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Zoom! Teeth Whitening – Altamonte Springs, FL

The Best Way to Achieve Long-Lasting & Safe Results

Person with discolored teeth smoking a cigarette before teeth whitening Over time, teeth can become discolored due to tobacco use, long-term antibiotic use, beverage stains, and many other reasons. Stained pearly whites can quickly make a smile lose its youthful appearance. Fortunately, modern teeth-whitening technology can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile by whitening and brightening your teeth. We offer Zoom! teeth-whitening in Altamonte Springs, FL. Zoom! is available for both an in-office whitening treatment and take-home use. Our dentists have been treating satisfied patients with this revolutionary tooth whitening system for years and have achieved amazing results.

 

Teeth Whitening Treatments

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When you choose professional teeth whitening in Altamonte Springs, you can either get treatment from the comfort of your own home, or fast and effective in-office treatment. Either way, you’ll be able to look forward to virtually guaranteed, long-lasting, beautiful bright teeth that can boost your confidence and make you feel like smiling more.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Zoom! chair-side teeth-whitening technology involves applying a pH-balanced hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to your teeth. One of our certified dental assistants will protect your gums, lips, and cheeks to avoid exposure to these sensitive tissues. The gel will then be activated by a laser light directed at the teeth to brighten your smile by several shades. The entire process takes two hours or less.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

We also offer customized take-home teeth whitening trays as a cost-effective and convenient alternative to our in-office whitening system. These trays are also helpful when you need to touch-up in-office whitening results periodically. Typically, they’re applied to the teeth for approximately thirty minutes, twice a day, until your desired shade is achieved. Our take-home method allows you the freedom to easily fit whitening into your schedule, no matter how busy it is.

The Benefits of Professional Treatment

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Unlike store-bought products and kits that make big promises that they likely can’t deliver, professional teeth whitening treatment can quickly and safely break apart surface stains that litter your smile and impact your self-confidence. Here are some additional benefits you’ll be able to enjoy with professional treatment:

  • Long-lasting results.
  • Highly-concentrated whitening ingredients that have been clinically tested and approved by the ADA.
  • No risk to your oral health.
  • Specially formulated whitening gel is great for sensitive teeth.

Tips For Maintaining Your Results

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After your treatment, we’ll provide you with some tips and tricks on how to maintain the results for as long as possible. That way, you can get the most out of your investment. Here are some care tips we typically provide patients with:

  • Keep up with your at-home oral hygiene routine.
  • Visit our dental office every six months for a checkup and cleaning.
  • When you notice results beginning to fade, visit us for a touch-up.
  • Break bad oral habits such as smoking.
  • Avoid stain-causing foods and drinks.
  • Substitute healthier snacks for junk food whenever possible, such as fresh fruits and vegetables instead of potato chips.

If you have any questions or concerns after your treatment, don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Before you go all-in on any dental treatment, certainly you’ll want to be clear on what it’s going to cost. Below, we’ll touch on all the factors that impact the cost of teeth whitening in Altamonte Springs. While it can vary from patient to patient, gaining a better understanding of the elements involved will help you know what to expect prior to your smile rejuvenation.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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While professional teeth whitening treatment has a preset cost, there are aspects regarding the particular patient that can make it more or less expensive, such as:

  • Preparatory treatments: If a patient has cavities or gum disease, these will need to be addressed first. Otherwise, teeth whitening may lead to further problems and may not yield optimal results.
  • The degree of discoloration: Severely stained teeth may require multiple treatments for the patient to achieve their desired shade.
  • The cause and location of the discoloration: Are your teeth stained due to an age-related issue or a medication you take? Is the staining located on the enamel surface or within your tooth?

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost? 

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  • Professional Take-Home Whitening Kit: For this, the dentist creates a customized set of trays and provides professional-strength whitening gel for the patient to use at home. Altogether, it usually costs a few hundred dollars.
  • Professional In-Office Whitening: The cost of in-office teeth whitening generally ranges from $400-800.
  • Store-Bought Whitening Kit: These trays and gel are available in most grocery stores and pharmacies, and the cost typically spans from $20-100.
  • Whitening Strips & Gels: This is easily the cheapest option. Strips in particular usually cost $20-40 for a box that lasts two weeks.

Store-Bought Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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If you prioritize cost when you pursue teeth whitening in Altamonte Springs, your wallet may appreciate it, but the impact on your smile likely won’t be what you were hoping for. Why is that the case?

For one, the products used by your dentist are several times stronger than anything you can find at the store. This enables your dentist to deliver much better, more noticeable results upon your smile. Also, the exam your dentist performs before proceeding with whitening treatment may be crucial. It could prevent you from accidentally irritating your mouth due to a cavity or infection that snuck under your radar.

While a professional treatment might be more expensive upfront, odds are you’ll end up enjoying your smile more and spending much less cash in the long term because you won’t have to bother with touch-ups every few weeks.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Because teeth whitening is considered an elective procedure, it is very rarely covered by dental insurance. Fortunately, here at Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland, you don’t have to pay for the treatment entirely upfront. If you need help, you can break up the cost with CareCredit’s low-to-no interest financing. When you contact our office, be sure to let us know if you are interested in utilizing CareCredit, and we’ll help you find a plan to boost your smile without breaking your budget! 

Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions

Are you not sure if teeth whitening is right for you? Tried many different oral care products to brighten teeth and been disappointed every time you do? At Distinctive Dentistry on Maitland, we’re not happy until you’re happy. So, when it comes to teeth whitening (or any cosmetic treatment for that matter), we want to make sure you’re satisfied and fully informed. Below, we’ve included the most common questions we hear from our patients regarding this treatment, so feel free to review our detailed responses as well!

Is take-home teeth whitening less effective than in-house teeth whitening?

Not at all! The same ingredients we use for your in-office whitening treatment are what we also provide in our take-home solutions. While the ingredients used in take-home treatments are not exactly the same strength, they are just as effective at creating the brighter smile you’re looking for. However, you will need to dedicate more time to your whitening treatment if you decide to whiten at home. Most cases require whitening at least 30 minutes a day for the next two weeks.

Does teeth whitening treatment hurt?

Nope! There should be virtually no pain or discomfort when it comes time to complete your whitening treatment. What’s even more incredible is that the specialized formula used to whiten your smile is also designed to reduce nearly all levels of tooth sensitivity. If you have previously experienced tooth sensitivity during professional whitening treatment, feel free to let us know and we’ll make sure you are as comfortable as possible in preparation for your cosmetic procedure.

How often do I need to get my smile retreated?

It really depends on what your habits are either following your in-house whitening or what you do in between your at-home whitening sessions. For example, if you do not practice routine brushing and flossing at home or expose your smile to large amounts of staining foods and beverages, your smile may need a touch-up more often than others. Of course, if you already maintain routine checkups and cleanings at our dental office, you should have very little to worry about!

When should I perform my at-home teeth whitening regimen?

We recommend that you brush your teeth and floss thoroughly before beginning your at-home treatment. This is largely because you’ll want to avoid accidentally performing your treatment on any food debris or plaque that can interfere with its overall effectiveness.

Does teeth whitening affect my restorations?

Unfortunately, the whitening agents used in either store-bought or professional-grade solutions is not effective at addressing stains on dental restorations, including crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers, or any other restorations made from ceramics or resins. This is because these materials do not respond to teeth whitening in the same way that organic enamel does. With that said, if you have any old or dull restorations that could stand out following your whitening treatment, now may be the time to consider replacing them. Our dental office is happy to look over them in greater detail and confirm if they would have any trouble blending in with your smile following your whitening treatment.