Teeth Whitening – Bedford, TX
Brighten Your Teeth, Boost Your Confidence
Did you know that 37% of people say the first thing they notice about someone is their smile? Plus, 48% reported that it is the most memorable feature after meeting someone for the first time. Unfortunately, that means stubborn stains and unpleasant discoloration may prevent you from landing your dream job or making a new love connection. The good news is that our team at Omega Dental of Bedford can make sure your smile is unforgettable for all the right reasons with professional teeth whitening treatments! To request an initial consultation, contact our office today.
Why Choose Omega Dental of Bedford For Teeth Whitening?
- Reliable, Natural-Looking Results
- In-Office and Take-Home Options Available
- Convenient Weekend and Evening Hours
Professional Teeth Whitening Options
While over-the-counter alternatives rely on one-size-fits-all strips and less than impressive whitening gels, our team at Omega Dental of Bedford uses personalized treatment plans and the highest-quality products to help you achieve a brighter smile! In fact, our in-office treatment can brighten your smile up to eight shades in a single visit. However, if you would prefer to perfect your smile from the comfort of your own home, then we offer professional-grade take-home kits for natural, gradual results. Either way, Dr. Prashantkumar Gajera and Dr. Julyat Gajera will supervise your treatment to ensure your oral health remains in tip-top shape from start to finish.
How to Make Your Teeth Whitening Results Last
To prolong the lifespan of your new and improved smile, there are a few important steps you can take. First, prioritize your oral hygiene routine. Make sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, use mouthwash regularly, and visit our dentist for routine exams and professional cleanings every six months. Next, avoid stain-causing behaviors, like using tobacco products and drinking coffee. These habits will cause the stains and discoloration to resurface quickly. Lastly, contact our office for touchups so we can keep your gorgeous smile in pristine condition!
Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
If you have crowns, veneers, or fillings, or your discoloration is a result of a medication, then you may not be a candidate for teeth whitening treatments. That is why our team will conduct a thorough dental exam at your initial consultation and discuss your medical history. If there are no untreated oral health concerns, then we will ask you a few questions to better understand your smile goals. From there, we will create a custom treatment plan to whiten your teeth and boost your confidence!
Are you ready to remove years of stubborn stains and discoloration? Then contact our office to schedule an initial consultation!
Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening
Does a more dazzling smile fit into your budget? When you talk to our team about teeth whitening, we can go over the costs involved and explain what factors will need to be considered. We’ll make sure that you have a reliable estimate to refer to before you have to decide whether teeth whitening is the right choice for your grin. To make sure that you’re prepared for your consultation, we’ve covered the basics regarding the costs of teeth whitening below.
Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening
A single whitening procedure normally has a set price. However, some people will need more than just one whitening procedure, and that’s where costs can start to vary. The number of treatments required depends on how severe the staining or discoloration is to begin with. The type of discoloration also needs to be taken into account. For example, extrinsic stains on the surface of the tooth are easier to remove than intrinsic stains beneath the enamel.
Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?
Generally speaking in-office teeth whitening is more costly than a take-home whitening kit. The trade-off is that in-office whitening can yield results in less than an hour, whereas take-home whitening usually takes about a couple of weeks to help your smile reach the shade that you want. You’ll need to consider carefully whether faster results are worth the higher cost. Bear in mind that both types of whitening are considered highly effective and reliable when it comes to brightening discolored teeth.
Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening
If you look at the numbers alone, you’ll notice that professional teeth whitening tends to carry a higher cost than over-the-counter options like whitening strips or gels. However, when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, the phrase “you get what you pay for” very much applies. Whitening strips and gels may be cheaper, but they’re not as effective as professional treatments. Many people who use them see little to no improvement even after several weeks. Meanwhile, professional treatments can be completed in less time, and they have an excellent track record for removing all kinds of stains. In short, when it comes to professional whitening, the quality of the results is often well worth the extra cost.
Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable
Since teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, most traditional insurance plans won’t pay for it. There are still other options for making it more affordable. For example, we offer financing through a third-party company called CareCredit. With a CareCredit plan, you can pay for your treatment over the course of several months instead of having to pay everything back at once. Since CareCredit can be used for dental services that may not be necessarily be covered under insurance, it’s often a good choice for managing the cost of teeth whitening.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
After meeting with Dr. Prashantkumar Gajera or Dr. Julyat Gajera about the possibility of teeth whitening in Bedford, you may be extremely eager to get started. But before you arrive for your in-office treatment or to receive your customized take-home kit, we want you to have all the information you need to be sure about your decision to pursue this method of cosmetic dentistry. It is our goal to ensure you are confident in the choices you make regarding your oral health and aesthetics, which is why we’ve compiled some of the most common questions about teeth whitening below. If you do not find your question listed and would like to meet with our team, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
What is the difference between professional and store-bought teeth whitening?
You may be tempted to purchase one of the many teeth whitening kits at your local drug store, but you’ll quickly realize that your results prove lackluster. The reason for this is that professional teeth whitening uses high-grade bleaching gel and a personalized plan to help you meet your individual needs. Over-the-counter kits dilute their bleaching products and provide one-size-fits-all trays that can cause uneven whitening and even irritation to your soft oral tissues. Seeing a qualified cosmetic dentist in Bedford for treatment will ensure you remain safe and see dramatic, beautiful results.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
You may have heard over the years that teeth whitening can cause sensitivity. While this may be true when using over-the-counter products that are not monitored by a professional, a licensed expert will customize your treatment based on your individual smile. It is unlikely that you will experience any sensitivity after having your teeth whitened; however, if you are prone to this common problem, make sure to let us know ahead of time. This will allow us to better determine how to approach your teeth whitening. If necessary, we can space out your treatments and recommend special, desensitizing toothpaste to minimize symptoms associated with tooth sensitivity. You may also be advised to avoid extremely hot or cold foods and beverages for a short time.
Does teeth whitening work on dental crowns?
Unfortunately, no, your teeth whitening treatment only enhances the shade of your natural tooth enamel. When living with a dental crown, bridge, inlay, onlay, etc., a whitening treatment can actually weaken the bond between your tooth and restoration. As a result, you can experience many potential complications. By adopting a positive oral hygiene routine and giving up poor lifestyle habits, you can ensure that your dental crown and regular teeth are better protected against discoloration. However, should you wish to change the appearance of your dental crown, it is possible to have it replaced to better match your newly whitened smile.
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
Because teeth whitening is listed as a cosmetic service, it is not viewed as “medically necessary” by dental insurance companies. As a result, it is highly unlikely that your treatment will be covered by insurance. While this may not always the case (it’s worth looking into), you’ll need to look for other ways to pay for your in-office or at-home whitening. At Omega Dental, we are pleased to work with CareCredit, which is a third-party financier that offers flexible financing in the form of manageable monthly payments. Whether you are eligible for low or no interest financing, you can more easily budget for your new smile.