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Teeth Whitening – Lexington, KY

The Safe, Effective, and Proven Way to Brighten Your Smile

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Stained teeth are an unfortunate effect of aging and consuming stain-causing foods and beverages throughout your life. While store-bought whitening kits seem like a good solution, there’s no guarantee that they’ll be able to achieve the results you’re looking for or that the ingredients in them are safe for your teeth. Instead of taking a gamble on your smile, try professional teeth whitening in Lexington. Whether you’d like to complete the treatment in the comfort of your own home or have the whitening gel professionally applied in our office, we’ll only use safe, proven, and effective products. Schedule a consultation at Dental Wellness of Lexington today to learn how you can improve the appearance of your grin!

Why Choose Dental Wellness of Lexington For Teeth Whitening?

  • Custom-Tailored Teeth Whitening Treatment
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Office
  • Comprehensive Care Under One Roof

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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At Dental Wellness of Lexington, we use concentrated teeth whitening products that are approved by the ADA and have been rigorously tested and proven to be safe for your teeth. That way, you won’t have to take a gamble on store-bought whitening kits that contain unknown chemicals that cause permanent damage to your teeth. We use professional whitening agents containing either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide that are able to break apart and remove stains on the surface of your teeth. We offer two types of professional treatment:

  • In-Office Whitening: For the fastest results, in-office treatment is the best option. We’ll cover your gums and oral tissues with a protective barrier to prevent the concentrated whitening solution from coming into contact with anything other than your teeth. We’ll then apply the gel to your teeth, leaving it on for short increments of time and reapplying it until your teeth reach your desired shade of brightness. In as little as an hour, we’ll have your smile looking refreshed and beautified.
  • Take-Home Whitening: If you’d like to complete the teeth whitening process in the comfort of your own home, we also offer take-home whitening kits that contain highly concentrated and safe ingredients to provide you with fast results. We’ll craft a custom whitening tray for your teeth to maximize the surface area that’s covered by the gel, ensuring an even color across your entire smile. In about two weeks, you’ll notice that your teeth are multiple shades brighter.

What are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening?

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There are countless benefits of having your teeth professionally whitening by your cosmetic dentist in Lexington. Some advantages include:

  • Boosted confidence
  • Conservative and fast cosmetic treatment
  • Easy to maintain results
  • Cost-effective solution
  • Safe for your teeth

How Can I Make My Results Last?

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After investing in an aesthetically pleasing grin, you’ll want to do everything you can to enjoy the results for as long as possible. Typically, your whitened teeth will last between one and three years, depending on your oral habits. Many patients touch-up their smile every year so. You can also take these precautionary measures at home to keep your teeth white:

  • Maintain your oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Rinse your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash daily.
  • Visit your dentist in Lexington every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
  • Avoid consuming excessive amounts of stain-causing foods and beverages.

If you have any additional questions about how to maintain your results after teeth whitening treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our friendly and dedicated staff of dental professionals will be more than happy to help you.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Since a beautiful smile can be an amazing asset in the professional world and the social scene, teeth whitening can be an investment in your future success. While teeth whitening is generally considered an elective cosmetic procedure and therefore is not usually covered by dental insurance, we offer a special coupon for $100 off Zoom! Whitening. Here’s a brief overview of how much teeth whitening can cost, but feel free to contact our staff if you have any questions.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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While teeth whitening treatments are usually associated with a single set cost, some factors can affect how many treatments are necessary to achieve your desired results. These include:

  • The severity of your stains or discoloration
  • The causes of your stains such as age, medication, smoking, or pigment exposure
  • Whether the stains are located on the surface of the tooth (extrinsic) or located underneath the surface of the enamel (intrinsic)
  • The need for preliminary treatments such as fillings or crowns to prepare your teeth for whitening

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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There is a range of options for teeth whitening that come at different price points, but these treatments are not created equal. Options include:

  • In-office teeth whitening treatments can cost anywhere from $400 to $800 but can reach as much as $1,000 or more under rare circumstances.
  • Professional take-home whitening kits come with customized dental trays and are usually priced at a few hundred dollars.
  • Store-bought whitening trays usually go for $100 or less.
  • By far the cheapest option, store-bought whitening strips or gels can be found at most pharmacies or supermarkets. A box of strips with a two-week supply will usually go for $20 to $40.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening Vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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While you may wonder why professional teeth whitening treatments are so popular when store-bought options seem so much more affordable, the truth is that you get what you pay for. While these store-bought treatments are cheaper, they can deliver limited or no results or require many months of use to create a noticeable effect, particularly in cases of severe discoloration. Professional treatments, on the other hand, deliver superior results in much shorter times. Zoom! Whitening can be completed in a single visit while professional take-home kits can be completed in two weeks, and most patients notice immediate results. Price isn’t the only factor when choosing a teeth whitening treatment, and getting the results in a reasonable timeframe can make the expense worthwhile.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Since teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure, it is rarely covered by dental insurance plans. However, we offer several options for making teeth whitening easier on your budget.

  • We offer dental financing plans through CareCredit and Lending Club, which are third-party financiers that break your bill into monthly installments that can be easily managed with little or no interest. These groups offer a range of payment plans over different timeframes, and we’ll be happy to help you find one that works for you.
  • We have a special offer for $100 off Zoom! Whitening, making it easier to enjoy a beautifully brighter smile after a single visit.

Our team will be glad to help you find an ideal payment solution. During your consultation, we’ll be happy to help you understand your financial options and answer any questions you have.