What IS Home Teeth Whitening?
While there are an array of over-the-counter choices for whitening your teeth at home, these options do not always help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile you desire. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, we provide professional-strength teeth whitening kits that can be used at home when it is most convenient for your schedule. Our home whitening methods are a safe and effective approach to conveniently brighten your enamel and minimize the appearance of stains and discoloration. We proudly use Opalescence Teeth Whitening Systems and offer a teeth whitening loyalty plan (Whitening for Life Program) to help you get the smile you have always wanted. If you are interested in enhancing your appearance with a professional teeth whitening kit, contact our offices in Wyomissing and Reading, PA to schedule your consultation! Our general dentists create custom home teeth whitening kits to meet individual goals, budgets, and lifestyles and help you attain your best results.
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Are You a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
If you want to improve your teeth in the convenience and comfort of your home, a customized home whitening kit may be a great solution for you. Your dental enamel may look dull or have dark and yellow stains that have accumulated over time. You may have also tried store-bought whitening products but found them to be ineffective at meeting your cosmetic goals. At Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, the strength of the whitening solution is customized to suit your needs and goals and can be a great alternative if you have sensitive teeth. You may be a good candidate for teeth whitening if you have teeth that are yellow, dull, discolored, or stained due to:
- Tobacco use
- Tea, coffee, or red wine
- Berries, fruit juices, or colas
- Tomato-based food products
- Spices, like curry, paprika, or chili powder
- Certain medications or illnesses
What Is The Home Teeth Whitening Process?
Your home teeth whitening kit will be put together by our team based on your personal preferences, goals, and desired outcomes. We offer two options for home teeth whitening: custom-made mouth trays combined with a professional-grade whitening daytime or nighttime solution or Opalescence Go preloaded standard trays that can adapt to any individual. Before making your home whitening kit, we will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your teeth and oral health in order to help you select the best whitening method and formulation. Once your kit is ready, we will go over specific instructions for your treatment, including how long and how frequently to use your kit.
What Can I Expect From My Home Teeth Whitening Treatments?
The results of your home teeth whitening treatment will be dependent on the strength of the solution, your starting tooth color, and the frequency with which you utilize your whitening kit. As soon as you reach your desired shade, you can stop using your at-home kit. For result maintenance, we recommend that you maintain excellent oral hygiene and implement lifestyle changes, such as staying away from foods or beverages that may stain the teeth and tobacco products. In addition, scheduling biannual professional cleanings at Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics will give our team a chance to polish away stains and help you maintain your overall dental health. It is best to keep your trays clean and in a secure place and store your whitening solution as recommended by our team. You can always receive additional whitening gel as needed to touch up your teeth whitening results over time.
Is Teeth Whitening Covered by Insurance?
At-home teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry treatment and is generally not a covered benefit under most dental insurance plans. To help you achieve your smile goals in a way that matches your needs and budget, Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics offers a range of convenient payment solutions, including interest-free financing. Be sure to ask our team about our Whitening for Life Program!
Home Teeth Whitening FAQ
How long do home teeth whitening results last?
When you decide to whiten your teeth with a professional home whitening kit, your results should last several months. Some tips for maintaining your results include:
- Don't smoke
- Avoid drinks that stain the teeth, like coffee, tea, and red wine
- Keep up with your regular dental cleanings and exams
- Have a good at-home cleaning and flossing routine
Are home teeth whitening trays hard to use?
At-home whitening kits are easy to use and often showcase whiter teeth in just one or two weeks. When you get a professional teeth whitening kit from our Wyomissing, PA office, we will walk you through how to use it so you can get excellent results.
Do home teeth whitening kits work on veneers or dentures?
Whitening kits — both professional and store-bought — are designed to treat tooth enamel specifically. That means dentures and veneers don't respond to teeth whitening treatments. If you're worried about the color of your tooth restoration, just let our team know, and we can work with you to enhance your smile.
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Get the Smile You Have Always Wanted
With effective Opalescence home teeth whitening options from Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, you can comfortably brighten and improve your smile when it is most convenient for you. Your custom kit will combine prescription-strength whitening gel and a personalized treatment program created by our knowledgeable team to meet your personal needs and goals. To find out more information on your home teeth whitening choices for the smile you have always wanted, schedule an appointment at our Wyomissing or Reading, PA office!