Teeth Whitening

Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Abilene, TX

Teeth Whitening
About Teeth Whitening

Teeth staining is a common concern, but you don’t have to settle for discolored teeth and an imperfect smile. At Morris Dental Associates in Abilene, Texas, family and cosmetic dentist Amy Morris, DDS, and her compassionate team offer Phillips Zoom!® teeth whitening to make your teeth up to eight shades whiter instantly. Schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Morris Dental Associates by phone or request one online today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is teeth whitening?

Zoom! teeth whitening at Morris Dental Associates uses safe whitening gel and tooth trays to break up and remove staining, making your smile whiter and brighter without discomfort or downtime. Morris Dental Associates offers both in-office and at-home whitening options based on your treatment preferences. 

What are the risk factors for tooth discoloration?

Even if you adopt superior home oral hygiene habits, teeth staining can still occur because of:

  • Aging
  • Smoking
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Cola
  • Red wine
  • Tomato sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Popsicles
  • Other foods and drinks that stain
  • Some medications

Brushing your teeth after meals, using whitening mouthwash if asked to, flossing daily, and completing periodic teeth whitening at Morris Dental Associates helps you maintain brighter, gorgeous teeth.

What are my professional-strength teeth whitening options?

You can choose the shade of white you desire during a teeth whitening consultation at Morris Dental Associates. Pick from the following solutions:

Philips Zoom! QuickPro

During in-office treatment, Dr. Morris applies whitening gel and trays to your teeth and may apply a specialized LED light to the area to speed up whitening. In-office treatments transform teeth up to eight shades whiter in as little as 45 minutes. 

Philips Zoom! WhiteSpeed

Another option is for Dr. Morris to apply a whitening solution you can brush off your teeth yourself with a toothbrush after 30 minutes. You might choose this option after a routine six-month dental cleaning and exam. 

Home whitening kits

Home whitening treatments are also available at Morris Dental Associates. It takes about two weeks to achieve the same result as in-office whitening. The practice provides individual tubes for patients who want to maintain whitening at home, particularly smokers and wine and coffee drinkers.

Should I choose professional or over-the-counter teeth whitening? 

The Morris Dental Associates experts don’t recommend over-the-counter teeth whitening products because they’re not as effective and may be more expensive in the long term. In-office products use a potent bleaching agent that whitens teeth quicker and ensures a superior outcome.

If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, however, consider the Morris Dental Associates Zoom! at-home whitening kits that are professional-strength and provide better, longer-lasting results than over-the-counter products.

Schedule teeth whitening at Morris Dental Associates by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.