Teeth Whitening – Toledo, OH

A Bright Smile You Can Be Proud Of

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When you think about cosmetic dentistry, the first thing that comes to mind is likely teeth whitening. These days, teeth whitening is everywhere. You can even find products that are supposed to make your smile brighter at your nearest grocery store. But even with whitening toothpastes and strips now freely available, we still encourage patients to explore teeth whitening options here at Dental Group West. Why? Because professional teeth whitening provided by a dentist is still the most reliable way to brighten your smile. Drs. Thomas, Poole, and Weisenburger can provide you with customized teeth whitening trays designed to fit your unique smile to deliver results you can truly be proud of.

Why Choose Dental Group West for Teeth Whitening?

How Our Teeth Whitening Treatment Works

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Teeth whitening is a simple process. At Dental Group West, we provide take-home teeth whitening to make it easy for you to brighten your smile without interrupting your busy schedule. We’ll create custom teeth whitening trays for you; these trays snap over your teeth and fit your smile like a glove. This custom fit serves several purposes. For one thing, it makes professional take-home teeth whitening more comfortable. It’s also less messy. And it gives you even coverage for reliable results. You put the professional-strength bleaching solution in the trays and wear them as directed. It’s that easy!

You’ll wear the trays for a minimum of two hours a day for 14 to 21 days. You can wear them while reading, watching TV, and even working on projects around the house – it’s a very flexible process! Once the treatment is complete, you’ll see that your teeth are several shades brighter. In fact, you may see up to eight shades of improvement or more! That’s a pretty dramatic change for such a simple treatment. The results will last, too, especially with regular touchups. Once we’ve created your custom whitening trays, you can use them over and over; simply stop by our office for more whitening solution whenever you need to give your smile a boost.

Why You Should Want a Whiter Smile

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If you want to look younger and more confident, it’s one of the easiest and most affordable ways to make this happen. When you feel good about your smile, you’re more likely to show it off, and smiling can improve both your mood and the mood of those around you. Teeth whitening can make a difference in the first impressions you make, improving your personal and professional lives. There are lots of great reasons to visit Dental Group West for take-home teeth whitening in Toledo.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening Over Store-Bought Products

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In addition to the more attractive grin you’ll see in the mirror, professional teeth whitening from a cosmetic dentist offers the following benefits:

Want to get started? Contact us to make an appointment to have your custom teeth whitening trays created. For Toledo and Bowling Green, Ohio, Dental Group West has a reputation for providing excellent dental care, including great cosmetic dentistry.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Before committing to teeth whitening in Toledo, you naturally want to understand the cost. Luckily, we’re here to help! For a specific price, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our talented team at Dental Group West. If you want to learn more general information about the cost and the factors that play a role, then keep reading.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Before providing you with a price, there are a few factors our team will need to consider. That starts with determining the cause of the discoloration and extends to the number of treatments you need to get the results you desire. Of course, there are other factors as well, like if any preliminary treatments are needed. That’s why we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable and friendly team!

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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If you’re struggling with dental discoloration, then there are several options to choose from. For example, you can purchase store-bought whitening kits, which are usually around the $20 to $40 price range but can cost upwards of $100. Although these are cheaper, they aren’t known for delivering reliable, noticeable results. The best way to address stubborn stains is with a professional teeth whitening treatment. Typically, this costs a few hundred dollars, but it can cost more in certain circumstances.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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When comparing the cost of store-bought items vs. professional treatments, you may naturally wonder if the latter is really worth it. The short answer is “yes!” Although over-the-counter kits have a lower upfront price, they may end up costing you more in the long run, especially if they don’t reliably deliver results. Professional treatments, on the other hand, are customized to each patient’s unique dental needs and smile goals. As a result, they consistently deliver beautiful results, minimize sensitivity after your treatment, and protect the health of your teeth throughout the process.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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If you don’t have dental insurance or your dental insurance doesn’t cover teeth whitening, then you’ll be happy to hear that we offer our patients another financial solution: flexible financing. We’re happy to work with Wells Fargo to make the cost of teeth whitening in Toledo more affordable. That way, you can blast away stubborn discoloration without worrying about exceeding your budget.

Want to learn more about the cost of teeth whitening? Then we encourage you to get in touch with our team to schedule a consultation!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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Professional teeth whitening from a dentist is one of the easiest ways to turn back the clock on your smile and make you look several years younger. While you might be more than ready to boost your confidence with this treatment, it’s normal to have a few questions beforehand. That’s why we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening on this page.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

You might have heard that teeth whitening can wear down or otherwise damage tooth enamel. However, this isn’t true in the slightest. Professional teeth whitening solutions are completely safe and will brighten your enamel without causing any damage.

Will Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

If you’ve tried over-the-counter teeth whitening toothpastes, mouthwashes, strips, and gels, your teeth may have been sensitive to hot and cold foods or drinks for some time afterward. This is because unlike professional whitening, these products were not designed with your comfort in mind. Our bleaching gel is specially formulated to prevent sensitivity. If you do feel any discomfort after your treatment, it should subside within a couple of days. Dental sensitivity after teeth whitening shouldn’t be a problem for you if it wasn’t before you started your treatment.

How Do Teeth Become Stained in the First Place?

Tooth stains can be either extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains develop on the surface and are typically the result of habits like tobacco use or consuming too much of certain foods or drinks such as coffee, tea, wine, berries, and darkly colored sauces. Intrinsic stains occur deeper within the tooth and are often caused by certain medications or medical conditions, physical trauma, aging, or too much fluoride consumption as a child.

No matter how your teeth became discolored, our professional whitening treatment can blast away those stubborn stains to make your smile pearly white again.

Will Teeth Whitening Work If I Have Veneers/Crowns, etc.?

Unfortunately, teeth whitening does not affect dental restorations like veneers, crowns, bridges, or fillings. In fact, the bleaching agent can even temporarily weaken the bond between your enamel and the restoration.

If your restoration looks a little out of place after undergoing teeth whitening, you can have it replaced to match the new color of your enamel. This will make your smile look completely natural.

How Can I Make My Results Last?

While no teeth whitening treatment is permanent, your results can last several months to even a few years with the right aftercare. An easy way to extend the lifespan of your results is to brush and floss daily, and come see us for a dental checkup and cleaning at least every six months. It also helps to limit your consumption of staining foods and drinks. If you’re going to eat or drink these items, brush your teeth afterward, or at least swish some water around in your mouth. Lastly, avoid smoking or chewing tobacco. It can cause numerous oral health problems in addition to tooth discoloration.

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