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Teeth Whitening – Chesterfield, MO

Have a Bright, Beautiful Smile Again

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Stubborn stains can surface for numerous reasons, including frequent coffee consumption, certain medications, and the natural aging process. Although this can initially take a toll on your self-esteem, it’s important to know that you can have a bright, beautiful smile again with our in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments in Chesterfield, MO! The first step is scheduling a consultation with our team or reading on to learn more about the treatment process.

Why Choose Dr. Yenzer for Teeth Whitening

  • Highly Rated Dental Office in Chesterfield
  • Caring Dentist with 20+ Years of Experience
  • Appointments as Early as 7 AM

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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If you’re unhappy with the shade of your teeth, then you should absolutely schedule an appointment with Dr. Yenzer to find out. At your appointment, he will learn all about your aesthetic concerns as well as your dental history, any medications you’re taking, and the condition of your teeth and gums. With all of this information, he can determine whether or not you’re a candidate for teeth whitening. Fortunately, the large majority of patients are!

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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Professional teeth whitening treatments are far superior to over-the-counter alternatives for several reasons, including the fact that they are personalized to you and utilize safe, clinically tested, and powerful whitening agents. Our team will give you an overview of the entire treatment process at your appointment, but you’re welcome to learn more about in-office and take-home teeth whitening in the meantime right here!

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Our take-home teeth whitening treatments allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds: you can achieve the gorgeous results you desire and do so from the comfort of your own home! We’ll provide you with everything you need – including the custom bleaching trays and the professional whitening gel – and you’ll notice that your teeth are noticeably brighter in just a few weeks.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

With GLO Whitening, we can whiten your teeth by five shades or more in just 30 minutes! With in-office treatments, we take care of the entire treatment process, from applying the gel to putting the mouthpiece in place and monitoring the progress every step of the way.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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With the right best practices in place, the results of your teeth whitening treatment can last for several years. To keep your teeth nice and bright, we recommend:

  • Committing to a good at-home oral hygiene regimen.
  • Using a straw to drink coffee and other dark-colored beverages.
  • Getting a checkup and cleaning every six months.
  • Quitting smoking and other unhealthy dental habits.
  • Visiting us for touch-up treatments as needed.

If you want to learn more about professional teeth whitening (or any of our other cosmetic dental services), then schedule a consultation with us today!

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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You don't have to spend your life’s savings to reveal a vibrant smile. Many factors affect the cost of teeth whitening, but Dr. Jeff Yenzer strives to keep a dazzling smile within everyone's budget. He has the solutions you need to reverse stains and discoloration to take years off the appearance of your teeth.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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There's no flat fee for teeth whitening because every situation differs. Various things can influence your estimate, like your consultation and diagnostic services. You must have healthy teeth and gums to be a candidate. It's not uncommon to need a little prep work, like a dental cleaning or filling. The type of whitening system you choose may also affect the cost.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost? 

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After examining your mouth to ensure you're a candidate for teeth whitening, Dr. Yenzer will learn more about your preferences to determine which whitening solution is right for you, like:

  • Take-Home Whitening: You can achieve in-office results from the comfort of your home. Dr. Yenzer will give you whitening trays and a highly concentrated gel to use at home daily for about two weeks. Your teeth will get whiter gradually, with results that can last for many months or years.
  • In-Office Whitening: Your teeth can get up to 8 shades whiter during your lunch break. Dr. Yenzer will activate the whitening gel using a special dental light for three 15-minute intervals.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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Don't throw money away on at-home remedies and OTC whitening products. Not everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening and not all stains respond to the products. Not to mention, some can damage your teeth. OTC products don't contain professional strength whitening agents, so they only provide minimal, short-term improvement.

Visiting a cosmetic dentist for teeth whitening is an investment in safe, noticeable results that will last. Dr. Yenzer will create a personalized plan to get your pearly whites their brightest.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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You don't have to be rich to benefit from teeth whitening. Dr. Yenzer has several financial solutions, like:

  • Traditional Payments: Yenzer accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards for your convenience.
  • Dental Insurance: Dental insurance doesn't cover elective services, like teeth whitening unless treatment is medically necessary. Your insurance benefits may cover your consultation, diagnostic services, and preparatory procedures.
  • Specials: Our office offers various promotions for select services, like teeth whitening.
  • Financing: You can pay any out-of-pocket expenses using a monthly payment plan through CareCredit with little or no interest in financing.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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If you’ve never had any kind of cosmetic dentistry done before, teeth whitening is often a great place to start. It can afford you an opportunity to see what cosmetic dentistry is capable of, and the dramatic difference in how it will make you feel.

If you want to dive headfirst into the world of teeth whitening, and cosmetic dentistry as a whole, you may have questions before you begin. Here are answers to just a few that you might have.

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

Both professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening make use of gels to lift stains from your teeth, often applied to thin plastic trays. However, in the case of the cheaper over-the-counter trays, the whitening gels that you get will be heavily diluted. That means that you’re unlikely to get the results that you want, or overuse the product in an attempt to successfully brighten your teeth.

The trays that you get in over-the-counter kits also won’t be fit to your smile, which may lead to streaky whitening. If you want good results, you really need to see a professional.

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is an incredibly safe and easy procedure for patients of all ages, which means that just about anyone who is interested in brightening their smile can benefit from the treatment. However, there are a few exceptions that may give you pause.

For one, children’s and teenagers’ enamel is ordinarily too thin for teeth whitening to be safe, so it’s recommended that you wait until adulthood to pursue it. Oral health problems like tooth decay can also pose a problem, which is why you should get a thorough oral exam before undertaking it.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are often made of nonporous material, like metal or ceramic. On the one hand, this makes them resistant to staining; on the other, they’re also resistant to teeth whitening. If you want your dental crown to be whiter, you’d need to replace it.

Fortunately, you can prevent discoloration on your dental crowns in just the same way as you can your other teeth. Stay away from staining foods and brush thoroughly each day.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

The results from teeth whitening don’t last forever, but they’ll probably stick around much longer than you’d expect them to. Depending on how well you take care of your teeth, you can expect the results to last for anywhere from a few months to a few years. You can avoid staining foods if you want to increase that time frame, and coming in for touch-up treatments can be remarkably useful.