We all know that brushing our teeth often is a good oral hygiene practice. It removes plaque and tartar buildup and keeps our gums healthy. Still, brushing isn’t enough to create the gleaming, 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 procedures.
The new Phillips Zoom WhiteSpeed uses the latest LED light technology to emit 100% greater intensity than the other light-activated whitening systems. The WhiteSpeed device allows Dr. Grapevine to precisely control the intensity to reduce sensitivity, a common side effect of tooth whitening.
Why Do I Have Discolored Teeth?
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.
- 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. They dye the teeth by entering the tooth’s pores.
- 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.
Sometimes, brushing and flossing aren’t enough to brighten teeth. 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 to decrease the treatment time and improve tooth sensitivity.
Zoom whitening is ideal for our patients who desire immediate results, have a busy lifestyle, or have significant staining on their teeth. This system can whiten teeth an average of eight shades brighter in just 45 minutes!
The active ingredient in Zoom is pH-balanced hydrogen peroxide that, when a state-of-the-art LED light activates it, gently penetrates teeth and removes 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 to protect tooth enamel and prevent prolonged tooth sensitivity.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. It is a fast, safe, and effective way to whiten and brighten your smile. Dr. Grapevine offers 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 affordability and 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 special bleaching gel that is safe and effective. Custom-fit trays that conform to every curve of your teeth and gums ensure maximum comfort and minimal sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Learn more about whitening your teeth with answers to these common questions:
How long is the professional 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. Dental restorations such as dentures, crowns, and dental bridges consist of stain-resistant material. Whitening gel or teeth bleach does not affect this material.
How long does Zoom whitening last?
The results of 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 and longer.
What can I do to maintain teeth whiteness after the treatment?
First and foremost, you should brush your teeth regularly. You should brush twice per day with toothpaste that has fluoride in it. You should also avoid drinking acidic beverages like coffee or tea with your meals.
To maintain teeth whiteness after the treatment, you should also try limiting snacks with high sugar content. Avoid drinks with dark colors like sodas and red wine.
Should I worry about permanent tooth sensitivity?
Some people experience sensitivity after tooth whitening results from the freshly exposed tooth enamel. This means that the nerve in the tooth becomes more exposed to heat and cold, which can lead to pain.
The sensitivity can be long-term or short-term. It 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. Call Dr. Grapevine for teeth whitening in Plano, TX, at (972) 449-5759. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Grapevine online. Let us know if you have questions about teeth whitening.