Dentist at Rock Creek

Teeth Whitening

Family, Cosmetic and Orthodontic Dentists located in Cypress, TX

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Teeth Whitening services offered in Cypress, TX

Teeth whitening provides a quick and convenient way to transform your smile if you have stained or discolored teeth. At Dentist at Rock Creek in Cypress, Texas, cosmetic and family dentists KimCuc Vo, DDS, Sandra Raouf, DDS, and the team offer in-office chairside teeth whitening and take-home teeth whitening kits to teens and adults. Call Dentist at Rock Creek to request a teeth whitening consultation today or book online! 

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a type of cosmetic dentistry. It uses hydrogen peroxide (or another similar solution) to remove stains from the surfaces of your teeth. 

The results of teeth whitening aren’t permanent, but if you practice good oral hygiene and avoid bad habits, they can last 3-4 months and sometimes longer.*


What causes teeth to change color?

Teeth change color because of the natural aging process. Daily activities, like biting and chewing, cause your tooth enamel to wear away, revealing more of the dentin beneath. Dentin is yellow, so the more visible it is, the more discolored your teeth appear.

Other things that may affect the appearance of your teeth include:

  • Using tobacco
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Drinking beverages, like red wine, coffee, and cola
  • Trauma

You might also have stained or discolored teeth if you regularly eat foods that stain, like berries or tomato-based sauces.


What are the types of teeth whitening?

At Dentist at Rock Creek, the team offers several types of teeth whitening, including:

Chairside in-office teeth whitening

Chairside teeth whitening takes about an hour. During treatment, your provider applies a medical-grade whitening gel to your teeth. Your teeth absorb the solution, and it oxidizes the discolored molecules within. The whitening process brightens your smile, making it up to eight shades lighter*. 

Take-home teeth whitening kits

If you’d rather whiten your teeth at home, ask your provider about take-home teeth whitening trays. Teeth whitening trays are plastic mouthpieces that you line with a whitening solution. You wear the mouthpieces for 3-4 hours each day when it’s convenient.

The team at Dentist at Rock Creek can help you determine the type of teeth whitening that will most benefit you.


How long does teeth whitening last?

The results of teeth whitening last 3-4 months on average*, but it’s possible to extend them. The team at Dentist at Rock Creek recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing regularly
  • Quitting tobacco
  • Drinking staining beverages, like coffee, with a straw

It’s also important to visit the office every six months for preventive dentistry, including an oral exam, digital X-rays, and teeth cleaning.

Call Dentist at Rock Creek to learn more about teeth whitening today, or click the online booking feature.

*Individual results may vary.