The holidays are a great time for us to get our loved ones a gift that they’ve always wanted but couldn’t bear to buy for themselves. Maybe your wife needs a new car, or your father wants a new power drill. Whatever it is, we buy it for them to remind them of how much we love and support their wants and needs throughout the year.


But what about what YOU want? It can be hard to ask for presents that seem extravagant or unnecessary. In reality, that is exactly what you should be asking for, to allow your loved ones to show their affections. Many of us do not choose to spend money on our outward appearance and cosmetic improvements during the holidays because it may be embarrassing.


A teeth whitening procedure may not be what first comes to mind, but it is a present that could boost not only your outward appearance but your inner confidence and happiness. There are many ways teeth whitening can increase your oral health as well.


Whitening your teeth gets rid of unwanted stains and discoloration from typical daily consumption and more advanced bacteria that could lead to cavities. Contrary to popular belief, the bleached used in most teeth whitening gels are nontoxic and do not necessarily weaken your tooth enamel, like some believe.


Having a brighter smile leads to confidence in all areas of your life. Posing for a picture at the next holiday get together will be anything but embarrassing. Instead of running away or standing in the back, you will want to be front and center to show off your smile. Business transactions are proven to be quicker and with less confrontational if the seller’s outward appearance is clean and appealing to the buyer.


To ask for a teeth whitening procedure from your loved ones this holidays, is asking for a brighter smile that can change your daily mood. Depending on your current oral health, there are many different types of teeth whitening procedures that can be done at home or in the dental office.


Teeth whitening procedures that are performed in the dental office are known to be the most effective. Some offices use a whitening gel and a tool similar to a lamp which activates the bleaching ingredient and instantly brightens your teeth. Other in-office dental whitening procedures include using gels trays that have higher amounts of bleaching ingredients that work with a one time use.


Dentists can also create personalized whitening trays which offer a very even whitening across all teeth. At A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe, serving the Houston area, our dentists will take a mold of your teeth for the trays in one appointment, and at the next you will be provided with two perfectly fitted whitening trays and two bottles of bleaching gel so you can get a brighter smile in the comfort of your home.

Over-the-counter whitening products are also available, although their effects take time and are not as effective as a professional whitening. If you or someone you know is interested in a teeth whitening procedure as their holiday gift this season, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Houston, Texas to inquire our staff about teeth whitening gift sets.