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Teeth Whitening – Jupiter, FL

Say Goodbye to Annoying Teeth Stains

When you meet a new person, what will they notice first about you? According to recent studies, one of the most memorable traits about you will be the appearance of your teeth. That means that if you have some stubborn stains, you could make a poor first impression. To prevent this from happening, at Jupiter Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we provide professional teeth whitening. To enhance your smile, contact us to schedule a visit with Dr. Shane Vaughn or Dr. Amiee Vaughn!

Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening

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Decades ago, teeth whitening was mainly reserved for Hollywood stars and the more “elite” members of society, but it is now gaining more and more popularity. As a result, you can now find a multitude of teeth whitening options sold at your local drugstore. While they provide convenience for customers, their benefits don’t seem to live up to the expectations. That is partly attributed to the fact that they generally contain less effective whitening agents and utilize generic, one-size-fits-all trays that increase the chances of gum irritation.

When you receive either in-office or take-home whitening from Jupiter Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, you can expect to see noticeable results because of the following reasons:

  1. It lifts tough stains and brightens your teeth by several shades.
  2. Your plan is custom-designed by your cosmetic dentist in Jupiter to meet your specific smile needs.
  3. By being provided with specially-created trays, there is less chance of irritation, and you’ll also have better coverage of your teeth.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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For patients looking to experience the maximum benefits, we offer comfortable and effective in-office teeth whitening in Jupiter. Before your treatment starts, we’ll make sure your gums and other soft tissue are secured to prevent any discomfort. If you’re prone to tooth sensitivity, we’ll apply a numbing medication to ensure a painless treatment. Then, we’ll carefully apply the whitening gel and use a special light to activate its properties. In around an hour of your time, you’ll have a brand-new looking smile!

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

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If you prefer a more convenient form of teeth whitening without having to compromise on the quality, we can provide you with a take-home whitening kit. We’ll also give you instructions on how to have a safe and effective treatment process. You’ll simply add the whitening gel to the custom trays we design for you and wear them as prescribed. In 10-14 days, you’ll have a revamped and gorgeous smile!

How to Learn More

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Before you undergo either form of teeth whitening, your cosmetic dentist in Jupiter will perform a thorough examination to make sure there are no existing oral health issues that need to be addressed. At your initial visit, you’ll also have an opportunity to ask any other questions you may have about the process. To have your smile rejuvenated, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Even if you want a whiter smile, you may fear teeth whitening is too expensive. That’s a fair concern – treatment won’t help if it exceeds your budget. Truthfully, though, the cost of teeth whitening varies by patient; you’ll need to consult Drs. Shane and Amiee Vaughn for an estimate. Once the price is tallied, we at Jupiter Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry will work to make your care affordable. Just keep reading if you’d like to learn more, or call our office for the details.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Normally, teeth whitening has one set price. Certain factors, however, can affect how many treatments you’ll need for desired results. Such things include:

  • Type of Stain(s) – Whitening works best on extrinsic stains caused by foods and drinks. It’s less effective at removing intrinsic stains that occur beneath your enamel.
  • Stain Severity – The darker and more severe your stains are, the more treatments you may need. From there, the cost of care will rise.
  • Need for Extra Services – Before teeth whitening, you may need fillings, crown work, etc. If so, you’ll pay more for treatment.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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Another element that affects teeth whitening price is the type. As such, your overall expense will partly depend on whether you get:

  • In-Office Whitening – The most traditional type of whitening, with a cost that ranges from $400 to $800. In rare cases, its price can exceed $1,000.
  • Take-Home Whitening – As provided by dentists, take-home whitening kits use custom-fit trays. They thus cost at least a few hundred dollars.
  • OTC Whitening Trays – Over-the-counter whitening trays aren’t custom-fitted. Therefore, they tend to cost $100 or less.
  • Whitening Strips & Gels – Whitening strips or gels can be found at most stores and pharmacies. As such, they cost $20-$40 per box and include enough strips for up to two weeks.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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You might wonder why professional whitening is more popular than store-bought varieties. After all, the former is more expensive than the latter. Well, there happens to be a good reason for this fact.

Put simply, a dental treatment’s cost reflects its quality. Very cheap procedures have poorer effects, while pricier services have better ones. As a result, cheap, store-bought strips and gels don’t work well. Meanwhile, professional yet costly whiteners lighten enamel quickly. In fact, they’ll leave you with a smile that’s brighter by six to eight shades!

Given these facts, always consider your desired whitening results. You might not get your desired level of care otherwise.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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True enough, dental insurance seldom covers teeth whitening. Most plan providers view the treatment as “medically unnecessary” and thus unworthy of coverage. Still, there are other ways to make teeth whitening affordable. For example, we at Jupiter Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry provide:

  • In-House Savings Plans – By paying a moderate annual fee, our office’s in-house savings plan will give you 15% off teeth whitening treatments.
  • Flexible Financing – Our practice works with CareCredit, a reputable third-party financier. Through them, you could pay for a whitening procedure via monthly low-interest installments.

As you can see, our team wants to brighten your smile without breaking the bank. Therefore, book a visit to learn more about budget-friendly whitening.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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Just about everyone wishes their smile was a little bit whiter, which is why professional teeth whitening is as popular as it is. In fact, it’s common for teeth whitening to be people’s first experience with cosmetic dentistry, which naturally means that they have a lot of questions about what to expect.

We believe that our patients ought to understand everything that they can about their treatment, so here are answers to a few questions that people typically have about teeth whitening.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

A lot of times, patients are wary to commit to teeth whitening because they’re concerned about pain or sensitivity. Overusing whitening gels may potentially lead to these issues, but one of the benefits of professional treatment is that it will be attuned to your specific needs, meaning that there’s much less of a risk of developing sensitivity.

If your enamel is thin or you’re abnormally prone to sensitive teeth, let us know—we’ll consider this when developing your treatment plan. We can also space out your treatments or recommend you toothpaste for sensitive teeth.

What’s the Difference Between Professional and Store-Bought Teeth Whitening?

As you may be aware, there is an excess of tooth-whitening solutions available over-the-counter. They’re also considerably cheaper than what you’d get from us—however, this isn’t necessarily a good thing.

For one, these whitening solutions aren’t adjusted to your smile, meaning that there’s a pretty significant risk that you won’t get the results that you need. This leads some patients to overuse whitening products, which can lead to sensitivity.

The trays you get in these kits are also one-size fits all, meaning that you’re likely to get streaky or inconsistent results.

Finally, professional teeth whitening will be proceeded by a thorough exam to determine whether you have cavities or gum disease, as if you have one of these conditions the whitening treatment could irritate your smile.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are typically made of either metal or ceramic, both of which are substantially less porous than your natural teeth. As a result, you aren’t going to be able to whiten your restoration in the same way that you would your natural teeth.

Moreover, whitening gels may actually weaken the bonding paste that adheres your crown to your tooth, so we’ll usually want to cover a crowned tooth before beginning whitening treatment. For that reason, you should tell us about your entire dental history before beginning whitening treatment.

Fortunately, your restoration will naturally discolor much more slowly than the rest of your teeth, making the need for whitening much less pressing. And if you’re ever unhappy with the color of your crown, you can always talk to us about the prospect of replacing it.

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is incredibly safe and effective, making it a perfectly fine solution for anyone who is interested in getting a more beautiful smile. If you have stains that you struggle to deal with, professional whitening treatment can completely change your smile.

So long as your teeth are in fairly good condition and you aren’t dealing with any substantial oral health problems. If you are, we’ll also be able to help you handle these issues before giving you cosmetic care.