Teeth Whitening

Dental Distinction

General Dentists located in Plano, TX

Professional teeth whitening at Dental Distinction in Plano, Texas, can deliver stunning results that are safe and effective. Mohammed Mansour, DDS, BDS, MS, and his team can help you achieve a whiter and brighter smile through in-house or take-home methods. If you’d like to learn more about professional teeth whitening and how the process can improve your smile, schedule an appointment today. Online booking makes it easy to find a time that fits your busy schedule, or you can call the office and speak with a member of the staff.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes tooth discoloration?

Numerous things can change the shade of your natural teeth. Some of those factors are in your control, while others are not. These are some of the more common causes of tooth discoloration:

  • Smoking or using other tobacco products
  • Food and beverages that stain, like red wine, coffee, and certain fruits
  • Certain medications
  • Excessive fluoride
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Congenital problems
  • Tooth trauma

The aging process can also change the color of your teeth. Beneath the outer layer of white enamel lies a layer of dentin, which is naturally yellow. As you age, your enamel wears away, exposing more dentin and causing a yellowed cast.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

Dr. Mansour begins by cleaning and polishing your teeth to prepare them for the whitening solution. Your lips are held back with a set of retractors, and your gum tissue is protected with a barrier.

Next, the whitening solution is carefully applied to the front surface of your teeth. A special light activates this solution, which works by breaking stains apart into tiny particles.

After some time, the solution is removed from your teeth, and your mouth is thoroughly rinsed. Your results will be visible right away.

The team also offers safe and effective take-home whitening kits that can be applied outside of the office. For some patients, the convenience of at-home whitening is preferred.

How can I prolong my brighter smile?

Maintaining a solid oral hygiene routine is the best thing you can do to keep your teeth bright and white. Be sure to brush and floss twice a day, and schedule routine dental exams and professional cleanings.

If you’re a smoker, you should make every effort to quit. Quitting smoking can have impacts on both the aesthetics of your smile and your overall health. You can also reduce staining by using a straw for drinking beverages known to cause discoloration.

Over-the-counter whitening toothpaste and rinses can’t match the whitening power available from a dental professional, but these products can help you maintain the results of professional whitening. Dr. Mansour can advise you on the best products for your needs.

When you’re ready to begin, call or use the online scheduling tool to set up a whitening appointment at Dental Distinction. A gorgeous, bright smile is just a quick whitening appointment away.