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Teeth Whitening – Mesquite, TX

Eliminate Stains and Discoloration Swiftly and Safely

Unfortunately, a fact of life is that your teeth will lose their brightness over time. Through habits, lifestyle choices, or just aging, your once dazzling smile can lose its shine. Thankfully, Dr. Dhavalkumar Rana provides ZOOM!® teeth whitening at TrueCare Dentistry. This fast, strong, and safe in-office whitening treatment can remove stains and discoloration that have been taking away from the beauty of your smile. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about ZOOM! teeth whitening in Mesquite.

Why Are My Teeth Stained?

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Stains and discoloration in your smile can occur for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s aging, routine coffee or wine drinking, smoking, use of tobacco products, or eating a lot of foods rich in color, your diet and lifestyle can directly affect the color of your teeth.

In addition to these common causes, poor oral healthcare can lead to stains in your smile. Without routinely removing plaque and tartar that buildup, your teeth are susceptible to staining and yellowing from bacteria.

ZOOM! In-Office Whitening

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If you’ve already been dealing with stains and discoloration, you may be familiar with the lack-luster results that over-the-counter whitening products produce. That’s why Dr. Rana offers ZOOM! in-office teeth whitening. Professional whitening solution can reach stains beneath the surface of your enamel, where other whitening products simply can’t.

With in-office treatment, our cosmetic dentist in Mesquite will apply strong and safe whitening solution to your teeth. Dr. Rana can deliver fast and effective results because he will use a special activation lamp to speed up and strengthen the whitening gel. This allows the gel to penetrate the surface of your enamel to leave you with a bright and shining grin.

Can I Whiten at Home?

Man treated with in-office ZOOM! whitening

If you prefer whitening your teeth in the comfort of your own home, Dr. Rana can provide you with a ZOOM! whitening at-home kit. With this treatment, he will give you custom-made whitening trays to wear as instructed. Typically, the best time to whiten for patients is at night, so after using your at-home kit at night for a few weeks, you’ll start to see beautifully white results. With both at-home and in-office whitening, you’ll be receiving customized treatments to fit your smile. This ensures that your mouth isn’t getting irritated by bleaching solution from poor fitting whitening trays.

How Long Will My Results Last?

At-home whitening kit

The lifetime of your newly whitened teeth will depend on how well you take care of them. Most patients see that their whitening lasts around 3 to 6 months. This time can be lengthened or shortened based on your lifestyle choices and oral healthcare. Practice routine brushing and flossing, limit your wine and coffee drinking, and avoid tobacco products for the longest lasting results. You can also visit us at TrueCare Dentistry for touch up whitening treatments to keep your smile dazzling throughout the year.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Are you eager to enhance the natural beauty of your smile? Teeth whitening is a great way to brighten your smile, and it is one of the most affordable cosmetic dental treatments out there. It is an effective way to address discoloration and can be completed promptly. However, it is important to consider the cost of your treatment beforehand. No one wants to see unnecessary surprises on their bill. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is generally one set price, but there are a few different factors that can affect how many treatments you will need before you achieve your desired results. Here are some of the most prominent ones:

  • The severity of your discoloration.
  • Type of discoloration being addressed (intrinsic vs. extrinsic).
  • Other treatments needed beforehand (dental fillings, dental crowns, etc).

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

There are several different teeth whitening options out there, and they all have different price points. Here is what you can expect to pay when it comes to these treatments:

  • In-Office Teeth Whitening: This usually costs somewhere between $300 and $800. In some cases, it can cost upwards of $1000.
  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening: For professional take-home whitening kits, the cost is usually around a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-Counter Trays: Usually, teeth whitening trays that you find over the counter are less than $100.
  • Over-the-Counter Strips/Gels: This is the most affordable option out there. These boxes usually cost between $20 and $40 and contain enough to last up to 2 weeks.

Fast Teeth Whitening VS Inexpensive Teeth Whitening

You may be wondering why professional teeth whitening from the dental office is so common when the cost is higher. However, you should remember that with cosmetic dentistry of any kind, the quality of the outcome is clearly reflected in the amount that you pay. When you use cheaper whitening strips and gels, you may see little to no results. On the other hand, professional whitening is designed to whiten teeth quickly and dramatically. As for in-office teeth whitening, you can walk out of the practice with a smile that is several shades lighter in as little as an hour.

Options For Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

Teeth whitening is not covered by dental insurance, as it is an elective treatment, but this doesn’t mean that you are completely out of luck. We work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can help split your treatment’s cost into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about the cost of your treatment, talk to one of our friendly team members.

Give us a call to find out exactly how much you can expect your teeth whitening to cost. We’re eager to help you achieve a brighter smile!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

older man smiling after getting professional teeth whitening from dentist

If you’re interested in an easy, effective way to turn back the hands of time and reveal a brighter smile, then look no further than our professional teeth whitening treatment. While you might be more than ready to invest in your smile and confidence, it’s only natural to have a few questions before beginning the process. That’s why, for your convenience, we’ve taken the time to answer a few of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening in the section below.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

You may have heard that teeth whitening solutions can erode your enamel and irritate your gum tissue. However, this is generally only true of over-the-counter products. Professional teeth whitening from a dentist is completely safe. With in-office whitening, we isolate your teeth before applying the bleaching gel, and with take-home treatment, we create custom-fit trays. Both of these methods prevent the gel from making contact with your gums and causing irritation.

Will Teeth Whitening Make My Teeth Sensitive?

While over-the-counter whitening products notoriously make your teeth more sensitive to hot and cold foods and drinks, our professional solution is specially formulated to minimize sensitivity. Unless you dealt with permanently sensitive teeth before the whitening procedure, you shouldn’t have to worry about sensitivity afterward. If you do experience any discomfort, it should subside within a couple of days at most.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Restorations?

Dental restorations such as fillings, veneers, crowns, and bridges are not as porous as natural tooth enamel. While this makes them less susceptible to staining, it also renders even professional teeth whitening ineffective. If your restoration stands out after your whitening treatment is finished, you may want to get it replaced so that it blends in with your new and improved smile.

How Much Does Professional Teeth Whitening Cost?

There isn’t a fixed price of teeth whitening because the cost is dependent on various factors. During your initial consultation, we can provide you with a personalized cost estimate and discuss your payment options. In addition to traditional methods of payment, our office also accepts financing through CareCredit. We can help you apply for this third-party company that loans you the funds for your treatment, and then lets you pay it back with extremely low interest rates. We will help you find the right solution to fit brightening your smile into your budget. 

Can I Use My Dental Insurance?

Because teeth whitening is an elective procedure, the majority of dental insurance policies won’t cover it. However, our team will file any necessary paperwork to maximize any benefits you have available. We’re in-network with a long list of plans from many of the most popular insurance providers, including Aetna, Cigna, and Delta Dental.

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