The Things to Consider Before Whitening Your Teeth

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If you are tired of your dull, yellow smile and you’re interested in a whitening treatment, then our Bart Deering DDS team strongly encourages you to consider a few things before making a decision. Some things we recommend thinking about include:

What does your dentist say?
Sometimes severe enamel stains can’t be corrected with a teeth-whitening treatment. So, if this is the case for you, your dentist will give you the best advice on proper treatment options. Teeth whitening is also discouraged if you have sensitive teeth, worn tooth enamel, or gum disease.

Is teeth whitening worth the cost?
There are times when an in-office whitening treatment is not covered by your insurance. So, it’s best to call your insurance and find out if they cover the treatment.

Should you use an over-the-counter or professional treatment?
Over-the-counter and in-office whitening treatments are very different. Over-the-counter treatments can be performed within the walls of your own home, but they might take some time to provide successful results. In-office treatments are quick and easy, and they usually give you the results you are looking for within one or two appointments. The results you receive from in-office treatments will also last longer than the results you receive from over-the-counter treatments.

To learn more about teeth whitening or to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Bart Deering, regarding teeth whitening in Rowlett, Texas, please call our office at 972-271-4545. The sooner you call our office, the sooner you’ll be able to work toward the stunning smile you want!