If you are looking for a brighter, whiter smile, professional teeth whitening is your best option. This popular cosmetic dentistry treatments aims to tackle yellow teeth and teeth with tough stains. This is a safe and effective way to enhance the appearance of your teeth. Allen Dental Center offers both in-office and take-home teeth whitening in Allen, TX for patients that want effective and long-lasting results.
Why are my Teeth Stained?
There are many reasons why your teeth can be become stained, discolored, or turn yellow. 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. These surface stains are caused by lifestyle choices. Smoking, poor oral hygiene, and consuming foods and drinks that will stain your teeth (such as coffee, tea, and red wine) will lead to extrinsic stains.
Intrinsic stains develop inside your tooth and are much harder to tackle. They are caused by trauma to the tooth, being exposed to too much fluoride, aging, and certain medications (such as tetracycline). Most types of professional teeth whitening treatments cannot treat intrinsic stains.
The Benefits of Whitening my Teeth at a Dentist’s Office
- Customized Treatment: Your Allen Dental Center dentist will assess your specific dental condition and create a custom treatment to achieve the desired results you want. They will also make sure the safety of your teeth and gums are top priority.
- Stronger Whitening Agents: When you use professional teeth whitening, the bleaching solutions contain a higher concentration of bleaching agents. This will allow for more effective and noticeable results especially when compared to over the counter products.
- Safer: Having your teeth whitened from a dentist is safer and will offer fewer side effects. Our dentists will take the proper measures to protect your gums and oral tissues before beginning the treatment. This will reduce the chances of sensitivity and irritation.
Teeth Whitening in Allen, TX
No matter what type of stain you have, Allen Dental Center will come up with a solution to whiten your teeth. Your dentist will analyze your smile and review your medical history. They will then recommend a whitening treatment.
In-Office Professional Teeth Whitening
Zoom! Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular methods to whiten teeth today. Not only is it very effective but it is very safe and reliable. It does not require the use of trays and it can deliver dramatic results fast. This in-office teeth whitening system can whiten teeth by up to 8 shades in about an hour.
The process is very simple. Your dentist will cover up your gums, lips, and tongue to protect them and minimize any discomfort. Then they will apply the whitening gel that contains hydrogen peroxide to the teeth. The gel is activated by a special Zoom light that will accelerate the whitening process. Multiple cycles of this will be repeated with each cycle lasting about 15 minutes.
At-Home Professional Teeth Whitening
In addition to Zoom! Teeth Whitening, we also offer an at-home teeth whitening option. Many patients prefer this treatment because they can whiten their teeth from the comforts of their own home. At-home professional teeth whitening may take longer to achieve the desired results, but it is still safer and more effective than store bought whitening products.
To fabricate your custom bleaching trays, we will take dental impressions at our office. When those are ready, you can begin treatment at home. You will use the trays and a whitening agent every day according to the directions your dentist gives you. The length of your treatment will depend on your desired results.
Patients who suffer from intrinsic stains may not qualify for professional teeth whitening. This is because intrinsic stains are very hard to get rid of. Instead, Allen Dental Center may recommend porcelain veneers to whiten teeth. Dental veneers are thin shells made out of porcelain that will be bonded to the front of the teeth to hide dull, yellow, or discolored teeth. This is a more permanent solution for discolored teeth.
Are you looking for a dentist that offers at-home or Zoom teeth whitening in Allen, TX? Allen Dental Center provides both treatments for patients who want to whiten their teeth. To book a consult today with an expert cosmetic dentist at Allen Dental Center, call at 972.640.7564. You can also request an appointment online by filling out the online form.