Your smile should reflect confidence, beauty, and health. For individuals who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their teeth, we offer a comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry procedures, including teeth whitening, at our North Dallas dental practice. These dental treatments can radically enhance the appearance of your teeth and bring your smile back to life.
Endless Benefits, Outstanding Results
With professional teeth whitening treatment, our team can dramatically whiten your smile – in many cases, by up to eight shades in as little as one hour. Each in-office whitening treatment consists of three, fifteen-minute whitening sessions, during which the whitening gel is applied directly to the teeth. We utilize only the safest, most effective whitening systems for the benefit of our patients, including ZOOM® and Boost®. Both options can instantly transform your smile from ordinary and dull to positively radiant.
Dr. Khodabakhsh begins treatment by cleaning and drying the surface of teeth. Next, he administers the whitening agent in such a way that the peroxide components are isolated to the surface of the teeth. Because he strategically places the whitening solution to the surface of the teeth, he minimizes gum irritation and maximizes whitening results. Tooth and gum sensitivity is often associated with teeth whitening because of the whitening agent’s effectiveness at penetrating the enamel for long-lasting results.
Candidates for Treatment
If you are tired of having a dingy smile, you rarely smile because of the condition of your teeth, or your teeth are harshly stained, undergoing teeth whitening treatment at our North Dallas facility can take your smile to new heights. Whitening treatments can also improve the color of your teeth if you frequently use tobacco products or take certain medications. In order to keep your smile looking healthy and white, we encourage you to refrain from using tobacco and drinking products that often cause stains. Whitening is not recommended for women who are pregnant, patients who have receding gums or highly sensitive teeth or gums, and people who have an allergy to hydrogen peroxide.
The Importance of Doctor Supervision
Dr. K offers professional at-home teeth whitening treatments to patients who would rather achieve a whiter smile in the convenience of their own home, on their own time. At our practice, we happily offer the Opalescence® tooth-whitening system, the leading take-home option on the market. In order for you to begin the treatment, Dr. K must first take an impression of your smile and send it to an outside laboratory. Once your whitening tray has been crafted and returned to our facility, we will have you try it on to ensure it fits properly. We will then educate you on how best to achieve your desired results.
Once at home, you can whiten your teeth by simply dispensing the whitening agent into the base of the translucent aligner. Because the whitening tray is designed to form snugly to the contour of your smile, and because we train you on how to properly administer the whitening gel, you are at a lower risk for damaging your enamel and gums. This supervised approach is what differentiates professional at-home whitening treatment from over-the-counter whitening treatments.
Over-the-counter whitening treatments that are not performed under the supervision of a specialist can cause severe, irreversible damage to your gums and enamel. Because many take-home whitening systems don’t use custom whitening trays to administer the peroxide evenly over the surface of the teeth, some regions of the mouth may become overexposed to the powerful chemicals, resulting in an uneven appearance. If you are interested in teeth whitening treatment, we encourage you to visit our North Dallas fertility to learn more about your options.
Contact Us about Teeth Whitening
To learn more about teeth whitening or to schedule an appointment with our North Dallas cosmetic dentist, contact Elegant Smiles Dentistry today. Our office is centrally located in Dallas for patients residing in Richardson, Carrollton, Addison, Plano, and Frisco. We look forward to meeting you, hearing your story, and helping you discover your smile’s full potential.
Teeth whitening is generally a safe treatment when monitored by a dentist. Some patients do complain of some tooth sensitivity following teeth whitening treatments, but this side effect typically subsides within a few days. It may be more pronounced in patients who whiten their teeth frequently, so if you notice this side effect, you may want to take a little more time before getting your next treatment.
Professional teeth whitening treatments can make your teeth up to 10 shades whiter, dramatically enhancing your smile’s appearance. The treatments that you get from your dentist are far more effective than the products that you can buy over the counter at a drug store or other retailer. The bleaching agents are much stronger in treatments administered by professionals, so the results are much more noticeable than with over-the-counter products.
Teeth whitening is achieved by applying a bleaching gel to the teeth. That bleaching gel then penetrates the enamel and releases any stains that have accumulated due to the patient’s diet or lifestyle habits, such as smoking cigarettes. Certain medications may also contribute to staining of the teeth. Your dentist may offer different options for applying or activating the bleaching gel, so be sure that you are familiar with all of your choices so that you can make the best decision for your needs.
Teeth whitening treatments are not permanent, so you should plan to get touch-up treatments periodically. Most patients will need to refresh their teeth whitening every 4-6 months or so. Patients may be able to extend the amount of time between treatments by avoiding foods and beverages that are known to stain the teeth, such as coffee, red wine and dark berries.
Teeth whitening is typically considered to be a cosmetic procedure, so it is rare for dental insurance to cover these treatments. However, we strive to give patients access to the treatments they desire, so we accept a variety of payment options to give you some flexibility in fitting these costs into your budget.