If you’re thinking about whitening your teeth, then you may have some questions about the process. By addressing common concerns about the process, you will feel comfortable when you visit our clinic for the procedure.
Who Should Get Teeth Whitening?
Before you get your teeth whitened, you want to go through a complete examination of your teeth. The exam will identify the cause of discoloration and help us determine if you would benefit from the procedure.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost?
Dental insurance does not usually cover the cost of whitening your teeth. If you are unsure about your coverage, then you will want to look into the details of your current insurance policy to determine what is covered and what is not covered in your plan.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Safe?
Professional teeth whitening is the strongest form of whitening available. Although whitening does have some risk of irritation or discomfort on the gums, our dentist takes measures to protect your gums before applying the whitening agent. By taking proper precautions, you will not have discomfort from the procedure and the risks to your health are limited. The process is safe when handled by a professional dentist.
How Long With the Whitening Last?
Professional whitening will leave your teeth several shades lighter than the color when you walked into the office. You should be aware that the whitening is not permanent. Your teeth can become stained by drinking beverages like coffee or red wine. Certain foods may also leave stains on your teeth. Our staff will discuss ways to maintain your smile before and after completing the procedure.
Keeping your teeth white and healthy is a process. When you are not happy with the color of your teeth, professional whitening may help with your concerns. The key is focusing on the right type of whitening process to help with your goals and checking that your teeth do not have other problems causing discoloration before you go through with the procedure.