December 17, 2016
With the New Year right around the corner, it may be time to think about upgrading your smile. A beautiful smile can give you the confidence to achieve great things and meet your goals in 2017! Cosmetic dentistry offers many options for enhancing your smile, and teeth whitening is one the quickest ways to do so. Your trusted team at Parkway Vista Dental wants to help you learn more about teeth whitening in Plano.
Dr. Bita Kamali, your cosmetic dentist in Plano, offers two convenient options for whitening your smile. Our in-office treatment is fast and delivers immediate results. We use the highly effective ZOOM! whitening system, which can lighten your teeth 6-10 shades during an hour long appointment at our office.
We’ll start by placing a protective barrier around your gums and soft tissues. Then we’ll apply ZOOM!’s specially formulated high strength whitening gel, which is activated with a special light. We’ll finish with a fluoride treatment designed to eliminate sensitivity, and you’ll leave with instant results.
For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth on their own schedule, take-home whitening is ideal. We’ll create plastic custom fit trays based on models we create of your teeth. Custom trays are designed to fit snugly and protect your gum tissue from excess whitening gel.
Dr. Kamali will determine the right strength whitening gel for your goals, and we’ll teach you how to safely apply the whitening gel. We recommend that you whiten for two weeks initially in order to achieve your desired results. Then you’ll always have your trays to update your smile whenever you like.
Professional vs. Over-the-Counter Whitening
It might seem more convenient to purchase your whitening system at your local grocery or drug store, however here are some things to consider:
- Kamali has access to much higher strength whitening gel than you can purchase. This means less time whitening to achieve your goals for your smile.
- Over-the-counter whitening systems are one size fits all, which may be ill fitting and cause injury to gum tissue.
- Drug store whitening systems may be designed to whiten only the “sight line,” or front six teeth, which may not achieve your desired results
- It’s always advisable to whiten under the supervision of your dentist in case you have issues with sensitivity.
Contact Parkway Vista Dental
Want to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and brightening your smile? Give us a call today!