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Add Shine to Your Smile with Teeth Whitening in Granger
The years that you spent smoking and the coffee, sodas, and tea that you drink every day can discolor your teeth. If you are self-conscious about your yellow, dingy teeth, we can help. Our cosmetic teeth whitening procedure, also known as power bleaching, can remove years of accumulated stains and take years off your smile. Call today for more information.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Safe?
Our experienced teeth bleaching dentist will monitor each step of the whitening process to ensure that you are completely satisfied with the results. Our power bleaching treatment uses highly concentrated bleaching gels that are much more powerful than do-it-yourself whitening treatments, so you can expect to see noticeable results after the very first treatment. During your consultation, our teeth bleaching dentist will examine your teeth to determine the underlying cause of the discoloration and help you find the most appropriate whitening treatment for your unique dental issues.
Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening in Granger?
Our cosmetic teeth whitening procedure is designed to remove many common types of tooth discoloration. You may be a candidate for the procedure if your teeth are discolored by years of smoking or consuming tea, coffee, red wine, or other foods and beverages that can stain. Certain types of discolorations do not respond to the bleaching process and may require different cosmetic treatments. For example, bleaching will not improve discoloration caused by tetracycline or underlying issues with the structure of the tooth. Bleaching also will not change the color of dental restorations, such as fillings, crowns, or veneers. Many patients opt to replace their restorations once their natural teeth become lighter so that they will blend in better.
Do I Have to Come to Your Office for Teeth Whitening?
We realize that work, school, and family obligations can make it difficult to come into our office for a teeth whitening treatment, so we offer professional-grade kits that allow you to safely and effectively perform teeth whitening at home. If you use your personalized whitening system daily as directed, you can lighten your teeth up to six shades in just a couple of weeks. Unlike over-the-counter whitening kits that use one-size-fits-all whitening trays, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth so that we can custom fit your whitening trays for the best possible results. We will also give you detailed instructions on how to use the professional-grade whitening gel to avoid any unexpected results or complications.
How Do I Get an Estimate of My Teeth Bleaching Cost?
Since teeth whitening is not covered under most dental insurance plans, we understand that cost is a major consideration for most of our patients. Every patient is unique, so the cost of professional teeth bleaching can vary from person to person. We recommend that you contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists. After evaluating your dental needs, we will help you find the most appropriate whitening option and provide you with an estimate of your treatment cost based on the type of treatment used, the number of treatments required, and whether you will need additional treatments or procedures to achieve the desired results.
Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Work?
Professional whitening treatments performed by an experienced dentist will provide the fastest, most reliable results. Over-the-counter teeth whitening trays, gels, rinses, toothpastes, and strips are not as strong as the products used in our office. Do-it-yourself products rely on abrasives or a mild peroxide solution to lift superficial stains from the surface of the teeth. You may notice some improvement, but the effect is generally minimal and temporary. There is also the possibility of user error with do-it-yourself whitening kits, which can lead to blotchy results or even damage your teeth and gums.
What Happens During the Teeth Whitening Process?
The teeth whitening process is relatively simple and completely painless:
- The dentist begins by checking your teeth for any issues that could affect the success of your whitening treatment.
- Your teeth will be cleaned to remove surface stains.
- To monitor the progress of your whitening treatment, we will take pictures of your teeth to use for comparison.
- The dentist will place a cheek retractor in your mouth to expose all of your teeth.
- After we apply a protective liquid to your gums, we apply one or more coats of bleaching gel to your teeth. We also may use a light to enhance the results.
- After several coats, the dentist will determine if you need further treatments to reach the desired level of brightness.
How Do I Schedule a Teeth Whitening Consultation?
Call us today to learn more about our cosmetic teeth whitening procedure or to schedule a consultation.