At-Home Teeth Whitening – New Bedford, MA

Achieve a Beautiful, White Smile in Just Two Weeks!

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There’s no denying the convenience of over-the-counter whitening products. However, the one-size-fits-all applicators and diluted whitening gels leave much to be desired. Fortunately, our team at Sound Dentistry has a solution: professional at-home teeth whitening treatments! In addition to being safe, customizable, and effective, they deliver results in just two weeks, ensuring you don’t have to wait too long to achieve your dream smile. If you’re ready to get started, then schedule a consultation today. Otherwise, you can read on to learn more about this sought-after cosmetic dental service.

Why Choose Sound Dentistry for Teeth Whitening?

  • Highly Rated Dental Team in New Bedford
  • Flexible Financing Available with CareCredit
  • Morning, Lunchtime, and Evening Hours

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Patients interested in teeth whitening often have stubborn stains from drinking dark-colored beverages, like coffee and wine. However, our take-home treatments can also address discoloration from other sources, like certain medications and the natural aging process! So, if you’re unhappy with your smile because your teeth are looking more yellow than white, schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated New Bedford dentists.

How Does Take-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

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Our take-home teeth whitening treatments aren’t just safe and fast-acting; they are easy to use as well! We will provide you with everything you need to brighten your teeth from home, including a special whitening gel and custom trays. You’ll use them for a designated amount of time each day (the exact length will depend on your specific dental needs and smile goals). Two weeks later, you’ll have a noticeably whiter smile!

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Maintaining your results is crucial. After all, you don’t want stubborn stains to resurface within a matter of weeks! Fortunately, you can prevent that from happening with a few simple best practices, including:

  • Using a straw when drinking dark-colored beverages like coffee, wine, and soda.
  • Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash consistently.
  • Visiting us for a checkup and cleaning every six months.
  • Eating scrambled eggs, plain yogurt, and other light-colored foods.
  • Avoiding smoking and other unhealthy habits that can stain your teeth.
  • Getting touch-up treatments as needed to maintain your results.

If you are struggling with dental discoloration and you’re interested in learning more about take-home teeth whitening treatments, then the next step is simple: call our team to schedule a consultation!

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening 

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If you’ve never had any kind of cosmetic dental treatment before, teeth whitening is an excellent place for you to start. However, you might be a little bit apprehensive about paying for the treatment, especially considering that teeth whitening is rarely covered by any kind of insurance.

Thankfully, we work hard to ensure that paying for your treatment is as easy as possible. If you want to know more about what teeth whitening treatment could entail, here’s some information you may find useful.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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A round of teeth whitening is typically offered at a set price depending on which variety you’re getting. That being the case, the main variable in how much your teeth whitening will cost depends on how many treatments you’ll need to get the results that you’re looking for.

This has to do with:

  • How severe your discoloration is
  • Whether the discoloration of your teeth is due to surface stains or changes to the tooth itself. The latter will be harder to deal with.
  • Whether you need restorative treatments beforehand, e.g. fillings or gum disease treatment.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost? 

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As you might know, there are a variety of different whitening treatments available to you, both professional and DIY. How much you’ll pay and the results that you can expect depends a lot on which of these you get.

When you visit our office, we’ll furnish you with a take-home whitening kit. This process can be completed within a few weeks, and only costs a few hundred dollars.

There are also DIY whitening treatments which are cheaper in every sense of the word. The kinds of over-the-counter whitening treatments you would get at your local pharmacy usually cost around $100, and a box of whitening strips is only $40. That said, there are good reasons why they cost what they do…

Fast Teeth Whitening VS Inexpensive Teeth Whitening 

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If you’re interested in getting affordable cosmetic care, you might be tempted to pursue the DIY whitening treatments. However, getting whitening treatments without a dentist’s supervision could cause some substantial issues.

For one, getting whitening treatment if you have pre-existing oral health problems can increase your chances of complications. If the whitening gel reaches the interior of the tooth it can cause incredible discomfort, which is why dentists usually perform thorough oral exams before the treatment.

Without a dentist’s aid, you could inadvertently irritate your tooth. For that reason, we would recommend against getting DIY whitening treatment, no matter how inexpensive it is.

Options For Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Given that teeth whitening is unlikely to be covered by your dental plan, you may need to pursue other options for making this care affordable.

We often work with CareCredit, which is a financing firm that can front the cost of your dental care. Much like a credit card, you can pay off this sum over the course of several months, making use of low-to-no interest dental payments. With this option in your back pocket, a glistening smile is in your reach to a greater extent than ever before!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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When people decide to dip their toes into cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening is one of the main things that patients try first. This procedure is a common introduction to cosmetic dentistry, which is why patients often have more questions than usual about what to expect from the treatment.

We’ll be happy to tell you a little bit more about what to expect when we meet you in person, but until then, here are some of the answers that you may be looking for.

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a very safe treatment, meaning that just about anyone who is less than completely thrilled with the state of their smile is likely a good candidate for the treatment. The only caveat is that teeth whitening could be a problem if you have outstanding oral health problems, like tooth decay or gum disease.

That said, once we deal with these issues, you should be able to reap the benefits of this treatment. We’ll be able to tell you more at a consultation.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

When administered and monitored by a professional, there is no chance of teeth whitening gel damaging healthy enamel. Certain over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions may be harmful, as can overuse. However, so long as you use the whitening trays we give you as directed, you shouldn’t have to worry about this problem.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Teeth whitening is not permanent, but the results last considerably longer than you’d expect for a relatively fast treatment. Results can last anywhere from a few months to a few years depending on how well you take care of your teeth once treatment is completed.

If you are consistent with your dental hygiene, attend regular checkups, and avoid foods that can stain your teeth, you can make your results last for a remarkably long time.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

As with any dental treatment, patients tend to be a little bit nervous about the prospect of discomfort before beginning teeth whitening. Thankfully, we’ll spend a lot of time fine-tuning the whitening treatment to your smile, meaning that any risk of tooth sensitivity after the whitening treatment will be minimal. We’ll work hard to ensure that you’ll be as comfortable as possible during teeth whitening.

If you are unusually prone to tooth sensitivity, please let us know and we will factor that into your treatment.