Yellow, stained, or discolored teeth can make you feel embarrassed when you're out with friends, taking photos, or chatting with coworkers.
If whitening toothpaste or store-bought strips have failed to meet your expectations, professional teeth whitening can get the job done.
Patients at the Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry in Red Bank, NJ, can choose between in-office and take-home treatments...
Why Is Whitening Such a Popular Dental Treatment?
Whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments offered by dentists. At our Red Bank dental practice, in-office bleaching costs approximately $450, while take-home trays cost around $300. If you want to enhance your smile without breaking the bank, whitening is probably in your budget.
When it comes to teeth whitening, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment. Dr. Michael Bixby customizes each treatment based on the individual patient's goals, budget, timeline, and sensitivities. If you choose take-home whitening trays, your whitening kit will include custom-made trays for superior comfort.
If you feel embarrassed about the color of your teeth, whitening can help you feel better about your appearance. After tooth whitening, those who previously covered their smiles during meetings, dates, or conversations with friends can feel confident in showing off their new pearly whites.
Brighten Your Smile Today Schedule a Whitening Treatment with Dr. Bixby
Dr. Bixby provides services to residents of Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey and has been practicing dentistry for over 20 years. During that time, he has helped countless patients whiten their teeth and boost their self-confidence. To stay up-to-date on the latest bleaching techniques and whitening products, Dr. Bixby maintains membership with various organizations, including:
- American Dental Association
- New Jersey Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation
- Jersey Coast Dental Forum
He also trained at the world-famous Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. To talk to Dr. Bixby about teeth whitening, request your consultation at our Red Bank office online or call us:
What Causes Stained, Discolored, or Yellow Teeth?
Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that can negatively affect the color of our teeth including:
- Eating abrasive foods
- Drinking coffee and teas
- Smoking and using tobacco products
- The aging process
Although whitening can address various types of stains, there are some stains that are better treated with other solutions. If you have permanent discoloration, you may need to consider an alternative treatment such as veneers or bonding.
We Offer In-Office & At-Home Whitening
Although whitening your teeth may seem like a relatively subtle change, the results can have a lasting impact on your appearance and self-confidence. Dr. Bixby offers several whitening options to accommodate the diverse needs of his patients. He will help you choose which type of teeth whitening is best based on your desired results, timeline, and whether you have sensitive teeth.
Patients who visit Dr. Bixby’s Red Bank, NJ, office can choose from in-office tooth whitening and take-home whitening trays.
Our Red Bank, NJ, office utilizes the Philips Zoom whitening system. Zoom is a powerful in-office whitening product that can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades in just one appointment. During your in-office whitening treatment, our dentist will coat each individual tooth with a powerful whitening gel. Then, he will use a special light to activate the gel, allowing it to break down stains and remove discoloration. Dr. Bixby will repeat this process three times at 15-minute intervals before removing the bleaching gel. The entire process takes less than one hour and there is zero downtime after the treatment.
For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth at home, we offer Zoom DayWhite®. Those who choose DayWhite will receive a set of custom-fitted trays that are pre-filled with a powerful bleaching agent. These trays must be worn for 30 minutes a day, twice per day for the best results. Our dentist will help you select a prescription-strength whitening gel that meets your goals. Patients who wear their trays as prescribed can enjoy a visibly whiter smile in just two weeks. If you don't have the time to visit the dentist or if you prefer more gradual results, take-home treatment may be right for you.
Is Teeth Whitening Painful?
Many people who want to whiten their smiles are nervous that bleaching will cause pain or sensitivity.
To ensure that whitening at our Red Bank, NJ, office is comfortable yet effective, Dr. Bixby uses the most up-to-date materials and methods. Today's tools and bleaching agents cause much less sensitivity than past techniques, so patients should feel at ease.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
Although the cost of tooth whitening varies from case to case, patients can typically expect to pay $450 for in-office whitening or $300 for at-home whitening.
The cost of teeth whitening varies from patient to patient and will depend on several factors, including:
Type of Procedure
In general, in-office procedures are more expensive than take-home treatments. However, in-office procedures can produce instant results, while at-home treatments can take a few weeks.
Additional Dentistry Treatments
Some stains or discoloration cannot be removed with teeth whitening alone. If you choose to add other cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as veneers, the final cost of your procedure will be higher.
"This Has Given Me So Much Confidence"
"My family and friends love the way I look and I recommend Dr. Bixby to everyone I meet. This has given me so much confidence that I have started a new career in Real Estate and will be forever grateful to Dr. Bixby..." Jessica from Middletown
We Make Teeth Whitening Affordable on Any Budget
We want to make treatment cost-effective for our patients from Monmouth County and throughout New Jersey. Dr. Bixby proudly accepts:
- Credit Cards
- Personal Checks
- Financing Plans
- Payment Plans
To learn more about our financing options, contact our office.