What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make them lighter. Teeth whitening can’t make your teeth brilliant white, but it can lighten the existing colour by several shades.
Who can perform teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a form of dentistry and should only be performed by a dentist or another regulated dental professional, such as a dental hygienist or dental therapist, on the prescription of a dentist.
Some beauty salons offer teeth whitening, but this is illegal if there’s no dental professional present, and it may put your oral health at risk.
You can also buy DIY home teeth whitening kits but these may also carry risks.
What happens during teeth whitening at the dentist?
The dentist will take an impression of your teeth to make a mouthguard and will instruct you how to use it with a bleaching gel. Then, using your mouthguard at home, you regularly apply the gel for a specified period of time over two to four weeks. Some whitening gels can be left on for up to eight hours at a time, which shortens the treatment period to one week.
We works with majority of Dental Insurances such as Aetna, Assurant, Cigna, Delta Dental, Metlife, as well as other insurances with “out-of-network” dental benefits. For clients with such benefits, we will bill your insurance and you are responsible for co-payments and deductibles at the time of service.
The goal is to help remove financial barriers so our clients can receive the dental care they need and desire. Prior to scheduling any treatment, we are happy to provide an estimate of costs and co-payments. We are pleased to assist in maximizing your dental benefits. As a courtesy to you, we file all claim forms electronically.
Clients are asked to pay for services as they are provided. We accept cash, checks, debit cards, and major credit cards. We also offer flexible financing options because we understand that monthly payments can help patients fit the costs of dental treatment into their budgets.