What is at-home teeth whitening?
At Riley Dental in Haslet, TX, we supply Opalescence™ professional at-home teeth whitening, which includes custom trays to be used after your initial in-office dental treatment. Our dentist, Dr. Luke Riley, prepares our home kits for teeth whitening, so they are secure and efficient techniques to conveniently whiten your teeth and eliminate stains. Dr. Riley builds your kit to satisfy your requirements and goals so that you can get your best results. Your whitening kit may include a mouth tray that makes the procedure more comfortable. Many over-the-counter choices for at-home teeth whitening are available; however, they don't always do what they claim, and you could wind up wasting your money and time. If you're considering improving your smile with a custom teeth whitening kit, get in touch with our dental practice to schedule an appointment.
What Are The Benefits Of Home Teeth Whitening?
Unlike over-the-counter at-home whitening treatments, Opalescence home whitening kits at Riley Dental offer real benefits, like
- Convenience: easy-to-use gels and trays let you whiten your teeth when and where you want
- Comfort: relax on the couch while you whiten
- Effectiveness: achieve up to eight shades whiter teeth
- Customization: Dr. Riley will choose the right formulation for your unique needs
- Protection: Opalescence whitening gels help protect and strengthen your teeth with fortifying minerals
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Who is a candidate for home teeth whitening?
For those who would like to improve their teeth in the convenience and comfort of their home, Dr. Riley can suggest a personalized home whitening system. Your smile may seem dull or have dark and yellow stains that have built up over your lifetime. Or, you might have tried store-bought whitening products but found them uncomfortable, ineffective, or harmful to your teeth. At Riley Dental, the potency of the whitening treatment is customized to suit your own wants and aims; therefore, it's an excellent alternative if you've got sensitive teeth. Home teeth whitening might be used by itself or following a professional whitening procedure to enhance your results.
What happens during HOME TEETH WHITENING?
The at-home teeth-whitening kit will be created by Dr. Riley with a whitening product as well as mouth trays. Before making your whitening kit, Dr. Riley will perform a comprehensive evaluation of your enamel and dental health in order to choose the ideal whitening potency and formulation. We supply professional trays that can be utilized right away. As soon as your kit is prepared, Dr. Riley will discuss the instructions necessary for every treatment, such as how long and how frequently to use your treatment.
What to expect after HOME TEETH WHITENING
Results will be dependent on the formula of the bleaching gel, your starting tooth color, and how frequently you use your kit. As soon as you attain your desired color, you can stop using your home treatments. For result maintenance, you need to keep an excellent oral hygiene regimen and implement lifestyle changes, such as not consuming staining foods, drinks, and tobacco products. Moreover, you ought to schedule twice-yearly professional cleanings at Riley Dental so stains will be polished, plus annual dental examinations so Dr. Riley can check on your general dental health. You should keep your trays clean and in a secure place, so if you would like to resume your home treatment, you would just have to buy more bleaching gel.
Does dental Insurance Cover TEETH WHITENING?
Teeth whitening is an aesthetic treatment — so it's generally not covered by dental insurance. At your appointment, we will discuss your price quotes based on your choices and your preferred budget. We will also go over our payment options and provide info on where to find medical financing. At Riley Dental, we accept several payment options to help make your procedure affordable. We can also assist you with financing via CareCredit®.
Home teeth whitening FAQs
What about over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions?
There are a number of over-the-counter teeth whitening products and gels on the market. However, these solutions may use dangerous chemicals to remove surface stains and can damage your enamel. Drugstore products in Haslet, TX, are also not personalized, which means that they cannot be adapted to your specific needs or goals.
Does teeth whitening hurt?
Many teeth whitening products cause discomfort and tooth sensitivity. However, you can rest assured that our team at Riley Dental takes these concerns into account before providing an at-home teeth whitening kit for patients. You should not expect any pain as long as you follow the detailed instructions included.
How else can I keep my teeth white?
Dr. Riley recommends patients see us for a teeth whitening treatment, but there are other steps you can take to maintain your new white smile at home. Brushing twice per day is the best way to get rid of food particles that can stain or damage teeth. You should also avoid consuming coffee, tea, red wine, or dark foods that leave stains on your enamel.
How long does home teeth whitening take?
A single home teeth-whitening session usually takes about 30 minutes and requires several applications conducted over the course of two weeks. Your dental practitioner can help choose the most suitable home teeth-whitening product that is right for your needs.
What do I need to do before home teeth whitening?
Before performing the home teeth-whitening treatment, thoroughly brush, floss, and rinse your teeth. Home teeth whitening works best with clean teeth. Remove any grime or food from your teeth because it may prevent the teeth-whitening gel from reaching certain parts of the teeth and cause uneven shading.
What if I ingest some of the teeth-whitening gel while I’m using the treatment?
Although ingesting small amounts of whitening gel is not harmful, we do not recommend swallowing the teeth-whitening gel. However, if small amounts are swallowed accidentally, it could cause nausea or stomach irritation.
Get a brighter, whiter smile
Using home teeth whitening from Riley Dental, you are able to personally and comfortably brighten and improve your smile. With professional whitening gel and a personalized treatment program, your at-home kit will be made by Dr. Riley to satisfy your wants and cosmetic goals. To find out more information on your teeth-whitening choices, schedule an appointment at our office in Haslet, TX.