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Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Offers Teen Teeth Whitening

It’s no secret that teenagers spend a lot of time on social media connecting with friends, celebrities, and their favorite brands. With social media came the rise of social media ads, many of which are for companies selling at-home teeth whitening kits. However, if you’ve read our post about store-bought teeth whitening kits, then you know why we don’t recommend them to you nor your teen-aged children, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still get their teeth whitened.

Can Teenagers Even Undergo Teeth Whitening At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office?

Although it’s more common to see adults undergo in-office teeth whitening, it is also perfectly safe for teenagers to get their teeth whitened as young as 13 years old, so long as they have their parents' permission and all of the permanent, larger adult teeth have emerged and settled. We recommend waiting until this point because, by then, the nerve endings are also larger, helping to reduce sensitivity.

If your teen is currently undergoing metal dental braces treatment or Invisalign treatment, we recommend they wait until after their treatment has concluded so as to ensure their teeth are evenly whitened. 

How Teeth Whitening For Teenagers Works At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office

If your teen wishes to undergo in-office teeth whitening with our Houston cosmetic dentist, you can expect treatment to only last one session in most cases. 

First, we will assess any sensitivities your teen suffers from and/or any prior dental work that has been done. Then, we will discuss how much whiter they want their teeth to be and whether we recommend their chosen shade. Although most patients strive for the whitest teeth possible, some patients may be better off with a slightly darker shade–especially if they are more prone to long-term sensitivity. Rest assured that when our Houston cosmetic dentist performs your teen’s teeth whitening, their treatment will be fully customized with their comfort and health prioritized.

Teeth Whitening For Teenagers At Our Victory Smiles Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office 

If your teen has asked to get their teeth whitened, you will be glad to know that it’s safe for them to. In order to give them a winning smile that meets their needs, please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist. We can discuss their needs and what they can expect in greater detail.

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Have You Scheduled Your Check-Up With Our Houston Dentist?

Dental check-ups are critical to maintaining healthy teeth. When was the last time your family members received a dental check-up, complete with x-rays, an exam, and a cleaning? At Victory Smiles, our Houston dentist recommends that parents and their children see us for a dental cleaning every six months, and as summer vacation approaches, now is the perfect time to book your check-up!

Regular Dental Check-Ups Let Us Monitor The Health Of Your Teeth

Dental check-ups twice a year are especially important for children because they may be prone to cavities while they try to learn the best way to maintain their dental hygiene. Additionally, we need to be sure that their teeth and jaws are developing correctly and/or if they need dental braces/Invisalign. As for adults, regular dental check-ups help us make sure that your teeth are as healthy as possible so we can address other dental health concerns early on. Our dental braces are also available for adults if necessary.

Our Houston Dentist Patients Get A Deeper Teeth Cleaning During Their Dental Check-Ups

Even if you and your children have a good hygiene routine and properly brush and floss your teeth every day, it remains impossible for any of our patients to achieve a 100% clean, simply because plaque can build up behind and in between the teeth where floss and toothbrushes aren’t able to reach. However, by using our state-of-the-art tools, we will be able to clean these hard-to-reach areas and achieve a deeper clean, resulting in a healthier smile for your whole family.

Dental Check-Ups With Our Houston Dentist Serve As A Preventative Measure Against Severe Health Issues

Following your dental cleaning, our Houston dentist will take the time to examine your teeth. In doing so, we'll take an even closer look at the bite and look for any subtle signs of health issues. Did you know that certain illnesses such as gum disease, some cancers, diabetes, and even cardiovascular disease sometimes exhibit their earliest signs in the teeth? Coming to your check-ups on a regular basis will ensure that we can treat potential illnesses early on. When it comes to dental health, the more proactive we are, the better for you!

Our Houston Dentist Is Here To Give You A Winning Smile This Summer!

Now that you know of the importance of getting a dental checkup twice a year, please book an appointment with our Houston dentist so we can assess the health of your teeth and deeply clean them. With our compassionate team of dentists at your side, you’ll get to enjoy a winning smile this summer!

Woman showing off her brand new smile thanks to houston cosmetic dental veneers

Instantly Improve Your Smile With Porcelain Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are one of the most common procedures that our Houston cosmetic dentist performs on patients. A relatively quick and easy treatment, cosmetic dental veneers work wonders at transforming your smile almost instantly. 

What Are Dental Veneers and How Can Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Patients Benefit From Them?

A dental veneer is a thin, lightweight porcelain shell that is placed on the front surface of the tooth to hide any dental flaws, such as the tooth’s shape, crookedness, or crowding. Our Houston cosmetic dentist’s patients also benefit from dental veneers because they effectively conceal chips, cracks, spaces, and even discoloration.

How Do You Get Cosmetic Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are placed within two visits with our Houston cosmetic dentist. At your first appointment, you can expect the following:

  • Discussing your needs
  • Matching the ideal porcelain veneer shade for your new smile
  • Shaving your teeth slightly (and very gently) to ensure a perfect fit
  • Taking impressions
  • Placing temporary dental veneers on your teeth to protect them until your new porcelain veneers arrive

This sounds like a lot, but rest assured that our exceptionally trained Houston cosmetic dentist will work efficiently and make certain that you are as comfortable as possible.

At your second visit, you will receive your brand new porcelain veneers. We will place them on your teeth and diligently check that they are a perfect fit before we secure them with dental-grade glue. Afterward, we will evaluate your bite, trim off excess porcelain, and remove excess glue. Before we glue them in place, however, we will need your honest feedback on how you feel with your veneers on. It’s a lot easier to care for your porcelain veneers when they fit comfortably. The better the fit, the longer they will last!

Porcelain Veneers At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office

Dental veneers can drastically improve your smile the day you get them! This will make you feel so confident that you won’t be able to stop showing off your winning smile. If you’re considering getting dental veneers to transform your smile, please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist. We will start with a consultation and further educate you on this treatment.

young Houston dentist patient holding Invisalign and metal dental braces after her treatment by our Houston cosmetic dentist

Are Metal Dental Braces Better Than Invisalign?

Invisalign Clear Aligners are quickly becoming the go-to method for our Houston cosmetic dentist patients to correct the alignment of their teeth–especially for our adult patients. However, metal dental braces continue to remain the most popular method for straightening teeth, simply because they are more versatile. Does that mean metal braces are better? In this article, our Houston cosmetic dentist will discuss the differences between the two and answer this question.

Metal Dental Braces Versus Invisalign

Let’s start by comparing how both treatments are done. 

Metal dental braces consist of metal brackets that are glued to the teeth, as well as a metal archwire that is placed across the teeth in order to put pressure on the brackets, gradually moving the teeth to their correct alignment.

Invisalign, on the other hand, is only plastic. This sturdy plastic is shaped to your mouth, but also to how we want your teeth to shift. Its sturdiness puts pressure on your teeth to gradually straighten them.

Whereas your metal dental braces treatment will include adjustment appointments, your Invisalign treatment doesn’t require as many appointments with our Houston cosmetic dentist. Rather, every few weeks you will get a new set of Invisalign clear aligners that will shift your teeth to the next phase of your treatment.

How Do You Know If Invisalign Or Metal Dental Braces Are Right For You

Our Houston cosmetic dentist offers both treatments because one isn’t necessarily better than the other. Both dental braces treatments work wonders for giving you a straight and healthy smile; they simply work efficiently for different cases.

Invisalign tends to work best for mild corrections, as these can be achieved fairly quickly. Metal braces work for virtually all types of corrections, but for severe and more complex cases, they may work much faster than Invisalign would.

Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Will Help You Determine Which Dental Braces Work Best For You

If you would like to straighten your teeth so you can smile more confidently, please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist so we can get started with a dental braces consultation. This will help us understand your needs and recommend the right dental braces for you! We look forward to giving you a winning smile!

Houston cosmetic dentist patient undergoing teeth whitening treatment

Get Teeth Whitening At Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist Office

These days, a brighter, whiter smile is all the more accessible thanks to businesses that claim to sell DIY whitening kits online, as well as over-the-counter options available at some pharmacies. Although teeth whitening kits purchased for use at home seem ideal, our Houston cosmetic dentist will break down why you should stay away from DIY teeth whitening kits and stick to in-office treatment, such as those we offer at our offices.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits Aren’t As Effective As They Appear

Ads for teeth whitening kits are very effective at highlighting all of the benefits you get from using them, but that’s what advertising is meant to do. Unfortunately, in order for their advertising to be effective, they can’t tell you about the drawbacks associated with these products.

Drawbacks Of At-Home Teeth Whitening

DIY, at-home teeth whitening requires you to do all the steps yourself, which is a rather tedious process. These are many issues our Houston cosmetic dentist patients encounter when they have attempted to whiten their own teeth before coming into our office for a more effective treatment, including:

It Takes Many Tries To Get It Somewhat Right

When it comes to at-home teeth whitening, it’s not rare for patients to attempt multiple applications in one round of treatment so they can get close to the right shade. On top of that, it can be very difficult to get an even whitening due to the several layers patients try placing on their teeth.

Multiple Teeth Whitening Attempts Leads To Increased Tooth Sensitivity

If you apply the whitening treatment incorrectly, this often leads to excessive tooth sensitivity and pain. These are harsh chemicals you’re putting on your teeth, so it’s critical that the process is done properly and by a professional.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Is More Expensive

Although the first purchase of a teeth whitening kit may be far lower in cost than getting your teeth whitened at a Houston dental office, keep in mind that these kits aren’t designed for long-lasting results. They may last a few weeks, but in order to maintain your white smile, you will need to buy these kits very frequently, which adds up over time.

Visit Our Houston Cosmetic Dentist For In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment Instead

If you would like a pearly white smile, the best way to achieve this is through in-office teeth whitening treatment at one of our Houston cosmetic dentist offices. By entrusting a trained cosmetic dentist to your teeth whitening needs, you can rest assured that our professional-grade equipment will give you a winning smile by maximizing your results so they last for months–not weeks. If you’re ready to show off a bright white smile, then please book an appointment with our Houston cosmetic dentist so we can discuss your needs.