Teeth Whitening – McKinney, TX
Get Dramatic Whitening Results
Let’s face it. Over time, deeply colored foods and drinks can stain your teeth, making them appear dull or yellow. Add that to the natural wear and tear that your teeth experience, and you’ve got a smile that can make you look older. If you’ve ever tried whitening products from the store, you likely already know just how unimpressive the results can be. But by whitening your teeth through Marble Dental Care, you’ll have access to our powerful whitening solutions that are proven to produce a brighter, more radiant smile.
In our McKinney office, we offer two methods of teeth whitening: in-office treatment and take-home kits. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages, but both yield dramatic results by the end of treatment.
If you need your teeth whitened in a hurry, perhaps the best choice for you is our in-office treatment. With this option, we do the work for you, allowing you to sit back and relax during the entire process. In just one appointment, you can have noticeably brighter teeth that have a youthful glow.
So how does the process for in-office treatment work? First, we perform a dental cleaning to ensure that you don’t have debris in your mouth that could interfere with your results. We also isolate your teeth to protect your gum and cheek tissue. Then, we apply the highly concentrated solution and shine a special bright light on your teeth to activate the whitening agent. We may need to put on multiple coatings for better results, but by the end of your appointment, you’ll be excited to show off your new pearly whites.
As fast as the in-office treatment is, it requires about an hour for the appointment out of your busy schedule. If you prefer, we also offer take-home kits that allow you to conveniently whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. Over the course of about two weeks, you can enjoy the same brightness without the fuss of a long dental appointment.
After we take impressions of your mouth, we send that information to a lab where custom trays are made. When they’re ready, we instruct you on how to apply the whitening gel to the trays for the best results. At home at night, you brush and floss your teeth, put in the gel, and wear the trays for as long as we told you. Meanwhile, you can watch your favorite shows or play on your phone—basically do whatever you want, except eat, of course. Over your treatment time, you should see your teeth steadily grow whiter.
Making Your Whitening Last
Unfortunately, your whitening treatment won’t last forever, but you can extend its lifespan if you take care of your smile in the following ways:
- Brush and floss your teeth daily.
- Alternate between a whitening toothpaste and regular or sensitive toothpaste.
- Visit our office for your dental checkup and cleaning every six months.
- Avoid darkly pigmented foods and drinks like coffee, tomato sauce, soy sauce, and chocolate.
- Consume more white, non-staining foods and drinks like cauliflower, almonds, and milk.
- Use our refresher kits that help restore your teeth’s whiteness as it begins to fade again.
At Marble Dental Care, we want to help you achieve your smile goals and feel confident in showing your teeth to the world. Contact us for a consultation to get started with teeth whitening today!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Many of us are self-conscious about tooth discoloration, but teeth whitening is a solution! That being said, you may still have some questions before your treatment. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about teeth whitening. If you don’t see your question listed below, don’t worry. Just give us a call and we’d be happy to get you the information that you’re looking for.
What’s the Difference Between Professional and Store-Bought Teeth Whitening?
Professional whitening treatments and store-bought alternatives are both designed to lift stains and discoloration, but they are very different. Over-the-counter kids tend to rely on one-size-fits-all trays and diluted bleaching agents. Professional treatments are customized to meet each patient’s smile goals. They begin with a thorough dental exam to ensure that you don’t have any preexisting oral health conditions that need to be addressed. Dr. Hegazin also considers your existing restorations so nothing unexpected happens. Ultimately, professional teeth whitening with your dentist is safe, effective, and can give you quick, dramatic results in as little as a single appointment.
Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?
No, professional teeth whitening does not damage healthy enamel. However, if your teeth have been compromised by decay or gum disease, the chemicals can cause problems. This is why it is so important to conduct a comprehensive dental exam beforehand. At-home remedies, like the use of activated charcoal and hydrogen peroxide, to whiten teeth can cause additional damage. Overusing whitening products can also wear away your enamel over time. In the end, if you want to whiten your teeth, you should always consult with a dentist first for the safety of your smile.
Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
Many patients are hesitant about teeth whitening because they worry that the procedure will hurt. Professional whitening treatments are entirely custom, so you are significantly less likely to experience tooth sensitivity. If your teeth are more prone to sensitivity, let the dental team know. By spacing out treatments, staying away from hot and cold beverages, and using a toothpaste made specifically for people with tooth sensitivity, you can avoid this unpleasant sensation.
Is Teeth Whitening Expensive?
When compared to other cosmetic services, like dental veneers, teeth whitening is extremely cost-effective. By opting for third-party financiers, like CareCredit, you can make the treatment even more affordable by breaking up the cost into manageable payments. Special offers are also often times available to help keep your out-of-pocket costs to a minimum.