Teeth Whitening in Fresno
At Dr. Nivedita Nijhawan, DDS, teeth whitening is perhaps the most commonly recommended cosmetic dentistry procedure that we provide. We often see patients with stained teeth due to smoking, certain foods and beverages (coffee, tea, red wine, etc.), or poor oral hygiene. That’s why we offer professional teeth-whitening services in the form of convenient take-home kits. Under the trained eye of Dr. Nijhawan, our at-home bleaching methods transform dull, stained, unappealing teeth into brighter, whiter, smile-worthy masterpieces within a matter of weeks.
Tooth Whitening Methods We Use
Although most people want whiter, brighter teeth that make them look younger, it’s hard for many to find time in their busy schedules to see the dentist every month. For that reason, Dr. Nivedita Nijhawan, DDS, offers patients the best of both worlds by providing safe and effective professional teeth-whitening products that can be used in the comfort of one’s home – or even while traveling.
As the preferred method for many of our patients, custom-made trays are worn one to two hours per night for about a week. A major advantage of using custom trays to whiten teeth is that they allow the bleaching solution to be in close contact with the teeth, which ultimately maximizes whitening and protects the gums.
Please note: Although whitening does remove stains from your enamel, it does not change the enamel itself. If your enamel does not whiten to your expectations, there are other procedures available that will enable you to reach your smile-restoration goals – including crowns, veneers, and dental bondings. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you choose the best option for your teeth-whitening goals.
The Risks of At-Home Tooth Whitening Remedies
Over-the-counter (OTC) teeth-whitening products are now available as pastes, gels, mouth rinses, and strips, and many people in Fresno have tried them to achieve whiter brighter smiles. You can buy at-home teeth-whitening remedies online, at the local pharmacy or corner grocery store.
However, and in most instances, OTC teeth-whitening products don’t work as well as the ones a licensed dentist like Dr. Nijhawan can provide simply because they don’t contain the same formulation of ingredients. Even worse, when not used properly, OTC whitening products can also cause significant – and even permanent – damage to your teeth.
Cost and Insurance Options
At Dr. Nivedita Nijhawan, DDS, we understand that every patient has unique financial circumstances. That’s why our team will work with you to devise a payment program that best meets your dental care needs and household budget. For your convenience, our office networks with several insurance carriers. To learn more about your financing and payment options, please contact our office today.
Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment
If you live in the Fresno area, it’s never too late to get the brighter, whiter, younger-looking smile that you truly deserve. At Dr. Nivedita Nijhawan, DDS, our take-home teeth-whitening methods offer the best of both worlds by accommodating the busy lifestyles that so many of our patients lead. To learn more about our transformative teeth-whitening services or schedule a smile consultation with Dr. Nijhawan, call us today at (559) 224-1303.