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Teeth Whitening – Gainesville, GA

Get A Brighter Smile On Your Terms

Have you tried countless store-bought teeth whitening kits that haven’t delivered the results you’ve been looking for? Suffering from a stained smile can wear down your self-esteem and confidence over time, making you self-conscious about laughing, speaking, and smiling at social gatherings. Instead of wasting your money on over-the-counter products that may or may not work and hiding your teeth behind pursed lips, try professional teeth whitening in Gainesville from Dr. Her. Using trusted and highly concentrated products, you can choose to brighten your grin in the comfort of your own home, or in our office.

Why Choose Lifetime Dental of Gainesville For Teeth Whitening? 

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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At Lifetime Dental of Gainesville, we offer in-office teeth whitening for patients who would like to achieve noticeable results quickly. In a single appointment, we can break apart surface stains and reveal a bright and beautiful smile within an hour. The bleaching ingredients we use are much stronger than over-the-counter kits. It’s also safer because they will be applied by a knowledgeable and trained professional.

First, we will protect your gums and oral tissues from coming into contact with the whitening solution by covering them. We’ll apply a whitening gel to your teeth which is specially formulated to deeply penetrate your enamel and break apart stubborn stains. The ingredients we use are safe and effective, reducing any sensitivity you may encounter after the treatment.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

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If you’d rather whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, we also offer take-home kits that are customized for your unique mouth. The difference between our take-home kits and store-bought products is that the ingredients are more effective, safer, and more reliable to use on your mouth.

We will provide you with custom-made whitening trays so the gel will evenly spread across your teeth, eliminating patchy results. The kit will include professional-grade whitening gel that you apply to your trays and place in your mouth while completing everyday errands or activities around the house. In only a couple of weeks, you’ll notice exquisite results that will last for months.

The Benefits of Professional Treatment

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The most obvious benefit of whitening your teeth is that you’ll be able to achieve a beautifully brightened smile without taking a gamble on your oral health. Whether you choose take-home or in-office treatment, each option is custom-tailored to your unique mouth and cosmetic desires. Some other benefits of professional whitening include:

If you have any questions about getting your teeth whitened at Lifetime Dental, our team of professionals will be more than happy to answer them. Just contact our office or schedule a consultation online today!

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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One of the most popular ways to upgrade your smile is with professional teeth whitening. Additionally, this treatment typically has a lower price compared to other cosmetic services . That said, you’ll want to look into the price points of this treatment as well as our other options so that you can determine which solution would be best for you and your wallet. Here are several things to consider regarding the cost of teeth whitening.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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The price of professional teeth whitening can vary based on certain factors, such as:

  • The level of discoloration : Depending on the severity of tooth stains or discoloration, you might have to get multiple treatments in order to create the beautiful results you’re looking for.
  • The kind of tooth stain : Whether your tooth stain is extrinsic or intrinsic can change the overall cost of your procedure, as extrinsic stains are easier to lift compared to intrinsic ones.
  • Additional dental treatments : If our team detects underlying problems like decay, cavities, or gum disease, then we’ll need to address them with the proper solutions before moving forward with teeth whitening, which can increase the overall price.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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There are various ways you can under teeth whitening—each coming with its unique price points and effectiveness. Here’s what you should know about each option:

  • In-office teeth whitening : This professional procedure can range from $300 to $800, with some cases going up to $1,000.
  • Take-home teeth whitening : These whitening kits can be priced at a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-counter whitening trays : These store-bought trays can be purchased at your local supermarket and can cost about $100 or less.
  • Over-the-counter whitening gels/strips : As the most affordable option, these products can go for $20 to $40.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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While choosing a more affordable solution might seem like a good idea at first, you’ll want to remember the quality of the treatment also. Though store-bought products might help improve the shade of your teeth to some degree, you likely won’t receive high-quality results like your dentist can provide. Over-the-counter whitening trays/gels/strips also don’t use professional-grade bleaching agents like professional teeth whitening treatment uses, meaning you may end up needing to get more products in the long run, increasing the overall cost. By getting treatment from your dentist, you can expect much better results that can also last several months to a couple of years with proper care!

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Most dental insurance companies won’t offer coverage for cosmetic dentistry, so make sure to consult your provider to see if teeth whitening is included in your plan. To help you make the most of our services while reducing your out-of-pocket fees, our team offers memberships with our Lifetime Club, which allows patients to enjoy 10-15% discounts on multiple services after paying an annual fee of $300 (along with additional perks). We also work with CareCredit to provide plans that cut down the overall cost of treatments into monthly payments, typically with little to no interest involved!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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Are you looking for an affordable way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile? Teeth whitening could be the perfect solution, but it pays to be well-informed, so we’re here to help! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about teeth whitening in Gainesville. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Give us a call and we’d be happy to explain more about the procedure and get you started with a consultation.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Many patients are hesitant to commit to teeth whitening because they are worried that it will be painful. The good news is that since professional whitening treatments are entirely custom, you are significantly less likely to experience tooth sensitivity. If your teeth are more prone to being sensitive, let us know. By spacing out treatments, avoiding hot beverages, and using a specialty toothpaste, you can avoid this unpleasant sensation.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

No, teeth whitening gel does not damage healthy enamel. However, if your teeth are compromised by decay or gum disease, the chemicals can cause problems. That’s why conducting a comprehensive dental exam beforehand is so important. Additional damage can come from at-home remedies, like using activated charcoal and hydrogen peroxide to address discoloration. Overuse of whitening products can also be problematic. If you want to whiten your teeth, you should always consult your dentist ahead of time so you can achieve the goals that you have for your smile safely.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Teeth whitening is not permanent. Typically, results will last anywhere from a couple of months to a few years depending on how well you maintain the results. To prolong your results, you should implement a solid at-home oral hygiene routine, attend your six-month dental cleanings and checkups, and avoid poor dental habits, like smoking. Touch-up treatments are also available to keep your teeth bright and white.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns cannot be whitened like your natural teeth. In fact, whitening gels can weaken the bond between your tooth and restoration, therefore causing complications. The good news is that you can prevent your dental crown from becoming stained by implementing the same best practices you use for natural teeth. If you aren’t happy with the shade of your crown, it can be replaced to better suit the goals you have for your smile.

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