Teeth Whitening – Spring Hill, TN

Brighten Your Pearly Whites Before You Know It

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Of all the aspects of your smile, the color is probably the most important. A pristine white smile just sends the right message to the world, and it can be a solid source of true confidence. Of course, the opposite can also be true if your smile is looking dull, yellow, and stained. If the color of your smile isn’t quite to your liking, you have nothing to worry about!  At Family Dental Associates of Spring Hill, we can provide you with professional take-home teeth whitening that will brighten your pearly whites before you know it. Read on to learn more about one of our most popular cosmetic services, and contact our office today to schedule your consultation!

Why Choose Family Dental Associates of Spring Hill For Teeth Whitening?

  • Two Talented and Friendly Dentists
  • Flexible Financing Available
  • Early Morning and Evening Hours Available

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Candidates for teeth whitening are often patients who have good oral health but are struggling with mild to moderate dental discoloration. The good news is that even if you’re struggling with a problem like tooth decay or gum disease, we can incorporate the appropriate restorative care into your treatment plan first. So, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation so you can sit down with one of our talented Spring Hill cosmetic dentists to find out how we can restore your bright, white smile!

How Does Take-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

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With our take-home teeth whitening treatments, you can enjoy the effectiveness of in-office treatments without leaving your home! After we’ve confirmed you’re a candidate and created your treatment plan, we will provide you with the trays and whitening agents, which you will use daily for no more than two weeks. Before your eyes, you will see your teeth get lighter and lighter. You can even use your trays and any leftover whitening solution you have to remove stains that resurface down the line!

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Fortunately, you can maintain your bright, white smile with just a few simple steps:

  • Using a straw when drinking coffee, wine, and other dark-colored beverages
  • Eating white and light-colored foods, like oatmeal and scrambled eggs
  • Visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning
  • Brushing your teeth after each meal
  • Flossing and rinsing with mouthwash daily

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Many people would like to have a whiter smile, and it’s fair to ask what teeth whitening treatment in Spring Hill will cost. Since everyone’s smile is different, the overall cost of treatment can vary from person to person. Before you commit to the process, our staff will be happy to make sure that you understand what you can expect to pay as well as your financing options. Here’s a quick overview of what teeth whitening can cost, but don’t be afraid to contact us if you have any further questions.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening treatments are generally priced similarly for different patients, but some patients may require multiple treatments to achieve their ideal results or preliminary dental work beforehand. A few factors that help determine the cost of teeth whitening include:

  • The severity of the stains and discoloration
  • What factors caused the discoloration such as age, medication, smoking habits
  • Whether the stains are extrinsic or intrinsic
  • If you need any other procedures such as fillings or crowns before receiving teeth whitening

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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At Family Dental Associates, we offer take-home whitening kits that are superior to any similar product you can find at the store. These kits include dental trays customized to perfectly fit your teeth and a tube of professional-grade whitening gel, and they generally cost a few hundred dollars.

Some dental practices offer in-office teeth whitening treatments that usually cost between $400 and $800 but may cost up to $1000 for more severe cases.

Store-bought treatments include over-the-counter whitening kits that usually cost $100 at most or whitening strips or gels that cost about $20-$40 for a two-week supply. While these options may seem more affordable, this doesn’t necessarily make them ideal.

Professional Teeth Whitening Vs. Inexpensive Teeth Whitening

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When you look at the price points listed above, it may seem odd that people receive professional teeth whitening treatments when there are much more affordable alternatives available in stores. While these cheap treatments may sound tempting, it’s important to remember that you get what you pay for. Many patients do not see significant results when using strips or gels even after months of trying. Store-bought whitening kits can also deliver lackluster results, but they can also lead to injuries due to user error or poor manufacturing.

Professional teeth whitening treatments, on the other hand, are specially developed to deliver stellar results in a short amount of time. Take-home kits from our office can be completed in about two weeks and may even produce noticeable results in the first few days. It usually makes more sense to pay for reliable and effective treatments even if they are more expensive than to go with the cheap option and hope that it turns out alright.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Since teeth whitening is considered an elective cosmetic procedure, it is almost never covered by typical dental insurance plans. However, we do offer financing options through CareCredit, a third-party financier that offers plans to break your bill into smaller, more manageable monthly payments with little or no interest. If you’re not quite sure how you want to pay for your teeth whitening treatment, our staff will be glad to go over your options with you and help you find a way that makes sense for your budget. Feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation so we can work through the details together.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

The good news is that professional teeth whitening treatment utilizes high-quality bleaching materials that are safe for your smile, so you shouldn’t expect any discomfort during or after the process. That said, be sure to notify our team if you’ve ever struggled with something like tooth sensitivity. If you have, we can customize your treatment plan to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible, such as providing you with desensitizing toothpaste. We’ll do everything we can so that you can be completely stress-free while achieving a brighter smile.

What’s the Difference Between Professional & Store-Bought Teeth Whitening?

You might expect a variety of differences between professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments. For starters, your dentist will be using incredibly effective, safe, and clinically tested bleaching gels/materials to brighten your pearly whites. Over-the-counter whitening products, however, are typically generic and diluted, meaning they won’t provide the dazzling results that you can expect from professional cosmetic treatment. Furthermore, your dentist will tailor your process to specifically fit your dental needs whereas store-bought products are mostly designed as a one-size-fits-all option. Last but not least, professional teeth whitening treatment will keep your gums and the rest of your oral health in mind, that way there aren’t any negative effects on the rest of your grin after the process.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Like most cosmetic dental services, your teeth whitening results will not be permanent. Even so, there are plenty of methods for preserving your newly whitened teeth for six months or longer. One of the most basic ways is to be consistent in brushing, flossing, and rinsing your teeth with mouthwash every single day. You should also refrain from smoking and overindulging in dark-pigmented foods and drinks. Instead, try using a straw when sipping on sodas or coffee, and be sure to visit your dentist every six months for checkups and cleanings, that way they can polish your teeth regularly while also addressing any signs of underlying issues early on. You can also schedule touchups to bring back the awe-inspiring appearance you achieved from your whitening treatment process.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

Our team at Family Dental Associates of Spring Hill offers take-home teeth whitening treatment, which involves wearing custom-made trays and bleaching solutions to gradually brighten your grin. In many cases, you can expect your results to be completed within a couple of weeks. That said, your specific level of tooth stains or discoloration can influence how long your process takes. More extensive tooth staining may require more than one round of whitening treatment to accomplish your desired smile goals.