different whitening gels in the market today and they vary in terms of strength. The strongest ones are used by dentists for in-office teeth whitening procedures. The next strongest ones are given by dentists for patients to use at home. The weakest ones can be bought over the counter.

  1. Whitening toothpastes work by bleaching teeth.

Only very few whitening toothpastes actually have the ability to chemically whiten teeth. Most of them are only made with mechanical abrasive products that are designed to get rid of surface stains.   

  1. I need to get the strongest whitening gel so that my teeth can get as white as possible.

Even though the strongest whitening gels used by dentists in their clinics can whiten teeth the fastest, you can still achieve similar whitening results by using a medium-strength whitening gel prescribed by your dentist to be used at home for a longer time.

  1. Dental crowns, veneers, and tooth colored fillings will whiten just like teeth.

Teeth whitening treatment in Humble doesn’t take effect on dental veneers, crowns, and tooth colored fillings. This means that after you get your teeth whitened, the aforementioned will no longer match the color of your natural teeth. If you have plans on getting dental fillings, crowns, or veneers done, you should ask your dentist to whiten your teeth first before making them. Otherwise, you may need to get them redone after teeth whitening.

  1. It will take weeks for you to see results.

Even though most over-the-counter teeth whitening products that are made with milder whitening agents usually take weeks to show results, you can sometimes see dramatic results within an hour if you decide to get a teeth whitening procedure done by your dentist at her clinic. At times, patients can see their teeth become 8 or more shades whiter in a single visit.

Have you been considering whitening your teeth? It’s very simple and not painful at all. It’s a great way to brighten your smile! Give us a call or fill out the form on this page to set up an appointment. Be sure to take advantage of our “New Patient Specials” too!

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Dr. Holly J. Gregory practices a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to laser periodontal treatments, gum grafting, and Dr. Gregory can correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease.
Our office is located at 19502 McKay Blvd., Suite 202, Humble, TX 77338. Call us today at (281) 816-4707.

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