Teeth whitening

Our teeth whitening treatment is available only through a dental professional and has been chosen for its effectiveness and safety.

Compared to whitening products sold online or in cosmetic stores, these products were created by dental professionals to ensure effectual whitening of the enamel while also protecting the tooth structure and surrounding gums.

It is important to approach teeth whitening from an overall oral health perspective, and so we will help you determine if the system works for you after completing your comprehensive exam.

Our Custom Take-Home Whitening Kit

Our at-home bleaching kits are easy and cost-effective. For $199, you will receive custom bleaching trays and four syringes of bleaching solution. 

 

1. After taking an impression of your teeth, we will use the molds to make the trays. Durable, lightweight, and clear, the trays usually take a couple of days to be made.

2. Once made, these trays can then be taken home as a teeth whitening kit that includes the bleaching solution, along with the guidelines given by our staff. Depending on the strength of the bleaching agent, you will wear the trays 1-2 times a day for two weeks.

3. Additional bleaching syringes are available for purchase to touch up as needed for $12/syringe.

Please note: Bleach will not work on existing crowns or fillings. 

What Causes Teeth Staining?

Being aware of what causes teeth staining can help you avoid future staining. Here are some common causes of teeth discoloration:

  • Staining foods: Coffee, sodas, berries, and fruits are all common causes of tooth discoloration. Limiting your consumption can help keep your teeth white. 

  • Medications: Sometimes prescribed medications are the culprit of tooth discoloration. In these cases, staining often begins inside the tooth and shows through on the outside. Consult with your doctor on the side effects of any prescriptions you take. 

  • Smoking: While many patients are aware that chewing tobacco and cigarette can cause discoloration, fewer know that vaping and electronic cigarettes can also leave stains. 

  • Injury: Traumatic injuries can leave you with deep staining that can’t be remedied with over the counter whitening products.

  • Age: Teeth start to discolor as we age, even with proper care, as enamel wears down naturally.

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The take-home tray whitening process is comfortable and requires a short visit to Life Point Dental.

Why Should I Go to the Dentist for Teeth Whitening?

Whitening kits at your local pharmacy or big box store can be tempting; at first glance, they’re much more affordable than professional treatments. However, their ineffectiveness means you’ll end up paying more in the long run.

If you have severe staining, it’s in your best interest to invest in professional teeth whitening treatment from Life Point Dental. Our team works to make this treatment as budget-friendly as possible, while still making sure that it is effective.