Teeth Whitening Plano, TX

We all know that brushing our teeth is good for our health. It removes plaque and tartar buildup and keeps our gums healthy. Still, brushing isn’t enough to create the white, bright smile we all want. Dr. Jacob Grapevine provides the latest Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment in Plano, TX. Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments.

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.

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 easily stain teeth and turn them yellow.
  • Foods and Drinks: Some foods and drinks, including coffee, wine, tea, berries, and tomatoes, can stain teeth. Deeply 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. Medication, medical conditions, and dental injuries can wear teeth down. As the outer tooth enamel wears down, it exposes the dentin.

Sometimes, brushing and flossing aren’t enough to brighten teeth. Store-bought strips, toothpaste, and gels may also not work for your smile. This may be because you have deep tooth stains. This is why 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 WhiteSpeed in-office whitening system. This advanced, light-activated whitening system 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 and discoloration. On average, patients get results that are six to ten shades whiter.

You’ll be happy about how easy the Zoom Whitening process is. Relax and watch a movie with our complimentary movie glasses while we whiten your teeth. Dr. Grapevine generally finishes the whitening procedure with fluoride. This will protect the tooth enamel and prevent 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 desired results. You will see results quickly and effortlessly using custom-fit trays and professional whitening gel. 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 every curve of your teeth and gums. This custom fit ensures maximum comfort and minimal sensitivity.


Teeth Whitening FAQs

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

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 prepare your mouth for whitening by isolating the lips and gums. The dentist applies the Zoom Whitening gel to your teeth and activates the gel using a specially designed light.

Can my dentist whiten dentures using Zoom teeth whitening?

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

How long does Zoom whitening last?

Teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. 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 the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help keep your teeth brighter for longer.

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

First, you should brush your teeth regularly. You can brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Also, avoid drinking acidic beverages like coffee or tea with your meals. The acids can wear down your teeth.

To maintain teeth whiteness after the treatment, try limiting snacks with high sugar content. Avoid drinks with dark colors like sodas, juices, and red wine.

Should I worry about permanent tooth sensitivity?

Some people experience sensitivity after tooth whitening. Whitening can expose the tooth enamel. This means that the nerve in the tooth becomes more exposed to heat and cold, which can lead to pain.

This usually fades away within a few days or weeks. For some people, it lasts longer. The sensitivity may also come back if a person eats certain foods, drinks hot beverages, or brushes their teeth too hard.

Brighten Your Teeth Today

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