Teeth Whitening – North Grafton, MA
Get the Gleaming Smile You Deserve
Does the color of your teeth leave you frowning these days? No one wants a yellow or brown tint to their pearly whites, but it’s an incredibly common problem. Some surveys suggest that 80% of American adults wish they had whiter teeth! That’s why at Theroux Dental Associates, we’re dedicated to making it easy to get the gleaming smile you deserve. Read on to learn more about your options for teeth whitening in North Grafton and give us a call today to schedule your consultation!
Why Choose Theroux Dental Associates For Teeth Whitening?
- Professional-Grade Products for Reliable Results
- Both In-Office & Take-Home Whitening Options Available
- Specially Designed for Minimal Tooth Sensitivity
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
There are numerous factors that could be to blame for your tooth discoloration, such as:
- Poor oral hygiene
- Staining foods or beverages
- Worn-down or thin enamel
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
Thankfully, professional teeth whitening can work on nearly any kind of discoloration and take years of stains off your smile. However, if your tooth discoloration is particularly severe or the result of fluorosis, injury, or certain medications, we may recommend a different cosmetic service to brighten your smile more effectively.
What Are My Options for Teeth Whitening?
At Theroux Dental Associates, we offer two types of teeth whitening so you can get a dazzling smile in a way that works best for you. Both options use professional-grade ingredients that have been rigorously tested by the American Dental Association for effectiveness and safety. ZOOM! teeth whitening treatments provide reliably fantastic results with minimal tooth sensitivity, and we offer these two types:
ZOOM! In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment
You can get a dramatically brighter smile in as little as one quick and easy appointment. With an in-office treatment, we’ll apply a strong bleaching gel directly onto your teeth and shine a special blue light on it for several minutes. Then, we’ll wipe off the whitener and evaluate your results. Typically, we’ll repeat this process a few times until your teeth are sparkling.
ZOOM! Take-Home Whitening Kit
For those with a busy schedule or who would simply prefer to whiten their smile gradually, a take-home whitening kit is the best choice. These professional kits include custom-made whitening trays and personalized doses of whitening gel. You’ll wear the trays filled with whitener for a few minutes a day at your convenience. After about two weeks, you’ll have achieved professional results from the comfort of home!
What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic services, and it’s easy to see why! This simple treatment offers a variety of benefits, including:
- Reliably fantastic results thanks to trusted, high-quality ingredients.
- Specially designed products to minimize tooth sensitivity.
- Brilliant results that can last up to a year or more with the proper care.
- A boost in both your appearance and confidence.
It’s never been easier to get a brighter smile. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation!
Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening
The idea of significantly brightening your smile with professional teeth whitening can be a very attractive one, but you’ll probably want to know how much you can expect to pay before you agree to the treatment. The answer won’t be exactly the same for every patient, but we can give you an estimate after examining your smile. When you visit our office for a cosmetic consultation, we’ll go over the different factors that can affect the amount you end up paying for teeth whitening.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening
First of all, there’s the severity of the stains on your teeth to consider. A single whitening treatment has a set price attached, but sometimes you might need to pay for multiple treatments to get the results you want.
Certain preparatory procedures might also add to the overall cost. Trying to brighten your smile while you’re suffering from cavities and gum disease can lead to further issues; we’ll need to make sure that your entire mouth is healthy before whitening is performed.
Finally, any restorations such as crowns or veneers that you are currently wearing have to be taken into account. Since dental restorations are unaffected by whitening, you might have to get replacements that match the new shade of your smile.
Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?
Since there are many different kinds of teeth whitening, the amount you pay depends on the method you choose.
- In-office whitening can cost between $400 to $800. The exact amount you pay can vary based on the number of whitening sessions needed.
- A take-home whitening kit from a dentist normally costs a few hundred dollars. The cost typically includes trays that are customized for your smile.
- If you go to your local supermarket or pharmacy, you might be able to find over-the-counter whitening trays that cost around $100 or less.
- Whitening strips, gels, and toothpastes often fall between $7 to $40, making them your cheapest option.
Inexpensive Teeth Whitening VS Professional Teeth Whitening
Why should you choose professional whitening when store-bought whitening products cost much less? The answer can be summed up in one word: quality. The gels used for professional whitening tend to get much better results and are more reliable for removing intrinsic stains (meaning discoloration that occurs beneath the surface of the enamel layer that protects your tooth). Furthermore, when a professional handles the whitening process, they can make sure that your smile stays healthy and safe at all times – a benefit that you miss out on with the do-it-yourself approach.
Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable
Dental insurance normally won’t pay for teeth whitening since it’s a purely cosmetic treatment. However, people who sign up for our in-house dental plan can enjoy discounts on all of our services, including those that aren’t traditionally covered by insurance. Additionally, you also have the option of applying for financing through CareCredit, allowing you to pay in budget-friendly installments instead of all at once.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic treatment, but are you sure that you fully understand it? We want you to voice any questions or concerns that are on your mind before we move forward with making any changes to your smile. We hope that you can find the answers you’re looking for in the FAQs listed below. If not, please give our office a call so that one of our team members can assist you.
Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
It’s not uncommon for patients to be worried that a professional whitening procedure will hurt their teeth. Our team will tailor the treatment according to your specific needs, and we’ll take a number of steps to reduce your chances of experiencing tooth sensitivity during the procedure.
Some people are more prone to tooth sensitivity than others; if this applies to you, let us know during your initial consultation. We can give you tips for managing your sensitivity, such as spacing out your treatments, staying away from especially hot beverages, and using special kinds of toothpaste.
Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?
Professional whitening can dramatically improve the appearance of your natural teeth, but it doesn’t work on dental crowns. Additionally, sometimes the ingredients in whitening gel can end up weakening the bonding agent that keeps your crown attached to your tooth. For this reason, we ask you to provide your full dental history at your initial whitening consultation.
If you’re unhappy with the current color of your crown, you may want to consider having it replaced with a new restoration that blends in better with your smile. You should also think about what steps you can take to prevent your crown from becoming stained or discolored in the first place, such as limiting your consumption of coffee and other dark-colored beverages.
Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?
Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure, although the results can last for a few years in many cases. If you want to maintain your newly brightened smile for as long as you can, we recommend brushing and flossing your teeth at least two times every day; you should also continue visiting our office every six months for a checkup and cleaning. Keep in mind that we can perform periodic touchup treatments to help you keep your teeth looking as dazzling as possible.
Is Teeth Whitening Covered by Insurance?
Every dental plan is unique, and there is no harm in reaching out to your insurance company to confirm which treatments are or are not covered under your policy. However, since teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, it isn’t considered to be medically necessary; as such, you usually shouldn’t expect your plan to cover it.
Fortunately, there are other ways we can help make paying for teeth whitening easier. We offer an in-house dental plan that lets you enjoy a discount on cosmetic treatments as well as all of our other services. Additionally, you can pay for your whitening in monthly installments if you apply for a low-to-no-interest CareCredit plan.