Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments and it’s easy to see why. Most people deal with stains on their teeth at some point in their lives and teeth whitening is an affordable way to make a dramatic difference in your smile.
Many of our patients have questions about the teeth whitening process; below, you’ll find answers to some of the most common concerns we hear about professional teeth whitening.
How much does teeth whitening cost in Carmel, NY?
The cost of teeth whitening in Carmel, NY depends on the type of whitening treatment you’re getting. At Carmel Dental Associates, we offer our patients two options for professional teeth whitening: in-office treatments and at-home whitening kits. In-office teeth whitening from a dentist can range from $500 to $600 depending on the whitening system being used; take-home whitening kits average $350, again depending on the product being used.
Is it worth getting your teeth whitened at the dentist?
Yes, for the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time, it makes sense to get your teeth whitened professionally by a dentist. Even when you get an at-home whitening kit from a dentist, you’re getting a more powerful whitening agent than can be purchased over-the-counter. With professional teeth whitening, you also benefit from having a dentist oversee your treatment—we can take steps to help you avoid tooth sensitivity and achieve the exact shade of white you want.
Is teeth whitening permanent?
You can expect your results from teeth whitening to last up to three years with good oral hygiene habits and upkeep. It’s important to brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, floss once a day, and visit the dentist every six months for dental cleanings to keep your teeth a brilliant shade of white. At-home teeth whitening can be used to touch-up your smile when needed, which helps extend the results of your treatment.
How can I get white teeth in one day?
The only way to get a noticeably whiter smile in a single day is with in-office teeth whitening treatments. In under an hour, your teeth can be up to 10 shades whiter. This type of teeth whitening is ideal if you have an upcoming event and you don’t have the time to whiten your teeth at home.
How do you remove brown stains from teeth?
If you have significant stains on your teeth, in-office teeth whitening is the best solution because a strong bleaching agent is needed to remove such stains. Other cosmetic options for dark stains on the teeth include bonding and veneers, which are used to cover over stains rather than bleaching them.