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Have you ever ever scrolled through Instagram or flipped through a tabloid and wished you could have the same brilliant smile enjoyed by jet-setters and celebrities?

You may have been tempted to reach for over-the-counter teeth bleaching treatments, but there are better ways to whiten — and they’re ways that will get you dramatic results faster and safer than do-it-yourself remedies.

If you’re looking for a brighter smile in Plano, TX, trust Dr. Barfield and the dental professionals at 1st In Smiles. Read on to learn more about how you can get a Hollywood smile in no time, and call 972-380-8105 to make an appointment.

Why You Should Trust the Professionals

If you walk into any grocery store or pharmacy, you’ll come across dozens of over-the-counter options for teeth whitening, from gels to strips to toothpastes. So why not just do it yourself?

First, here’s a quick crash course on tooth discoloration. If you’ve noticed that your teeth are less-than-brilliant, it could be caused by staining on the outer layer of your teeth, likely from repeated exposure to drinks like soda or tea.

It could also be caused by intrinsic staining, which is a yellowing of the dentin, or inner structure of the tooth. This could be the result of exposure to certain antibiotics or too much fluoride, but it could also be the result of trauma. Of course, it could also be a combination of both extrinsic and intrinsic staining.

There are plenty of whitening toothpastes carrying the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, but these are generally only effective at removing extrinsic stains. There’s only one bleaching strip product that bears the seal. If you’re not careful with over-the-counter treatments, they could also cause sensitivity and discomfort, making them more trouble than they’re worth.

If you want a whiter smile fast, it’s best to leave it to the experts. At 1st In Smiles, we can customize a take-home treatment to fit your smile or provide exceptional whitening services in our office, under the supervision of highly trained professionals.

It’s also important to note that not all discoloration can be addressed with bleaching treatments. If you have severe discoloration from trauma, you might need a root canal and more involved cosmetic dentistry procedures to address it.

Dr. Barfield can help determine what your teeth need to achieve the healthy-looking smile you desire. Plus, because 1st In Smiles offers cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry procedures, you might be able to get all your work done in the same office. Give us a call at 972-380-8105 today to schedule an appointment.

Two Convenient Options

At 1st In Smiles, we offer two convenient ways to get a brilliantly white smile using Opalescence whitening treatments.

For a smile makeover in as little as an hour, we offer in-office Opalescence Boost teeth whitening. We’ll combine a bleaching gel with 40 percent hydroxide peroxide with ultraviolet light to remove years of stains. We’ll take measures to protect your gums to minimize discomfort and also give you whitening trays to take home so you’ll be able to maintain your gorgeous new smile.

If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, we can customize a treatment just for you. You’ll come in and we’ll take an impression of your teeth, and within a couple days, we’ll have bleaching trays made especially for your mouth. After wearing the trays for a few hours each day for several consecutive days, you’ll have a smile you can’t wait to show off.

To find out which treatment would be best for your budget and your lifestyle, schedule a consultation with 1st In Smiles by calling 972-380-8105

Maintaining a Brilliant Smile

After your whitening treatment is over, we want to make sure your smile stays bright for years to come. That’s why Dr. Barfield offers free whitening for life. We’ll give you take-home whitening trays and gel for free as long as you come in for regular check-ups!

In addition, there are foods you’ll want to avoid — or at least limit — in order to protect your smile.

Those include:

  • Coffee
  • Blackberries
  • Red wine
  • Food dye
  • Soda

Additionally, smoking can undo all the work you did to get a brilliant smile. Consider cessation, or talk with your dentist about ways to maintain a healthy mouth.

1st In Smiles wants to give you a smile you’re proud to share with the world. Give us a call at 972-380-8105 to find out more about our whitening treatments.