One of the easiest ways to enhance your smile cosmetically is through teeth whitening. Whitening teeth is a simple, non-invasive method to improve your overall appearance and bring confidence to your daily interactions with people.
Before beginning the procedure of teeth whitening, The Plano Dentist recommends each patient meet with their dentist for a consultation. A dental consultation will help you determine which whitening method is best for you. We can also discuss foods and habits, such as smoking, so that you can avoid keeping your teeth whiter longer.”
While visiting with your dentist, you can also discuss other aspects of your smile you would like to improve. New, advanced technology provides methods to correct any dental issue you may have.
During your consultation, decide just how white you want your teeth to be. Depending on the whitening procedure chosen, your teeth can be enhanced three to eight shades in just an hour. An in-office procedure produces a degree of lightening that cannot be achieved with a grocery store product. During your treatment, your dentist may apply a coating to protect your gums and roots while the bleaching agent is applied. A laser is then used to make the bleach work faster.
An alternative protocol is to have your dentist prescribe a take-home kit. These kits are customized for each patient. First a mold is made of your teeth. Using the mold, the lab team creates trays to hold the bleach. While this method may take longer, it is more affordable and more convenient for many Plano patients. Teeth whitening results from either method can last from six months to two years.
It is important to know that whitening does not affect existing fillings, veneers, or crowns. It also is temporary and may require follow-up visits to keep them white.
Dr. Bushey, of The Plano Dentist, has been creating attractive smiles since 2005. Call our Plano office and schedule an appointment today at 469-998-0235.
The Plano Dentist offers general, restorative, and cosmetic dental services including family dentistry, dental implants, restorative dentistry, and Invisalign. At The Plano Dentist, quality care and a comfortable patient experience are our top priorities.
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