Say Goodbye to Dental Stains
By Stonebridge Ranch Smiles
March 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Don’t let coffee and wine stains keep you from having the smile you want.teeth whitening

From coffee-filled mornings to your evening glass of wine, there are many treats we enjoy that seem so wonderful and yet can lead to some pretty unpleasant stains. If yellowing teeth have you feeling a bit down about your smile, isn’t it time you lifted those spirits? Our McKinney, TX, family dentist, Dr. Kenneth Sharp, has just the answer you’ve been looking for: teeth whitening.

How Whitening Works

When whitening, gel is placed over the teeth the bleach immediately goes to work to break up stain molecules within enamel (outer layer of the tooth) and dentin (the layer directly under the enamel). By leaving the gel on the teeth for anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour we can eliminate these stains and also get smiles several shades whiter.

Of course, not all whitening products are created equal. The whitening kits and gels you may get over-the-counter at your local drugstore won’t be nearly as strong as the products you will get from our McKinney cosmetic dentist. Why? Because Dr. Sharp has received the proper training to successfully and safely work with whitening gels that contain a higher concentration of bleaching agents so you can get results fast.

Your Whitening Options

As you probably already figured, you do have options when it comes to how you whiten your smile:

Commercial Whitening Products

This includes those popular whitening kits and toothpastes that you see in the oral care aisles. While a whitening toothpaste is never a bad idea to use regularly—as it can prevent new stains from forming— it certainly won’t be enough to tackle severe external stains. Some people find good results with commercial whitening kits, but it does take several weeks of continual use to see changes.

In-Office Whitening

Coming into our office for whitening treatment is probably the best option for someone looking to tackle darker and more severe stains, as well as those who want to see results quickly. If you have a big event coming up and you want to have a white, stain-free smile then our whitening system will be the ideal treatment. In just one hour we can get smiles several shades whiter.

At-Home Whitening

In-office whitening promises great results but it can be pricey. If you still want to brighten your smile but don’t want to take the financial hit then our at-home whitening can also give you more visible results than over-the-counter products. Use the products as directed and you could see results in a couple weeks.

Teeth whitening can be an amazingly effective way to brighten your smile before the big day or just to give your self-esteem a little boost. Let Stonebridge Ranch Smiles in McKinney, TX, give you that vibrant smile you know is under there.