LOOK NO FURTHER FOR TEETH WHITENING IN OKLAHOMA CITY
We offer several options for professional teeth whitening, including the clinically-developed KoR product. We also offer at-home treatment options.
Coffee, soda, and life will take their toll on your bright smile. One of the easiest ways to improve your smile, and even to take years off your appearance, is to get your teeth professionally whitened.
- Remove years of stains
- Boost self-confidence
- Improve your appearance
- No harmful side effects
- Customized trays achieve faster & more effective results
- More cost-effective than over-the-counter treatments
- In-office or at-home treatment plans
- Patient-tailored care
CUSTOMIZED VS. OVER THE COUNTER TEETH WHITENING KITS
Many people today attempt to remove stains on their teeth using over-the-counter whitening kits because of how cheap they are. Guess what? In the long run you will spend more money on over-the-counter kits, due to some inherent problems:
- One-size-fits-all does not fit all
- Strips slide off teeth
- Contain weaker concentrations of active whitening agents
- Never achieve true teeth whitening
HOW DOES THE TEETH WHITENING PROCESS WORK?
Teeth whitening begins with a consultation, during which patients are able to discuss their expectations and desires with Dr. Schmidt. Once we take impressions of your whether at home or in our Dental office in OKC, our convenient Teeth Whitening will restore your bright smile and accommodate your busy lifestyle.
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING IN OKLAHOMA CITY
For the individual who needs or wants a brighter smile now, in-office treatment is ideal.
- One thirty minute treatment
- Avoid forgetting treatment
- Use whitening pen to perform touch ups as needed at home
AT-HOME TEETH WHITENING IN OKC
For the busy lifestyle, we offer an at-home solution to restore your smile.
Impressions of the teeth are taken, and then custom trays are created.
After an in-office fitting, the patient is sent home with trays, instructions, and a supply of whitening gel in the strength most suitable to his or her needs.
Patients with a history of sensitivity may also be given a desensitizing gel or another agent to apply to the teeth.
Teeth whitening may not be ideal for those with very sensitive teeth or for patients with fillings or previous dental work on their front teeth. Dental materials do not whiten and will stand out in the smile. In such instances, patients may choose to brighten their smile with porcelain veneers or replace restorations after whitening. If your current fillings are whiter than your natural teeth, you can likely keep these fillings and be able to re-whiten natural teeth.
Contact Reflections Dental Care in Oklahoma City at (405)-751-4556 to move towards your brightest smile.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
The cost of teeth whitening can vary greatly depending on the type of treatment you choose - there's not one universal cost. Over-the-counter whitening products, such as whitening toothpaste or strips, are often the least expensive option and cost around $15 to $30. Professional at-home whitening kits range in price from $50 to $100 and professional in-office whitening treatments can cost anywhere between $400 and $1,000 (but they also have the best results!).
Yes, when done properly. Over-the-counter whitening products are generally considered safe for people with healthy teeth and gums, but it’s always best to consult with your dentist before using any whitening product. Professional whitening treatments, such as in-office procedures, are also safe when done under the supervision of a qualified dental professional. Contact Reflections Dental Care to learn more.
Whitening strips are generally considered safe for use, but it's important to follow the instructions carefully. Overuse of whitening products can lead to gum sensitivity or irritation. Additionally, whitening strips are only effective on surface stains and won’t work on deep discoloration caused by trauma or disease. At Reflections Dental Care, we can tailor our approach based on your teeth to generate the best results.
Generally, whitening strips are considered to be effective at reducing surface stains, such as those caused by coffee or tea. However, they may not be effective at reducing deep stains or discoloration caused by trauma or disease. Consulting with your dentist is the best way to determine which type of whitening product is right for you.
Yes, it’s best to brush your teeth before using whitening strips. This will help ensure that the product reaches its full potential and gives the best results. Additionally, brushing your teeth will remove any plaque or tartar that could impede the whitening process.
Typically, no. Teeth whitening is considered to be a cosmetic procedure and is not usually covered by insurance. However, it’s always best to check with your insurance provider for details. Reflections Dental Care offers competitive pricing and financing options to help make whitening treatments more accessible. Contact us for more information.
Teeth whitening works by using a bleaching agent to break down stains and discoloration caused by certain foods, drinks, smoking, or trauma. The bleaching agent is applied to the teeth and then activated with either a laser, LED light, or other type of whitening technology. Depending on the type of treatment you choose, the bleaching agent, technology, and length of treatment can vary.
It is best to wait at least 48 hours after teeth whitening before eating anything that could potentially cause staining. This includes foods and drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and dark sauces. Additionally, it’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day with whitening toothpaste to help maintain the results of your treatment.
No, teeth whitening does not hurt. Some people may experience slight discomfort or sensitivity during the treatment, but this should subside shortly after. If you experience any pain or discomfort, be sure to contact your dentist right away.
If you experience any burning or irritation of the gums during teeth whitening, it’s best to stop the treatment immediately and contact your dentist. Your dentist will be able to provide relief and further advice on how to prevent this from happening in the future. Typically, burning occurs when the bleaching agent is not applied correctly or if you have an existing gum issue, such as gingivitis.