In-office teeth whitening is a quick and easy way for you to achieve a brighter smile. At Aspen Dental, we utilize Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening LED light technology.
By applying a professional-grade whitening gel to your teeth and activating the gel with an LED light, your dentist can help you lighten your teeth up to eight shades in a single, 90-minute visit. It’s the ideal choice for patients with busy schedules.
To help maintain your fresh smile, your dentist will also send you home with a care kit including a comfortably-fit trays and whitening gel.
And if you’re considering having dental work done, like a crown or a bridge, it may be best to consider whitening your teeth before your procedure. Prosthetic teeth don’t whiten like your natural teeth do, so your dentist can first whiten your teeth and then match the prosthetic teeth to your newly brightened smile.
At-home teeth whitening kits are a great option if you’d prefer to brighten your smile at home. Your local Aspen Dental care team will create comfortably-fit trays for you to use, ensuring they’re crafted with maximum comfort and effectiveness in mind.
Once you return home, you can apply the professional-grade whitening gel and comfortably-fit trays. Although at-home teeth whitening kits may take a bit longer to achieve results, they offer the convenience of being able to whiten your teeth on your own schedule.
In as little as two weeks, you can lighten your teeth up to 5-7 shades by wearing a whitening tray for several hours a day.
Teeth whitening strips are a more economical option to whiten your teeth at home. These strips contain a professional-grade whitening gel that is applied directly to the teeth and are worn for a specified amount of time each day.
Although teeth whitening strips are more affordable, they aren’t custom tailored for your smile and can potentially result in uneven whitening or even discomfort. It’s also worth noting that we don’t provide teeth whitening strips at Aspen Dental.
Teeth whitening toothpaste is a gentler and more affordable option toward achieving a whiter smile, although it’s not offered at Aspen Dental. It’s also a great choice for patients looking to preserve dazzling results after receiving a professional teeth whitening treatment.
Whitening toothpastes are designed with special ingredients to help remove surface stains and prevent new ones from forming.
The best way of whitening teeth is to remove stains and buildup that cause them to look yellow or brownish. The term whitening can be used to refer to any product that is used to brighten your smile by cleaning the teeth—including a whitening toothpaste.
The term “bleaching” refers to products that will whiten teeth beyond their natural color. These products contain bleach in the form of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.
Depending on your specific needs, teeth whitening cost at Aspen Dental ranges between $250 to $425 per arch. Costs vary based on your location, your level of tooth discoloration and your whitening preferences.
When you’re ready for a camera-ready smile, your Aspen Dental team is here to help you get your best results.
Aspen Dental offers at-home teeth whitening kits that can help you achieve a brighter smile. These kits contain comfortably-fit trays and professional-strength whitening gel that you can use in the comfort of your own home.
Yes, teeth whitening is generally safe when performed under the supervision of a dental professional. Aspen Dental's teeth whitening services use professional strength whitening agents that are safe and effective.
However, teeth whitening is not always recommended. If you’ve experienced cavities or gum disease, your Aspen Dental dentist may recommend treatment for these conditions first before moving forward with teeth whitening. It’s likely your dentist will perform an oral exam first to ensure that teeth whitening is a good fit for you and your dental health.
Another potential side effect is possible gum inflammation if the whitening gel comes into contact with your gums. Thankfully, our teams are highly trained to take great care of your mouth during the teeth whitening process and will take precautionary steps to protect your gums and minimize the risk of irritation.
The duration of teeth whitening results can vary based on your habits and lifestyle factors like diet, tobacco use and oral hygiene. However, with proper care and maintenance, teeth whitening results from Aspen Dental's services can last up to two years.
When done properly, teeth whitening should not damage enamel. Aspen Dental's teeth whitening services are performed by our trained professionals who take precautionary steps to protect your enamel and minimize any potential sensitivity.
The cost of teeth whitening can vary depending on the method used and your individual needs. Aspen Dental offers several teeth whitening options at different price points, including in-office treatments and at-home kits.
Yes, you can still get your teeth whitened even if you have sensitive teeth. Aspen Dental's teeth whitening services use professional-strength whitening agents that are designed to minimize sensitivity and discomfort. They may also recommend desensitizing paste to provide you additional relief.
The frequency of teeth whitening treatments can depend on several factors, including the treatment method used and your unique oral health needs. At Aspen Dental, dentists recommend waiting at least 6 months between teeth whitening treatments to avoid overexposure.
Some sensitivity after teeth whitening is normal and should subside within a few days. However, if you experience persistent sensitivity or discomfort, contact your local Aspen Dental for guidance and support.
Teeth whitening is incredibly effective at removing stains from your natural teeth. However, if you’ve had dental restorations done, like crowns and veneers, we offer separate cosmetic dentistry services to restore their appearances.
To maintain your teeth whitening results, it's important to practice good oral hygiene, limit your consumption of stain-causing foods and drinks and schedule regular oral hygiene appointments and checkups with your local dentist at Aspen Dental. Additionally, using an at-home touch-up kit can help extend the results of your white smile.