The cost of professional teeth whitening at the dentist will vary depending on the type of treatment you receive. Additionally, if you need additional dental work prior to whitening, such as filling cavities or replacing old crowns, that could increase the cost of treatment. It is best to speak to your dentist about the costs associated with specific types of teeth whitening treatments. Our team will provide you with a complete estimation of all treatment costs, as well as your payment and financing options.
Yes, professional teeth whitening is very safe when it is performed by a qualified and experienced dental professional. However, it is important to note that there are potential side effects that should be discussed with your dentist beforehand. These could include increased sensitivity in your gums and/or tooth enamel due to strong bleaching agents used during treatment; these effects are usually temporary and can often be minimized by using special toothpastes designed for sensitive teeth.
The time required for professional teeth whitening at the dentist will depend on several factors including what type of treatment you have chosen and how severely stained your teeth are. LED treatments typically take between 30-45 minutes per session while tray-based treatments may require multiple appointments over a period of weeks or even months depending on your individual needs. Before undergoing any type of professional tooth whitening, it’s important to discuss all available options thoroughly with your dentist so they can provide an accurate timeline for completion.
While most patients do not experience pain during professional tooth bleaching procedures, some people may notice an increase in sensitivity due to strong bleaching agents being used during treatment. If this occurs it is usually only temporary and can often be managed successfully by using special toothpastes designed for sensitive teeth. However, you should always discuss any concerns regarding pain or discomfort with your dentist before beginning treatment so they can address them accordingly and ensure you have a pleasant experience throughout the process.
The length of time that professional tooth bleaching results will remain visible will depend on several factors such as how often you consume staining foods and drinks (e.g., coffee and red wine), whether you smoke cigarettes, and how well you care for your newly brightened smile (proper brushing and flossing habits will help maintain results). That said, typical results from professionally administered tooth bleaching should last 6-12 months depending on these criteria. It’s always best to speak directly with your dental provider so we can advise you further based on their knowledge of your unique situation.