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At-Home Teeth Whitening – Arlington, TX

A Convenient Way to Achieve White Teeth

Are you looking for a way to achieve a dazzling smile in the comfort of your own home? It’s possible with our at-home teeth whitening in Arlington. Now, you can achieve professional, lasting results without having to make an appointment with your dentist. Instead, we can provide you with a custom-made take-home whitening kit. If this sounds like the right option for you, keep reading to learn more!

Why Choose Encore Dentistry for At-Home Teeth Whitening?

How Does At-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

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With our at-home teeth whitening treatment, you can get professional results in the convenience of your own home. You’ll visit our office where Dr. Cabansag will give you your personalized whitening kit. This consists of custom-made whitening trays that fit your teeth as well as the Smyle whitening gel. Treatment is simple—you will place the whitening gel in your trays and wear them for about 30 minutes a day. The best time to do this is usually at night when you’re relaxing. After about two weeks of following this routine, you’ll begin to notice beautifully white results as yellowing and stains disappear.

Does At-Home Teeth Whitening have Lasting Results?

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One of your main concerns when it comes to teeth whitening is probably lasting results. Unlike store-bought items that only whiten the surface of your teeth, our professional-grade Smyle whitening gel can reach tough stains and discoloration. By eliminating yellowing beneath the surface instead of simply concealing them temporarily, patients can enjoy a white smile for a longer period of time. Your results will last at least 3 to 6 months, but this will directly depend on how well you care for your teeth. 

Tips for Maintaining White Teeth

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The key to teeth whitening is maintaining the results. Afterall, if you spend time and money on at-home whitening, you should protect your investment! That’s why you should follow these easy steps for extended time with a white smile:

Understanding the Cost of At-Home Teeth Whitening

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The cost of your treatment will vary based on your needs — no two smiles are the same. That’s why the best way to get a precise estimate is to visit our office for a consultation. Dr. Cabansag will carefully examine your smile, checking the areas of staining or discoloration. After, she can develop a personalized treatment plan that includes your total cost. In the meantime, here are some things to keep in mind.

Factors that Affect the Cost of At-Home Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is usually one set price. However, some factors can determine the number of treatments that you will need to achieve the whiteness goals you have for your smile. They will also determine if any additional costs are necessary. Here are the most prominent ones:

  • • Severity of Discoloration: If your teeth are very discolored, you might need multiple treatments to get the results you’re hoping for.
  • • Type of Discoloration: Extrinsic stains are much easier to lift than intrinsic stains.
  • • Additional Treatments: If you have any existing oral health issues that need to be addressed, like gum disease or cavities, this needs to be done ahead of time. Whitening can aggravate existing issues. Other dental treatments will incur their own cost.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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There are several different types of teeth whitening, and they range in cost and effectiveness. Here is what you can generally expect based on what you choose:

  • In-Office Teeth Whitening: This usually costs between $300 and $800. In some scenarios, it can cost upwards of $1000.
  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening: Professional take-home teeth whitening kits usually cost a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Trays: Teeth whitening trays can be found at your local drug store and/or supermarket. Generally, they are less than $100.
  • Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Strips: This is the most affordable option out there. Boxes can cost between $20 and $40 on average and usually have enough product to last up to two weeks.

Fast Teeth Whitening VS Inexpensive Teeth Whitening

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If you are looking at just the cost, you may be wondering why anyone would consider professional teeth whitening. The truth is that when it comes to cosmetic dentistry, the quality of the results is clearly reflected in the amount you pay. When you use cheaper strips and gels from the drug store, many patients see little to no results, especially when they have more severe discoloration. On the other hand, professional teeth whitening treatments can lighten tooth enamel by multiple shades in much faster timeframes. For in-office care, it can be done in as little as one visit, while professional take-home kits can be effective in less than two weeks! When choosing a teeth whitening option, it is important to consider the kinds of results that you are looking for and how quickly you want them – not just the price.

Options For Making At-Home Teeth Whitening Affordable

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At-home teeth whitening is considered to be a cosmetic treatment, so it isn’t covered by dental insurance. However, there are still some options out there that can help. With our In-Office Membership plan, patients can enjoy discounts on most of our services. We also work with CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about your financial options, don’t hesitate to reach out!

To find out exactly how much you can expect your treatment to cost, give us a call. We’re eager to help you achieve your smile goals!