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Teeth Whitening – Hillsboro, OR

Brighter, More Beautiful Smiles in One Visit

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Do you have a wedding or another big event coming up that has you scrambling for a way to hide the stains on your teeth? No one wants to see pictures of themselves with a tight-lipped smile, which is why Infinity Dental Care offers teeth whitening in Hillsboro! Dr. Kalluri is a highly trained cosmetic dentist who can help you achieve your desired results using safe, quick, and effective teeth whitening methods. Whether you’re interested in at-home teeth whitening or in-office whitening treatments, we can help you choose the method that’s right for you. To find out how you can get started, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening

Think achieving a brighter, whiter smile in just one visit is impossible? Think again! With the help of advanced technology, Dr. Kalluri uses a high-grade bleaching gel to blast away stains, as well as any lying below the surface.

Our team will take the necessary steps to protect your gums and surrounding soft tissues from possible irritants, ensuring your teeth whitening experience is safe and effective. Applying the gel repeatedly until desired results are achieved, we use a special light that works in combination with the gel to remove stains. Within an hour, you will see a noticeable difference in your smile.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

At-home teeth whitening

If in-office teeth whitening doesn’t sound like a good option for you, your dentist in Hillsboro can offer at-home teeth whitening kits that will produce outstanding results in a matter of weeks. This is a great alternative for patients seeking a gradual method of treatment.

Dr. Kalluri will customize your trays so they fit your smile and ensure an even whitening experience. Unlike over-the-counter products that are one-size-fits-all, these custom dental kits use the same high-grade bleaching gel as in-office treatments, and you can have peace of mind knowing you’re getting the most out of your investment because it is coming from a professional.

How Do I Know Which Method is Right for Me?

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If you’re unsure which method to choose, let us help you decide:

In-Office Whitening Treatment

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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At this point, you might know that teeth whitening is the right cosmetic dental treatment for you, but you aren’t quite sure about the cost. Although there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer, we can provide you with some general estimates on the different types as well as share how to make your treatment more affordable. Of course, if you’d like a specific answer regarding the price, then schedule a consultation with our team so we can learn more about your unique dental needs and smile goals!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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As we mentioned above, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to the price of teeth whitening. Before providing you with the cost, we need to determine:

  • The severity of your discoloration – If it’s more severe, then you may need multiple treatments to achieve the desired brightness.
  • If any preliminary treatments are needed – Tooth decay and gum disease are two common oral health issues that need to be addressed before we can start the teeth whitening process.
  • If you have any existing restorations – Simply put, restorations like dental crowns and veneers cannot be whitened. So, we will need to consider their color to ensure you have a seamless smile. If you’re unhappy with that shade, then we can also replace your existing dental work.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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There are four popular types of teeth whitening, and each one comes with its own cost. Here’s what to expect:

  • In-office teeth whitening – Typically, this costs between $400 and $800 (although it can be more if your dental discoloration is severe).
  • Take-home teeth whitening – This option is usually a bit lower than in-office treatments at a few hundred dollars.
  • Store-bought whitening trays – Of course, factors like which store you purchase the trays from will impact the price. However, they are usually $100 or less.
  • Whitening strips, gels, and toothpastes – These products often range from $7 to $40.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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If you’re on a budget or simply like to look for a good deal, you might be tempted to go for “affordable” options, like store-bought strips. However, it’s important to consider more than just the upfront cost. After all, professional whitening treatments start with a thorough oral exam, which is essential in ensuring that your teeth and gums aren’t harmed in the process. Furthermore, over-the-counter products have to use diluted brightening agents and one-size-fits-all applicators, which will maybe lighten your teeth a shade or two. Simply put, if you want to see noticeable results while preserving your oral health, it’s best to opt for professional treatments over store-bought products.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Since dental insurance doesn’t typically cover treatments that aren’t medically necessary, like teeth whitening, you might be wondering how to make your smile transformation more affordable. If that’s the case for you, then we encourage you to speak with our financial coordinator! They can take a look at your treatment plan, review the available financial solutions, and answer any questions you have.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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A lot of the time, teeth whitening is someone’s first experience with cosmetic dentistry. You won’t believe the difference a whiter smile can make in your life, but if you’re new to aesthetic dentistry you might be a little reticent to dive in headfirst.

The solution to that is to understand more about the treatment, so clear the air, here are answers to a few questions we get often about teeth whitening.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

One of the biggest things that drives people away from dental care of all kinds is concerns about pain. Thankfully, teeth whitening has nothing to worry about from that perspective—the treatment is entirely painless from beginning to end, and anesthesia is completely unnecessary.

The only concern would be tooth sensitivity after the treatment. We’ll tune the strength of the whitening solution to your teeth so you shouldn’t have to deal with very much sensitivity when you work with us, nothing more than a little ibuprofen could deal with.

If you’re unusually prone to sensitive teeth, be sure to let us know so that we can account for that in designing your treatment.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Unfortunately, the results of teeth whitening aren’t permanent. However, they do last considerably longer than you’d expect.

Depending on how well you take care of your teeth, you can still see the results of teeth whitening anywhere from a few months to a few years after receiving the treatment. If you want to keep your teeth as white as possible, you should be sure to keep up with your dental hygiene and avoid drinks (like coffee or wine) that can discolor your smile.

Is Teeth Whitening Expensive?

Everyone’s budget is different, so it’s hard to say definitively whether or not you’d consider teeth whitening expensive. However, as far as cosmetic dentistry is concerned, teeth whitening is definitely one of the more affordable treatments.

It’s worth noting that our professional take-home teeth whitening kits are typically less expensive than their in-office counterparts while providing the same great results. It may not be as convenient, but if you’re budget-conscious you might want to go for that option.

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