Teeth Whitening

Care N Cure Dental -  - Dentist

Care N Cure Dental

Dentists located in Garland, TX

Teeth whitening can dramatically improve the look of your smile by getting rid of yellowing, stains and superficial discoloration. Care N Cure Dental offers both in-office teeth whitening treatments and take-home whitening kits to make it easier for patients in Garland, TX, to get just the right treatment for their needs.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are the Main Causes of Yellowing and Staining?

Tooth discoloration can be caused by lots of factors, including tobacco products and foods and beverages like coffee, tea, deep-colored berries or juices, some dark spices, red wine, and both artificial and natural food colorings. Poor oral hygiene can also contribute to discoloration. These stains usually are restricted to the more superficial layers of teeth and can be treated with professional teeth whitening treatments. Stains in the deep interior portion of the tooth can be caused by long-term use of some medications, certain metabolic diseases, and trauma. These issues need to be treated with other methods, like crowns, veneers or cosmetic bonding.

What Happens During an In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment?

In-office teeth whitening uses special whitening agents and techniques designed to dramatically whiten teeth in a single one-hour treatment. Most patients have a professional cleaning prior to whitening to help the gel penetrate more effectively and consistently. During treatment, a special guard is used to hold the lips away from the teeth to prevent the gel from being wiped away. Next, the gel is applied to the tooth surfaces and a special light is used to activate the gel and help it penetrate more deeply. The treatment takes about an hour, and the gel may be reapplied during treatment to ensure the best results.

How Do Your Take-Home Whitening Kits Compare to the Bleaching Kits I Can Buy at the Drugstore?

Our take-home kits are designed to provide results that are far superior to the results provided by over-the-counter bleaching kits. First, our take-home kits use custom trays molded to fit the patient’s mouth, which means the gel stays in contact with the tooth surfaces for a deeper and more consistent outcome. Plus, our kits use whitening agents created specifically for dentist-supervised whitening treatments.

How Long Will the Results of Teeth Whitening Last?

That depends on how well you care for your teeth after whitening. Avoiding foods that stain (as well as habits like tobacco use) and adhering to good oral hygiene habits including having regular professional cleanings can help results last for a year or sometimes longer.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Care N Cure Dental, our goal is patient satisfaction. While we accept most PPO plans, we strive to make every service achievable and affordable for all patients. We also gladly accept CareCredit. For more information about our insurance policies or payment methods, please call our office.

Assurant PPO/Dental Health Alliance
Care Credit
Delta Dental
MCNA Dental
MetLife Dental
Molina Medicaid
Superior HealthPlan
United Concordia Dental