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Teeth Whitening – Collegeville, PA

Blast Away Stubborn Stains, Reveal a Bright Smile

 

From coffee and wine to creamy pasta sauce, many of your favorite foods and drinks can result in noticeable dental discoloration. While store-bought brightening kits are marketed as effective and convenient, it won’t take long for you to realize that they will maybe lighten your teeth a shade or two. If you want to blast away stubborn stains, revealing beautiful, white teeth, then you should talk to our Collegeville cosmetic dentist about professional teeth whitening. You can schedule a consultation with our team or read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic dental treatment!

Why Choose The Dental Spot for Teeth Whitening?

  • Highly Trained and Meticulous Dentist
  • Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation
  • Hours from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM During the Week

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Fortunately, the large majority of patients are candidates for teeth whitening! In-office and take-home treatments are most often used to address discoloration from extrinsic factors, like the consumption of dark-colored foods and beverages. However, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Bradford Plasha so he can learn more about your concerns, ask you a few questions about your smile goals, and conduct an oral exam to ensure your teeth and gums are in good condition.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Closeup of patient's smile before and after teeth whitening treatment

That depends – our team at The Dental Spot offers two types of teeth whitening! Although the outcome is the same (a bright, beautiful smile), the process is quite different. Here’s a bit more about each:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

With our take-home teeth whitening treatments, you can lift stubborn stains from the comfort of your own home! We will provide you with all of the products you need, as well as detailed instructions. Over the course of two weeks, your teeth will gradually become brighter and brighter.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening, on the other hand, delivers the results you’re looking for in a single visit. We will meticulously apply the whitening gel, ensuring we don’t get any on your gums or the soft tissue in your mouth (this will help avoid sensitivity). By the end of your appointment, your teeth will be up to eight shades brighter!

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Of course, you don’t want to invest your valuable time and money into this treatment, only for stubborn stains to quickly resurface. That’s why we recommend taking proactive measures to keep your teeth white, including:

  • Committing to a solid oral hygiene regimen (i.e., brushing twice a day, flossing daily, rinsing with mouthwash regularly)
  • Visiting our team semi-annually for a checkup and cleaning
  • Quitting unhealthy dental habits, like smoking
  • Using a straw when drinking dark-colored beverages, like coffee
  • Getting touch-up treatments as needed

With our safe, reliable, and effective teeth whitening treatments, the bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted is within arm’s reach!

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is an excellent way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. However, some patients worry about the cost of their upcoming treatment. During your consultation, we will discuss the financial aspects of your treatment in detail so that you don’t run into any surprises. In the meantime, here are some things to take into consideration.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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In most cases, teeth whitening is one set price. However, there are several different factors that can affect the number of treatments you will need to achieve your goals. Here are some of the most prominent ones:

  • Severity of Discoloration: If you have lots of dark staining on your teeth, you may need multiple whitening treatments to lift the discoloration.
  • Types of Discoloration: It is much easier to lift extrinsic stains than intrinsic stains.
  • Additional Treatments: If you have any dental issues, they will need to be treated before you can have your teeth professionally whitened. You should consider the costs of these treatments as well.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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There are multiple different types of teeth whitening out there. They are all at different price points. Here is what you can expect from each one:

  • In-Office Teeth Whitening: In-office teeth whitening can brighten your smile multiple shades in a single appointment. It usually costs somewhere between $400 and $800.
  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening: Professional take-home teeth whitening kits can transform your smile in just a couple of weeks. They usually cost a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-Counter Trays: Teeth whitening trays that you find over the counter generally cost $100 or less.
  • Over-the-Counter Strips/Gels: This is the most affordable option. These boxes usually cost between $20 and $40 and contain enough product to last about a month.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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When you are solely looking at the cost of teeth whitening treatment, you may be wondering why anyone would splurge on professional treatments when the over-the-counter ones are so much cheaper. This is because the quality of the results that you see is clearly reflected in the amount that you pay. When you pick up cheaper strips and gels, you will see little to no results, or it will take several months before you notice any changes. By opting for professional teeth whitening, you can show off beautifully whiter teeth in a small fraction of the time. We will also examine your teeth ahead of time to make sure there aren’t any issues that could be aggravated by the whitening agents. Ultimately, by choosing professional teeth whitening, you can expect a faster, safer, and more effective treatment.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Teeth whitening is not covered by dental insurance because it is an elective treatment. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be left completely on your own. We are happy to accept payments through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about your financial options, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly team members.