Professional teeth whitening is the best way to make your smile bright and new again. If your teeth are yellow or stained, effective, simple professional teeth whitening is the solution.
What Causes Tooth Staining?
Teeth can become stained for a variety of reasons, including:
- Consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, citrus fruits, carrots, certain berries
- Medication such as tetracycline
- Smoking deposits left by nicotine
- Excessive use of fluoride which can cause areas of mottled white spots
- Aging and our own natural tooth color, which can grow more pronounced over time
Each of these issues can be quickly resolved through professional teeth whitening, whether in-office or with one of our take-home whitening kits.
Teeth Whitening Costs
While teeth whitening products are readily available over the counter at many pharmacies and other stores, the most effective treatments by far are professional. We use ZOOM!® whitening treatment in the office, while providing take-home whitening to sustain your bright new smile.
Our take-home kit includes a digitally constructed custom mouth guard to keep whitening gel positioned against your teeth.
Treatment cost is approximately $350 for in-office treatment, while at-home whitening will cost around $400.
While every patient has different needs, an in-office whitening treatment provides the quickest and most dramatic results, no matter how stained your teeth may be. Among all the cosmetic dentistry services we offer, it is our most requested service.
Our at-home whitening kits are a good solution if you have minimal stains or simply prefer to whiten your smile in your own home, as well as helping you to maintain your new smile.
Is the Cost of Professional Teeth Whitening Worth It?
We believe professional teeth cleaning is the best way to get a bright, clean smile. Store-purchased kits work best for light surface stains. Additionally, over-the-counter kits can cause problems if used improperly.
They can irritate your gums or even erode some of the surface enamel from your teeth, problems that simply won’t occur with professional teeth whitening treatments from your experienced cosmetic dentist. Over-the-counter products can also cause tooth sensitivity, or irritate other soft tissues in the mouth.
In short, your teeth won’t only look better with professional teeth whitening, your teeth and gums will be safe from any potential harm. And, the whitening process will take less time and last longer, too.
While teeth whitening is considered cosmetic, and not covered by dental insurance, the great results and safe process makes professional whitening an excellent value.
Does Teeth Whitening Last?
You can extend the shine of your new, whitened teeth by following some simple steps, such as:
- Regular dental cleaning every six months
- Good oral hygiene with brushing and flossing
- Avoiding dark colored food and beverages for a week after whitening
- Sipping dark beverages with a straw when possible
- Follow up or maintenance whitening as recommended by your dentist
Learn More About Teeth Whitening Cost
If you want to learn more about the cost of teeth whitening or you’re ready for a beautiful new smile, reach out to us today at Aliso Smiles. Give us a call at (949) 916-7800 to schedule a consultation.