ZOOM! Your Way to a Brighter Smile with Our Teeth Whitening in Allen TX
It is natural for our teeth to become discolored over the years because of the food we eat, medications we might take, or even just from aging. Over the years, our enamel wears down and allows dentin to become visible. Dentin is the yellow core of our teeth that tends to become visible the more your enamel is worn down. With the help of ZOOM! teeth whitening in Allen TX, Dr. Kim can help restore your teeth back to a bright and white color using a highly-concentrated whitening gel and an LED light.
Teeth Whitening Methods
Dr. Kim currently offers two methods of teeth whitening at Dedicated Dental. In-office teeth whitening is the most effective way to lighten your teeth. Professional bleaching can lift discoloration by about eight shades in just one hour. Dr. Kim will use a highly-concentrated hydrogen-peroxide gel and whitening LED light. The light will activate the bleaching agent and lift your discoloration quickly and effectively.
The second method is an at-home whitening kit. This is a convenient way to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your own home. You will be provided with a hydrogen-peroxide whitening gel and trays for you to wear nightly for about two weeks. If worn every night for the full two weeks, your teeth will lighten by about four or five shades. This treatment is ideal for a smile that does not require a drastic color change. If your smile is severely discolored, it may be better to ask Dr. Kim about our professional Allen teeth whitening option.
The Limits of Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening may not be the ideal treatment for every smile. Your gums and tooth enamel must be healthy enough for treatment. Lifestyle habits will also be taken into consideration such as smoking and drinking habits as well as your oral hygiene history. This cosmetic service is ideal for smiles that need to lift a few shades of discoloration. However, if teeth are brown or have a dark grey shadow, it may not be possible to lift discoloration. Consult with Dr. Kim to find out if teeth whitening would be an effective option for your smile.
There are some mild risks associated with this cosmetic procedure. Teeth whitening treatments can cause some tooth sensitivity, though this should subside after a day or two. If you already suffer from tooth sensitivity prior to treatment, discuss this with Dr. Kim to find an alternative teeth whitening option.
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening in Allen, TX, call our office today. You can reach us at (972) 359-1300 or you can fill out a contact form directly on our website. We look forward to helping you achieve a happy and healthy smile!