Every time you laugh, talk, or smile, you show the world a bit of who you are. It’s only natural to want your smile to be as bright and inviting as possible. For many, the path to whiter teeth means tackling those pesky stains that can dull the luster of even the biggest smile. Teeth whitening has grown in popularity over the years, becoming a multi-billion dollar industry. Unfortunately, many people spend their money on over-the-counter products that require a long time commitment and may only result in minimal improvement. On the other hand, professional whitening services can be a cost-effective and efficient option for brightening your smile and putting your best face forward.
Why Do Teeth Lose Their Sparkle?
Let’s start with some teeth-whitening basics. Most people think of healthy teeth as “white” and stained teeth as “yellow,” but your teeth aren’t just one solid color. Like sponges, they have tiny pores that can soak up colors from the foods and drinks we love. Over time, these colors can build up and darken our teeth. There are two main types of stains:
- Extrinsic stains: Think of these as surface-level. They are often a result of drinking coffee, tea, and wine or using tobacco. Generally, anything that would stain a white t-shirt can also stain your teeth.
- Intrinsic stains: These are deeper stains that come from inside the tooth. Intrinsic (or internal) stains might be due to medications, injuries, or even from getting too much fluoride when the tooth forms.
Extrinsic stains are typically easier to treat, but we offer effective solutions to tackle both types.
How Do You Get Whiter Teeth?
At its core, teeth whitening is pretty simple. Whiter teeth are achieved by applying a product containing bleach (either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) that breaks stains into smaller particles. This makes them less visible and leaves your teeth looking brighter.
Choosing the Best Whitening Option for You
When it comes to whitening, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on the cause of your stains and your desired outcomes, there are different approaches you can consider:
- In-office whitening: This is the most effective method for achieving whiter teeth. Experience the fastest route to a brighter smile with in-office whitening at Aspire Dental. This single-visit treatment dramatically lightens your teeth by several shades. It offers a safe, controlled environment and delivers immediate, impressive results.
- At-home whitening Kits: Customized for you by Dr. Hall or Dr. McNeil, these kits are a significant upgrade from over-the-counter options. They include tailor-made trays and professional-grade whitening gel, ensuring a perfect fit and enhanced effectiveness. While the results develop more gradually than in-office treatments, these personalized kits offer superior performance and a better fit than generic store-bought options.
Protecting Your Investment
After achieving a radian new smile, you’ll want to keep it that way. While the results from professional whitening can last a very long time, you’ll need to be more mindful of those stain-causing foods and drinks. Using a straw, practicing good oral hygiene, and cutting out tobacco can all help keep your teeth white for longer.
The Cost of Whiter Teeth
At Aspire Dental, we understand that the cost of a procedure matters just as much as the benefit. While dental insurance doesn’t typically cover cosmetic procedures, your plan might. Our team can help you determine what dental services are covered under your plan.
To ensure our teeth whitening treatments are accessible to all budgets, we’ve partnered with several financing companies. These lenders provide diverse, budget-friendly options that make our teeth whitening treatments affordable on any budget. Additionally, our in-house savings program at Aspire Dental offers significant discounts on our services. We believe everyone should have access to a brighter smile without financial strain.
Taking the Next Step
Life’s too short for dull smiles. If you want whiter teeth, we can help. Modern teeth whitening treatments make a bright, inviting smile more achievable than ever. So why not give your confidence that extra boost?
Dr. Hall, Dr. McNeil, and the team at Aspire Dental are here to guide you every step of the way. You’re in good hands, whether it’s a one-time in-office treatment or a take-home kit. Ready for a brighter future? Contact us today to begin your journey to a shining smile.