Tooth Whitening: In-Office Or At Home?

affordable teeth whitening Pearland

If you are planning to whiten your teeth, the essential first step is to select a whitening method. It may seem like there are a multitude of options, but it’s important to remember that they all employ a peroxide-based whitening solution. The difference lies in the strength of the bleaching solution and method of delivery. In-office whitening procedures generally use a solution with a relatively higher concentration of peroxide. In other words, it is stronger.

Let’s look at the pros and cons of DIY and in-office teeth whitening.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Advantages
Generally less expensive
Doesn’t require a trip to your dentist
May cause less tooth sensitive and pain
At-Home Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
Takes longer to achieve desired level of lightening
Whitening appliances don’t protect gum tissue
Solution must be applied many times over a period of weeks

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Advantages
Pros
Same day results
Administered by a dental professional
Gum tissue is protected

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening Disadvantages
More expensive

Did you know that in order to maintain the brightness achieved from an in-office teeth whitening treatment, a patient must follow up with at-home touch-ups? Therefore, a combination of in-office and DIY methods is often the most effective solution.

David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry advises patients to meet with with their dentist before starting any tooth bleaching regimen. An oral examination will help your dentist know if tooth whitening will deliver the results you are seeking. This is especially essential when you have tetracycline stains or multiple restorations.

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas
77581

 


Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Has Your Smile Lost Its Luster?

Hello, Pearland! Has your smile lost its luster? Are your teeth discolored? If flashing a pearly white smile is important to you, I can help. My name is David C. Montz, and I have been creating whiter, brighter smiles  since 1997 at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.

Whether your teeth have been stained through sipping dark-colored drinks such as red wine or coffee, or if smoking has left your teeth brown and dull, my staff and I can lighten your teeth and brighten your smile.

Maybe you have injured a tooth causing it to turn gray. We offer several solutions to restore the color to a tooth. When you come in for a consultation we will determine which cosmetic dental procedure is ideal for your teeth.

Your smile the first thing people notice. I will make sure your smile is brilliant and absolutely unforgettable!

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we not only offer tooth whitening to our Houston area patients, we also offer cosmetic dentistry.

If you or your family need Invisalign or CEREC dental crowns we invite you to come in for a dental consultation. We are located at 2443 S Galveston Ave  in Pearland, Texas.

Invest in a white, bright smile! Call us today at 832-895-5120 or visit https://www.pearlandsmiles.com/

Thanks for visiting my cosmetic dental blog! – David C. Montz, DDS, PA

 

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry: 832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas
77581

 


The Ultimate Anti-Aging Treatment In Pearland

Pearland Dentistry Wishing for a whiter smile but not sure how to get it? New to Texas tooth whitening lingo? At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we educate patients on the variety of Houston affordable teeth whitening treatments; from whitening trays to teeth bleaching to opalescence whitening. We do smile whitening every day.

Almost every toothpaste claims to whiten teeth, but as we age our teeth gradually turn yellow or gray, despite all the whitening toothpastes we use regularly. Tooth enamel, while one of the hardest substances in the body, is porous. Over time, the food and drinks that comes in contact with our teeth cause staining and discoloration. You probably have already discovered that a toothbrush cannot clean these microscopic pores.

Carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide are the two main smile whitening ingredients. They can penetrate the outer layer of your teeth to remove the build-up, and help restore whitening to teeth. Call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry at 832-895-5120 to schedule an appointment and we will explain the difference between these tooth bleaching ingredients and how they may affect your Pearland smile whitening results.

Houston at-home teeth whitening products are probably not a good choice if you have crowns or veneers. You could end up with extremely uneven results or possible damage to your existing Texas cosmetic dentistry.

We know the best teeth bleaching options and can recommend the perfect white smile solution for you.

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we hope to see you soon. Give us a call at 832-895-5120.

 

Contact David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry:

832-895-5120

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas
77581

 


Whitening vs Bleaching At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry In Pearland

Whitening vs Bleaching At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates - Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry In Pearland

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry provides in-office or through a take home kit. Results vary, but most patients observe significant lightening that lasts up to a year. Our Pearland teeth whitening patients affirm that a whiter smile improves self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, however, mean two different things. Surface cracks and stains occur on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Foods and beverages that are both dark colored and acidic – like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce  – have even greater staining power.

Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, do it yourself strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and affordable and can improve teeth with continued, regular use. The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated,  use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for Houston men and women with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry guides pregnant or nursing mothers to pick the non-bleach whitening products.

Teeth bleaching is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, teeth bleaching should be done in-office by your Texas cosmetic dentist. Bleaching can ordinarily achieve more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced Pearland dentist’s supervision.

Call the friendly team at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry to schedule a consultation!

Excellence by Intention

The following online articles were used as source material for this post:

Linda Dyett, ‘Teeth Whitening: How it Works and What it Costs,’ Consumer Guide to Dentistry, September 12, 2011, http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/teeth-whitening/.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

‘How to Whiten Teeth,’ What’s Cooking America, http://whatscookingamerica.net/HealthBeauty/TeethWhitening.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

 


Beautiful Teeth Without Breaking The Bank

affordable teeth whitening Pearland

At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Pearland, our smile makeover patients believe that life-changing cosmetic dentistry is a valuable investment. Indeed, for most people, the value of a healthy, attractive smile cannot be measured in dollars. We acknowledge, however, that cosmetic dentistry is not cheap.

Do you have to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade your smile? Actually, no. Today’s post focuses on the most affordable cosmetic dental procedures.

Dental Bonding
In many cases, dental bonding can be used to repair a tooth that has been chipped.

When David C. Montz repairs a tooth with dental bonding, a pliable resin material is applied to the tooth. Dr. Montz expertly molds the material to create the desired shape. The resin is then hardened using a special light. After hardening, Dr. Montz performs any needed trimming and shaping followed by a final polishing.

Dental bonding is frequently less expensive than porcelain veneers or dental crowns. Call us at 832-895-5120 to discuss cosmetic dental financing options.

Beware of brand-new Houston area practices that advertise uncommonly low prices for dental bonding, veneers, or dental implants. The competence and artistic ability required to achieve minuscule tolerances should not be undertaken by a beginner. Thoroughly research any new cosmetic dentist you are considering for any cosmetic dental procedures or complete smile makeover.

Tooth Whitening
Most Pearland people are aware that there are several different tooth whitening procedures. David C. Montz recommends scheduling a tooth whitening consultation to discuss your options. Even inexpensive OTC tooth bleaching systems can be misused and result in tooth sensitivity, damage to tooth enamel, and spotty coloration.

Regarding the cost of teeth whitening: if you decide on an at-home system from a drugstore, you may have to buy several packages to achieve even slight whitening. In-office whitening or a take home system from our office may be more economical in the long run.


Whitening vs Bleaching At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry In Pearland

Whitening vs Bleaching At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates - Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry In Pearland

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental service that David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry provides in-office or through a take home kit. Results vary, but most patients observe significant lightening that lasts up to a year. Our Pearland teeth whitening patients affirm that a whiter smile improves self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, however, mean two different things. Surface cracks and stains occur on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Foods and beverages that are both dark colored and acidic – like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce  – have even greater staining power.

Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, do it yourself strips, and some mouthwashes are safe and affordable and can improve teeth with continued, regular use. The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated,  use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for Houston men and women with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry guides pregnant or nursing mothers to pick the non-bleach whitening products.

Teeth bleaching is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, teeth bleaching should be done in-office by your Texas cosmetic dentist. Bleaching can ordinarily achieve more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced Pearland dentist’s supervision.

Call the friendly team at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry to schedule a consultation!

Excellence by Intention

The following online articles were used as source material for this post:

Linda Dyett, ‘Teeth Whitening: How it Works and What it Costs,’ Consumer Guide to Dentistry, September 12, 2011, accessed on February 6, 2012

How to Whiten Teeth,’ What’s Cooking America, accessed on February 6, 2012


Houston Wants Silver Screen Smiles

Houston Wants Silver Screen Smiles

With the constant media coverage of celebrities, many Pearland dental patients are interested in having a smile like the stars. With an experienced dentist and the right smile makeover procedures, anyone can have a smile they want to show off.

Many smile makeovers include teeth whitening. There are a variety of ways this can be done. Most Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel drugstores sell over-the-counter whitening strips and gels. Your Houston dentist can recommend an effective one, or he or she may offer in-office bleaching. This is a quick way to see whiter teeth in less than an hour.

For missing teeth, most Houston cosmetic dentists will recommend a dental implant. Because a dental implant is anchored into the jawbone, it looks and feels just like a natural tooth. A dental implant prevents jawbone recession and the shifting of adjacent teeth.

Veneers are especially popular in the Houston area. They cover the front of the teeth and are custom-made for each individual patient. These are useful for Pearland patients who have broken or chipped teeth, stained teeth, or gaps between teeth that they would like to hide.

Enamel shaping, bonding, braces, and gum contouring are other successful treatments that can be used to help your teeth look their best.

I’m Dr. David C. Montz, a trusted and experienced Pearland dentist. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Friendswood, Alvin, or Manvel area, I hope you’ll give us a call at 832-895-5120 to schedule a consultation.

We offer sedation dentistry, CEREC dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening.


Bright Smiles In Manvel

Bright Smiles In Alvin

Hello Manvel! Do you want brighter, whiter teeth? Most Manvel folks notice their teeth dulling as the years go by, but some foods, drinks, and even mouthwashes can stain teeth at any age.

Friendswood tooth whitening products like kits, strips, or toothpastes may slightly lighten stains, but for a truly brilliant smile David C. Montz can help!

If you have dental veneers, bonding, or bridges, teeth whitening bleach will not lighten the stains and your whitened natural teeth will make your dental work look even duller in comparison. At David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we can recommend new dental work, including veneers or bondings, if these have aged and discolored.

Remember, anything that can stain a white tee shirt can also stain teeth.

Fortunately, brushing after meals can keep stains at bay; however with acidic foods or drinks, just rinse your mouth with water. Brushing right away can erode enamel, causing thinner teeth as we age.

Manvel in-office teeth whitening takes about an hour and bleaches teeth to a whiter-than-ever brilliance. Professional take-home whitening kits are also available at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry and can produce the best results over time.

For more information on getting a younger and brighter smile, contact our office for a smile brightening consultation today!

Dr. David Montz
David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry
832-895-5120
https://www.pearlandsmiles.com/

We offer general and cosmetic dentistry including veneers, crowns, bonding, orthodontia, and teeth whitening. Ask us about financing options.


Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry!

Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry!

Hi, Pearland, We’re David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry! David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry has been providing quality dental care to patients in the Friendswood, Alvin, and Manvel areas since 1997. We are passionate about the oral health of our patients and we are currently accepting new patients. Our top services include:

 

sedation dentistry
CEREC dental crowns
porcelain veneers
teeth whitening
family dentistry

My name is David C. Montz, and I am the Dr. at David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry. The friendly staff here would be happy to answer any questions you have about important dental topics such as cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, gum contouring, and much, much more.

We also strive to help our Houston patients develop the oral health habits that will keep their mouths as healthy as possible and their smiles clean and bright.

Please give us a call at 832-895-5120 so we can schedule an appointment for you. We are conveniently located at 2443 S Galveston Ave, Pearland, TX.


Tooth Whitening Dentistry In Pearland

Tooth whitening has really taken off in Pearland. It has become a popular dental procedure and can provide excellent results if done properly.

There are a lot of options when it comes to tooth whitening. You can choose from a selection of over-the-counter options that you can get at your local pharmacy, or can go to a professional to get a complete tooth whitening solution. It is a good idea to consult with your dentist before a tooth whitening, regardless of whether you choose to use an over-the-counter product. Your dentist will be able to help you understand the results you can expect, and can help recommend a product that will work for you.

There are many variables when it comes to tooth whitening. The color of your teeth at the beginning of your treatment will make a difference for your ending result. Different tooth whitening treatments will each produce a different result. Your Pearland dentist has experience with tooth coloration and the types of treatments available.

In many cases, your Pearland dentist will be able to provide you with a tooth whitening solution that you can take home with you. In some cases, your Pearland dentist may recommend a professional treatment that is done at the dentist’s office. Professional tooth whitening can produce dramatic results in a single treatment, and is often done over a few treatments. Tooth whitening is less expensive than it was in the earlier days of tooth whitening technology. Today, tooth whitening treatments are very affordable, and don’t take the time they used to.

If you are interested in a tooth whitening consultation in the Pearland area, please call David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry and make an appointment. We will be happy to give you a check up, assess your tooth color, and recommend tooth whitening treatments that may be right for you.