Teeth Whitening

You can achieve the beautiful, white Hollywood smile of your dreams in Frisco, Texas! There are a number of whitening options from in-office to at-home. Many patients at Heritage Dentistry are surprised at how affordable and easy it is to brighten and whiten their smiles.

In-Office Vs. At-Home Teeth Whitening

The main difference between in-office and at-home whitening is that an at-home whitener from Heritage Dentistry is not as strong as an in-office whitener. It will also not be applied by a Heritage Dentistry team member. Instead, you will apply the whitener in the custom fit Heritage Dentistry whitening trays. Once the trays have whitened your teeth you will remove them and rinse your mouth.

One of the best ways to whiten your teeth is with in-office whitening. Teeth Whitening at Heritage Dentistry can lighten your smile multiple shades in just one appointment. Our team uses strong, high powered whitening gel that you cannot get in at-home or over-the-counter whitening kits. Additionally, the whitening process is monitored by a Heritage Dentistry team member, ensuring you reach the shade you desire and that your teeth stay healthy during the entire process. Whether you choose in-office or at-home teeth whitening, you are sure to have a beautiful bright smile after whitening with Dr. Skousen and Heritage Dentistry.

Before You Teeth Whitening

During each whitening consultation appointment, Dr. Skousen will perform an oral health exam. If you have any underlying issues, such as decay or gum disease, this will need to be treated before you can undergo teeth whitening. If this is not treated first, the strong whitening gel can cause significant pain in your teeth and gums. At Heritage Dentistry, we do not recommend whitening products if you have these underlying dental concerns.

Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

This may be your first question when you decide to undergo teeth whitening. Teeth can turn yellow from food and drink stains, like coffee and teas, or simply from aging. As the enamel, the outer layer of your tooth, becomes scratched and breaks down over your lifetime, the thinning layer reveals a yellow layer below, called the dentin. Further, using tobacco products can also lead to teeth stains. Although teeth whitening cannot guarantee the removal of all your tooth stains, especially deep “intrinsic” ones, it can remove surface stains. Lightening your teeth a few shades can make a big difference in your appearance and your confidence.