About Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a service provided by Flagstaff Dentist Dr. John Bacon for over 15 years. The teeth whitening process is easy and simple, but experience with the bleaching process is important for the comfortable and cosmetic outcome desired. The process involves an office visit where a friendly and experienced professional takes impressions of your teeth and makes comfortable lower and upper custom teeth whitening trays.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Yes. There have been numerous studies showing no weakening of enamel through teeth whitening. The dentist and his staff have personally trusted teeth whitening and bleach their own teeth at his Flagstaff office for over 15 years.
Are There Issues to Beware of When Whitening Your Teeth?
Yes. Some people experience sensitivity when whitening their teeth, especially people whose gums have receeded. Dr. Bacon's dental office has experience with this and has several methods to minimize or eliminate teeth-whitening sensitivity. Another complication can occur when a person has any anterior teeth restorations such as fillings and crowns. A thorough evaluation on whether teeth whitening is right for you is always discussed in detail before proceeding with bleaching.
Does Teeth Whitening Always Work?
No. Some problems, such as Tetracycline staining, can result in bleaching, making your teeth look worse. Alternative procedures to teeth bleaching, are porcelain veneers or crowns, which our dentist has over 20 years of experience with.
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Take and How Long Does it Last?
Our teeth whitening technique usually takes 4 to 7 one-hour bleaching sessions. (No need to wear all night!). Teeth whitening treatments must be done once every 6 to 12 months to maintain their white appearance.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
The typical fee for teeth whitening, which includes upper and lower custom trays and teeth whitening bleach is $400. For patients of record at our dentist office, there are often specials where this fee is reduced. We sell refill bleach to patients that had their trays made at our Flagstaff office for $30.
Disclaimer: The above information is only valid when using Dr. Bacon's whitening procedures under his supervision.