The Dental Care Center

What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?

January 29, 2022
Posted By: The Dental Care Center

Often patients who take excellent care of their teeth are still unhappy with their smile. Two of the most common complaints are tooth stains and discoloration. Fortunately, our professional teeth whitening in Van Nuys, CA can restore a youthful brightness to your smile.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Before our cosmetic dentist gives the go-ahead for teeth whitening, we ensure the treatment is safe for your teeth and gums. Your dentist considers your oral health, the state of your restorations, and any underlying conditions.

Fortunately, most of our patients are good candidates for Van Nuys teeth whitening!

We do caution against store-bought kits and systems. The ingredients in these whitening products may not be safe for your specific oral health profile. In addition, they can leave you with lasting tooth sensitivity and even enamel damage. You may also experience lackluster or uneven whitening, which is always disappointing.  

How Much Does a Teeth Whitening Procedure Cost?

The cost of professional teeth whitening varies for a few reasons. First, your dentist has to assess your oral health to ensure there are no underlying conditions—an emerging cavity, for example. These issues have to be addressed before whitening.

Then, in most cases, your dentist recommends teeth cleaning before whitening. This approach helps the whitening product better adhere to your enamel to remove stains. You may have teeth cleaning benefits as part of your insurance.

Based on pretreatments, teeth cleanings, or other complexities, whitening costs vary by patient.

However, your dentist will let you know how much your teeth whitening treatment will cost following your consultation. This initial visit allows us to see what is required to brighten your smile.

For Professional Teeth Whitening in Van Nuys, CA, Contact Us

A brighter and whiter smile can be yours today. Reach out to a member of our team to schedule your cosmetic consultation.

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