Professional Teeth Whitening in Lincoln, NE
Over time, teeth naturally shift from a pearly white to varying shades of yellow. It’s hard to avoid this normal wear and tear on teeth. Drinking coffee, smoking, and other activities tend to stain our teeth, making professional teeth whitening even more necessary. However, at Southpointe, we can remove almost all staining through professional teeth whitening. We offer both in-office and at-home whitening options, so you can decide what’s best for you.
Professional Teeth Whitening In-Office
We offer professional whitening, like Zoom whitening, because it is the fastest, most-effective way to whiten your teeth. With Zoom whitening, we’ll have you in and out in an hour. Zoom is ideal for people with sensitive teeth because we monitor the process carefully. This ensures the whitest teeth possible in the shortest amount of time, without increased sensitivity.
Custom Teeth Whitening At Home
When you complete the in-office whitening procedure, we’ll send you home with a custom whitening kit. That will allow you to keep your teeth bright white from the convenience of your home. Our custom whitening trays adhere perfectly to your teeth for professional-level whitening at home. You can also choose how often you want to wear the whitening trays. This will allow you to customize your particular whitening level.
These whitening trays are completely custom, allowing the solution to only reach your teeth. This prevents the gum sensitivity that is often associated with over-the-counter teeth whitening kits.
The Demand for Teeth Whitening
The demand for whitening services has grown 300% in the last few years. While we can come up with a few reasons for this rapid growth, it’s largely due to improvements made in bleaching practices. Suffice it to say that now is a better time than ever to have your teeth whitened. The following includes more information about teeth whitening that you might find helpful.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening:
What’s the best way to have your teeth whitened?
Many seek out over-the-counter whitening kits. While this can be tempting, professional teeth whitening is a better way to go in the long run. Professional whitening offers a much longer lasting impact. Professional whitening can include a higher concentration of whitening chemicals. This is done without sacrificing the safety of a controlled environment. They also include carbamide peroxide which is comprised partially of hydrogen peroxide. However, it’s a more stable compound than the hydrogen peroxide used in at-home kits. Thus, it yields better results and less sensitivity. Professional whitening also allows the dentist to ensure the compound only touches your teeth. With many at-home kits, people aren’t careful enough to avoid the gums, often causing serious pain.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Like with many dental procedures, the cost of whitening can vary significantly. While we often offer free and discounted whitening, the best way to know the true cost of whitening is to set up a free consultation.
We believe every single patient should have access to the smile they desire. For that reason, patients who are concerned about finances should talk to us. We’ve worked hard over the years to offer several different payment options. These include payment plans, dental discount plans, major insurance coverage, and much more. And for our patients without dental insurance, we’re proud to partner with Lincoln Dental Plans. With Lincoln Dental Plans, you gain access to a whole slew of discounts, including free teeth whitening. Click the link to their website to learn more.
What things affect the process of teeth whitening?
As with many things, the results of teeth whitening will vary from person to person. The following factors can impact the results of whitening.
The shade of teeth before whitening
The natural shade of your teeth plays a huge role in how the treatment turns out. If you have a yellow hue to your teeth, the teeth whitening process will actually have a greater impact than those with brown or gray hues to their teeth. Both will yield results, but yellow teeth tend to produce a more obvious outcome. It’s important to note that teeth whitening can only offer so much improvement.
The strength of teeth whitening product
The strength of a given teeth whitening product will have a great impact on the final appearance of your teeth. Any qualified Lincoln dentist will offer a more fruitful whitening service than over-the-counter teeth whitening kits because dentists are allowed to use carbamide peroxide to whiten teeth.
Individual whitening potential
Every person has a different “whitening potential” for their teeth. This means that our teeth will only become white to a certain extent. Keep in mind that this is completely out of the hands of the dentist. However, we can still ensure a bright white smile to some extent.
Should everyone have their teeth whitened?
Teeth whitening is not recommended for the following:
- Children under the age of 13
- Pregnant and lactating women
- Those with gum disease, exposed roots, broken teeth, hypersensitivity or incomplete dental work
- Anyone going through orthodontic treatment
- Those with major dental work on the front surface of their smile
It’s always advisable to talk with a dentist about teeth whitening options that will work best for you. Any dental treatment should be an ongoing dialogue between you and your Lincoln dentist. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about teeth whitening. To keep your teeth shining brightly give us a call today at (402) 423-3333 or make an appointment online.
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