How to Whiten Your Smile

How to Whiten Your Smile in Plano TexasOver time our teeth can become discolored from eating foods with strong pigments and dyes or just naturally from regular use. Our smiles are the first thing people notice about us, and if you want to make the best first impression, it’s important to keep your teeth looking their best. Maybe you’ve become hesitant about smiling because your teeth aren’t as white or bright as they once were.

If this sounds like you, professional teeth whitening treatments might be what you need to regain your confidence!  If you are in the Plano, TX area and are thinking about professional teeth whitening treatments, Dr. Mark Sowell and his team at Sensational Smiles want to help.

How Do Teeth Get Discolored?

You may have always followed your dentist’s recommendations about brushing and flossing but your teeth will still become discolored naturally over time. However, this discoloration can be worsened by drinking of coffee, tea, cola or red wine daily or by habits such as smoking or chewing tobacco. Certain prescription medications can also cause discoloring.

Brushing twice daily and flossing every day can slow down the discoloration of your teeth as well as helping your smile stay healthy and strong. However, it cannot reverse this process all together.

Plano, TX dentist Dr. Sowell offers patients both professional in-office or at-home teeth whitening. Both treatments can erase years’ worth of stains, restoring a more youthful appearance for your teeth. You might be surprised how a refreshed, white smile can boost your self-confidence and help you feel ready to meet whatever challenges you may face.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Dr. Sowell offers Zoom Whitening at his Plano, TX dentist office because it offers his patients the best results in the least amount of time. This treatment can be completed in only a little over an hour and can lighten your teeth by up to 10 shades in one sitting. Results will vary depending on the severity and source of your stains. Dr. Sowell will discuss expected results prior to your treatment during your consultation.

The process of in-office teeth whitening begins with setting up a protective barrier for your gums. Next, a layer of maximum strength bleaching gel is applied onto your teeth and the bleaching powers is activated with the use of a special no-heat lamp. This treatment may need to be repeated several times until your desired brightness is achieved.

Dr. Sowell has found that ZOOM! in-office treatment combined with custom trays and desensitizing solutions provides the quickest, most pronounced and longest-lasting results. Once the initial results from ZOOM!  are achieved in-office, our custom trays allow patients to touch up their results at home, keeping your teeth brighter, longer.

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit

Our most convenient method for removing stains from your tooth enamel is using our custom at-home teeth whitening kits. Dr. Sowell creates custom-fitted whitening trays in the office and provides our maximum strength bleaching gel to use in them. The results of the take home kits are far superior to over-the-counter options such as whitening strips and toothpaste that are sold at your local drugstore.

At home, you will wear your custom-fitted trays overnight with gel in them while you sleep. The bleaching gel remove stains while also strengthening your enamel because it contains fluoride. After wearing your at-home whitening trays will already look dramatically whiter. All our teeth whitening gels are specially formulated to minimize tooth sensitivity and Dr. Sowell carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments.

Teeth Whitening in Plano, TX

To discuss which teeth whitening option will best help you meet your dental hygiene goals, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sowell at Sensational Smiles by calling (972) 382-6855 or request a complimentary consultation online.