Teeth Whitening – Glenpool, OK
Achieve a Brighter Smile the Safe & Proven Way
If the first thing that someone notices is your smile, are you making the right impression? Will someone see white teeth and a confident demeanor, or someone who tries to hide yellowed, stained, or discolored teeth? Research shows that people with whiter smiles are considered more attractive, more successful, wealthier, healthier, and friendlier. If you’re projecting anything less, it’s time to consider teeth whitening from our Glenpool cosmetic dental office! Give us a call to schedule your consultation today.
Why Choose 918 Dentist of Glenpool for Teeth Whitening?
- At-Home Whitening for Your Convenience
- Quick Results with In-Office Whitening
- Confidence In Any Social or Professional Setting
Who is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Creating a beautiful, healthy smile can be as simple as erasing the stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine, medication, poor oral hygiene, or general aging. If you have a discolored grin due to any of these reasons, you may be a viable candidate for teeth whitening in Glenpool. Of course, the only way to know for sure whether or not this service is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with our team at 918 Dentist of Glenpool.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
While there are many over-the-counter products available today, the safest, most effective treatment is the one recommended by your dentist. Simple custom bleaching splints are available for upper, lower, or both sets of teeth. We use the latest bleaching technology to create custom trays to hold the bleaching liquid. You can also opt for in-office whitening to get faster results. If you’re not sure which option is best for your case, here’s a more in-depth look at each one:
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, 918 Dentist of Glenpool offers take home whitening kits. Dr. Mohanna and Dr. Georgy will provide you with custom whitening trays and a professional-grade gel. You’ll simply pour the solution into the trays and wear them as directed. Some patients may only require a few minutes each night to achieve the desired results, while others may need to wear the at-home whitening trays for up to one hour. Treatment generally takes 1-2 weeks and provides amazing results.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
For a faster, more in-depth whitening experience, we offer an in-office whitening procedure called Sapphire Whitening. Using the Sapphire whitening gel and Plasma Arc Light, teeth can be whitened up to 10 shades in just one 30-minute treatment. While some whitening systems cause sensitivity to heat and cold immediately following treatment, the Sapphire whitening gel may actually prevent sensitivity. A fluoride rinse immediately following your teeth whitening procedure can also help reduce sensitivity and gives your teeth a healthy boost.
Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile
Once you get the bright results you want, it’s crucial that you take all steps necessary to keep your teeth looking their best for as long as possible. Here are some tips to help maintain your new smile:
- Reduce your intake of dark-colored foods and drinks (i.e., soda, coffee, red wine, soy sauce)
- Practice good oral hygiene (i.e., brush twice a day, floss daily, rinse your teeth every day with an ADA-approved mouthwash)
- Visit your cosmetic dentist regularly for regular checkups and cleanings
- Avoid unhealthy habits to prevent discoloration (i.e., smoking, biting fingernails, using teeth as tools)
- Inquire about at-home touchups to preserve your results
Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening
When it comes to the cost of teeth whitening, no two cases are the same, so each price is fully customized. When meeting with your cosmetic dentist, you will learn which factors are considered so that your cost estimate is as close to exact as possible. And because dental insurance will unlikely pay for any of your treatments, our team will work to identify ways to help you save.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening
When creating your cost estimate, your dentist will use the following factors to help build your treatment plan in a way that best meets your needs and your budget. Common factors include:
- The severity of your stains
- THe causes behind tooth discoloration
- Where the stains exist
- If there are any preliminary treatments you need first
Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?
There are various types of teeth whitening on the market, but if you want to avoid wasting your money on lackluster results, you may want to consider seeing a professional who can deliver high-quality results.
At 918 Dentist, we are pleased to provide both in-office and take-home whitening kits, so you can choose which method is right for you. But to give you a better understanding of how much you can expect to spend, here is a brief breakdown:
- In-Office: Typically, in-office treatment costs $400-$500 but can go as high as $1,000.
- At-Home: You’ll likely spend between $200-$300 when choosing customized trays and high-grade bleaching gel.
- Store-Bought Trays: It is often less than $100 that you will spend on store-bought trays at your local drugstore.
- Whitening Kit: The least expensive option only costs $20-$30 but often does not provide the kind of results you desire.
Fast Teeth Whitening VS Inexpensive Teeth Whitening
When opting to see a professional to whiten your teeth, you’ll find that you will receive fast results that last much longer than anything you’ll buy over the counter. Here are just a few of the differences between fast and inexpensive teeth whitening:
- In-office and take-home whitening kits provided by your dentist contain professional-grade bleaching gel that penetrates the enamel and eliminates both on and below-the-surface stains. Those purchased at the drugstore often have minimal strength bleaching gel that is not nearly as strong.
- Your results will last much longer when undergoing treatment by a professional.
- You avoid accidentally harming your soft oral tissues, which can easily happen with DIY solutions that you can buy over the counter.
Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable
Since dental insurance is unlikely to cover the cost of this kind of treatment, 918 Dentist is pleased to provide two options for patients when determining how to pay. You have the choice to enroll in flexible financing through Sunbit or Cherry, or you can apply for our in-house loyalty plan. With this program, you pay one low, annual fee, you gain access to preventive services as well as discounts on all other available treatment options.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Teeth whitening in Glenpool is an effective and convenient solution to turn back the clock to reveal a bright, beautiful smile. However, it's normal to have a few concerns about the road ahead. Don't worry, your cosmetic dentist at 918 Dentist will explain everything during your consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening.
Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
Teeth whitening should not cause any pain when used on the ideal candidate. Your cosmetic dentist in Glenpool will examine your mouth to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. Good oral health is necessary before any elective procedure, including whitening treatments. Teeth whitening can make your smile look healthier, but any untreated issues will just be covered up. Eventually, you'll have a big dental emergency on your hands. Your dentist will customize your treatment plan to your exact needs and comfort level. It's important to tell your dentist if you're prone to sensitivity. They may recommend using desensitizing toothpaste to block any discomfort. It's best to avoid any hot or cold foods and drinks for 24 to 48 hours after your treatment. You can prevent tooth sensitivity by not overusing whitening products, including those available over-the-counter.
Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?
Whitening treatments will not have any effect on dental crowns. Your enamel is porous, which allows whitening agents to penetrate the surface of your teeth to resolve stains. Dental crowns are not porous, so whitening treatments won't affect their color. Not to mention, some ingredients in whitening systems can weaken the bonding material holding your crown to your tooth. If you're concerned about color inconsistencies, your cosmetic dentist will create an individualized plan to restore seamless results. They may recommend replacing your crown after having a whitening treatment.
Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?
Whitening treatments are safe and will not damage your enamel if your teeth are healthy. However, overusing whitening products can lead to irreversible damage to your smile, including enamel loss. It's important to space out teeth whitening because your enamel can't grow back.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
You'll enjoy lasting results when choosing a professional whitening treatment to revamp your smile. Your results can last for many months or years, depending on your aftercare routine. Many factors affect the duration, like your oral hygiene routine. Brush twice a day and floss every night to keep your pearly whites looking their best. It's also a good idea to limit your contact with anything that can cause new stains, like smoking, coffee, or berries. If your smile starts to fade, your cosmetic dentist can provide you with a touchup kit to maintain your results. If you're interested in a longer-lasting solution, ask your dentist about the benefits of porcelain veneers.
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