In a world where looks are very important, we know why the appearance of your smile is among the top of your cosmetic concerns. Thankfully, Implant & General Dentistry in Murfreesboro, TN is able to help you address this dilemma with professional teeth whitening. Though there are hundreds of grocery store whitening options, we offer a product which has shown to be superior to most over-the-counter remedies currently offered. Our whitening treatments, highly recommended by top dentist Dr. Andrew Flipse, will whiten your teeth by quite a few shades, helping you keep your amazing results for much longer than alternative options. We utilize professional-strength solutions that actually do the job, reaching beneath the surface of the teeth to remove deep stains, as opposed to consumer-level options that just scrape the surface (quite literally) and provide a brighter shade of yellow at the very best.
While considering the advantages and disadvantages of professional-strength vs. store-bought whitening options, you should consider what you are really trying to accomplish. If your smile has been white your entire life and only recently is starting to become discolored, a grocery store purchased product could create great but temporary results. When your teeth have darker discoloration, you might be a great candidate to receive professional-strength, in-office teeth whitening at Implant & General Dentistry. If you want at-home touch-ups, Dr. Flipse can also offer at-home custom trays, which can be used in conjunction with our whitening solutions for upkeep.
What To Expect
What you should expect for the whitening sessions is dependent on the method chosen by you and Dr. Flipse. Since our practice provides a few options for effective and professional teeth whitening, the process selected for you will be decided upon after an appointment where your goals and lifestyle are discussed and taken into consideration. In the majority of circumstances, your professional teeth whitening procedures will be performed in less than one hour through the use of a professional-strength whitening gel, along with the technology of a light system that immediately whitens the teeth several colors. Our at-home systems are also efficient but might offer a more subtle outcome over a few months.
After either procedure, you might experience sensitivity to cold or hot food, but this typically subsides within a few days. Just like all dental procedures, routine dental examinations by Dr. Flipse are important and critical to preserving results. These examinations will assess the entire mouth, from gum tissue health to the condition of each tooth. When the primary treatment is completed, we usually recommend returning for touch-ups a few times annually in addition to professional cleanings that will benefit your overall oral health. Remember that simply because your teeth are whitened does not necessarily indicate that they're in ideal health. That is why routine examinations are needed. You'll also be provided detailed instructions pertaining to what foods and beverages should and should not be consumed in the immediate future, like coffee and red wine.
Since teeth whitening is deemed optional and cosmetic in nature, it isn't commonly covered by dental insurance companies. However, our talented billing staff can assess your dental coverage to see whether any part of your dental appointment is covered by your dental insurance to reduce the price of your appointment. If you don't carry dental insurance, then we'll be delighted to talk with you about our payment choices in addition to the possibility of receiving low-interest medical financing.
Professional teeth Whitening
Whitening may offer fast and dramatic improvements to your teeth and very possibly, your total look. In case you've been contemplating a teeth whitening program but are not certain whether store-bought or professional options are the proper solution, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Flipse to talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure before you make your choice.