Over the years our teeth can become stained 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 to make the best possible 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?
Even if you’ve always brushed and flossed daily as recommended by Dr. Sowell and dentists around the world, your teeth can still become discolored naturally over time. How quickly and severely this discoloration happens can also be increased by factors such as smoking or chewing tobacco or drinking coffee, tea, cola or red wine on a regular basis. In addition, taking certain prescription medications can stain teeth as an unfortunate side effect.
Brushing twice daily and flossing every day can slow down this process as well as helping your smile stay healthy and strong. However, it cannot reverse it completely.
Plano, TX dentist Dr. Sowell offers patients both professional in-office or at-home teeth whitening. Both treatments can remove years’ worth of stains, restoring a brighter, more youthful appearance for your teeth. A fresh, white smile can help increase your confidence, allowing you to feel ready to meet whatever challenge you’re facing.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Dr. Sowell offers ZOOM!® Advanced Power™ whitening treatments 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 removes stains while also helping to build up 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 teeth whitening and other dental treatments that might 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.