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Teeth Whitening

Rejuvenate Your Smile Quickly!

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Everything from the foods and beverages we enjoy every day to natural aging and unlucky genetics can leave our teeth looking dull and discolored, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay that way! With our professional whitening treatments, we can dramatically brighten your smile in as little as an hour in our office, or help you do it in the comfort of your own home. The choice is yours, but in the end, the result will always be the same: a pristine white set of teeth you’ll be eager to show off. Keep reading to learn more about in-office and take-home teeth whitening in Plano work -- and which one may be best for you.

What’s So Special About Opalescence Boost® Teeth Whitening?

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Dr. Danice Nelsen Couch, your cosmetic dentist in Plano, only uses the highest quality ingredients and most effective teeth whitening system to provide you with the noticeable results you’ve been wanting. That’s why she uses Opalescence teeth whitening systems for both in-office and take-home treatment. Here are some benefits that this unique process has to offer:

  • Chemically activated whitening gel means there’s no need for a hot or uncomfortable light
  • Professional grade products provide fast results
  • Safe to use on your teeth and gums
  • Contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, which prevents any enamel erosion or dental sensitivity
  • Viscous gel doesn’t easily spread to your oral tissues
  • Take-home trays can be worn during the day or night
  • Take-home kits come in several flavors and strengths
  • In-office treatment lasts less than an hour

What Types of Stains Can Professional Teeth Whitening Remove?

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Store-bought kits often make big promises that they aren’t able to keep. With professional teeth whitening in Plano, you can trust that your smile will be whitened within an hour if you get in-office treatment, or two weeks if you receive a take-home kit. The specially-formulated whitening gel will remove deeply saturated stains on your teeth, including:

  • Tobacco stains
  • Stains caused by foods and beverages
  • Stains due to poor dental hygiene
  • Stains from taking certain medications

In-Office Whitening

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In-office teeth whitening is a good choice for patients who wish to improve the appearance of their smiles as soon as possible. This method is especially helpful in preparation for big events, like a wedding or reunion. To remove stains and reveal brighter tooth enamel, a powerful bleaching gel is placed onto the teeth that show when you smile. The gums, lips, and other soft oral tissues will be covered to ensure that they remain protected from the bleach. After a few applications, which the treatment is complete.

Take-Home Kit

Patients who are not in a hurry to reveal their results, who are especially prone to tooth sensitivity, or who wish for a more affordable whitening option may be best served by a take-home kit. This type of treatment can usually achieve the same level of whitening if used as directed. Your dentist will have trays created specifically for your dentition. These trays will fit tightly around your teeth so that no air or saliva can enter when they are filled with the bleaching gel. You will be instructed to wear the trays with gel for 20 to 30 minutes at night before you go to sleep. You will notice results immediately but should continue the treatment for as long as directed. After approximately 2 weeks, the full whitening process will be complete.

Tips for Maintaining Results After Treatment

It makes sense that after you’ve invested in a beautiful and bright smile, you’ll want to make sure the results last as long as possible. As long as you’re mindful of your habits, you’ll be able to enjoy your results for years to come. Here are some tips to help keep your teeth bright after treatment:

  • Avoid bad oral habits that cause discoloration
  • Cut back on foods and drinks that are rich in tannins, including coffee and red wine
  • Maintain good oral hygiene
  • Touch-up your smile with whitening toothpaste

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about teeth whitening in Plano, don’t hesitate to contact our office!