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Teeth Whitening

Restore That Youthful Glow

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One of the most crucial components of any great smile is teeth that are pearly white. When teeth become stained or darkened, it can dampen the smile’s appearance and make a person look older. Because of this, it’s no surprise that millions of people seek out methods designed to whiten their teeth. We can say with experience that the best way to achieve this is with a professional teeth whitening treatment. To learn more about this cosmetic service, continue reading or give us a call !

Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Almost anyone with a discolored smile is eligible for professional whitening treatment. Of course, the only way to know for sure if you’re an ideal candidate for this service is by having a consultation with our team at Orbit Dental of Garland. We’ll conduct an oral examination, review your medical history, and ask about your goals to determine whether or not this option is right for you.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

At your consultation, we’ll explain the different types of whitening treatments that we offer. At Orbit Dental of Garland, we offer two methods of brightening your smile. Although they’re both equally capable of delivering stunning results, the amount of time needed for each one is different. Here’s a brief summary of each available option:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

If you’d like to brighten your grin from the comfort of your home, take-home whitening treatment may be the ideal option for you. We’ll provide you with custom-made whitening trays and a powerful dental-grade bleaching gel so you can undergo treatment at your convenience. You’ll wear the trays for a predetermined amount of time each day for about two weeks. Once you’re finished with treatment, your smile should be several shades lighter!

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Do you want fast results? In-office whitening treatment is a great option for patients with an upcoming special event (i.e., job interview, wedding, graduation). The entire process can usually be completed in under an hour, and the results can be seen immediately. Best of all, your brightened teeth will look natural and healthy.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Once you have your ideal smile, you’re going to want to keep it that way! Even though teeth whitening doesn’t last forever, there are several steps you can take to ensure your pearly whites look their very best for as long as possible. Here’s what you can do to preserve your results:

  • Limit your intake of dark-colored foods and drinks (i.e., red wine, soda, tea, soy sauce)
  • Practice good oral hygiene (i.e., brush twice a day, floss daily, rinse daily with an ADA-approved mouthwash)
  • Visit your cosmetic dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning to ensure your mouth is problem-free
  • Kick bad habits to the curb (i.e., smoking, using tobacco products, biting your fingernails)
  • Ask about at-home touch-ups to maintain your bright results

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Are you looking to enhance the natural beauty of your smile? Teeth whitening may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Not only is it an effective way to address discoloration, but it can be completed in a timely manner as well. However, it’s important that you consider the cost ahead of time. No one wants to be left with unnecessary surprises. Here are some things for you to keep in mind.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is generally one set price, but there are many different factors that can affect how many treatments you need before achieving your desired results. Here are some of the most prominent ones:

  • The severity of the staining
  • The type of discoloration (intinsic vs. extrinsic)
  • Other treatments needed beforehand, such as a filling

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

There are several different types of teeth whitening, and they all go for different price points. Here is what you can usually expect when it comes to the cost:

  • In-office teeth whitening usually costs between $400 and $800. However, rare cases can cost up to $100 or more.
  • For take-home teeth whitening kits, the cost is usually around a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-counter teeth whitening trays usually go for less than $100.
  • Over-the-counter teeth whitening strips and gels are the most affordable. Each box usually costs between $20 to $40 and contains enough to last up to two weeks.

Fast Teeth Whitening VS Expensive Teeth Whitening

You may be wondering why professional teeth whitening from dentists is so common when it cost significantly more than what you can get at your local drug store. However, you should remember that when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, the quality of work is clearly reflected in the amount that you pay. When you use cheaper strips and gels, you may see little-to-no results. On the other hand, professional teeth whitening is designed to whiten teeth quickly and dramatically. As for in-office teeth whitening, you can walk out of the practice with a smile several shades lighter in as little as an hour. When choosing which type of teeth whitening is right for you, be sure to consider the results you want and how quickly you hope to see them.

Options For Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

Teeth whitening is not covered by dental insurance because it is an elective procedure. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are left completely on your own. With our In-House Membership Plan, you can save 15% on treatments completed at our practice. We also work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest.

To find out exactly how much you can expect to pay for teeth whitening, give us a call! We’re eager to help you achieve a brighter smile.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

When it comes to wanting to brighten your smile, there are all sorts of ways you can do it. If you want high-quality results that last longer, there’s no better way than professional teeth whitening in Garland. But before you start the process of achieving a brighter, whiter smile, it’s likely you probably have several questions about the process and how long you can expect your results to last. To help address these questions and concerns, your team at Orbit Dental of Garland has compiled a list of teeth whitening FAQs for you to review.

Why should I choose professional teeth whitening over a store-bought product?

We know you have the option to go to your local drug store and buy one of many brand-name whitening kits, but what you may not know is that you will be paying for a product that promises a lot but lacks when it comes to producing results. While these kits may not cost as much as professional teeth whitening, you will likely end up paying more in the long run.

With professional whitening, you can be assured a few things:

  • You’re receiving a safe and effective treatment that is administered by a dental professional
  • Your soft oral tissues will not be irritated by bleaching gel
  • You’ll have results that are even and last longer

What are the benefits of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening will give you the smile you’ve always wanted. By choosing Orbit Dental of Garland to brighten your teeth, we can have you seeing dramatic results in about an hour. Not only will your appearance improve, but you will also:

  • Experience greater confidence
  • Watch as years of stains and discoloration quickly become non-existent
  • Enjoy a healthier, more radiant smile for months with proper care and maintenance

Will my insurance cover teeth whitening?

Unfortunately, teeth whitening is cosmetic dentistry service offered by Orbit Dental of Garland. Due to this reason, most dental insurance companies will not agree to cover your treatment. However, it is important that you check with your insurance company just to make sure, as some may surprisingly cover some of the cost. No matter whether you are covered or not, our team will work with you to identify ways in which you can still move forward with your teeth whitening treatment without emptying your bank account.

Will whitening my teeth damage tooth enamel?

All types of teeth whitening should be administered in moderation. Fortunately, your dentist in Garland knows exactly how often you should come in for a touch-up to prevent possible enamel damage or tooth sensitivity. If whitening your smile too often, you can possibly do more damage to your teeth, but by making sure you seek professional care for this type of cosmetic dentistry, your smile will not be in jeopardy.

How long will my results last?

The answer to this question often depends on how well you take care of your smile. Should you maintain a good oral hygiene routine, avoid chewing on inanimate objects and hard, crunchy foods, and quit smoking, you will find that your teeth remain brighter and whiter for a long period of time. However, should you begin consuming a lot of dark-colored, stain-causing beverages, and embrace your old habits, you will find yourself back in the dentist’s chair for a touch-up much more often.