About Dr. Marshall May, DDS

Dr. Marshall May is an experienced, knowledgeable dentist who truly cares for his patients and enjoys getting to know them. In addition to being skilled in cosmetic and general dentistry, he has pursued advanced training in numerous areas such as molar root canal therapy, impacted wisdom tooth removal, and advanced practice management.

Dr. May completed his undergraduate work at Lubbock Christian University and then went on to complete dental school at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He practiced in Tyler, Texas, before joining Dr. Cannon at Troup Family Dental in September 2012. He is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and East Texas Dental Society.Meet the team ยป

Teeth Whitening

While good oral hygiene habits will help to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful, time and age can both dull your sparkling smile. Professional teeth whitening can restore your teeth back to their natural shade.

Teeth can become dull for a variety of reasons. Some foods and drinks, especially coffee and wine, are often culprits, and even certain medications can stain your teeth. Yellowing of the teeth is often inevitable as we age, but teeth whitening allows us to turn back the clock. While teeth whitening is not a permanent solution to the problem, most people will only need occasional touch ups after they have had their teeth professionally whitened.

Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Drug Store Kits

Unlike whitening kits that you might find in the drugstore, professional teeth whitening allows for more customization and better results. At Troup Family Dental, we offer professional take-home whitening so that you can do your whitening when it is most convenient for you. The kit includes custom-made trays for your teeth. This allows you to whiten your teeth more comfortably and minimizes irritation while allowing for improved results. Drug store kits don’t allow for this kind of individualized treatment, and the “one size fits all” trays may result in irritation and discomfort.

Professional kits have a higher concentration of the whitening agent and some also contain an added ingredient that helps to desensitize your teeth and make the process even more comfortable. The take-home kits that we offer give you faster and easier results than kits that are available at the drug store.

The Teeth Whitening Process

If you are interested in having your teeth professionally whitened, call Troup Family Dental today to schedule a consultation! We will check your teeth and gums and make sure that you are a good candidate for whitening. The next step will be to take impressions of your teeth for your custom-made trays. We may also take photographs, which will allow you to see the improvement in the color of your teeth.

When your trays are ready, we will go over the process with you and show you how to use the product. We will inform you how to dispense it, when to use it, how often to use it, and how long to use it. If you have any questions about the process or if there’s something you don’t understand, please let us know. We want you to have a great teeth whitening experience and fantastic results. If you get home and find that you have a question, go ahead and give us a call.

Before you use the product, make sure to brush and floss your teeth. This will help you get the best results possible and make sure that the product comes in contact with all the surfaces of your teeth. Plaque that remains on the teeth could cause your results to vary and may even give you a blotchy appearance.

After you’ve completed the full treatment, return to our office. You will have the opportunity to compare your results to the original shade of your teeth. We will also discuss how to do periodic touch ups to make sure that you can maintain your results.