Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple “whitening” procedure. We provide professional teeth whitening services in our Plano, TX, dental office to help patients achieve brighter, healthier smiles. We also provide additional cosmetic dental services to patients in Plano, Texas.
Teeth Whitening Treatment in Plano, TX
Whitening treatment is safe, quick, and inexpensive. Let us know at any appointment if you want to whiten your teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.
Your custom bleach splints will be ready to pick up in a day or two. We provide you with a special bleaching agent that you put into the clear splints. With only a few hours of wear per day, our special bleaching agent bubbles stains right out of your enamel in a very short time without altering tooth structure or existing dental work.
Only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile when your teeth reach the desired brightness. We’ll want to take “after” photos at your next appointment.
Dental whitening can be used to correct tooth discoloration. Discolorations can be caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful “brilliant” smile. In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of whitening treatments, teeth whitening is nearly always worth a solid try.
The key benefits of teeth whitening:
- Corrects brown, yellow, and spotted tooth staining
- Works on people of any age
- It is a near-permanent solution for a “dull” smile, restoring brightness and bringing a smile alive.
An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “stent” to hold the bleach against the teeth. The material is used each night for about 3-4 hours for a week or two, and significant whitening will occur at the end of this time. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. For confidence in appearance, bleaching technology allows us to promise improvements in yellowing, aging, or stained teeth. Crowns or dental veneers may be more appropriate for very severely stained teeth.
Considerations for Teeth Whitening
Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth, it’s better to use products that our practice recommends.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening
If you prefer teeth that are immediately whiter right now or would rather whiten your teeth over a few nights while you sleep, Dr. Lazaris, Dr. Lo, Dr. Moore, Dr. Morrison, Dr. Yazhari, and Dr. Pepper have your answer with Zoom! The Zoom in-office whitening system uses proprietary technology to whiten your teeth an average of eight shades* in a little over an hour while you relax at your dentist’s office.
It’s ideal for anyone who wants immediate results. The Zoom take-home whitening system uses a revolutionary patent-pending gel to whiten your teeth an average of six shades in three nights*. And you may go even lighter with additional applications. Start on Friday, and you’ll have a new smile by Monday. Strips or paint-on gels can waste your time. Get your teeth whiter in a fraction of the time with Zoom.
What is Zoom Teeth whitening?
Zoom is a bleaching process that lightens the discoloration of enamel and dentin.
What can cause tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include aging and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, or tobacco. Additionally, tetracycline, certain antibiotics, or excessive fluoride may cause tooth discoloration during tooth formation.
Who may benefit from teeth whitening?
Just about anyone can benefit from tooth whitening. However, treatment may not be as effective for some as it is for others. With an oral exam, Drs. Lazaris, Lo, Moore, Morrison, Yazhari, or Pepper can determine if you are a candidate for this procedure, including a shade assessment.
Are teeth whitening treatments becoming more popular?
Absolutely! A bright, beautiful smile can make a big difference. The Zoom Whitening System makes it easier and faster than ever before.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes, research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. Many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any tooth whitening product, Zoom is not recommended for children under 13 and pregnant or lactating women.
Do the results last a long time?
By following some simple post-whitening care instructions, your teeth will always be lighter than they were before. We recommend flossing and brushing twice daily with Zoom whitening toothpaste and touch-ups with Zoom take-home gel. These are professional formula products designed specifically to keep your teeth their brightest. They are available through our office.
Is there any difference between over-the-counter tooth whiteners and Zoom?
Yes! Consulting Drs. Lazaris, Lo, Moore, Morrison, Yazhari, and Pepper is always the first step to whitening your teeth safely. Over-the-counter tooth whitening strips, brush-on gels, and toothpaste take weeks or months to whiten your teeth a few shades. Zoom is clinically proven to whiten your teeth eight shades* in one hour or six shades* in one weekend.
How does the Zoom in-office system work?
The Zoom light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide. As Hydrogen Peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin, bleaching any colored substance while keeping the tooth structure unchanged. The Zoom light aids in activating the Hydrogen Peroxide and helps it penetrate the tooth’s surface.
Is the Zoom in-office procedure painful?
No. During the procedure, patients can watch television or listen to music. Many fall asleep.
Are there any side effects?
Some people experience temporary increased tooth sensitivity to cold during treatment. These symptoms disappear within 1-3 days after interruption or completion of the treatment.
How long is the procedure?
The entire procedure takes just over one hour. The process begins with a preparation period followed by one hour of bleaching. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the process (we recommend cleaning before the Zoom whitening session).
How long does Zoom take-home whitening take?
The Zoom take-home gel is designed for four to eight hours per application. Drs. Lazaris, Lo, Moore, Morrison, Yazhari, or Pepper will advise you on how long you should wear each application. A recent study showed that you can achieve an average improvement of six shades* after three nights of use. Drs. Lazaris, Lo, Moore, Morrison, Yazhari, or Pepper will help you determine how many applications suit you.
How is the Zoom take-home system different from the Zoom in-office system?
The main difference between the two systems is that you use the Zoom take-home system in the convenience of your own home over a few nights. The Zoom in-office system is performed entirely in the office.
Brighten Your Smile
Contact Texas Dental for teeth whitening treatment today at 972-636-4522 . Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with us online.