About In-Office Teeth Whitening
Teeth that become yellow with age or stained over time leave a number of patients longing for a brighter, whiter smile. This tooth discoloration may be the result of a wide range of lifestyle factors, from consuming pigmented foods and beverages to tobacco use and even certain medications. At ACE Dental of New Braunfels, our general dentists and team are thrilled to offer Spa Dent Naturals in-office teeth whitening treatments to lift away years of tooth stain and help patients gain a more attractive, confident smile. This convenient cosmetic dentistry service can whiten teeth up to several shades within a single dental visit. If you are searching for a way to brighten the look of your smile, in-office teeth whitening at our New Braunfels, TX office may be an ideal solution. Get in touch with our team today to schedule your whitening consultation!
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Is In-Office Teeth Whitening Right for You?
You may be a great candidate for teeth whitening if you want to quickly boost the appearance of dull, yellow, or stained teeth. A number of patients choose in-office teeth whitening to brighten their smiles before job interviews, weddings, or other events. One of our New Braunfels, TX dentists can examine your mouth to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for the treatment and learn about your smile goals. Keep in mind, teeth whitening will not change the color of restorations, like crowns and fillings. This option may be ideal, however, for whitening teeth that are discolored from:
- Tea, coffee, red wine, colas, or juices
- Tomatoes, berries, or similar foods
- Certain spices (like curry or chili powder)
- Some medications and health conditions
- The aging process
- Tobacco use
What Is the Treatment Process?
When you arrive for your in-office teeth whitening visit, we will polish and dry your teeth to allow for an even application of the whitening solution. Your eyes will be shielded with a pair of special glasses and a barrier will be placed to protect your gums. Our team will then apply a layer of prescription-strength peroxide whitening gel to your teeth and position an LED whitening lamp in front of your mouth. This light activates the gel, which then works to dissolve discoloration and stains within your enamel. After 15 minutes, the gel will be removed and reapplied. We may repeat this process 2 – 3 more times, depending on the initial color of your enamel and your desired outcome. When your whitening treatment is finished, the gel and barriers will be removed and your mouth will be rinsed.
Following Your Teeth Whitening Visit
While you should be able to go about your normal routine after in-office whitening, we suggest that you avoid coffee, tobacco, or other products that may cause staining for at least the next 48 hours. You might have some temperature sensitivity in your teeth, but this should subside within a few days. Brushing your teeth right after having heavily pigmented foods or beverages and keeping good oral hygiene each day can help maintain your teeth whitening results. When you visit ACE Dental of New Braunfels for biannual cleanings, our team will polish your teeth to help diminish the appearance of any stain reaccumulation. You may also consider having a home teeth whitening kit made so you can touch up your results over time and keep your smile looking bright.
Is Teeth Whitening Covered by Insurance?
Since in-office teeth whitening is regarded as an elective cosmetic dentistry treatment, it is generally not covered under dental insurance. However, we strive to make getting the smile you desire as convenient as possible. ACE Dental of New Braunfels accepts a range of affordable payment solutions, including low-cost patient financing. Talk with our friendly team today to explore budget-friendly financial options.
Get Whiter Teeth With Professional Care
Teeth whitening is a convenient way to brighten the look of your smile and boost your self-confidence. With Spa Dent Naturals, the team at ACE Dental of New Braunfels may be able to help diminish the appearance of stained, yellowed, or discolored teeth and assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals. Book a consultation at our New Braunfels, TX practice to learn more about in-office teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry solutions!
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