By David A Citek DDS
September 21, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you hate the way your teeth look these days? Stains from the foods and beverages you consume and the effects of aging can dull teeth whiteningyour once sparkling smile. Dr. David Citek, your Houston, TX dentist, explains how quick and easy it is to get a whiter smile.

The problem

Have you ever spilled coffee or wine on a white shirt? If you have, you know just how difficult it is to remove those stains from white fabrics. Darkly colored foods and beverages stain your teeth just as easily as they do shirts. Since tooth enamel is porous, it tends to absorb the pigment from coffee, tea, wine, cola, grape juice, berries and tomatoes. As stains form, your teeth begin to look dull and yellow. Your teeth also become duller as you age. Although you may not be able to prevent age-related yellowing, you can do something about it.

How teeth whitening can help

Whitening agents penetrate your enamel to bleach out stains and discolorations. Thanks to the power of hydrogen peroxide, even stubborn stains fade after a whitening treatment. In fact, you can expect your teeth to be an average of three to eight shades whiter after professional teeth whitening treatment.

Results in one visit

The whitening agent your dentist uses is much stronger than those in drugstore whitening kits. Whitening your teeth with kits usually requires you to spend weeks applying the product to your teeth. When you choose professional whitening, your teeth will be whiter after just one visit to your dentist's Houston office. You won't have to spend hours to see results either. In just one hour, your smile will be noticeably brighter.

A safer method

Sensitivity is one of the most common complaints related to whitening. If you're not careful, the whitening agent can get on your gums or roots, causing pain. When you visit your dentist, your comfort and safety is the priority. He'll coat your gums and roots with a protective gel and use retractors to pull your cheeks and lips away from your teeth during the procedure.

Are you ready for a brighter smile? Call Dr. Citek, your Houston, TX dentist, at (713) 943-2506 to schedule your teeth whitening appointment.


Houston, TX Family & Cosmetic Dentist
Lee Bui, DDS
10126 Thermon Street
Houston, TX 77075
(713) 943-2506