Teeth whitening, Plano

With Dr. Bobby Jivnani

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Professional dentist-administered teeth whitening treatments, also known as in-office whitening, are a popular cosmetic dental procedure that can effectively lighten the shade of discolored teeth. This page will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this treatment, as well as the types of stains that are most responsive and least responsive to in-office whitening techniques.


  • Professional whitening treatments can deliver dramatic results quickly, often within one appointment.
  • The procedure is safe and reliable, with minimal side effects when performed by a qualified dentist.
  • Dentist-administered whitening treatments use stronger whitening agents and advanced technologies that can penetrate the enamel and effectively remove deep stains.
  • In-office whitening can be customized to the patient’s specific needs and desired results.
  • Dentist-administered treatments can provide better results than over-the-counter whitening products.


  • The cost of professional in-office whitening treatments can be higher than other whitening methods.
  • Some patients may experience temporary tooth sensitivity or gum irritation after the procedure.
  • The results of in-office whitening may not be permanent, and touch-up treatments may be necessary to maintain the desired shade.
  • Teeth with intrinsic stains (caused by internal factors like medication or trauma) may not respond well to in-office whitening.

Stains that respond well to in-office professional whitening techniques:

  • Extrinsic stains caused by external factors like food, drinks, and tobacco use.
  • Teeth that have become yellow or brown due to aging or wear.
  • Teeth that have mild to moderate discoloration caused by fluorosis.

Stains that do not respond well to in-office professional whitening techniques:

While in-office professional teeth whitening treatments can be effective for many types of tooth stains, certain stains may not respond well to this type of treatment. Here are some common reasons why some teeth may not whiten as well as others:

  • Teeth with certain stains, particularly those that are inorganic, such as those caused by metal dental restorations or trauma, may not respond well to in-office treatment. In fact, these teeth may appear even darker after the surrounding teeth have been whitened.
  • Trauma to the tooth can cause the dentin to darken, which can make the tooth appear discolored even after whitening treatments.
  • Tetracycline antibiotics, which are sometimes ingested during tooth formation, can chemically bind with the crystalline structure of both the tooth’s enamel and underlying dentin, causing the tooth to appear discolored.
  • Overexposure to fluoride, which can occur during tooth development, can cause fluorosis, resulting in tooth discoloration that may not respond well to whitening treatments.

It’s important to note that while in-office whitening treatments may not be effective for all types of stains, there are other cosmetic dental procedures that may be more suitable for certain patients. Your dentist can help determine which treatment options are best for your specific needs and desired outcome.

FAQ’s about professional in-office whitening treatments:

Q: How long does the procedure take? A: The treatment typically takes 60 to 90 minutes.

Q: Is the treatment painful? A: Some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity during or after the procedure, but this is usually temporary.

Q: How long will the results last? A: The results can last for several months to a few years, depending on the patient’s diet and oral hygiene habits.

Q: Can I get in-office whitening if I have sensitive teeth? A: Yes, but it is important to inform your dentist beforehand so they can take steps to minimize sensitivity.

Q: Can in-office whitening damage my teeth? A: When performed by a qualified dentist, in-office whitening is safe and does not damage the teeth or enamel. However, overuse or misuse of whitening products can lead to enamel erosion and sensitivity.

Why Choose Dr. Jivnani?

From offering more procedures and capabilities than nearly any practice in the area to some of the top reviews and friendliest staff who are here to make your visit enjoyable, we pride ourselves in setting the standard for how dental should be done everywhere.

“Dr. Jivnani is a perfectionist and I wouldn’t want to see anyone else now. His impeccable and precise hand, attention to detail and his insistence on making patients completely happy with his work are all rare standards in dental these days. Now that I’ve gotten used to this level of care, I can confidently say, now I know what standard the rest should have. Obviously I recommend Dr. Jivnani to all of my friends and family.” – DC, Plano, TX

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