Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures offered by cosmetic dentists. It’s simple, fast, non-invasive, and it’s an effective remedy for an issue that most people experience at some point in their lives. Yellowing and stains can occur for a number of reasons, including smoking, medication, aging, and drinking coffee, tea, or red wine. With so many potential causes, it’s hard to avoid tooth discoloration! Below, we answer some of the questions we hear from our patients about teeth whitening.
What does teeth whitening cost in Monmouth County?
Because there are a number of different methods and systems for professional teeth whitening, the cost can vary from one dental practice to another. At Bella Dental, we offer in-office teeth whitening treatments and at-home bleaching kits which includes the cost of custom-made whitening trays and carbide peroxide whitening gel.
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
The best whitener for your teeth depends on your needs, preferences, and treatment goals. If you want the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time, in-office teeth whitening is the best choice for you because you’ll achieve a whiter smile in a single appointment. For lighter stains or to whiten your teeth from the comfort of home, an at-home bleaching kit might be the perfect solution. When you come in for a consultation, we’ll discuss your options.
Is professional teeth whitening worth the cost?
Yes, professional teeth whitening is worth the cost. While you can use store-bought products to whiten your teeth, many of these products are designed for surface stains and are ineffective for more severe discoloration. Professional teeth whitening is faster, safer, and yields better results. Because it’s being performed or overseen by a dentist, you won’t have to worry about irritation to your gums and soft tissues or enamel erosion.
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
Because teeth whitening is considered a cosmetic treatment, it is not covered by dental insurance.
What is the safest form of teeth whitening?
The safest way to whiten your smile is with professional teeth whitening from a qualified dentist. A store-bought whitening solution that carries the American Dental Association (ADA) seal is safe when used as directed, but because these products are not as strong, people often use them more frequently or for longer periods of time than recommended to achieve better results. This can cause sensitivity, enamel damage, and irritation.
How long does teeth whitening last?
Teeth whitening lasts for as long as you maintain your results. The easiest way to do this is to follow our aftercare instructions, practice good oral hygiene habits, and use an at-home teeth whitening kit for touch-ups as needed.
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