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Teeth Whitening – Fort Myers, FL

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When years of coffee and dark foods dull your smile, you can turn back time and make your world a bit brighter with teeth whitening in Fort Myers, FL. At Total Dental Solutions for Adults, we rely on trusted professional whitening methods that safely and quickly lift stubborn teeth stains for a more radiant, confident smile. When you trust our professionals to whiten your teeth, you can:

White teeth look healthier and make your smile sparkle. Call us to schedule a teeth whitening treatment in Fort Myers, FL!

Why Choose Total Dental Solutions for Teeth Whitening?

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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If you’re considering a teeth whitening treatment, it’s probably for one major reason: you want to brighten your smile. At your initial consultation, we’ll examine your teeth carefully to determine the cause of any stains or discolored spots that are bothering you. We’ll also need to check for dental concerns like gum disease; you need to have a healthy mouth in order to be eligible for whitening, so it may be necessary to complete a few preliminary treatments first.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Professional teeth whitening is the number one requested cosmetic dentistry solution across the country. At our dental office, it’s one of the simplest treatments too! Whitening your teeth is an affordable, quick smile enhancement. We can cater a solution specifically for your needs and goals.

Unlike whitening products you find in drugstores, our dental office uses professional-strength products that offer more dramatic results and safer application. You can choose the whitening method that suits you best.

Store-brand whitening kits, messy strips, and poorly-fitting mouth trays just can’t deliver the goods for your smile! Save yourself the frustration of wasted efforts, and trust our Fort Myers, FL dental office for professional methods that actually work!

At Total Dental Solutions for Adults, we use several reputable teeth whitening systems so you can choose the one that’s right for you. We offer:

Come get the brighter smile you deserve!

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

This is ideal when you’re short on time and need to brighten your smile in a hurry. With one quick in-office treatment, we can apply a powerful bleaching agent and use a special light to whiten your teeth by several shades in as little as an hour! Look and feel great in time for that job interview or upcoming special event.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you prefer to control the pace of your treatment and the whiteness level of your teeth, try a take-home system, complete with customized mouth trays and prescription-strength whitening gel.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Many patients quickly fall in love with the way their smiles look after whitening and naturally want to know what they can do to preserve the results. Some good steps you can take include:

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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If you’re considering whitening your teeth, it’s only natural to be curious about the cost as well as the factors that impact that number. Our Fort Myers dental team would be happy to review all of this information and more at your initial consultation so that we can provide you with an accurate estimate. Of course, if you want to do more research before your appointment or simply want to learn more about what plays a role in the cost of teeth whitening, then you can also read on!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Although there is a general price range for teeth whitening (which we will cover in the next section), it’s still important to remember that there is some variation depending on your specific dental needs and smile goals. Here are a few things our cosmetic dentist needs to consider when making your treatment plan:

  • If any preliminary treatments are necessary – Before we whiten your teeth, we need to ensure that your oral health is in good condition. If there is decay or an infection present, then we will need to address that first.
  • The extent of the discoloration – If the stains on your teeth are more severe, then it may take more than one appointment to achieve the brightness you desire.
  • Any existing dental work – Since whitening treatments don’t work on restorations or veneers, then we need to consider them to create a smile that’s both bright and

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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There are four options for whitening your teeth:

  • In-office whitening – This can range from $400 to $800 or more, depending on your unique smile goals.
  • Take-home whitening kits – The professional whitening gel and custom trays usually cost a few hundred dollars.
  • Store-bought whitening trays – These usually cost less than $100, but the price varies depending on the store you purchase them at.
  • Whitening strips, gels, and toothpastes – The cheapest option, these products cost anywhere from $7 to $40.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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Oftentimes, patients start their teeth-whitening journey with the most inexpensive products. However, store-bought trays and kits are nowhere near as effective as professional treatments. Plus, over-the-counter options don’t take crucial factors into account, like the state of your oral health and any existing restorations. So, while it may seem like the cheaper options are the best choice for your wallet, there is a good chance that you’ll end up wasting your valuable dollars. If you want to noticeably brighten your smile while preserving the health of your teeth and gums, professional treatments are the best choice time and time again.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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At Total Dental Solutions, we offer several financial solutions, including:

  • Our Direct Dental Savings Plan – This doesn’t come with any annoying red tape (like waiting periods and annual maximums) and helps you save significantly on cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening.
  • Flexible Financing with CareCredit – Thanks to this trusted third-party financier, you don’t have to pay for your entire treatment upfront. Instead, you can break down the cost into manageable chunks that fit neatly into your monthly budget.
  • Periodic special offers – We also have periodic special offers that help you lower your out-of-pocket expenses, so don’t hesitate to ask about our latest ones!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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Chances are that you have already heard of professional teeth whitening but there are one or two details about the process that you want to clarify before using it to create the dazzling smile that you’ve always wanted. Below are answers to a few of the teeth whitening questions that we’ve heard on a regular basis. We hope that you find these FAQs helpful and encourage you to give us a call if there is anything else you would like to know about the whitening process.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

There are many dental treatments that patients are sometimes wary of because they’re worried that they might cause discomfort, and teeth whitening is no exception. It’s important to remember, however, that at our office the whitening process will be handled by an expert who can customize the treatment according to your needs. There are steps we can take to minimize the sensitivity that sometimes occurs after whitening, such as spacing out your treatments. Please tell us if your teeth tend to be more sensitive than normal.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

The gels we use for teeth whitening shouldn’t have any negative effects on your enamel as long as it’s in good health. However, the chemicals involved with the whitening process can cause problems for teeth that are suffering from cavities. We won’t move forward with the whitening process until we have confirmed that it’s safe for your smile; as such, one of the steps we’ll take during your initial consultation will be to examine your teeth for signs of decay.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Our professional whitening gel works by entering the pores in your teeth. However, the materials used to make dental crowns don’t have pores, so the gel won’t work on them. Fortunately, you do have the option of getting a new crown if there’s a problem with the color of the current one.

We do ask that you tell us about any crowns that are currently in your mouth. Whitening gels can sometimes affect the bonding material that keeps crowns attached to the teeth, so we’ll need to plan around your restoration(s).

Is Teeth Whitening Covered by Dental Insurance?

Teeth whitening is not a medically necessary treatment; its only purpose is to enhance the appearance of your teeth. This means that it most likely won’t be covered by your dental insurance. (That said, it never hurts to get in touch with your insurance carrier to learn more about the coverage that’s available under your current plan.)

That said, you can save money on cosmetic treatments by signing up for our Direct Dental Savings Plan, and you can apply for CareCredit financing if you would like to pay for your treatment in smaller installments.

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