Teeth Whitening – Greenville, TX

Brighten Your Smile with Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Countless people feel their confidence worn down by stubborn dental stains. Tooth discoloration can be caused by a variety of underlying factors, from genetics to being side-effects of certain medications. In any case, many patients find that store-bought whitening strips and toothpastes don’t do the trick, and they can even result in tooth sensitivity and enamel erosion. At Stone Street Dental, we offer safe, gluten-free, Kosher, vegan and professional-grade Opalescence Go teeth whitening kits that you can use in the comfort of your home.

Why Choose Stone Street Dental for Teeth Whitening?

  • Convenient Take-Home Professional Teeth Whitening Kits
  • 15% Discount Through Our In-House Membership Plan
  • Compassionate & Welcoming Dental Team

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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While most people are good candidates for teeth whitening in Greenville, it’s still important to speak with your cosmetic dentist about whether it’s the right option for your smile goals. At Stone Street Dental, we’re happy to talk to you about your medical and oral health history and provide you with a brief oral examination before prescribing our take-home teeth whitening kit. That way, you can use it with peace of mind knowing it’s the right option for you.

How Does Professional Take-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

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We utilize a safe and highly effective professional-grade teeth whitening kit called Opalescence Go. It’s ready to use as soon as you take it out of the box and utilizes UltraFit trays that perfectly adhere to any smile.

Depending on your goals and the severity of your dental staining, our teeth whitening kit comes in multiple strengths, allowing you to further customize your experience. The whitening gel also contains potassium nitrate and fluoride to help minimize sensitivity and prevent enamel erosion as a result of treatment. Simply use your trays for a short period of time each day for between five and 10 days, and you’ll be able to notice your smile drastically brighten.

Tips for Maintaining a Brighter Smile

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After brightening your smile with Opalescence Go, take these preventive measures to extend the lifespan of your brightened teeth:

  • Avoid excessive consumption of stain-causing foods like coffee, red wine, soy sauce, and more.
  • Brush and floss your teeth daily to prevent plaque and tartar accumulation.
  • Visit your dentist every six months for professional polishing and cleaning.
  • Break bad habits like using tobacco, biting your fingernails, etc.
  • Touch-up your results routinely throughout the year.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Your financial situation shouldn't prevent you from having a dazzling smile. Dr. Alison Garrad strives to keep bright, white teeth within everyone's budget. There's no set fee for teeth whitening because every situation differs. However, our office offers various payment solutions to keep teeth whitening within your budget.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening 

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No two mouths or situations are identical, which is why there's not a flat fee for teeth whitening. Many factors affect the amount you will pay, like if you need any preparatory treatments. It's not uncommon to need a dental cleaning, gum disease therapy, or a filling before having your teeth whitened. The severity of your discoloration can also affect the cost. After examining your mouth and learning more about your goals, your cosmetic dentist will create a personalized treatment plan.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost? 

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Our office offers take-home teeth whitening with Opalescence Go. You can achieve in-office results without leaving your house. After your initial consultation, we will give you everything you need to combat age-related and surface stains at home. You will use the trays and highly concentrated whitening agent every day for about 2 weeks. You'll enjoy gradual improvement until your teeth become up to 8 shades whiter. Your results can last for many months or years with the correct aftercare, like brushing and flossing.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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OTC whitening kits are convenient, but they don't contain professional-strength whitening ingredients. As a result, any improvement will be minimal and won't last long. Not to mention, not all stains respond to teeth whitening. Not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening, either. You could end up damaging your teeth and gums. Instead, it's best to invest in the help of a professional. Your cosmetic dentist will ensure your teeth and gums are healthy and determine the source of your discoloration to ensure teeth whitening is the right solution for you.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable 

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Our office believes everyone should have a beautiful smile, no matter their financial situation. A member of our team will review your estimate and explain the fees, so you will know exactly what you'll have to pay. They will also discuss your payment options, like:

  • Traditional Payments: We accept all traditional payment methods, including cash, personal checks, and credit cards.
  • Dental Insurance: Dental insurance doesn't cover teeth whitening, but your benefits may cover your consultation or any preliminary procedures. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your dental insurance to maximize any applicable coverage. They will explain how your insurance is being used and your payment options for any out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Membership Plan: You can benefit from discounted rates for common services by joining our in-house membership plan.
  • Monthly Installments: Based on your credit approval, you can enjoy little or no interest in financing to make monthly payments to cover the cost of teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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At your consultation, we will learn all about your smile goals, determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening, and create a custom treatment plan for you. We will also dedicate a portion of your appointment to answering any questions you have – from the benefits of professional treatments to how you can prolong your beautiful results. We’ve also dedicated this next section to answering common questions about this cosmetic dental solution in case you want to learn more before your appointment!

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

One of the most asked questions about professional teeth whitening is, “How does it differ from store-bought products?” Since over-the-counter brands market themselves as effective and reliable, it’s a fair question! However, the reality is that the kits available at your grocery store or pharmacy utilize diluted whitening gels and one-size-fits-all applicators that can maybe lighten your teeth by one shade. Professional treatments, on the other hand, utilize clinically-tested, safe, and powerful brightening agents as well as customized trays to lighten your teeth by six shades or more. Of course, there are other benefits of professional whitening treatments, like the fact that they are administered by a licensed dental professional and begin with a thorough oral exam to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy throughout the entire process.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Sadly, the results of your teeth whitening treatment will not last forever. There are, however, several proactive measures you can take to prevent stains from resurfacing. We encourage our patients to commit to a solid oral hygiene routine at home, visit us every six months for a checkup and cleaning, and avoid unhealthy dental habits, like smoking. Of course, it’s also important to keep your consumption of dark-colored foods and beverages to a minimum, like tomato soup. When you do indulge in coffee, wine, soda, and the like, make sure to use a straw as well!

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

No, dental crowns do not respond to whitening treatments like your natural enamel. If you want to lighten the color of any restorations you have, the best choice may be replacing them. Don’t worry – we can review all of the available options so you can confidently decide how you want to bring your dream smile to life.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

Naturally, the length of your teeth whitening treatment will depend on important factors, such as how severe your dental discoloration is. With that being said, the take-home whitening solutions our Greenville dentist provides deliver beautiful results in two weeks or less! If you have an important event, like a job interview, date, wedding, or family reunion, and you want your smile to be in pristine condition in time, then don’t hesitate to let us know so we can do our best to make that a reality.

How Can I Reduce the Cost of Teeth Whitening?

Fortunately for our patients at Stone Street Dental, there are several financial solutions available, including our in-house membership plan and flexible financing. While the membership plan gives you access to a significant discount on popular treatments, CareCredit allows you to space-out your payments instead of paying for the entire cost at once. As a result, blasting away stubborn stains with professional teeth whitening can fit into nearly every budget!