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Brighter Teeth with Coppell Cosmetic Dentist

Why Do My Teeth Look Stained?

You brush twice a day, floss regularly, and visit your dentist for routine checkups and cleanings and yet, despite your efforts, your teeth look dull and yellowish. Many of the foods and beverages we consume on a daily basis leave traces of color embedded in your tooth enamel. Over the years, these accumulated stains affect the brightness of your smile. To effectively remove these stains, talk to your Coppell cosmetic dentist about professional teeth whitening.

Do Store-Bought Teeth Whitening Products Work?

Unfortunately, commercially available whitening products are not as effective as professional whitening and, in some cases, can actually pose health risks. Whitening toothpastes can whiten your teeth somewhat, but the effects are not very dramatic and usually take 4-5 weeks to show up. One-size-fits-all whitening strips only work if you have perfectly straight teeth. Otherwise, they only whiten where they contact the enamel, giving your teeth a patchy look. Furthermore, commercial whiteners can mask discolorations that could indicate oral health problems, such as tooth decay and old, leaking dental work.

How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

First, Dr. Heeje Lee takes impressions of your teeth to serve as models for your custom-fitted whitening trays. Once they return from the lab, Dr. Lee sends your trays plus a specially formulated whitening gel home with you. At home, you fill the trays with gel, nestle them on your teeth, and wear them for a few hours a day. In as little as a week, your smile looks dramatically whiter and healthier.

Make Your Appointment Today

To experience the benefits of modern general dentistry and prosthodontics in Coppell, TX, contact Dr. Heeje Lee at (972) 315-0811. Evergreen Dental welcomes patients from Coppell, Lewisville, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Irving, and the nearby communities.