About Home Tooth Whitening
Effective teeth whitening can be accomplished right in the comfort of home with at-home trays provided by Cosmetic Dental Associates in Houston. These trays are customized to fit patients’ teeth securely and comfortably for effective whitening. With continued use, the teeth become several shades lighter over time. The dentist will prescribe the appropriate strength and also determine how long the gel should be left on. While MTM and Smart Moves aligners are used for teeth straightening, they can also be used as whitening trays once aligning treatment is over. It’s recommended that patients go into the dental office for touch-up treatments once or twice a year when using at-home treatments.
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What to Expect
Before starting any teeth whitening treatment, a thorough examination is conducted by the dentist to assess the patient’s mouth, including the condition of the enamel. Based on the exam, the appropriate method is discussed with the patient and chosen. It’s important for patients to understand that if enamel is in overall poor condition, the teeth will be too sensitive for teeth whitening to work. In this case, the dentist may recommend porcelain veneers, which will whiten the color of the teeth by bonding a custom-made veneer over the natural tooth. For patients whose mouths are in good condition, there are several teeth whitening options available.
While no teeth whitening option is permanent, results can last several years. With in-home treatments, patients can expect results to last a couple of years. Whitening is extended through proper care such as regular brushing with recommended toothpastes, flossing, and appropriate mouthwashes. Regular check-ups should be part of this routine, since regular professional cleanings can remove plaque and tartar. In addition, patients should limit foods and drinks like berries, tea, coffee, and soda that stain teeth.
Several factors determine the cost of teeth whitening such as the whitening method used, the number of treatments needed, and the patient’s desired whiteness of the teeth. Take-home treatments can cost anywhere from $300 to $500. The dentist can provide further details on all costs involved during the consultation.
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