Brighten Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening treatments can reduce or completely erase discoloration caused by coffee, smoking, wine, and the natural aging process. While there are many over-the-counter bleaching options available, professional whitening offers more predictable results. At the Advanced Dental Center in Plano, TX, we can offer both in-office and at-home whitening treatments. Using Philips Zoom! and Opalescence®, Dr. Christine Hopkins can help patients achieve brighter and more confident smiles.
Understanding The Benefits of Professional Whitening
A bright smile can significantly boost self-confidence. By choosing a professional teeth bleaching treatment at our office, patients can enjoy more predictable results than with over-the-counter whitening products. Furthermore, we supervise every phase of your whitening process in order to reduce the development of dental sensitivity.
Zoom! and Opalescence Whitening Systems
At the Advanced Dental Center, we use both the trusted Philips Zoom! and Opalescence whitening systems to brighten your smile in our office, as well as in the comfort of your own home.
For most patients, an in-office treatment provides the most dramatic effects. We can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in a single, 45-minute appointment. We typically recommend an in-office treatment if you have severe discoloration that would benefit from higher concentrations of whitening agent. In-office appointments are also helpful for patients looking for immediate results for an upcoming event, such as a wedding or reunion.
We can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in a single, 45-minute appointment.
During an in-office treatment, Dr. Hopkins will prepare your teeth for whitening and then apply a thin layer of gel. Next, she will use a specialized LED light to accelerate the process and enhance your results. A typical treatment involves three applications of gel. Once your teeth reach the desired shade, Dr. Hopkins can apply a post-treatment gel to protect the enamel and reduce sensitivity.
If you decide to undergo at-home whitening, we will take impressions of your teeth to design a set of custom-made trays that fit comfortably and apply the gel evenly. Patients can fill the trays with whitening product and gently place them over their teeth at a time that is convenient for them. Depending on the type of whitening you opt for, you may be able to wear them for thirty minutes at a time or overnight.
Maintain Your Results
Patients may wish to combine an in-office procedure with at-home trays to enhance the effects of their whitening treatment. After your initial treatment, you may require periodic touch-up treatments to maintain your long-term results. To minimize your risk of future staining, it is important to keep up a consistent oral hygiene routine. Simply brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily can prevent stains from settling into the enamel.
Enhance Your Appearance
A professional teeth whitening procedure at our office can brighten your smile and help you take greater confidence in your appearance. If you feel self-conscious about your smile because of discoloration, contact our office online or call us at (972) 781-0209 to schedule a consultation.
"I have been going to Dr. Hopkins for years now. I was looking for a general dentist but also a doctor that also had a prosthodontist background so any major work that I would require in the future could be done by the doctor who has regularly worked on me. Dr Hopkins has met and even exceeded my expectations in oral care."Julie W.