With our in-office or take-home teeth whitening treatments, you can enjoy a dramatically brighter smile. Our dentists use Opalescence®’s advanced teeth whitening formulas at our Allen, TX, office. Receive treatment chairside or brighten your teeth in the comfort of your home. Dr. David Bishop, Dr. Robert Kim, and Dr. Kris Koelker can help you determine which teeth whitening treatment is right for you. Contact our office today to learn more about teeth whitening or schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
Who is a Candidate?
As an efficient and effective way to enhance your smile, teeth whitening is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. If you are unsatisfied with your current tooth shade or suffer from staining, you may be a good candidate for teeth whitening. Our dentists may also recommend this treatment in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures such as dental bonding, porcelain veneers or orthodontia.
To be eligible for this treatment, you should be in good dental and overall health. If you need any restorative work such as fillings or dental crowns, these procedures will need to be completed first so that the tooth-colored materials used match your natural tooth shade. You should also be at least 13 years old and be willing to preserve your results with regular cleaning appointments and proper dental hygiene. At your initial consultation, our dentists will discuss your needs and examine your teeth to determine if teeth whitening is an appropriate treatment for you.
For professional chairside teeth whitening, our dentists use Opalescence® Boost. On the day of your appointment, your dentist will discuss your expectations and use a tooth shade guide to determine your baseline for whitening. Then, he will apply the peroxide whitening gel to your teeth using a small brush. One of our dentists will adjust the gel to ensure that it covers the tooth evenly. We will apply the whitening treatment in 10- to 15-minute increments, carefully suctioning the gel off of your teeth and rinsing them between applications.
Chairside whitening typically takes between one and two hours, depending on your needs and desired results. Once your treatment has finished, our dentists may provide you with a take-home whitening kit for touch-ups and maintenance.
Whitening at Home
If you would prefer to whiten your teeth more gradually at home, our dentists can provide Opalescence® PF, a take-home bleaching formula. Our dentists will take an impression of your teeth to create a custom whitening tray. You will choose which of the four strengths of gel you would like to use, as well as the flavor (melon, mint, or regular). To whiten your teeth, you will place the gel in your plastic tray and wear it between 30 minutes and 10 hours (overnight) per day, depending on the strength of your chosen formula.
When you remove the tray, you’ll need to brush your teeth, rinse your mouth, and clean it. You will wear your tray daily until you have achieved your desired results. Our dentists will be available to answer any questions you have during the take-home whitening process.
Brighten Your Smile Today
Teeth whitening can enhance your smile and boost your confidence. To learn more about this procedure or schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, contact our office today.