Teeth Whitening

Lisa Giovanetti, DDS, MS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Maple Leaf Dental

Lisa Giovanetti, DDS, MS

Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Specialist located in Houston, TX

Yellow, discolored teeth can make you self-conscious about your smile. At Maple Leaf Dental in Houston, Texas, Lisa Giovanetti, DDS, MS, helps you achieve a whiter smile. She offers a variety of teeth whitening treatments, including in-office Boost™ whitening. In-office whitening provides dramatic results in less than an hour. If you're considering teeth whitening, let Dr. Giovanetti deliver expert care. New patients are eligible for a $150 tooth whitening special. To learn more about this offer, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How can I brighten my smile?

As you age, you may develop yellow or discolored teeth. Some health problems or medications can also change the color of your teeth. The foods and drinks you consume can play a role, too.

If you're self-conscious about your teeth, professional whitening can help. Unlike over-the-counter products, professional treatments can deliver dramatic results. Maple Leaf Dental provides several options for professional teeth whitening. Dr. Giovanetti helps you choose the one that's right for you.

What forms of teeth whitening are available?

Maple Leaf Dental offers in-office procedures, including laser teeth whitening. Laser procedures use a powerful whitening gel. During the procedure, Dr. Giovanetti activates this gel using a special light.

Boost whitening is another option. This in-office treatment doesn't use lights or lasers. Instead, the whitening gel is chemically activated, working within your mouth to brighten your smile. 

Dr. Giovanetti also provides take-home whitening trays. These easy-to-use trays fit easily into a busy schedule. Whitening trays use a gel that bleaches your teeth gradually when used over several weeks. Take-home trays also help you preserve your results after an in-office procedure.

What happens during in-office whitening?

Before your treatment begins, Dr. Giovanetti examines your mouth. She determines whether in-office whitening is right for you, and explains what kind of results you can expect. 

When you're ready to begin, Dr. Giovanetti protects your lips and gums from the whitening gel. Next, she applies the gel and activates it. In-office procedures generally take about 30 minutes, but if you have deep stains, your treatment may take a bit longer. 

Results appear right away. Most patients notice that their teeth look dramatically whiter after a single treatment.

How do take-home trays work?

Each set of trays is custom-made to fit over your teeth. Dr. Giovanetti provides a professional-quality whitening gel, which you place inside the trays. Take-home trays are generally worn for about 20 minutes a day. 

Dr. Giovanetti may recommend wearing your trays for 1-2 weeks. Take-home trays work gradually, so you may not see full results until your treatment schedule is complete. 

New stains can develop over time. To preserve your results, Dr. Giovanetti may also suggest using your trays for occasional touch-ups. Your trays allow you to perform touch-ups in the privacy of your own home. 

If you are ready to learn more about whitening your teeth, Maple Leaf Dental offers a $150 tooth whitening special for new patients. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.