FAQs about Professional Teeth Whitening
By Stonebridge Ranch Smiles
November 21, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

According to studies, a growing number of Americans put whiter teeth and a brighter smile at the top of their wish list. Whether you're a whiteninglong-term smoker, coffee drinker, or simply have teeth that have dulled over time, professional teeth whitening can give your smile an instant boost. Here at Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, TX, Dr. Kenneth Sharp offers this service to boost the look of his patients—read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic treatment!


Q: What's the difference between store-bought and professional teeth whitening treatments?

A: Over-the-counter whitening treatments can help, but they rarely deliver notable results and are often very short-lived. Professional treatments from our McKinney office, on the other hand, will create a dramatic, long-lasting improvement in your smile's brightness.


Q: How long does a professional teeth whitening treatment last?

A: The results vary from person to person, but in general, a good professional whitening treatment can last anywhere from a year or longer, provided that you practice good oral hygiene and take precautions to protect your teeth from staining agents like tobacco.


Q: Will I have to change my diet after getting my teeth whitened?

A: For the best results, you'll want to limit exposure to food and drinks that are known to cause dental stains and discolorations, such as coffee, tea, red wine, tomato sauces, and dark berries. After all, the same things that make your teeth vulnerable to staining before teeth whitening can also dull your smile after, as well as shorten the lifespan of your treatment.


Q: Do whitening treatments work on existing dental restorations?

A: Dental restorations like cosmetic bonding, tooth-colored fillings, or veneers will not change color with a whitening treatment. If you already have restorations in place, Dr. Sharp will discuss your options with you during a consultation and suggest the best treatment plan for your situation.


Interested? Give us a call

For more information about professional teeth whitening treatments and other cosmetic/general dentistry services, contact Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, TX, today by calling (972) 984-1882.