Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure designed to improve the appearance of discolored or stained teeth. Treatment can be done in-office by a dentist or at home using bleaching trays. Teeth whitening is a non-invasive and popular option for achieving a brighter smile and enhancing overall confidence. Our Blaine dentists can develop a personalized treatment plan to help make your smile goals a reality.

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What Are My Teeth Whitening Options?

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening is typically the quickest and most effective way to address discoloration and dramatically lighten the color of your teeth. One of our dentists will apply a specially formulated bleaching solution to the teeth and oversee the entire process for optimal safety and aesthetic outcomes. 

Take-Home Bleaching Trays

Take-home bleaching trays are custom-made dental trays provided by your dentist for at-home teeth whitening. Patients apply a lower concentration of bleaching gel to the trays and wear them for a specified duration each day. This method offers convenience and flexibility while achieving gradual and effective teeth whitening results.

Opalescence Go

Opalescence Go is a popular take-home teeth whitening system composed of 10 pre-filled, disposable trays. These trays contain a professional-strength bleaching gel with different concentration options. Opalescence Go provides a convenient and effective way to whiten teeth at home with no need for custom molds or impressions. Many of our patients use Opalescence Go as a touch-up treatment to help keep their teeth white and bright over the long-term.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

On average, the results of professional teeth whitening last for 1-3 years. That said, this timeline can vary based on factors such as genetics, diet, and lifestyle habits. In general, it is best to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid activities that are known to cause tooth discoloration, such as smoking, chewing tobacco, vaping, and consuming highly pigmented foods—such as coffee, tea, berries, cola, and tomato-based sauces. If you notice that your smile has started to lose some of its luster, touch-up treatments are available, including take-home Opalescence Go trays.

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

The average cost of teeth whitening at Legacy Dental Care depends on the treatment being sought. Your dentist can further discuss the cost of teeth whitening treatment with you during a consultation. If you have any further questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our providers, please contact us today.