Teeth Whitening – Phoenix, AZ

Improving Your Smile On Your Own Time

Woman with bright smile after teeth whitening

When it comes to whitening your teeth, would you rather spend your money on a cheap, store-bought solution that makes false promises or a professional treatment that delivers high-quality results? Teeth whitening in Phoenix is a great alternative to the over-the-counter products, especially since you can still whiten your teeth at home! At Devoted Family Dental Phoenix, we can equip you with customized oral trays and high-grade bleaching gel to achieve results that last. Do not let stains and discoloration continue to plague your smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for teeth whitening in Phoenix, AZ!

Why Choose Devoted Family Dental Phoenix for
Take-Home Teeth Whitening?

  • Whiten At Home or
    On the Go
  • Utilizes Professional-Grade Bleaching Materials
  • Personalized to Meet Your Smile Goals

How Does Take-Home Whitening Work?

Model smile and at home teeth whitening kit

Before moving forward with your personalized take-home teeth whitening kit, you will first need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ludu or Dr. Sharma. After thoroughly examining the stains on your teeth and determining how far down they go, they will be able to determine if teeth whitening is the right cosmetic solution for you.

Once you have been given the green light to continue with teeth whitening, we will take impressions of your smile and send them off to a dental lab. At this point, lab technicians will craft your customized oral trays, which you will use in combination with a professional, high-grade bleaching gel to whiten your teeth.

Returning to our dental office, we will provide you with in-depth instructions on how to achieve desired results in just a few weeks. Depending on the severity of your stains, you will be instructed to combine your customized trays and high-grade bleaching gel and wear your trays for a designated amount of time each day. Within a few weeks, you will notice a dramatic change in the look of your smile.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Take-Home Teeth Whitening?

Woman placing at home teeth whitening application tray

While it might seem that anyone can be eligible for teeth whitening, there are certain circumstances that can make you unqualified for this type of cosmetic treatment, including:

  • Pregnancy
  • Individuals with restorations
  • Patients with periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Allergies to bleaching agents like peroxide

However, if you have good oral health and do not fall into any of the above-mentioned categories, you should be a prime candidate for teeth whitening.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Closeup of smile before and after teeth whitening

Apart from the obvious whiter, brighter smile you will have from whitening your teeth, there are a host of other benefits associated with this cosmetic solution, including:

  • Professional teeth whitening is safer than products found in your local drug store. The reason is that your custom kit is provided by a skilled dental professional who understands your dental needs.
  • It is more effective because of the high-grade bleaching gel used. Over-the-counter products use a low-grade gel that does not deliver high-quality results.
  • Your oral trays are customized to fit your smile, making it less likely for the gel to leak out and irritate your soft tissues.
  • You will achieve faster results because of the professional-grade bleaching agent.
  • Your treatment is personalized to your needs, not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

Cost of teeth whitening in Phoenix

When it comes to understanding the cost of teeth whitening in Phoenix, it is important that you understand no two cases are the same. Some smiles have deep, set-in stains that require more strenuous treatment plans while others only require minimal whitening to remove surface stains. Once you schedule a consultation with our team, you will have a clearer idea as to how much you can expect to pay for your newer, brighter smile.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

You will first need to meet with your cosmetic dentist to identify the following factors:

  • How severe are the stains on your teeth
  • The reasons for your tooth discoloration
  • The location of your stains
  • If you require preliminary treatments

Once all the necessary information is compiled, our team will work closely with you to look over your cost estimate and discuss ways to help you navigate the financial side of dental care.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

At Devoted Family Dental, we are pleased to provide our patients with at-home whitening kits as well as those that can be used on the go. However, there are other options available in which patients can achieve beautiful results at a higher price or those that produce semi-successful results that only last a few days or weeks.

  • In-Office: Running $400-$500 for most patients, this is a great option offered by many dentists; however, depending on the severity and your case, the price can go as high as $1,000.
  • At-Home: Only totaling between $200-$300, at-home whitening is a great solution if you want customized trays and high-grade bleaching gel.
  • Store-Bought Trays: In the upward regions of $100, you can buy store-bought trays that may produce some brightness but will often not fit correctly when placed inside your mouth.
  • Whitening Kit: Considered the most affordable at $20-$30, whitening kits sold in stores promise big results but often produce minimal success.

Fast Teeth Whitening VS Inexpensive Teeth Whitening

There is no denying that inexpensive teeth whitening can be enticing because of the lower price tag. However, the real truth is that choosing price over quality will ultimately leave you wishing you had invested more in your smile.

With professional teeth whitening that produces results in just two weeks, you not only see a brighter smile in less time, but your results will remain for much longer. Some individuals enjoy their whiter smiles for months. Ultimately, it depends on how well you take care of your teeth during this time.

With professional at-home whitening kits, though, you can expect to have a more comfortable and pleasing experience because you will receive customized trays and high-grade bleaching gel that is designed to eliminate intrinsic and extrinsic stains. Although it is not as inexpensive as store-bought varieties, it is well worth the additional investment.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

Since dental insurance is unlikely to cover the cost of teeth whitening, having a proper plan in place to pay for your whiter smile is important. Our team at Devoted Family Dental offers flexible financing through CareCredit. This low-to-no-interest payment plan has no surprise fees and makes it easy to enroll.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Woman smiling after teeth whitening in Phoenix

The process of teeth whitening in Phoenix may cause you to ask many questions. What will your teeth look like? What will it be like once treatment is complete? How long will the results last? All of these inquiries are normal, and it is also why we have taken the time to answer some of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening. Below is a list that we have compiled from our patients that we believe can help offer clarity about what you can expect when it comes to brightening your smile. If you have any additional questions, please contact our team.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Undergoing the teeth whitening process does not cause any pain whatsoever. However, it is possible that you might experience some minor sensitivity following your treatment. Fortunately, this sensation is only temporary and should dissipate quickly. It is recommended, though, that you alert our team if you suffer from regular tooth sensitivity, as we can determine how best to tailor your treatment plan.

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

Although we only offer at-home whitening kits in our dental office, your cosmetic dentist in Phoenix is experienced and trained to deliver safe and reliable solutions. This is vastly different from over-the-counter whitening kits because:

  • We can take impressions of your teeth to ensure that your whitening trays fit comfortably and correctly inside your mouth for maximum whitening. Store-bought products are one-size-fits-all, so there is no guarantee that all your teeth will be evenly whitened.
  • Our bleaching agents are of a professional grade, guaranteed to produce worthwhile results, whereas over-the-counter products are often watered down and may only remove slight surface stains.
  • We will monitor your results instead of forcing you to do it on your own.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

No, you cannot whiten customized restorations. They are not porous, so they cannot absorb the whitening agent that is used. The suggestion that we recommend to our patients who are worried that their teeth will not match is to possibly undergo teeth whitening before receiving a dental crown. We can then match your restoration to the newer, brighter smile you possess, allowing you to enjoy an even appearance for longer.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

As nice as it would be to have permanently whiter teeth, it is just not a reality. Instead, when pursuing a brighter smile, you will need to be committed to regular touch-ups if you want to maintain your results. You can, however, adopt positive habits to minimize the chance of staining, such as avoiding dark-colored beverages, not using your teeth as tools, not smoking or using tobacco products, and wearing a nightguard if you struggle with bruxism, as this prevents a break down of your tooth enamel.