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Teeth Whitening Plano TX

Teeth whitening treatment is done by use of a teeth whitener to clean the teeth and restore the enamel's unstained appearance.

It is a quick, affordable treatment that rejuvenates the glow of your smile.

By definition of the FDA, any product that is used to clean the teeth is considered a whitener.

In cosmetic dentistry, whitening refers to the treatment of whitening products containing non chlorine bleach on the teeth.

At McDonald & Luck DDS our dentists can help you decide what kind of whitening treatment is right for you!

Types of Whitening

Non chlorine bleaches like carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide.

Teeth whitening is usually a recurring treatment and is not permanent.

To preserve the effects of the treatment, it's best that the patient is disciplined with their oral hygiene habits.

We will provide routine monitoring and maintenance during your dental exams.

Whitening treatments

Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used in dental office treatments.

It is fast acting with concentrations ranging from nine to 40 percent.

Carbamide peroxide is more common for at-home teeth whitening.

It is slower acting and not as effective as hydrogen peroxide.

Whichever you choose, your teeth may need multiple treatments to reach the desired shade of whiteness.

Conditions of tooth discoloration

Teeth discoloration on the outside of the tooth is known as extrinsic staining.

These stains are usually minor and can be easily removed with regular oral hygiene.

Intrinsic stains can develop in the dentin layer, discoloration can occur from force trauma, exposure to minerals during the tooth's development and fluoride ingestion.

Close up comparison of before and after teeth whitening treatment on a man's smile

Enamel Stains

Enamel protects teeth from repeated chewing, gnashing, trauma, and bacteria.

Dentin, the tooth's second layer is yellow in color; some people can have a greenish gray dentin.

Through repeated chewing, millions of microscopic cracks occur in our enamel.

These cracks on a micro level, fill up with stains and debris, and over time the teeth will develop a dull appearance.

As you age the dentin becomes more visible through the teeth enamel.

Genetics can also affect people's teeth color and response to teeth whitening.

Smoking, certain drugs or chemicals can also greatly affect teeth color.

Habitual consumption of darkly colored foods can stain the teeth over time, so it is important to maintain good oral hygiene between meals.

Teeth Whitening in Plano

Contact us at (469) 649-0699 or request an appointment online to schedule a consultation!

Each time I am in for a visit, I am impressed by the genuine kindness, professionalism, and warmth from the staff. Having staff engaged with the patients makes a huge difference in your experience and I'll be a customer for life because of their approaching!
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