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Teeth Whitening – Plano, TX

Brighten Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening Solutions

Why Choose Parkway Vista Dental for Teeth Whitening?

  • Talented Dentist with 20+ Years of Experience
  • Multiple Financial Solutions, Including Special Offers
  • In-Office and Take-Home Treatments Available

Woman with glasses smilingTake a look at any young child’s smile and you’ll know just how white yours used to be. But with the passage of time, white teeth are hard to maintain. And you may not be the only one to notice. Studies show that a smile is often the first characteristic people see when they meet you. Therefore, having the best looking smile possible is advantageous in both professional and social settings. At Parkway Vista Dental, we offer in-office teeth whitening in Plano, TX with Zoom! and a take-home system so you can choose the treatment that works best for your schedule and your wallet.

Why Aren’t My Teeth White Anymore?

Cosmetic dentist talking to patient about causes of stained teeth

There are lots of reasons why teeth darken over the years, but the leading cause is the food and beverages you enjoy every day. Unfortunately, that cup of coffee comes with benefits—a morning jolt of energy—and drawbacks, like the stains on your teeth. The tannins in coffee can buildup in the ridges of tooth enamel, the hard outer surface that protects your teeth and gives your smile its beautiful sheen. Other things that stain teeth include red wine, Coca-Cola, tomato sauce and blueberries. Chances are if the food is richly colored, then it’s leaving behind residue that stains.

Other factors that might stain or discolor your teeth include:

  • Smoking and chewing tobacco
  • The antibiotic tetracycline and some chemotherapy treatments
  • Micro-cracks in your teeth that hide particles of food
  • Teeth grinding and clenching, which can darken the biting surfaces of your teeth
  • Your own genetics that dictate the color and opacity of your teeth

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Store-Bought-Whitening

Closeup of dentist shade-matching smiling patient's white teeth

Dozens of teeth whitening products are sold in grocery stores and pharmacies. Do they whiten teeth? Yes. Are they as reliable and effective as the professional products that your cosmetic dentist in Plano uses? No. First of all, as a dental professional, Dr. Kamali can safely use products that have a higher concentration of hydrogen or carbamide peroxide—the main whitening ingredient—than those sold in stores. Secondly, these ingredients are more efficacious when they’re fresh, and there’s really no telling how long store products have been sitting on the shelf.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Man with backpack smiling while walking outside

Whether you have a mild or severe case of dental discoloration, you may still be a good candidate for teeth whitening! That is why it is important to schedule your consultation first. Our cosmetic dentist in Plano can perform a thorough examination of your mouth, making sure your teeth and gums are healthy before treatment. Even if they aren’t, she can provide the necessary procedures to get your smile on track for your teeth whitening journey.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Closeup of patient's teeth before and after professional teeth whitening

Naturally, the journey to a brighter smile depends on the teeth whitening treatment you choose! At Parkway Vista Dental, we offer in-office teeth whitening in Plano, TX with Zoom! and a take-home system so you can choose the treatment that works best for your schedule and your wallet. You can learn more about each right here!

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

For a more gradual approach to whitening, Dr. Kamali may recommend our take-home system. With this, we’ll create custom-fitted mouth trays that keep the bleaching solution on your teeth and saliva out, so you achieve results that are similar to our in-office treatment. This system is also great for touch-ups after Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you have a special occasion coming up on the calendar or simply want the fastest results possible, then choose our in-office treatment that uses the Zoom! Teeth Whitening system. The whitening gel applied to your teeth is activated and the bleaching process is hastened with a special LED light. The initial treatment only takes 15 minutes, and we can reapply if you’d like your teeth to be even whiter.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

Woman in orange shirt smiling while brushing her teeth

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help prolong the results of your teeth whitening treatment, including:

  • Filling your diet with white or light-colored foods, like oatmeal and yogurt
  • Using a straw when drinking coffee, wine, and soda
  • Implementing a solid oral hygiene routine
  • Getting a dental checkup and cleaning biannually
  • Visiting us for touch-up treatments as needed
  • Refraining from unhealthy dental habits, like smoking

Teeth Whitening FAQs

woman smiling after teeth whitening treatment in Plano

By reading the information above, you can get a better idea of what you can expect from teeth whitening in Plano. Before deciding to move forward with this treatment, it’s normal for you to still have questions on whether it’s right for you. For this reason, we’ve happily dedicated this section to answering the most commonly asked questions we get from our patients. Of course, you are always welcome to speak directly with our team to schedule your first consultation today!

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

It is not uncommon for patients to hesitate to commit to dental procedures, mostly because of their fear of experiencing pain and discomfort during an appointment. The good news is that professional teeth whitening is completely customized to your dental needs, meaning you are likely not to feel much or any sensitivity from the treatment. However, if you tend to have sensitive teeth, then feel free to let our staff know during your initial consultation. We’ll work to determine the best methods to make you as comfortable as possible while we enhance your smile.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

That depends! If you choose a take-home teeth whitening treatment, then the results will be more gradual, typically taking a week or two to achieve the desired result. In-office treatments, on the other hand, are significantly faster. So much so that we can lighten your teeth several shades in a single visit! So, if you have a wedding, family reunion, job interview, or another important event or milestone, then an in-office treatment may be the best option for you.

How Can I Reduce the Cost of Teeth Whitening?

Since dental insurance doesn’t typically cover cosmetic dental treatments (including teeth whitening), many patients assume that it’s too expensive. In reality, we offer several financial solutions to ensure that’s not the case! In addition to having an in-house benefit plan and welcoming flexible financing, we have special offers, like Whitening for Life (which requires a $99 enrollment fee). To learn more about any of these options, get in touch with our team so we can help!