Our office provides two different types of whitening treatments: take-home and laser in-office whitening.
Take-home whitening kit
The kit consists of plastic trays custom made to fit your teeth and whitening gel that is placed in the trays for 30 minutes a day. The process takes about two weeks to complete in most cases.
The laser whitening system is done in the office with the EPIC X diode laser. The process only takes about a hour. The treatment uses an actual laser to whiten and brighten your smile while other systems on use only a light. It’s the fastest way to a brighter smile that we can offer.
Teeth Whitening FAQ
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
No, teeth whitening is not typically covered by insurance.
How old do you have to be to get your teeth whitened?
The age you have to be to get your teeth whitened varies, but you must have adult or permanent teeth for the procedure.
How long do the teeth whitening effects last?
Teeth whitening treatment can last for months to years. It all depends on the type of whitening you receive and other factors.
Do teeth whiteners damage tooth enamel?
No, teeth whiteners do not damage tooth enamel, but we recommend not overusing them in order to prevent any enamel erosion.
Why should I go to a dentist instead of buying over the counter teeth whiteners?
Going to a dentist that offers teeth whitening allows you access to stronger gels than an over the counter teeth whitening treatment can offer. Additionally, the dentist can check your teeth first and confirm if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.
Do teeth whiteners damage a tooth’s nerve?
No, teeth whiteners do not damage the tooth’s nerve, but we recommend not overusing them as teeth may become sensitive with overuse.
Can you bleach your teeth during pregnancy or while nursing?
It is not recommended that pregnant women or women who are nursing bleach their teeth.
Will teeth whitening make my crowns, bridges and veneer s whiter?
No, teeth whitening will not change the color of your crowns, bridges, and veneers created from cosmetic dentistry procedures.
What is laser teeth whitening?
Laser teeth whitening uses a laser and whitens the teeth when it activates an extra strong whitening gel placed on the teeth.
Do all teeth whitening procedures cause tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity following teeth whitening procedures depends on the person. Some people are more susceptible to sensitive teeth after whitening their teeth while some people do not experience sensitivity.
Is Teeth Whitening expensive?
The cost of teeth whitening varies based on the type of whitening procedure you have. You can expect to pay $100 to $500 for most teeth whitening procedures.
Is Teeth Whitening safe?
Yes, teeth whitening is a safe and effective treatment for patients who wish to have a brighter, whiter smile.
What causes teeth to yellow?
There are many contributing factors that can cause teeth to become yellowed. Smoking, wine, and various types of foods can lead to yellowed teeth. Generally anything that can stain clothes can stain teeth.
Will tooth whitening cause my teeth to discolor (blue /pink)?
No, tooth whitening will not discolor your teeth an unnatural color, but it may cause white spots on your teeth to become whiter, so it is important to be aware of this possibility when you are considering teeth whitening procedures to change the appearance of your teeth.
Does tooth whitening have long term effects?
Yes – the major long-term effects of teeth whitening are whiter teeth!
How many shades of white will teeth whitening bring back?
The results of teeth whitening procedures depend on the person and stain.
Will whitening my teeth make them more susceptible to discoloration?
Teeth are more susceptible to discoloration right after whitening, so we recommend staying away from staining foods and drinks and not smoking for at least a day in order for the teeth whitening procedure to be most effective.