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Teeth Whitening–Arvada, CO

Revamp Your Pearly Whites
with Teeth Whitening


A bright, beautiful smile is attributed to youth, confidence, and success. However, teeth come in a variety of shades and tones naturally, and they can change color over the years. If you're not happy with stains or discoloration, there are many whitening products available over-the-counter, but you won't achieve the results you want. They don't contain professional-strength whitening agents, so any improvement you see will be minimal and won't last. Don't throw money down the drain. Dr. Paylor has the solutions you need to turn back the clock.

Why Choose West Arvada Family Dental for Teeth Whitening?

  • Personalized Treatment Plans
  • Powerful Whitening Agents
  • Lasting Results

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Woman having in-office whitening treatment

If you're not happy with the color of your teeth, you might be a candidate for a professional whitening system. You will require an initial consultation to ensure your discoloration can be resolved with teeth whitening. It's recommended for patients with age-related or surface stains.

In addition, your cosmetic dentist will examine your mouth to look for anything concerning, like untreated cavities or gum disease. You must have healthy teeth and gums before having any elective procedures, including teeth whitening.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Before and after teeth whitening

You have multiple solutions to choose from when treating stained teeth. Dr. Paylor will review your options, like:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

You can achieve in-office results using the convenience of an over-the-counter product with a take-home kit. You are given everything you need to improve discoloration gradually by using the kit daily for about 2 weeks.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

You can get your teeth up to 8 shades whiter during your lunch break. A barrier is placed over your lips and gums to protect the soft tissue before applying a highly concentrated whitening agent. The whitening ingredients are activated using a special dental light for three 15-minute intervals.

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

Toothbrush with toothpaste

Your results can last for many months or years, depending on your aftercare routine. You can get the most from your investment by following a few tips, like;

  • Commit to Your Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes, if not after every meal. Floss between each tooth daily to keep new stains at bay.
  • Avoid Dark Foods and Drinks: Limit your consumption of dark foods and drinks. If you can't skip a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of red wine with dinner, drink it all at once instead of sipping it. Use a straw to limit contact with your teeth. If you have anything that may stain your enamel, rinse your mouth with water after you have finished.
  • Stop Smoking: It's best to stop smoking to prevent tar and nicotine stains.
  • Visit Your Dentist Regularly: Visit your dentist every 6 months for cleaning and checkup. Not only will you keep your teeth and gums healthy, but they'll keep your smile looking its best. We can provide you with a touchup kit if your results fade.

Don't spend another day hiding your smile because of discolored teeth. Request an appointment through our website or give us a call at (720) 706-6883.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening 

Woman holding money in her teeth

Just about everyone wishes their smile could be a little bit whiter, but for most people, the thing that deters them from whitening treatment is the cost. At West Arvada Family Dental we want to take all of the anxiety out of getting a beautiful smile, so we aim to be as transparent about pricing as possible.

We’ll give you a complete breakdown of the cost of treatment when you visit our office, but if you’re trying to price it out beforehand, here’s what you should know.

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

Woman split between before and after whitening treatment

We tend to offer our teeth whitening treatments at a set price for each patient, but there are some factors that can affect the final cost of the procedure. For one, severe stains may need multiple rounds of whitening in order to get the results you’re looking for. It can also be harder to deal with intrinsic stains, e.g. age or medication-related discoloration, than extrinsic ones, like those from coffee or wine.

Teeth whitening is also only recommended for patients who aren’t dealing with tooth decay, so we may need to apply fillings or dental crowns before beginning treatment. This should also be considered when budgeting for the procedure.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost? 

Woman receiving in-office whitening treatment

There are several kinds of teeth whitening on the market, both professional and over-the-counter. The cost of treatment depends primarily on which of these options you choose.

In-office teeth whitening is fast and effective, taking only a single appointment to complete. It typically costs from $400 to $800, $1000 at the most. Professional take-home whitening offers comparable results from the comfort of your home, though in more time. These are typically only a few hundred dollars.

Then there are store-bought whitening kits, which are considerably cheaper (and less effective) than what you’d get from your dentist. One-size-fits-all trays will set you back around $100, and whitening strips tend to be around $20-40 a box.

Professional Teeth Whitening VS OTC Teeth Whitening 

Generic whitening kit on a table

If you’re just looking at the price, you might be tempted to pick up a whitening kit at your local pharmacy. It’s worth noting that these kits cost what they do for a reason—they’re of a considerably lower quality than what you’d get from a dentist.

We fine-tune our whitening solutions to your specific needs, and any whitening trays you get from us will be customized to fit snugly over your teeth. You won’t get these things from store-bought trays, meaning that you’re likely to end up with streaky, inconsistent whitening that isn’t as bright as you’d like.

No matter how cheap these whitening solutions are, something that doesn’t work isn’t worth anything at all. If you’re going to invest in your smile, you should get something that’ll actually get rid of those stains.

Options For Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

Piggy bank sitting on a model of teeth

Teeth whitening is a purely cosmetic treatment, meaning that it’s virtually never covered by any kind of insurance. Thankfully, we have options available to make beautifying your smile a little bit more affordable.

For one, we have a membership plan that offers deep discounts on many of our services. For as low as $35 a month, you can get a 25% discount on a lot of our services. Membership also includes complimentary exams and cleanings, making it great if you’re trying to take charge of your oral health.

We also offer financing through CareCredit. Patients who qualify can break their dental fees into manageable payments, often with little-to-no interest.

We’ll be happy to discuss financing and payment options with you at your consultation, so give us a call today and we’ll help you improve your smile!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

A closeup of a woman receiving teeth whitening treatment

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

You might fear that teeth whitening isn’t safe. When done by a dentist, though, this treatment is harmless. It won’t damage your teeth, gums, or any other mouth tissues.

You see, dentists take steps to ensure whitening is safe. They only use whiteners approved by the FDA and ADA, which undergo rigorous testing. Plus, their trays keep bleaching gel from reaching your gums. That means you’ll get truly bright, white results safely.

That said, store-bought whiteners are different. Many of them aren’t well-vetted and thus hurt your teeth. For example, activated charcoal can wear away your smile’s enamel.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

Professional teeth whitening is usually fast. Still, how long it takes will depend on the kind you get. In-office and take-home options involve different timelines.

With in-office whitening, treatment only takes a single visit. This one-hour session lets the dentist apply bleaching gel and activate it with a light. From there, you’ll have a grin six to eight shades brighter than before! (If you struggle with stubborn stains, though, you may need extra sessions.)

In contrast, take-home whitening needs more time to work. It has you wear custom bleaching trays daily for roughly two weeks. By doing so, you’ll get results comparable to in-office whitening.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

If you’re new to it, you may worry that whitening will hurt. The idea of a painful treatment can make any patient hesitate. However, you can rest assured: pro teeth whitening is a painless procedure.

To put it simply, the treatment’s bleaching gel isn’t unpleasant. It shouldn’t cause any discomfort to your teeth or gums. In fact, the whole process is customized to make tooth sensitivity unlikely.

Of course, please let us know if your teeth are prone to sensitivity. Our team can space out your treatments to compensate. At the same time, we can offer tips on avoiding post-whitening aches. (For example, avoid hot beverages or use a specialty toothpaste.)

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

Both professional and store-bought whiteners try to fix tooth stains. Even so, this shared purpose is the only major similarity between the two. These whitening options differ greatly in their methods.

Sadly, store-bought whitening is generic. It’s forced to rely on one-size-fits-all trays and diluted brighteners. As a result, it doesn't usually work well at brightening teeth. Rather, it’ll often leave your grin with few (if any) changes.

On the other hand, pro whitening is specially customized just for you. It takes your oral health and existing restorations into account. By doing so, the treatment can ensure high-quality and safe results. It’s sure to give you a whiter smile by the end.