Teeth Whitening – Dallas, GA
Whiten Your Smile. Brighten Your Life.
Your smile is your social calling card. People not only recognize it more than any other facial expression, but babies are actually born with the ability to smile (it is not a learned behavior). Smiles are important, and not only as a way to socially connect. They also affect your business relationships, too. Research has shown that people who have healthy, white smiles are thought to be more successful.
What is your smile like? Are your teeth yellowed from plaque? Or are they discolored by dark-colored drinks, aging, or antibiotics? Do you have darkened teeth from root canals or injuries? If you’re not proud of your smile, we can make it beautifully distinctive with our teeth whitening in Dallas. Contact us today to find out how you can get started.
Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Individuals who consume many dark-colored beverages and foods (i.e., coffee, tea, soda, red wine, berries, soy sauce, etc.), as well as those who smoke and grind their teeth, may experience the most successful teeth whitening results. Because stains can be intrinsic (inside the tooth) or extrinsic (on the surface), brushing alone may not be enough to whiten your smile.
Fortunately, our dentists at Distinctive Dentistry are here to provide exceptional in-office and at-home whitening kits to help you feel more confident in your appearance. Whether you’re a busy working professional or stay-at-home parent, feeling good about your smile is important, and we can help.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Yes, it is true you can spend your hard-earned dollars on store-bought whitening kits that promise great results but leave you wanting more. But if you want real results, it’s best if you invest in either in-office or take-home whitening treatment. Professional services make it possible to achieve an even whitening experience that is safe and effective. By the time you are finished, you’ll be pleased with your new and improved, whiter and brighter teeth.
If you would like to brighten your smile in the privacy of your home, our Dallas office offers take-home whitening kits. Vastly different from the over-the-counter trays you can buy at your local drug store that are one-size-fits-all, we’ll create custom trays that will fit comfortably around your teeth and include a professional-grade solution that will give you a beautiful, white smile in just 14 days.
Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile
By opting to have your teeth whitened by a cosmetic dentist in Dallas, you can rest easy knowing that your smile will look its best as long as you maintain it using the following tips:
Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening
No matter how well you take care of your smile, it will eventually become discolored over time. At Distinctive Dentistry, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening to help you enjoy a bright set of pearly whites once again. Of course, you likely want to know how much it’ll cost before committing to anything. While it’s difficult to provide a set price, here are some elements to keep in mind when calculating the cost of teeth whitening in Dallas.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening
The overall cost of teeth whitening in Dallas is influenced by many factors. For example, these elements affect how many treatments you’ll need to achieve your desired results. Some of the most prominent ones include:
- The severity of your staining and discoloration
- Whether you need to undergo preliminary dental treatments (i.e., fillings, dental crowns, etc.)
- The type of discoloration you’ve experienced (i.e., intrinsic vs. extrinsic)
Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?
Different types of teeth whitening are offered at varying price points. In many cases, here’s what you can generally expect from each option in terms of cost:
- In-Office Teeth Whitening – This can run anywhere between $400-$800. Although rare, it can go up to $1,000 for some patients.
- Take-Home Whitening Kit – These include custom-fit trays and usually cost a few hundred dollars.
- Over-the-Counter Whitening Trays – Unlike kits from your dentist, these do not include custom-fit trays which is why they cost $100 or less.
- Store-Bought Strips and Gels – As the most affordable option, these products can cost somewhere between $20-$40 and are enough to treat teeth for up to two weeks.
Fast Teeth Whitening vs. Inexpensive Teeth Whitening
Simply by looking at the numbers above, you may wonder why professional teeth whitening is such a popular option when it’s more expensive than what you can get at your local store. Well, it’s important to remember that the quality of work in cosmetic dentistry is clearly reflected in the amount you pay.
Patients who use cheaper strips and gels often see little-to-no results. Meanwhile, those who opt for professional teeth whitening in Dallas can expect their smile to brighten up quickly and dramatically. With in-office treatment, you can have a dazzling grin in as little as one hour! That said, you must consider your desired results when choosing the right type of teeth whitening for your needs.
Options For Making Teeth Whitening Affordable
Since teeth whitening is a form of cosmetic dentistry, it’s usually not covered by dental insurance. However, that doesn’t mean you’re out of options to help pay for your care. At Distinctive Dentistry, we offer additional financing options like:
- Membership Saving Plan – For a low fee, you can get the preventive dental care you need and enjoy sizeable discounts on other services like cosmetic dentistry. You can get the benefits of traditional insurance without the annual fees, deductibles, or yearly maximums!
- CareCredit Financing – This option allows you to split up the total cost of your treatment into smaller monthly installments. It’ll help make even the most expensive cosmetic service fit just about any budget!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
You may have tried store-bought teeth whitening gels or strips before but to no avail. For this reason, you might be wondering what the difference is between that treatment and ours. As it turns out, our professional teeth bleaching treatment is designed to actually deliver results. To clear up any other confusion you may have, we’ve gathered some of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
If you choose to brighten your smile with over-the-counter whitening products, you run the risk of damaging your teeth and gums, especially if you don’t follow the instructions to a T. With professional teeth whitening in Dallas, GA, you can expect your teeth to remain perfectly healthy after your treatment.
What Causes Teeth Stains in the First Place?
There are two main types of teeth stains: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains occur on the surface of the tooth. They are formed when staining particles (such as those from tobacco, coffee, tea, or wine) build up on the enamel or the outermost layer of the teeth. Extrinsic stains normally respond well to regular brushing with whitening toothpaste.
Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, result in discoloration beneath the surface of the tooth. Staining particles can eventually work their way through the exterior of the tooth, making them more difficult to remove. Fortunately, they can usually be removed with our professional whitening treatment.
- Common causes of stains include:
- Tobacco use
- Poor oral hygiene
- Trauma or disease
- Consuming staining foods and drinks
- Medical treatments like certain antibiotics
How Long Will My Results Last?
No teeth whitening treatment is permanent. In fact, patients who frequently consume items like coffee and tea may see their results begin to fade in as little as one month. If you avoid these drinks (or sip them through a straw to minimize their direct contact with your teeth), you can expect your results to last for a year or more before you need a touch-up treatment. If you find that your results aren’t lasting as long as you think they should, talk to your dentist in Dallas, GA about how you can make your results last.
Does Teeth Whitening Affect Existing Dental Restorations?
There are rumors out there that teeth whitening can damage existing fillings, bonding, veneers, bridges, or crowns. The truth is that while whitening won’t damage these restorations, they won’t respond to the whitening treatment. This means you may need to have your dental work adjusted or replaced to match the new shade of your pearly whites so that your restorations don’t stand out in your smile.
Does Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?
One of the risks of store-bought whitening is that it can cause your teeth to become more sensitive after treatment, at least temporarily. Luckily, this generally doesn’t happen with professional whitening. This is because our dentists evaluate the current state of your teeth and customize the strength of the bleaching gel to meet your unique needs. If you still experience sensitivity, we can apply a topical fluoride treatment or recommend a sensitivity toothpaste or mouthwash for you.
Are you interested in learning more about teeth whitening? We would be happy to answer your questions during a special consultation visit. Call today to reserve your appointment. We proudly offer teeth whitening to the communities of Dallas, Hiram, Douglasville, Rockmart, Powder Springs, Acworth, Villa Rica, Temple, Marietta, and Kennesaw.