Teeth Whitening Plano, TX

Do you wish your teeth were whiter? If you’re unhappy with your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments. Dr. Jacob Grapevine provides the latest Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment in Plano, TX.

The new Phillips Zoom WhiteSpeed uses the latest LED light technology. It emits 100% greater intensity than the other light-activated whitening systems. The WhiteSpeed device allows Dr. Grapevine to reduce sensitivity, a common side effect of tooth whitening. Modern teeth whitening treatments for adults, like Zoom, can help you whiten your natural teeth in just one office visit.

Teeth Whitening in Plano, TX

Why Do I Have Tooth Stains?

Discolored teeth are a common cosmetic tooth problem. There are multiple causes of staining, discoloration, and yellow teeth:

  • Medication: Some types of medication have tooth discoloration as a side effect. We will take note of your medications when you visit our office. Please let us know if you have changes in your medication so we can provide appropriate treatment. 
  • Tobacco: Cigarettes, vapes, and other tobacco products can turn teeth yellow. The nicotine and tar in tobacco stain teeth and turn them yellow.
  • Foods and Drinks: Some foods and drinks, including coffee, wine, tea, berries, and tomatoes, can stain teeth. Pigmented foods or drinks that contain tannins are more likely to discolor teeth.
  • Dental Trauma: Hits to the teeth or dental injuries can discolor teeth. A dental injury can expose the dentin or dark underlayer beneath the outer enamel. Dental trauma can also damage the blood vessels in teeth, which changes the tooth color.
  • Aging: Your teeth can wear down over time for various reasons, including medication, medical conditions, and dental injuries. As the outer tooth enamel wears down, it exposes the dentin.

Sometimes, brushing and flossing aren’t enough to brighten teeth. Store-bought teeth whitening products, including toothpaste, and strips, may also not work for your smile.

This may be because you have deep tooth stains. For this reason, we provide professional teeth whitening to change the shade of natural teeth. 

Teeth Whitening in Plano, TX, at Signature Dentistry

We offer two types of professional teeth whitening treatment in our office:

Zoom Advanced In-Office Whitening

Dr. Grapevine is one of the first cosmetic dentists in Plano, Texas, to offer the latest Zoom treatment. The WhiteSpeed in-office whitening system is an advanced, light-activated whitening system. It uses the latest LED light technology. LED light helps decrease the treatment time and improve tooth sensitivity.

Zoom whitening is ideal for patients who desire immediate results and have a busy lifestyle. Our office will recommend in-office Zoom whitening for patients with significant tooth staining. This system can whiten teeth an average of eight shades brighter in 45 minutes.

The active ingredient in Zoom is pH-balanced hydrogen peroxide. After we place the whitening gel on the teeth, we use a state-of-the-art LED light. The light helps this ingredient gently enter the teeth, removing deep stains. On average, patients get results that are six to ten shades whiter.

You’ll be happy to know that the Zoom whitening process is easy.

You can relax and watch a movie with our movie glasses while we whiten your teeth. Dr. Grapevine finishes the whitening procedure with fluoride. This natural mineral protects tooth enamel and prevents prolonged tooth sensitivity.

Teeth Whitening Plano TX

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening offers a fast, safe, and effective way to whiten and brighten your smile. Dr. Grapevine provides the choice of in-office or at-home teeth whitening to fit your budget and busy schedule.

With our at-home teeth whitening technique, you control your results. Using custom-fit trays and professional whitening gel, you will see results quickly and effortlessly.

At-home teeth whitening is popular with our patients because of its convenience. Choosing a professional at-home teeth whitening system will give you superior results over drugstore teeth whitening systems.

The professional at-home teeth whitening system uses a safe and effective bleaching gel. Custom-fit trays that conform to your teeth and gums. This custom fit ensures maximum comfort and minimal sensitivity.

We will provide instructions on how long to wear your whitening trays each day for the best results. 


Teeth Whitening FAQs

Learn more about whitening your teeth with answers to these common questions: 

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is completely safe. We also ensure your comfort during treatment. The only risks of teeth whitening are gum and tooth sensitivity. 

How long is the teeth whitening procedure?

The Zoom Whitening procedure is simple and painless. Your teeth will be up to eight shades whiter in about an hour.

We recommend a cleaning to start. Then, we isolate the lips and gums to prepare for whitening.

Our dentist applies the Zoom Whitening gel to your teeth. Then, he activates the gel using a specially designed light. This process takes 15 minutes at a time and will be repeated multiple times.

Can my dentist whiten dentures using teeth whitening?

No. Our dentist can not whiten dentures using normal teeth whitening procedures. Whitening gel or teeth bleach does not affect this material. In addition, dentures, crowns, and dental bridges use stain-resistant materials.  

We can create a new, brighter replacement if you have an old restoration. 

How long does teeth whitening last?

Teeth whitening results will vary. Most patients can expect Zoom teeth whitening to last up to a year or more. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend whitening results.

What can I do to maintain white teeth after the treatment?

You can follow multiple tips to keep teeth bright after teeth whitening. First, you should brush your teeth every day. You can brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. 

You should also visit the dentist every six months. At regular visits, we provide dental cleanings that remove plaque, a bacterial film that can collect on teeth. Bacteria can change your tooth color.

You should also avoid smoking. Cigarettes, vapes, and other tobacco products can turn the teeth yellow.

To maintain teeth whiteness after the treatment, limit snacks with high sugar content. Avoid dark-colored drinks like coffee, tea, sodas, juices, and red wine.

In addition, avoid soy sauce, tomato sauce, and other foods. Also, avoid drinking acidic beverages like coffee or tea with your meals. The acids can wear down your teeth.

Should I worry about permanent tooth sensitivity?

Some people experience sensitive teeth after tooth whitening because whitening opens the pores in the tooth enamel. This means that the nerve in the tooth is more exposed to heat and cold, which can lead to pain.

Sensitivity fades away within a few days. However, for some people, it lasts longer. After teeth whitening treatment, brush your teeth gently, avoid hard or crunchy foods, and use sensitive toothpaste.

Brighten Your Teeth Today

Learn more about how to whiten your smile in our office. Call Dr. Grapevine for teeth whitening treatment in Plano, TX, at (972) 449-5759. You can also schedule an appointment online.

We treat patients in West Plano Estates, Park Forest, Prairie Creek Estates, and the surrounding communities.