Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures in America. Dr. Eaton offers teeth whitening as part of his family and cosmetic dentistry services from his Redwood City, California clinic. Teeth Whitening is affordable, fast, and one of the easiest ways to brighten up a smile.
Dental insurance usually does not cover the cost of teeth whitening. Dental insurance rarely covers the cost of anything that is considered a cosmetic procedure.
The American Dental Association has deemed that teeth whitening is a safe procedure. They point to the nearly two decades worth of use and found no serious side effects. It is, however, best to have teeth bleaching performed by a dental professional. Not all home kits are approved by the ADA and the biggest risk associated with teeth whitening is the misuse of the product.
Results vary from one patient to the next. In long-term studies, some patients have been satisfied with the results of teeth whitening for as long as 12 years. For most patients, the whitening lasts about three years before a change is noticed. In rarer cases, the results may last only for a single year. However, the important thing to understand is that teeth stain. So if you use tobacco products, drink dark liquids, or eat foods that are known to stain teeth, then the results might be shorter than the average results.
Most professionals recommend whitening teeth no more than once per year. However, you may not need to have your teeth whitened until you are unhappy with the results.
No. Veneers are not lightened during the teeth whitening process.
It is actually recommended that you have your teeth whitened before getting veneers if you are going to undergo teeth whitening at all. The reason is that Dr. Eaton will match the color of the veneer to your natural tooth color. If you have your teeth bleached after you have veneers you will end up with different shades of white on your teeth as the veneers will remain the color they are when applied.
At Dentistry And All That Jazz, we accept most major Dental insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below. Ask for Christine, and she can handle all of your insurance needs!
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