Posts for: October, 2014

By Trophy Dental of Plano
October 13, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  
teeth whitening Do you have a slight caffeine addiction? As in your teeth are just a bit yellow from those five cups of coffee before noon each day? Or maybe you fancy yourself a wine connoisseur, but aren’t too happy with the resulting purple stains on your teeth. Regardless, it’s time for a whitening to brighten up your smile. Now you’ve got a choice to make: visit the trusted staff at Trophy Dental of Plano and have your teeth whitened in-office or try your hand at over-the-counter treatments.
 
 

A little more about over-the-counter whitening

 
There are various over-the-counter treatments that you can buy in just about any grocery, drug or beauty store. Different methods include whitening strips, trays, gels and rinses. They work moderately well, whitening teeth up to one shade, and are very easy to come by. So if you don’t require a dramatic difference in your mouth, these may be a great choice for you.
 
Certain products can take up to 12 weeks to see results, and each one requires more than one application, usually for an extended period of time. Longer-lasting treatments, such as gel strips, can whiten your teeth for up to four months.
 
When you purchase a whitening product in the store, it will be cheaper than hopping in the dentist’s chair. But unfortunately, what you save in cost, you lose in quality.
 
 

The essentials of in-office whitening

 
While considerably pricier, having your Plano dentist whiten your teeth will giver you better, more enduring results. Teeth whitening performed by Dr. Debbie Nguyen Sudbrook and the professional dental staff at Trophy Dental of Plano is a speedy, safe and simple method that can last up to five years as long as the patient maintains proper oral hygiene practices. It typically takes just 30-60 minutes in the chair in as little as one treatment, depending on the shade of your current teeth and the desired shade.
 
Your dentist has exclusive access to the strength of certain procedures, such as the Zoom whitening system, so no over-the-counter trays, strips or toothpastes can achieve the whitening results that your dentist can.
 
Plano in-office teeth whitening is also much safer. Commercially-available products can are known to contain abrasive chemicals and substances that have been shown to wear down tooth enamel over time. By saving money on an over-the-counter treatment, you may actually be costing yourself much more in the long-run.
 
There are many merits to over-the-counter teeth whitening, but those seeking more dramatic, noticeable results are encouraged to come in to our Plano office. To discuss your treatment options, please give Trophy Dental of Plano a call today. We’ll happily answer any and all questions you may have.
 



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