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Teeth Whitening – Frisco, TX

Brighten Your Smile Quickly

Dental whitening is one of the most effective and easiest ways to enhance your smile. At Plush Dentistry, we offer two ways to lift stubborn stains: in-office and take-home treatments. Although we do not advocate one approach over the other, patients often maintain a whiter, healthier smile by following a home whitening regimen. Ultimately, the decision of which one is best for you will be determined at your consultation, when we have a better understanding of your unique smile goals. In the meantime, you can read on to learn more about this smile-enhancing treatment!

Why Choose Plush Dentistry For Teeth Whitening?

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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In order to determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, our Frisco cosmetic dentists need to sit down with you to learn all about your smile goals, assess the state of your oral health, and pinpoint the cause of your dental discoloration. Only then will they have all of the information they need to decide if this cosmetic dental service is ideal for you. If it isn’t, don’t worry – we will still work with you to determine the best way to make your dream smile a reality.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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There are various ways to whiten your teeth—primarily, the two main methods are in-office teeth whitening treatments and home teeth whitening kits. We offer both options for teeth whitening in Frisco, TX at Plush Dentistry.

ZOOM! In-Office Teeth Whitening

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Zoom! Whitening has become the gold standard in achieving dazzling smiles. In just 45 minutes, you can have teeth that are up to eight shades whiter than where you started. We begin by applying a protective layer to your gums, and then the whitening gel to the surfaces of your teeth. An LED light activates the whitening power of the gel, and you get fast, beautiful results.

Apa White Duo At-Home Teeth Whitening

Apa White Duo at home teeth whitening kit

We are proud to carry and offer Apa White Duo. A luxurious and revolutionary home whitening kit designed by world-renowned cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Apa, Apa White Duo is designed to work faster than traditional home whitening methods and delivers a brighter smile in just five days.

  • Two forms of whitening work together for maximum effect
  • Apply for 90 minutes a day for five days
  • Can be applied anytime and anywhere
  • Contains 10 white films and 1 white pen
  • White films: 20% Carbamide Peroxide
  • White pen: 18% Carbamide Peroxide

This unique two-step process mirrors the professional teeth whitening techniques performed in dental offices, but with no messy trays. The White Pen goes to work instantly, and the White Films mold seamlessly to your teeth to lock in the whitening agents and deliver a second round of bleaching action. Both are portable, easy to use, and designed to be compatible with life’s activities.

Apa Beauty Radiance Care Kit

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We also carry the Apa Beauty Radiance Care Kit, which complements the Apa White Duo Kit and is a complete package to take your smile to the next level.

Apa Beauty Radiance Care is a three-step process that helps make a brighter smile. The ultimate smile care regimen: Apa Lip Loofah, Apa Tooth Gloss, and Apa Blue Lip Shine. A great smile isn’t just about white teeth—exfoliating, moisturizing, and adding shine are paramount to bringing out your best smile.

Box Includes:

  • APA Lip Loofah: Gentle lip exfoliator and conditioner
  • APA Tooth Gloss: Antioxidant-infused nourishing gloss brightens teeth for a beautiful smile.
  • APA Blue Lip Shine: Lightens smile with minty blue crystals

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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If you take good care of your smile, then the results of your teeth whitening treatment can last beyond the usual three to six months. That’s why we strongly recommend that our patients:

Want to learn more about teeth whitening in Frisco, TX? If so, then give us a call – we’d be happy to help!

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is one of the more affordable cosmetic services. In fact, most patients find it relatively easy to fit into their budget! When you visit us for a consultation, we can share some specific numbers. You might even qualify for our special program that provides FREE teeth whitening for life!

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Some factors that can influence the cost of teeth whitening include:

  • The severity of your dental discoloration. Very severe stains may require more effort to remove and therefore may incur higher fees.
  • The type of discoloration. Most dental stains can be addressed via regular whitening methods. Some types of discoloration, however, are more stubborn and may require other treatments.
  • Preliminary care. You should not undergo cosmetic services if your teeth are not healthy. Some patients need fillings, crowns, or other forms of restorative care before they can move forward with brightening their smile.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost? 

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There are four different types of teeth whitening treatments. Here is an overview of how they work and how much they usually cost:

  • In-office teeth whitening is the fastest route to a brighter smile. It typically costs $400 - $800, though in some cases it may cost $1,000 or more.
  • Professional take-home whitening kits include custom trays and a powerful whitening formula that you can use in the comfort of your own home. They often cost a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-counter whitening trays are not customized. They can be ordered online or purchased in a variety of stores. They often run $100 or less.
  • Whitening strips and gels are the lowest-priced option. They usually cost $20 - $40 and contain enough product to last for about two weeks.

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Other Options

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When you look at the numbers listed above, you might wonder why anyone would spend their money on professional whitening treatments when cheaper options are available. There are a few reasons:

  • Professional whitening is fast. With an in-office treatment, you could achieve results in as little as one hour, as opposed to two weeks or longer.
  • Professional whitening is customized. Our team can design a whitening treatment that caters to your unique needs. For example, we might be able to adjust the strength of your whitening formula if you are prone to dental sensitivity.
  • Professional whitening is safe. Your oral health is our priority, so we would never recommend whitening treatment without first making sure your smile is healthy.

Options For Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Teeth whitening is classified as a purely elective procedure, so dental insurance almost never covers it. However, there are some provisions that may make it easier to afford your brighter smile:

  • PLUSH Dentistry’s FREE teeth whitening program. If you commit to visiting us twice a year for a cleaning and checkup, you can become eligible for our FREE teeth whitening program.
  • Our dental membership plan. This alternative to insurance includes take-home whitening kits as a member benefit.
  • We accept low-interest payment plans through CareCredit, a third-party financier.

Would you like to achieve a brighter smile? Get in touch with us today to learn more about teeth whitening and its cost.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Similar to most cosmetic dental treatments, teeth whitening will not be a permanent solution to improving your smile. Eventually, you’ll have to get touchups to regain the dazzling results you enjoyed previously. In many cases, with proper care and regular dental visits, you can expect your pearly whites to remain radiant for several months to a couple of years. To preserve your brightened teeth, make sure to practice oral hygiene every day, visit your dentist every six months for checkups, and avoid overindulging in dark-colored foods/drinks as well as bad oral habits, like smoking.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Some people might be hesitant about undergoing professional teeth whitening because they assume the process might involve some discomfort. However, our team only uses high-quality bleaching agents to brighten your smile while also keeping your teeth and gums safe during the process. Since our treatment is completely personalized to fit your needs, you will be less likely to experience issues like tooth sensitivity. That said, if you know you are more susceptible to being sensitive, let us know beforehand so that we can take the proper measures. These could include spacing out your treatments or recommending desensitizing toothpaste to avoid discomfort.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Since dental crowns are not porous like the rest of your natural pearly whites, they will not benefit from teeth whitening, as the bleaching solution will not effectively lift stains and discoloration from the surface. The whitening agents can even weaken the bond between the restoration and your tooth, which can lead to issues down the road. If you want to avoid discoloring or darkening your dental crown, simply try implementing the same practices used for maintaining the color of your natural teeth, such as keeping good oral hygiene and minimizing how often you consume dark-colored foods/drinks. If you don’t like the current shade of your restoration, ask our team about replacing it.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

Although professional whitening treatment uses bleaching agents to lift stains and discoloration from the microscopic pores of your teeth, the process will not be damaging to your enamel. Still, if you are struggling with complications like gum disease or tooth decay, then the whitening solutions can become problematic. For this reason, our team will perform a thorough examination of your oral health before moving forward with your treatment plan. Using at-home remedies like hydrogen peroxide or activated charcoal to brighten your smile can end up harming your enamel. To prevent any damage, be sure to consult your dentist about teeth whitening first.

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