Nothing freshens up your appearance like a whiter, brighter smile received from teeth whitening. The whitening toothpastes at the grocery store just can’t give you the whitest possible smile. In fact, they can actually wear enamel away from abrasiveness. Today’s at-home bleaching methods are safe for the teeth and surrounding soft tissues, and you can have overnight results!
Willow Bend Dental uses the latest technology from Zoom! NiteWhite (formerly Discus Dental called Nite White Excel 3). NiteWhite is a liquid gel that safely and effectively whitens your teeth while wearing customized bleaching trays for five days, for only 1-hour for a day. This whitening program is especially helpful for removing stains caused by food, coffee, wine, tobacco, aging, and other sources.
For sensitive teeth, we offer Zoom! Discuss Day White (formerly Day White Excel 3 from Discus Dental). Zoom! Discuss Day White is a low sensitivity daytime tooth whitener that is used for only thirty minutes twice a day. The delicious cool mint flavor comes in a 9.5% hydrogen peroxide concentration.
If you have questions about our Plano tooth whitening and bleaching, please contactour office for more information.
Laser Whitening – LaserSmile™ by Biolase
Willow Bend Dental was the first dentist office in Plano to offer laser whitening in 1996. If you want your teeth whiter instantly, The LaserSmile by Biolase is the technology for you. LaserSmile teeth whitening treatments usually takes two hours from start to finish. Each whitening session is broken down into two individual applications with the duration of the first application being 16 minutes and the second 8 minutes. This means that the cumulative exposure of the patient’s teeth to the LaserSmile teeth whitening gel is 24 minutes. Teeth can lighten up to six shades whiter!
If you have questions about our Plano teeth whitening systems, pleasecontactour office for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of tooth whitener is used with the LaserSmile™ teeth whitening system?
The LaserSmile teeth whitening system uses a hydrogen peroxide-based whitening gel, which boasts a 37% hydrogen peroxide concentration. In comparison, at home teeth whitening kits usually contain 3 to 10% hydrogen peroxide. This difference in peroxide concentration is why professional teeth whitening treatment can achieve whiter results more rapidly.
How long will it take to whiten my teeth?
Most people only need their teeth bleached once, as Laser Teeth Whitening can whiten up to six shades in one session. Each teeth whitening session is broken down into four individual applications of the teeth whitener: two applications on the top teeth and two applications on the bottom teeth. The duration of the first application is 16 minutes and the second application is 8 minutes. This means that the total exposure of the patient’s teeth to the LaserSmile teeth whitening gel is a total of 24 minutes on the top teeth and 24 minutes on the bottom teeth, a total of 48 minutes. Pre- and post-treatment preparations and activities that surround the treatment usually cause the treatment to last about two hours.
How should I prepare for teeth whitening?
Before your appointment you should have a professional dental cleaning to remove surface stain and tartar.
If you are interested in professional teeth whitening, contact the Plano, TX cosmetic dentists at Willow Bend Dental.