Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
Whitening in the Comfort of Your Own Home
Cosmetic teeth whitening, sometimes called passive teeth whitening, is a very effective and virtually pain-free way to brighten your smile.
The first step in this process is to make an impression of your mouth, which will then be used to make a mold of your teeth. This mold is used to make custom whitening trays that precisely and comfortably fit your teeth. It is important that these trays always fit snugly and comfortably without binding on your gums. If you cannot wear the trays comfortably, please inform us immediately so we can make the proper adjustments to your trays.
How to Use Your Trays
Here are the instructions for how to use your teeth whitening trays at home:
You should wear the teeth whitening trays for a minimum of three to four hours daily, and preferably overnight. We recommend that you do not eat or drink while wearing your whitening trays. After completing your daily treatment, brush your teeth and rinse the trays thoroughly. Your trays should be stored in the case provided until your next treatment.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
- How does teeth whitening work?
When you come in for your appointment, one of the hygienists, or dental assistants, will take impressions of your teeth. From those impressions, they will make the trays. Using the whitening gel that we supply, you will put a pea-sized drop of gel into each individual tooth in the tray. You wear them for an hour or two every day for two weeks, or until you’re satisfied with the color. If you have sensitive teeth, you can wear them for a half hour every other day.
- How much does whitening cost?
Whitening costs $300.00. That includes the trays and your first set of whitening gel. After that, the gel costs $45.00.
- Does insurance cover whitening?
More often than not, insurance will not cover whitening. It is considered a cosmetic service.
- How long does it last once I’m done?
It all depends on how often you do touch-ups. We recommend doing a touch up once every six months.
- Does whitening damage your teeth?
No, whitening does not damage your teeth.
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