Teeth Whitening by Dr. Mark Sowell, DDS, MAGD, AACD
If you want sparkling white teeth in a jiffy, ZOOM!® Advanced Power™ teeth whitening could be just right for you. This preferred whitening method allows you to whiten your teeth up to eight shades. The treatment is complete in one hour’s time, then you are ready to dazzle the world with a new white smile that’s several shades brighter.
Just imagine completely making over your smile on your lunch break! Our dentist in Plano TX has provided this treatment for years.
As we age, our teeth will naturally become discolored. Teeth whitening can take years off your appearance by enhancing your smile. It is the most requested cosmetic treatment because it is so affordable and quick. The ZOOM! Teeth Whitening process is completely safe and the perfect treatment for special occasions such as weddings, graduations, and job interviews.
When it comes to whitening teeth, there are many choices. Dr. Sowell has selected Zoom Whitening for his Plano, TX dentist office because it offers patients the best results in the least amount of time. The best option for teeth whitening generally involves a higher investment but generates more comfortable, consistent, and long-lasting results.
Cheap teeth whitening solutions require more work and generate much poorer results.
Dr. Sowell has found that ZOOM! WhiteSpeed In-office treatment combined with custom bleaching trays and desensitizing solutions offers the quickest, most profound, and longest-lasting results. Once we achieve the initial results from ZOOM! WhiteSpeed In-office, the custom trays allow the patient to continue to lighten or renew with touch-ups at home. Our premier professional whitening program keeps the results from fading years down the road.
The advantages of ZOOM! whitening include:
- No messy whitening gel trays to wear.
- Complete in one hour.
- Dramatic results that last longer than store-bought options.
Other Teeth Whitening Options
We also offer home bleaching with custom trays containing varying concentrations of whitening solutions, as well as the most economical prefabricated liners and solutions. As with all of our services, we recommend the best solution that matches each patient’s goals and needs.
Sometimes teeth whitening is not enough to remove the stains from their teeth. For these patients, Dr. Sowell offers tooth bonding and porcelain veneers. Cosmetic tooth bonding is an affordable solution that can hide many imperfections on the teeth including stains.
During the tooth bonding procedure, we will place a composite resin material directly on the tooth and sculpt it into the necessary shape. Dr. Sowell will make sure it is color-matched to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth. This is not a permanent solution but can last many years with proper oral hygiene.
The other more expensive and permanent option is porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are thin shells that permanently bond to the front of the tooth. They will hide any tooth imperfection, especially yellow, stained, or discolored teeth. They are highly stain-resistant so there is no more worrying about stained teeth.
Dr. Mark Sowell is a cosmetic teeth-whitening dentist who is also experienced in the latest laser whitening techniques and understands teeth-whitening laser technology. Dr. Sowell practices general, family, sedation, and cosmetic dentistry. We are conveniently located in Plano, Texas to service the greater Southlake County communities.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Can I whiten dental restorations like veneers or crowns?
No, traditional teeth whitening will not work on dental restorations. Most modern dental restorations are made with highly stain-resistant materials. Using mouthwash every day and fluoride toothpaste can help deter stains from accumulating on your teeth and restorations.
Will teeth whitening leave me sensitive to hot and cold foods?
The teeth whitening procedure removes surface stains and can leave your teeth temporarily sensitive. This is normal and will go away after a couple of days. Treatment exposes fresh tooth enamel, and that’s why you experience sensitivity. All you have to do is avoid really hot or cold foods for a short period of time.
Is teeth whitening treatment permanent?
No. All whitening services, whether done at the dentist or not, are not permanent. You will need routine treatment if you want to keep your teeth perfectly white for a long time. Diligent brushing, flossing, using mouthwash, and visiting the dentist will ensure that your treatment will last longer and need fewer follow-up treatments.
What foods should I avoid for the longest-lasting results?
Believe it or not, what you eat can affect the health and appearance of your white smile. A healthy well-balanced diet can keep your teeth strong, healthy, and brighter for longer. Beverages high in acidity or of strong color, like coffee and wine, can age and stain your teeth. Foods high in calcium like cheese and yogurt can help strengthen your tooth enamel. Broccoli can help scrub your teeth clean, and strawberries are linked to naturally whitening your teeth.
Keep Your Smile Bright
Visiting our Plano dentist office at least twice a year can help keep your smile looking and feeling bright and healthy. Dental check-ups are essential in maintaining your best oral health. Regular dental cleanings can keep plaque buildup from developing into tooth decay and keep your gums disease-free.
In addition to regular dental checkups, practicing routine at-home dental hygiene will help keep your oral health in top condition. Brushing and flossing properly twice a day can help you avoid developing advanced dental health concerns that could age the look of your smile. Contact us online to brighten your smile, or give us a call today.