Do you feel the weight of stained teeth taking a toll on your self-esteem? Although it may feel isolating, tooth discoloration is a common complaint among our patients. Don’t worry, you don’t need to live with the results. You can bring new life to your smile with professional teeth whitening in McKinney. Dr. Lee offers both in-office and at-home treatments to get your teeth several shades brighter. You can smile brightly using a solution that meets your needs.
Your teeth naturally darken over time because your enamel thins from everyday wear and tear. It makes more of your yellowish dentin become more visible. Besides age, genetics and other factors can influence the severity of discoloration, such as consuming darkly pigmented foods, smoking, or poor oral hygiene habits.
No matter the cause, you probably tried a few over-the-counter whitening products to turn back the hands of time. Unfortunately, you were disappointed with the results. These products don’t contain professional-grade whitening agents, so they cannot deeply penetrate the enamel. They only slightly lighten it. To achieve lasting, noticeable results, it requires a trip to your dentist in McKinney.
You can get your teeth 8 to 10 shades brighter after just one appointment using the Opalescence in-office treatment. The bleaching gel contains 40% hydrogen peroxide to reach stains below your enamel. The chemically activated whitening agent is applied to your teeth using a special brush. Unlike other treatments, an uncomfortable light isn’t used. Over the next hour, you will see your teeth gradually become lighter, so you can walk out of your office feeling confident about your new smile.
If you prefer the convenience of an over-the-counter product, you can achieve professional results from the comfort of your own home. After an initial consultation to ensure you’re a candidate, we provide you with prefilled trays that contain the highly concentrated whitening agent. You can skip the hassle of impressions like those needed for other at-home kits.
You wear the trays daily for about 2 weeks. As the days pass, your teeth gradually whiten. Afterward, you will enjoy a bright smile that lasts with the right aftercare.
Your teeth can stay white for several years with the right care. For 24 to 48 hours after your treatment, your teeth are susceptible to stains. It’s best to stick to white-based foods, like plain chicken and pasta, until the pores in your enamel close.
You can also help protect your new smile by:
You can invest in a confident future with a bright smile. Contact our office today to see if professional teeth whitening is right for you.