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Teeth Whitening – Grapevine, TX

Get a Bright Smile with an At-Home Kit

Has tooth discoloration caused your smile to lose its luster? When your teeth darken, it is easy to feel insecure about your appearance. You may find yourself hiding your mouth when eating, speaking, or smiling. You do not need to hide behind the stains. You can achieve the drastic, lasting results you want with teeth whitening in Grapevine. Smiles By Martin provides the convenient and effective solution you need with an at-home kit. You can enjoy professional-quality results from the comfort of your own home.

Causes of Tooth Discoloration

woman with white smile after teeth whitening

Over the years, you will notice the color of your teeth changing because it is unavoidable as you age. Daily wear and tear cause your enamel to thin. This makes more of your yellowish dentin become more visible. Besides age, there are other factors that can lead to discoloration, like poor oral hygiene habits.

Among the leading cause of stains involves the foods and drinks you consume. Those that are darkly pigmented or acidic makes the color of your teeth change quicker. In addition, tobacco can significantly impact the brightness of your smile.

To combat the changes, you have likely given a few over-the-counter whitening products a try, but you were left dissatisfied with the results. Although they are affordable and convenient, they do not contain professional-grade whitening agents, so they cannot deeply penetrate your enamel. Any change you see will be minor and it will not last.

Thankfully, you do not need to live with a discolored smile. Your dentist in Grapevine has the solution you need.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

teeth whitening kit

Now, you can achieve in-office results from the comfort of your own home. Unlike over-the-counter products, our whitening system contains a highly-concentrated whitening agent to penetrate below your enamel to resolve stubborn stains.

You need an initial consultation to ensure you are a candidate. You cannot have untreated cavities or gum disease. Then, Dr. Martin gives you everything you need to whiten your teeth around your own schedule. You are given custom-fit trays to ensure your comfort and the even distribution of the whitening agent. This helps you achieve consistent results.

You use the trays and the specially formulated whitening gel every day for about 2 weeks. At the end of the treatment, your teeth can be as much as 8 to 10 shades whiter if you follow your treatment plan correctly.

Protect Your New Smile

Smile before and after teeth whitening

Your results can last for several years if you take the time to care for it properly. Besides maintaining your home oral hygiene habits, it is best to limit your contact with stain-causing factors, like coffee, tea, and berries. If you cannot skip them, brush your teeth right away or rinse your mouth with water. It is also best to avoid smoking to prevent new stains.

Get a Bright Smile Today!

If tooth discoloration is weighing you down, you can reveal a brighter smile with our take-home kit. Invest in your self-esteem with whiter teeth today. Contact our dental office to schedule your consultation.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

A patient calculating the cost of teeth whitening

Before you try teeth whitening, you likely want to know its price. That makes perfect sense – a treatment isn’t useful if you can’t afford it. Still, the cost of teeth whitening varies from patient to patient. You’ll need to visit with Dr. Martin to get an exact estimate. From there, our team will strive to make treatment affordable. We can even outline whitening’s cost factors, payment options, etc. For extra details, continue reading or call us in the coming days.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

A dentist comparing tooth shades against a woman’s smile

Normally, teeth whitening has one set price. That said, some factors can affect how many sessions you need. These include:

  • Stain Severity – The more severe your tooth stains, the more treatment will cost. After all, slight discoloration only needs a few whitening sessions. On the other hand, tough stains require many sessions that add up.
  • Stain Type – Not all tooth stains are the same. Depending on the type, you may need many or a few whitening sessions. For example, the treatment works very well on extrinsic stains. Meanwhile, you may need multiple sessions for intrinsic stains.
  • Extra Services – If you need other services besides whitening, these procedures will add to your treatment cost. (Examples of said services include crowns, fillings, etc.)

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

A take-home teeth whitening kit

In reality, there are several types of teeth whitening. Which kind you get will impact your treatment’s overall cost. That being said, the whitening types are:

  • In-Office Teeth Whitening – Whitening at a dentist’s office often costs $400-$800. In rare cases, its price can even reach $1,000 or more.
  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening – As provided by a dentist, a take-home whitening kit will cost a few hundred dollars. The expense covers the custom-fit trays and enhanced bleaching gel.
  • “Over-the-Counter” Teeth Whitening – Since they aren’t customized, store-bought trays usually cost $100 or less.
  • Teeth Whitening Strips/Gels – Whitening strips or gels can be found at most stores. The strips are especially cheap, as you can buy a box for $20-$40. Each box also treats teeth for two weeks.

OTC Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

A woman holding an over-the-counter whitening tray

Perhaps you aren’t sure why pro whitening is popular. It’s more expensive than other options, so you might assume it’d be poorly received. However, the reason for its popularity is simple: the quality of cosmetic work is reflected in the price.

As proof of this fact, look at the whitening methods. Cheap strips and gels have little effect and can take months to work. On the other hand, pro whitening is pricier but offers immediate results. In just two weeks, a dentist-provided kit will brighten your grin by many shades.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

A woman using a credit card to pay the cost of teeth whitening

Sadly, dental insurance won’t cover teeth whitening. It views cosmetic dentistry as a luxury. Even so, there are other ways to make whitening affordable. The most notable of these are a practice’s financing options. You can get bright teeth at a manageable price if you pick a good one.

Just look at Smiles by Martin, for instance. We work with CareCredit and Citi Health, which are reputable third-party financiers. If you rely on them, you could pay for whitening in regular installments. That way, you could meet the treatment cost over time.

Ultimately, we’re excited to give you bright teeth that are budget-friendly. Therefore, please book a consultation at our office!

Woman smiling after teeth whitening in Grapevine

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Teeth whitening is an excellent way to reduce discoloration and help you to feel more confident about your smile. However, you want to be well informed before undergoing this treatment. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about teeth whitening. If you don’t see your question listed below, don’t worry. Just give us a call and we’d be more than happy to provide you with the information you’re looking for and set you up for a consultation.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Many patients are hesitant to commit to teeth whitening because they are worried that it will hurt. Fortunately, professional whitening treatments are completely custom, so you are much less likely to experience tooth sensitivity. If you are more prone to tooth sensitivity, let us know. By spacing out treatments, avoiding hot beverages, and using a special toothpaste, you can reduce and avoid this unpleasant sensation.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

Professional teeth whitening does not damage healthy enamel. However, if your teeth are already compromised by decay or gum disease, the chemicals can cause issues. That’s why conducting a comprehensive dental exam beforehand is so important. Additional damage can result from at-home remedies, like using activated charcoal and hydrogen peroxide to address discoloration. Overuse of whitening products can also wear away your enamel. Ultimately, if you want to whiten your teeth, you should always schedule a dental appointment. This way you can get valuable insight about the whitening process and how it can be done safely.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

No, teeth whitening isn’t permanent. Your results will last anywhere from a couple of months to a few years depending on how well you care for your teeth. In order to prolong your results, you should implement a solid at-home oral hygiene routine, attend your regular dental visits, and avoid poor habits. Touch-up treatments are available to keep your teeth bright and white!

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns cannot be whitened like your natural tooth enamel. Whitening gels can actually weaken the bond between your tooth and restoration, which can cause complications. The good news is that you can keep your dental crowns from becoming discolored over time by implementing preventive practices, like avoiding tobacco products, limiting the consumption of dark-colored beverages, and maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine. If you are unhappy with the shade of your crown, it can be replaced in order to better match the rest of your smile.


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