Teeth Whitening Allen, TX

Are you unhappy with the look of your smile? Professional teeth whitening services are your best option for a brighter, whiter smile. Whitening is one of the most common cosmetic treatments to create a beautiful smile. Allen Dental Center offers in-office and take-home teeth whitening in Allen, TX, for patients who want effective and long-lasting results.

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry treatment aims to tackle yellow teeth and teeth with tough stains. Whitening is a safe and effective way to enhance the appearance of your teeth. 

We both in-office and take-home teeth whitening in Allen, TX

Why Do I Have Stained Teeth?

You may have stained, discolored, or yellow teeth for many reasons. The two types of stains are extrinsic stains and intrinsic stains.

Extrinsic stains are the most common types of teeth stains we treat. They affect the outer layer of the teeth, the enamel. Lifestyle choices cause these surface stains. Smoking, poor oral hygiene, and consuming foods and drinks that stain your teeth will lead to extrinsic stains.

Drinks like coffee, tea, and red wine can stain teeth. Tomato-based sauces, berries, and soy sauce can also stain your teeth.

Intrinsic stains develop inside your tooth and are much harder to treat. Dental trauma, too much fluoride, aging, and certain medications (such as tetracycline) create these stains.

Most types of professional teeth whitening treatments cannot treat intrinsic stains. However, you can cover these stains with veneers.

The Benefits of Whitening My Teeth at a Dentist’s Office

Store-bought whitening toothpaste, strips, and other teeth whitening products offer inconsistent results. Professional teeth whitening treatment offers many benefits over store-bought options:

  • Customized Treatment: Our Allen Dental Center dentist will assess your dental condition and create a custom treatment. We want you to get your dream smile, and we will also ensure the safety of your teeth and gums.
  • Stronger Whitening Agents: When you use professional teeth whitening, the bleaching solutions contain a higher concentration of bleaching agents. This allows for more effective and noticeable results, especially compared to over-the-counter products. Stronger bleaching agents enter the tooth enamel to lift deep stains and change tooth color by multiple shades.
  • Safer: Teeth whitening from a dentist is safer and offers fewer side effects. Our dentists will take the proper measures to protect your gums and oral tissues before beginning treatment. Protecting the gums reduces the chances of sensitivity and irritation.

Teeth Whitening in Allen, TX

Regardless of your type of stain, Allen Dental Center will find a solution to whiten your teeth. Our goal is to make teeth whitening safe and comfortable for you. Our dentist will analyze your smile, review your medical history, and recommend a whitening treatment.

In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening

Zoom! Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular methods of tooth whitening today. In-office whitening is effective, safe, and reliable. Zoom does not require trays and can deliver dramatic results fast. The in-office Zoom teeth whitening system can whiten teeth by up to 8 shades in about an hour.

The process is simple. Our dentist will cover your gums, lips, and tongue to protect them and minimize discomfort. Then, our dentist will apply the whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide to the teeth.

We activate the teeth whitening gel with a special Zoom light that accelerates the whitening process. Then, we will repeat this treatment multiple times, lasting about 15 minutes each cycle.

At-Home Professional Teeth Whitening

In addition to Zoom! Teeth Whitening, we also offer an at-home whitening option. Many patients prefer this treatment because they can whiten their teeth from the comfort of their own homes.

With at-home professional teeth whitening, you can reach your desired results after several weeks. While this takes longer than in-office treatment, take-home whitening is safer and more effective than store-bought products.

We will take dental impressions at our office to fabricate your custom bleaching trays. When those are ready, you can begin treatment at home. You will use the trays and a whitening agent daily. We will provide instructions on how many hours a day to wear the trays. The length of your treatment will depend on your desired results.

Alternatives to Teeth Whitening

You may not qualify for professional teeth whitening procedures if you have intrinsic stains. Intrinsic stains are hard to remove. We will also recommend alternatives to whitening if you have sensitive teeth. Whitening treatments with high levels of active ingredients can affect your tooth nerves. Increased tooth sensitivity is a problem for some patients during whitening treatment.

Instead, Allen Dental Center may recommend dental veneers to whiten teeth. Veneers are thin shells made of porcelain that bond to the front of the teeth to hide dull, yellow, or discolored teeth. We color-match veneers to ensure they cover one or all teeth that show when you smile.

Before we place your veneers, we will remove a portion of the enamel. Because we must prepare your teeth for veneers, this is a more permanent solution for discolored teeth. We recommend veneers if you want to cover tooth stains permanently.

Keeping Your Teeth Bright

After teeth whitening, you want to maintain your results as long as possible. To keep your teeth white, we recommend:

  • Brush and floss twice daily: Good oral hygiene can remove surface stains from your teeth. When you brush and floss daily, you can remove stains from foods, drinks, and bacterial buildup. 
  • Avoid certain foods and drinks: Coffee, tea, red wine, soy sauce, tomato sauce, and other foods and beverages can stain your teeth. Additionally, acidic foods and drinks can wear down your teeth, changing your tooth color.
  • Get touch-up whitening treatments: We provide touch-up treatments to keep your teeth white. Our office can provide take-home whitening trays or in-office treatment. 
  • Visit the dentist every six months for routine cleanings: We provide thorough cleanings that remove plaque and surface stains from teeth. During cleanings, we can clean and polish the teeth for a brighter look.

Whiten Teeth Today

Are you looking for a dentist who offers at-home or Zoom teeth whitening in Allen, TX? Allen Dental Center provides both treatments for patients who want to whiten their teeth. We can help you achieve a white smile that boosts confidence and brightens your appearance.

To book a consultation today with an expert cosmetic dentist at Allen Dental Center, call 972.640.7564. You can also schedule an appointment online by filling out the online form. Let us know if you have any questions about whitening your smile. We will find the right teeth whitening treatment for you.