If your teeth look yellow or stained, there’s an effective and simple way to make your smile shiny and new again - professional teeth whitening.
But let’s start with a look at how teeth become stained in the first place. Stains happen for many reasons, such as:
- Consuming coffee, tea, dark berries, some citrus fruits, and red wine
- Taking some medication, such as tetracycline
- Smoking - nicotine builds up over time
- Overuse of fluoride that causes mottled white spots on teeth
- Natural tooth color growing more noticeable over time
But no matter what the reason, your teeth will look great again with professional teeth whitening in Suffolk County, NY. Whether you decide on fast in-office treatment or a take home kit from your dental team, you can make your smile dazzle again, easily.
Teeth Whitening Costs
Sure, you can find inexpensive teeth whitening products over the counter at pharmacies, but the most effective treatments are professional. Over-the-counter products won’t last as long, and they can cause tooth and gum damage, too. These products can erode tooth surface enamel or irritate your gums. Over-the-counter whitening products can also create tooth sensitivity, or irritate the soft mouth tissues.
In-Office or At-Home Professional Teeth Whitening
We offer two kinds of professional teeth whitening:
In-office, you’ll receive a visibly whiter smile in just one visit for bleaching. We’ll place a barrier on your gums to protect the soft tissue, then a bleaching agent containing hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth. Our Glo Light technology uses light and heat to activate the whitening agent, enhancing results. With just four 8-minute cycles, you’ll see a noticeable difference - and we’ll provide a Glo Light to use at home for touch-ups whenever you need them.
If you have only mild discoloration and stains, our at-home teeth whitening kits use custom-made trays to fit your teeth perfectly, as well as a professional-grade bleaching gel, and provide you instructions on how often and how long you should use the kit.
You can also use at-home kits to maintain the results of in-office whitening treatment.
Treatment cost varies, but is usually approximately $550 for in-office treatment.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Worth It?
Although teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that’s not usually covered by dental insurance, the safety of the process and the results make professional whitening a great value. Your bright new look can last up to 3 years or more with proper care.
Just follow these easy steps:
- Schedule your regular dental cleaning every six months
- Brush and floss twice daily
- Avoid dark colored food and beverages after whitening for a week
- Sip dark colored beverages with a straw when you can
- Receive follow up or maintenance whitening as recommended by your dental team
Learn More About the Cost of Teeth Whitening
Are you ready to get a dazzling new smile? We’re here to help. Give us a call today for more information about the cost of teeth whitening at Smile Shack.