Teeth Whitening – Burlington, MA

A Variety of Ways
to Brighten Your Smile

Smile before and after teeth whitening

Your smile is the first aspect someone notices on introduction. Everyone smiles in the same language—and a smile represents humor, joy, and happiness across all cultures. But the stained look of your teeth can devastate an otherwise gorgeous grin. Is a dull, darkened, or yellowed smile preventing you from making the right first impression? At Complete Dental Care, we offer take-home and in-office teeth whitening for our Burlington, MA dental patients to brighten smiles!

Why Choose Complete Dental Care for Teeth Whitening?

  • Fast, Reliable Zoom! Whitening
  • Take-Home Whitening Kits Available
  • Compassionate, Experienced Dentist

How In-Office Teeth Whitening Works

Dental patient receiving in office teeth whitening

For patients who wish to dramatically transform their smile in a short amount of time, we offer in-office teeth whitening with Zoom! This treatment can safely brighten your grin by up to eight shades in just one appointment that typically takes just an hour or less.

First, we isolate your teeth to protect the soft tissues in your mouth from becoming irritated by the bleaching gel. Next, we apply this gel, which is several times more potent than anything you can find elsewhere, to your teeth. We shine a special LED light onto your teeth, activating the gel and allowing it to permeate your enamel and break apart deep-set stains. When we wipe off the gel a few minutes later, off come the stains too! We can repeat this process two or three times until you’re more than happy with the results you see in the mirror.

How Take-Home Teeth Whitening Works

Woman using take home teeth whitening kit

If you’d prefer to whiten your smile comfortably at home, we’ve got you covered. By taking impressions of your teeth, we can design personalized whitening trays. Simply fill the trays with our powerful bleaching solution and wear them for about 30 minutes a day. While many patients start to notice a difference after just a day or two, you should achieve optimal results after two weeks of using this treatment every day.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Although many over-the-counter teeth whitening products may be cheap, they often don’t provide the beautiful results you’re looking for. If you truly want to transform your smile, you’re much better off investing in professional teeth whitening. Here are some of the benefits of our treatment over store-bought alternatives:

  • Using either a dental dam or customized whitening trays, our treatment protects your tongue, gums, lips, and cheeks from irritation caused by the bleaching gel.
  • Our whitening solution is specially formulated to not erode enamel or cause tooth sensitivity, resulting in less discomfort and improved oral health.
  • Professional teeth whitening produces more dramatic results that have the potential to last significantly longer.

If you live in or around the Burlington, Bedford or Billerica areas, contact Complete Dental Care for your teeth whitening services. We can give you a Hollywood smile you’ll be proud of!

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Treating tooth stains doesn't have to cost you an arm or a leg. Believe it or not, teeth whitening is relatively affordable for most people. Many factors affect the cost of teeth, but Dr. Kostas has the solutions you need to keep a radiant smile within your budget. He will help you turn back the clock without it costing you an arm or a leg.

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

No two mouths or situations are identical, so there's not a flat fee for teeth whitening. You'll first require an initial consultation to ensure it's the right option for you. Based on the results of your examination, you may need a little prep work, which isn't unusual. Preparatory procedures will be factored into the cost, like gum disease therapy or fillings. Your mouth must be healthy before teeth whitening.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

You have multiple options to treat stains and discoloration. Your cosmetic dentist will review your options and their fees, including:

  • In-Office Whitening: Your teeth can get up to 8 shades whiter during your lunch break. A protective barrier is placed over your gums and lips to protect the soft tissues before applying the whitening agent. A special dental light is used to activate the whitening ingredients to dissolve stains in about 1 hour.
  • At-Home Whitening: If you prefer the convenience of an at-home product, you can achieve in-office results using a take-home kit. Your dentist will give you everything you need to use every day for 2 weeks to brighten your smile gradually. You'll benefit from long-lasting results with the correct care, like brushing and flossing.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter whitening products are a waste of time and money because they don't contain professional-grade whitening agents. Any result you see will be minimal and won't last. Not to mention, not all stains respond to whitening ingredients, and not everyone is a candidate for it.

Choosing a dentist to reverse stains is the smart choice. Your cosmetic dentist will ensure teeth whitening will work on your discoloration to brighten your smile safely and effectively. You'll benefit from noticeable results that can last for several months or years with the correct care.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

A member of our dental team will review your estimate and explain the fees. They will also discuss your payment options, which include:

  • Traditional Payments: Our office accepts cash, personal checks, and most credit cards.
  • Dental Insurance: Most dental insurance doesn't cover teeth whitening, but your benefits may include your consultation or any preparatory procedures.
  • In-House Savings Plan: You can benefit from discount rates when joining our in-house membership program.
  • Financing: Based on your credit approval, you can benefit from little or no interest in financing to make monthly payments for your treatment.
  • Special Offers: Our office provides various special offers, like $300 Zoom! In-Office Teeth Whitening with customized take-home trays. We will review any ongoing promotions during your consultation.

Teeth Whitening Frequently Asked Questions

Bright smile compared to tooth shade chart after teeth whitening

At Complete Dental Care, we’re proud to offer a variety of ways to brighten your smile with professional and reliable teeth whitening in Burlington. With both at-home and in-office options, we can take years of stains off your pearly whites. If you have any questions about this popular cosmetic treatment, we encourage you to give us a call or schedule a consultation. In the meantime, we’ve gathered some common teeth whitening questions for your convenience below!

Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?

If you wish your smile was brighter, it’s likely that teeth whitening is right for you! However, the only way to be certain is to come see Dr. Kostas for a consultation. He’ll carefully inspect your smile for signs of oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. These issues can make teeth whitening treatments uncomfortable and less effective, so they’ll need to be addressed first to ensure you enjoy a comfortable whitening experience.

What’s the Best Way to Whiten My Teeth?

While there are a variety of teeth whitening products available for purchase online and at your local grocery store, these items typically cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation while only achieving subpar results. On the other hand, we use professional-grade whitening agents for noticeable and predictable results. In addition, we’ll customize your treatment to the unique needs of your smile for optimal and comfortable whitening.

 If you want your smile to look its best for an important event coming up, such as a wedding or job interview, an in-office whitening treatment might be right for you. In most cases, we can brighten your smile by eight shades in as little as a single quick and easy appointment! If you’d like a more gradual approach from the comfort of your own home, and at-home whitening kit may be better. After just two weeks of wearing your customized trays for a little while each day, you can dramatically brighten your smile.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Your Teeth?

Overuse of store-bought whiteners, especially charcoal-based products, can scratch away your enamel, leaving your teeth sensitive, weakened, and more susceptible to discoloration. On the other hand, professional teeth whitening treatments are incredibly safe when administered by an experienced Burlington cosmetic dentist like Dr. Kostas. He has the training and experience to ensure that your teeth and gums are as protected as possible during your custom treatment. While it’s normal to experience some slight tooth sensitivity for a few days after your whitening treatment, studies show that there is no permanent damage. Any discomfort you feel should be easy to manage and fade very quickly.

Are Teeth Whitening Treatments Expensive?

Unfortunately, most dental insurance policies won’t cover the cost of cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening. While teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic services, a professional treatment will be more expensive than store-bought products. However, at Complete Dental Care, we want to make achieving a dazzling smile as easy as possible! That’s why we offer specials, in-house savings plans, and financing options through CareCredit. During your consultation, we’ll go over your personal estimate as well as how to make your treatment more affordable.

If you’re ready to get a dazzling smile that you’ll be proud to show off, give us a call to schedule your consultation today!