Teeth Whitening – Newbury Park, CA

Getting Rid of Tooth Stains and Discoloration

Time really takes its toll on a smile. Coffee, red wine, even healthy snacks like blueberries don't do the shade of our teeth any favors. When you're ready to regain your youthful, attractive smile, it's time for professional teeth whitening in Newbury Park, CA!

At Paraiso Family Dental and Orthodontics, we help patients achieve more attractive smiles with professional teeth whitening almost every single day. You might say we're the experts in building beautiful smiles -- we wouldn't correct you if you did.

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Why Choose Paraiso Family Dental & Orthodontics for Teeth Whitening?

  • Virtual Smile Design Technology
  • Reliable Zoom! Whitening Techniques
  • Experienced Dentist and Friendly Team

In-office Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Patient receiving in office Zoom teeth whitening

In-office whitening provides dramatic results in just one hour. That's why it's a great option for patients looking for big improvements before a significant event, like a wedding or a reunion. Of course, patients who simply prefer efficiency love this fast option, too.

Zoom! whitening is a pretty incredible treatment. First, we place a plastic rubber covering around everything except your teeth to make sure the rest of your mouth stays protected during the process. Then we activate a powerful brightening solution with a special UV light in 15-minute intervals. And once the treatment is complete, you walk out of our dental office beaming -- proud to show off your new, dazzling smile!

At-Home Teeth Whitening

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Patients who prefer to reveal their beautiful smiles gradually, from the comfort of their own home, appreciate the ease and privacy of at-home professional whitening kits. This option works using trays that are custom-fitted to your unique teeth, so you get the uniform whitening you want. Simply fill the trays with the special brightening solution and apply them to your teeth every night for two weeks, and we know you'll be astounded at the results once the treatment is complete.

Completely Safe Teeth Whitening Treatment

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In your quest for a more youthful-looking smile, it can be tempting to stop by the drugstore on your way home to pick up an over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all whitening treatment. But we want to remind you that it's best to trust your teeth to the professionals who know best. Teeth whitening is a completely safe treatment, but it should always be overseen by your dentist. Additionally, over-the-counter options simply cannot provide the incredible results you get with professional-grade whitening.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is an excellent way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile. However, it is important to consider the cost of your treatment. During your consultation with us, we can go over the cost of teeth whitening in detail. In the meantime, here are some things for you to take into consideration.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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In most cases, teeth whitening is one set price. However, there are some factors that affect how many treatments you need until you reach the goals that you have for your smile. Here are the most important ones:

  • Severity of Staining: If you have more extensive discoloration, you may need additional treatments to achieve the results that you are looking for.
  • Type of Discoloration: Intrinsic stains are much easier to lift than intrinsic stains.
  • Additional Treatments: If you have any existing oral health issues, like a cavity or gum disease, they will need to be treated ahead of time.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost? 

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There are several different types of teeth whitening out there, and they all have different costs. Here is what you can usually expect from each one:

  • In-Office Teeth Whitening: This is the most costly option available. It can cost anywhere from $400 to $800. In some cases, it can even cost over $1000.
  • Take-Home Teeth Whitening: Professional take-home whitening kits usually cost a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-Counter Trays: Teeth whitening trays that you can find at your local drug store usually cost up to $100.
  • Over-the-Counter Strips/Gels: This is the most affordable option out there. These boxes can cost between $20 and $40 on average and contain enough product to last two weeks.

Fast Teeth Whitening VS. Inexpensive Teeth Whitening 

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When just looking at the numbers, you may be wondering why anyone would pay more for professional teeth whitening when there are cheap, over-the-counter options. The truth is that the quality of the results you get is clearly reflected in the amount that you pay. This is generally true across the board when it comes to cosmetic dentistry. If you opt for cheaper strips and gels, you probably will see little to no results or it will take you many months to notice a difference. By choosing professional teeth whitening options, you can see beautifully whiter teeth in a fraction of the timeframe. On top of that, we will examine your smile beforehand to make sure you don’t have any existing oral health issues that could be aggravated by whitening products. Ultimately, professional teeth whitening is faster, safer, and works better!

Options For Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Teeth whitening is not covered by dental insurance because it is considered to be an elective treatment. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t have other options. We accept payments through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. For more information on your financial options, don’t hesitate to talk to one of our friendly team members.

Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions

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Are you ready to turn back the hands of time to reveal a brighter smile? Teeth whitening is an excellent solution to get the results you want; however, we know you have a few concerns. We’ll take the time to explain the process and ease any apprehensions during your initial consultation. While you wait for your appointment, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions we’re asked to help you feel confident in the decision you’re making for your smile.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Your new smile can stay bright for a year or longer with the right aftercare. To protect your investment, you’ll want to prevent new stains from occurring, so it’s best to commit to your oral hygiene at home and visit your dentist at least twice a year. In addition, limit your contact with stain-causing foods and drinks, like coffee or tea. If you can’t skip your morning cup of coffee, drink it through a straw and brush your teeth after you have finished it. It’s also best to avoid smoking because tobacco can lead to new tooth discoloration.

How is Professional Teeth Whitening Different from OTC Products?

Over-the-counter whitening products might be convenient; however, they won’t give you the results you want. They don’t contain professional-grade whitening agents, so they won’t deeply penetrate the enamel. If you achieve any results, they won’t last.

Whitening treatments available from our dental office use a highly concentrated whitening agent to resolve stubborn stains. Your teeth can become as much as 8 shades whiter with results that can last with the right aftercare.

Will My Teeth Be Sensitive?

Modern whitening treatments are specially formulated to minimize any tooth sensitivity. If you develop any discomfort, it will only last for a couple of days before subsiding. In the meantime, you’ll want to avoid hot or cold temperatures when eating or drinking to prevent any sensitivity.

Are Whitening Treatments Damaging to My Teeth?

Whitening treatments available from dentists are safer than ever when the manufacturer’s guidelines are followed. Over whitening can cause tooth sensitivity and weakened enamel. As a result, it’s best to only whiten your teeth under the supervision of a dentist.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

There isn’t a set fee for teeth whitening because the cost is determined by your specific treatment plan. We will provide you with a custom estimate during your initial consultation and discuss the fees associated with it. A member of our team will explain your payment options to achieve a bright smile without breaking a bank.

Since teeth whitening is considered an elective treatment, many dental insurances won’t cover the cost; however, every policy differs. If applicable, we will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claim forms to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket.

How Can I Get Started?

Take your first step toward brighter teeth by contacting our dental office to schedule your consultation. We’ll help you achieve a bright, confident smile.