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Teeth Whitening – Granby, CT

Reveal a Bright, Beautiful Smile

Before and after results of teeth whitening

Nothing makes you look older than your real age, like having brown or yellow teeth. Unfortunately, you can’t avoid tooth discoloration because your teeth will naturally darken as your enamel thins over the years. When daily wear and tear are combined with genetics, poor oral hygiene, or smoking, it’s easy to feel insecure about your smile. You don’t need to hide your teeth any longer. We offer the advanced solutions you need to turn back the clock using take-home teeth whitening.

Why Choose Salmon Brook Dental for Teeth Whitening?

  • Achieve in-office results from home
  • Personalized treatment plans
  • Lasting results with the proper care

Who is a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Man at teeth whitening consultation

If you’re not satisfied with the color of your teeth, you might be a candidate for teeth whitening. You’ll need an initial consultation to find the cause of the stains. We will also examine your teeth and gums to look for any untreated dental issues, like tooth decay or gum disease. They’ll need to be treated before you can use a whitening system. In most cases, if you have good oral health, you can benefit from teeth whitening. Be aware, although whitening treatments are more powerful than ever, they will not change the color of restorations or bonding.

What Is the Process Like?

Take-home teeth whitening kit

Our office offers the convenience of a take-home kit. You’ll enjoy the results of an in-office treatment without leaving your couch. You might be wondering why pay more for one from a dentist when you can just buy one at a local retailer? Although they may seem similar, there are major differences between professional systems and those available OTC.

If you’ve used an OTC product before, you probably weren’t satisfied with the results. That’s because it didn’t contain a professional-grade whitening gel. We use specially formulated whitening gels to safely get your teeth as much as 8 shades brighter without damaging your enamel. The highly-concentrated whitening agent will deeply penetrate your enamel to resolve stains and discoloration.

We’ll give you everything you need to revitalize your smile from home, including the trays and whitening gel. You’ll use the kit each day for about 2 weeks for a specific amount of time depending on your treatment plan. As each day passes, you’ll notice your teeth gradually getting whiter.

What are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?

Woman pointing to white teeth

You can’t put a price tag on your confidence. Teeth whitening is a great way to boost your self-esteem. As a result, you’ll be happier and more outgoing to change your outlook on life. Other people will also view you differently. Research shows people who have an attractive smile are perceived as being intelligent, successful, and younger. Our whitening system is a safe and effective solution to reveal the bright smile you deserve.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

a woman checking her smile after undergoing teeth whitening

Since every patient’s smile is unique, you won’t typically expect a set fee for teeth whitening treatment. Our team will need to thoroughly examine your oral health and pearly whites to provide a more accurate estimate of the price. We’ll check for any underlying issues as well as the areas of discoloration before determining the cost of teeth whitening. Until then, here’s what you’ll want to consider.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

a man checking his smile with a mirror

Various factors can influence the overall price of teeth whitening, such as the number of treatments you might require to achieve your cosmetic goals. Here are several common things that can impact how much you’ll need to pay to brighten your smile:

  • Type of discoloration: Extrinsic stains (outside of the tooth) are less difficult to remove than intrinsic ones (within the tooth).
  • Severity of discoloration: Patients with extremely stained or discolored teeth may require multiple treatments to achieve their desired results.
  • Additional services: If you have any underlying problems such as cavities, decay, and gum disease, we’ll need to address them with their proper treatments before providing teeth whitening, which can increase the overall price.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

a woman pointing at her bright and healthy teeth

There are several kinds of teeth whitening options out there, each with its unique price points. These typically include:

  • Take-home teeth whitening: Professional at-home whitening kits can generally go for several hundred dollars due to their long-lasting and reliable results.
  • Over-the-counter teeth whitening: These whitening trays can be bought at local supermarkets or drug stores, costing $100 or less.
  • Store-bought teeth whitening gels/strips: As some of the lowest-priced teeth whitening options available, these products can cost anywhere between $20 and $40, and their supply might last up to two weeks.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

a man smiling with bright teeth while holding a cup

Although over-the-counter teeth whitening options might appear more cost-effective, you’ll want to remember that their quality often coincides with their prices. In many cases, their results might not brighten your teeth as much as you wanted without buying more products, which can end up increasing the overall cost.

With professional teeth whitening, you can expect to brighten your pearly whites by several shades safely and effectively. As long as you take proper care of your smile, you can also expect your results to last several months to even a couple of years. Remember to consider the quality you’re looking for when improving the look of your teeth.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

a couple discussing the cost of teeth whitening with dentist

Dental insurance usually doesn’t cover the cost of cosmetic services, so you’ll likely have to explore alternative options for minimizing your out-of-pocket expenses. Fortunately, our team accepts financing through CareCredit—a third-party financier that can help break up the overall price of your treatments into monthly, low-to-no-interest installments. We can also provide free teeth whitening for new patients who are getting an oral exam and professional cleaning with us.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Dental assistant smiling at patient while holding teeth whitening tray

Of course, many of our patients want to know more about the teeth whitening process. For example, how does professional teeth whitening differ from store-bought kits? Or how long will it take to whiten my teeth? Our Granby dental team would be more than happy to answer all of these questions and more during your consultation! Until then, you can read on to learn the answers to FAQs.

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

Well, there are actually quite a few differences – important ones too! To start, store-bought kits use one-size-fits-all applicators and diluted brightening agents so that they are safe to buy over-the-counter. Secondly, the products you’ll find at your local grocery store or pharmacy don’t take into account important information, like the cause of your dental discoloration. These are just a few of the many reasons why patients are often left disappointed with their results. In other words, if you want to noticeably brighten your smile while preserving your oral health, professional teeth whitening is the way to go.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

That’s something we will determine at your consultation! After all, there isn’t a set time; we need to consider important factors like the severity of your discoloration.

Note: if you have a wedding, class reunion, or another milestone event that you want to whiten your smile for, schedule an appointment sooner rather than later! This will ensure that there is plenty of time to address any existing oral health problems as well as lighten the shade of your teeth to your liking.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Sadly, the answer is “no.” Instead, the results typically last for anywhere from several months to a few years. The good news is that you can help keep your smile nice and bright with a commitment to a solid oral hygiene routine. In addition to brushing and flossing consistently, use a straw when drinking dark-colored beverages, visit us twice a year for a checkup and cleaning, and get touch-up whitening treatments as needed.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

There’s a common misconception that teeth whitening hurts. However, in most cases, the lingering sensitivity is from over-use, like when patients leave the store-bought whitening strips on for 3 hours instead of 30 minutes. You can rest assured that our team will take proactive measures to prevent any discomfort from arising. For example, if you’ve struggled with dental sensitivity in the past, then we may recommend spacing-out your treatments or using a specialty toothpaste in the meantime.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re ready to stop feeling embarrassed by your smile, it’s time to invest in a confident future with teeth whitening. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to transform your smile around your own schedule.