Teeth Whitening – Port Charlotte, FL

The Key to a Brighter Smile

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These days, there are many products available to anyone who’s looking to enhance their smile by whitening their teeth. But it’s common knowledge that most over-the-counter products come with limitations and just simply can’t achieve what’s capable with the help of a skilled cosmetic dentist in Port Charlotte. Continue reading to learn more about professional teeth whitening and how it’s capable of providing you with the smile you’ve always dreamed of, or feel free to give us a call today to schedule your appointment!

Why Choose Caring Way Dentistry of Port Charlotte for Teeth Whitening?

  • Experienced and Friendly Dentist
  • In-Office Whitening Available
  • Results You’ll Love Showing Off

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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There are several reasons for teeth to become stained or discolored—some of which are in your control, and others that simply can’t be prevented. Extrinsic staining is generally the result of foods, beverages, and tobacco products that discolor your enamel. Intrinsic staining occurs when the stain-causing particles are able to work their way through the outer layer of teeth and is notably a little trickier to deal with.

But luckily, teeth whitening is able to address varying degrees of discoloration and give patients a smile they’ll feel proud to show off. Whether you’re trying to address staining due to diet, age, or inadequate oral hygiene, it’s a great choice for practically any patient.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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The teeth whitening process is fairly straightforward, quick, and easy on the patient! Professional teeth whitening differs from storebought whitening products in that it’s customized to meet a patient’s specific needs; after all, your dentist is going to know how to do this much better than a set of instructions on the side of a box. Here’s a little more about how we can help you achieve a dazzling white smile:

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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Whether you have an upcoming wedding, graduation, or photo opportunity coming up, there’s no doubt that you’ll want your pearly whites to look their best—and Dr. Villescas is able to help! When you visit us for your appointment, our team can inspect your smile, discuss your desired results, and craft a detailed treatment plan that’ll get you there! This process involves professional-grade materials and innovative techniques that can remove even the most stubborn of stains in one quick visit.

At-Home KöR Whitening Treatment

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For patients who are interested in gradually brightening their grins while remaining comfortable at home, they might consider undergoing our take-home KöR whitening treatment. With this advanced system, you can easily improve the shade of your teeth over a couple of weeks by using custom trays that are designed to hold the bleaching gel more effectively to your smile. Not only will you use reliable dental materials to enhance your pearly whites, but you also shouldn’t experience issues with sensitivity along the way.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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As incredible as teeth whitening technology is, it’s unfortunately not meant to produce results that last forever; however, there are still ways that you can preserve your results and keep your beautiful new smile dazzling for the foreseeable future. Consider the following tips:

  • Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing daily.
  • Try to limit your consumption of dark-colored beverages and foods that are known to cause staining (coffee, tea, soda, red sauces and wines, etc.).
  • Avoid smoking and using tobacco products.
  • Visit your dentist for regular preventive care.
  • Inquire about touch-up treatments as needed to maintain your results moving forward.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Is the one thing standing in the way between you and booking an appointment with your cosmetic dentist the cost of teeth whitening in Port Charlotte? At Caring Way Dentistry, we want you to be able to enjoy a smile that you feel proud to let show, and that you love yourself! That’s why we offer additional financing through Wisestack and are always happy to speak with you about your payment options. If you have any unanswered questions about this treatment, please don’t hesitate to call and ask our knowledgeable team.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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There are three main factors that could impact the cost of your treatment, including:

  • Whether You Have Visible Restorations: If you have visible veneers, crowns, or bridges, it’s important to keep in mind that these will not brighten alongside your natural teeth. Because of this, if you want to brighten your smile evenly, you’ll need to have these replaced.
  • Having to Treat Existing Issues: Before we conduct teeth whitening treatment, there should be no lingering oral health problems, like cavities or untreated gum disease. For lasting, optimal results, you’ll need to address these issues beforehand.
  • The Extent of Your Dental Discoloration: If you have severe intrinsic staining, it may require more than one round of teeth whitening to get the results you want.

The Cost of Different Types of Teeth Whitening

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With countless professional and store-bought options, it can be hard to consider them all. Here’s what you can expect cost-wise from different types of treatments:

  • In-Office Whitening: The average cost of in-office teeth whitening can range between $400 and $800.
  • Take-Home Whitening Kits: Professional take-home treatment tends to cost anywhere from $250-$500.
  • Store-Bought Whitening Trays: You can find these kits in your local department store for around $100.
  • Strips, Gels, & Whitening Toothpaste: These are by far the most accessible teeth whitening option, ranging from $7 to $40.

Weighing Quality & Cost of Teeth Whitening Treatments

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Being on a budget is completely understandable. However, it’s still important to weigh the value of the treatment you’re investing in, especially if you’re looking to achieve noticeable, safe results. While store-bought products are typically a lower price, more likely than not, you won’t receive the transformative brightness that you want. With professional in-office treatment, while it’s more costly, the entire process is overseen by professionals and can be completed in as little as an hour, yielding a smile that’s up to eight shades whiter!

Options for Making Teeth Whitening More Affordable

a dental staff member helping a patient apply for financing

At Caring Way Dentistry, to help you achieve a beautiful, brighter smile, we’re happy to work with Wisestack, a trusted, third-party financer. Upon approval, you’ll be able to split the cost of your treatment into easily manageable monthly payments with little-to-no interest to worry about. Please reach out if you have questions about applying.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

A lot of the time, teeth whitening is someone’s first foray into cosmetic dentistry as a whole. That being the case, people who are interested in the treatment often have more questions than usual about what to expect from the treatment before they begin.

If you want to learn more, we’ll of course be able to tell you more about what the dental treatment will entail when we speak to you in person. In the meantime, here are answers to some of the questions you may have about the treatment.

How Can I Make My Teeth Whitening Results Last?

Once you’ve made an investment in your smile, it’s reasonable to want to keep it shining for as long as possible. The results from teeth whitening can endure for anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending largely on how well you take care of your teeth.

If you want your results’ lifespan to be on the higher end of that, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Limit foods and beverages that can stain your teeth, like coffee, red wine, soy sauce, and dark berries.
  • Quit smoking or other kinds of nicotine use.
  • Attend biannual checkups and cleaning.
  • Consistently brush twice a day, floss daily, and use mouthwash.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

When utilized by a trained professional, there’s no risk of teeth whitening doing any damage to healthy enamel. While overuse of whitening gel can potentially cause sensitivity, we will attune the concentration of the whitening gel to suit your teeth perfectly, ensuring you comfort.

The only risk for complications comes if your teeth are in less-than-perfect health. If your teeth are decayed, there is a chance that the whitening gel could come in contact with the interior of the tooth. For that reason, we’ll perform a thorough exam before beginning any kind of whitening treatment, and will deal with any oral health problems that you’re facing. 

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

You’ve probably seen DIY whitening kits at your local pharmacy. While these are certainly a much cheaper option than what you’d get from us, they’re also of a substantially lower quality. The whitening gels used in these store-bought kits are considerably weaker, which means that you’re likely to either not get the results that you’re looking for, or to overuse the whitening solution in an effort to see improvement.

You’ll also miss out on the dental exam that precedes professional teeth whitening, which will increase the odds that you’ll develop complications in the process of the treatment. For these reasons, we would strongly recommend against trying to whiten your smile with store-bought kits.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

At Caring Way Dentistry, we perform teeth whitening treatments in-house. In-office teeth whitening is remarkably fast—most of the time, it’s completed within a single appointment.

This means that if you have a big day coming up, you can get teeth whitening in time to look your best!