Teeth Whitening – Virginia Beach, VA

Brighten Your Smile in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Do you wish you had a brighter, more dazzling smile? Fortunately, Dr. Javeed can help you achieve your goal with a professional take-home whitening kit! This treatment is far superior to any products you’ll find at your local store, and it’s significantly safer since the entire process starts with a thorough oral exam to ensure your teeth and gums are in good condition. If you’d like to learn more about your options for teeth whitening in Virginia Beach, you can read on or call our trusted cosmetic dentist and team.

Why Choose Smile Care Family Dentistry for Teeth Whitening?

  • Achieve Optimal Results in Just Two Weeks
  • Experienced, Genuinely Caring Dentist & Team
  • Preview Your Results with Digital Imaging Technology

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Teeth whitening is incredibly versatile, which means that the large majority of patients are candidates! If you’re struggling with stubborn stains from coffee, wine, and other dark-colored beverages and foods, then we highly recommend scheduling a consultation with our Virginia Beach cosmetic dentist , Dr. Javeed. At this appointment, she can pinpoint the cause of the discoloration, the severity of the staining, and the condition of your oral health before determining if you’re a candidate.

Note: even if you aren’t a candidate at first, we can discuss your other treatment options. For example, if tooth decay is currently standing in your way, then we can administer the appropriate restorative treatment first!

How Does Take-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

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Before starting treatment, Dr. Javeed will talk to you about the benefits of at-home whitening and will take impressions of your teeth. That way, our lab can create customized trays that are as effective as they are comfortable. Once you have your trays, we will provide you with everything you need, including a supply of bleaching gel. From the comfort of your own home, you will wear your trays for about 30 minutes each day and notice your teeth brightening in just a week or two!

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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Once you’ve achieved the bright, white smile you’ve been wanting, it’s time to move on to the next step: maintenance. To keep your new and improved grin in tip-top shape, we recommend:

  • Committing to a solid at-home oral hygiene routine
  • Visiting us every six months for a checkup and cleaning
  • Using a straw when drinking coffee, soda, wine, and other dark-colored beverages
  • Drinking plenty of water throughout the day
  • Eating lots of light-colored foods, like oatmeal and plain yogurt
  • Avoiding unhealthy dental habits, like using tobacco products
  • Getting touch-up treatments as needed

We look forward to creating a white smile for you. Call Smile Care Family Dentistry today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Javeed!

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is an exciting and fulfilling treatment that can reduce decades of stains in a matter of weeks. At Smile Care Family Dentistry we believe you should get what you pay for, and that’s why we offer high quality Zoom! products. But what’s the cost of professional care when it comes to whitening treatments? Learn more by reading below.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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One of the main differences between generic teeth whitening and professional treatment is the level of customization you receive. Because Dr. Javeed can tailor treatments specifically for each patient, there is no “standard” price. Several factors can influence your final cost, such as:

  • The severity of the discoloration and whether it’s on the surface (extrinsic) or within the enamel (intrinsic.)
  • The presence of dental restorations like fillings or dental bonding. Whitening treatments won’t work on these.
  • The types of stains, whether age-related or caused by medications or food pigments.
  • The need for additional treatments before your whitening procedure like fillings or

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

example of a teeth whitening kit from smile care family dentistry

There are many whitening products out on the market today and they vary greatly in cost and quality:

  • Whitening Strips, Gels, and Toothpastes: These are the lowest price point at around $15 to $40 depending on the brand and type.
  • Generic Whitening Kits: These are mass-produced and come with a single tray with low-concentration whitening agents. A middle-of-the-road whitening kit will run around $100 or less.
  • In-Office Whitening: Some dental practices offer in-office whitening treatments that give results in as little as an hour. These professional treatments are the fastest, but often cost anywhere from $400 – $800.
  • Professional Take-Home Kits: At Smile Care Family Dentistry, we offer this type of treatment. With our high-quality whitening chemicals and customized trays, you can brighten your smile at home for a couple hundred dollars.

Fast Teeth Whitening VS Inexpensive Teeth Whitening

patient in virginia beach with sensitive teeth after generic teeth whitening

While it may be tempting to choose the lowest-cost treatment, it’s important to understand the difference between the results. There’s a reason our patients prefer our Zoom! kits over cheaper alternatives! The difference is in the customization and the whitening agents themselves. Dr. Javeed will ensure your tray fits your teeth perfectly and Zoom! uses highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide to penetrate your enamel and remove tough stains.

Generally, the lower the price, the more you’ll need to use the product to achieve the same results as a single professional treatment. However, using strips and low-quality gels over and over can weaken your teeth, leaving them vulnerable to damage and decay.

Options For Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure. Because of this, it’s extremely rare to see it covered under any insurance plan. However, there are ways that you can lower the cost at our office, such as:

  • CareCredit Financing: CareCredit is a third-party service that covers the costs of health, wellness, and cosmetic treatments. If approved, it works like a regular credit card with flexible monthly payments and interest rates.
  • In-Office Specials: If you can’t wait to start your teeth whitening treatment with us, we’re also offering a special for a complete Zoom! take-home kit for just $250!

Ready to make your teeth brilliant again? Call us to schedule your teeth whitening consultation with Dr. Javeed today and take advantage of this excellent offer!