When it comes to appearances, having bright, white teeth can help you look young, vibrant, and healthy. Unfortunately, there are many things, such as staining agents and daily habits that can inhibit you from having your brightest smile. Plano cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ron Bosher, offers various teeth whitening treatments to enhance and create a beautiful smile without extensive dental work. Teeth whitening treatments have quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures today. Dr. Bosher will work with you to learn what method of teeth whitening will be the most effective, and provide the best results.
Tooth whitening is popular, not only because it is a relatively simple procedure, but because it is effective as well. These days, there are a number of teeth whitening options for patients to choose from including in-office treatments and take-home trays. Dr. Bosher uses Day White, a customized, at-home teeth whitening system, to help his patients achieve their brightest smile. With this whitening method, patients are fitted with individualized whitening trays to ensure the best results for each tooth. They are then given instructions for using the advanced whitening gel at home. The Day White whitening gel is unlike any other product available, over-the-counter or from dentists. Patented by Discus Dental, it is made with amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), which is proven to reduce sensitivity, rebuild enamel, and provide long-lasting results.
What to Expect
Day White teeth whitening is available in two separate concentrations, which Dr. Bosher will recommend, based on the patient’s specific cosmetic goals. For optimal results, patients are expected to wear the mouth tray for 30 minutes per day. Doing so can dramatically brighten the teeth. Many patients experience brighter, whiter results within just 10 days. Day White trays are custom-fit for each patient, reducing the chances of irritation. The tray also protects the gums from exposure to the whitening gel and ensures that each tooth receives treatment, not just the front teeth. This is vital to providing all-over brightening and natural-looking results.
The cost for teeth whitening will vary depending how much staining is present on the teeth, as well as the amount of whitening the patient desires. The average cost for this procedure runs between $200-$400.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $100 - $200
- How Long It Takes
- 30 Minutes per Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Benefit of Day White?
One of the benefits of this method of teeth whitening, and one of the reasons we use it at our Plano practice, is the active ingredients: ACP, potassium nitrate, and fluoride. These elements are proven to reduce sensitivity and keep the teeth strong during the whitening process. Rather than break down the enamel, ACP actually provides added strength.
While whitening results vary, most patients can see their best results within a couple of weeks. Typically, patients with stains caused by antibiotics will not see completely white results.
Previous Dental Work?
The bleach solution only works on a natural tooth, which means it will not whiten any previous dental work, such as crowns, caps, veneers, bridges, bonding, fillings, dentures or cavities.
Future Stain Prevention?
A good oral hygiene regimen and regular visits to the dentist will keep your teeth bright and shiny. Patients who just had their teeth whitened should avoid staining foods, such as coffee, alcohol and sugars. Patients should also avoid smoking.