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If you’re thinking about whitening your smile, our Alpha Dental Spa team encourages you to think of a few things before making a decision. Teeth whitening in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, is a great way to finally achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, but it’s not for everyone. So, before you take the first step with teeth whitening, we recommend that you consider the following things:

What does your dentist say?
Unfortunately, not every tooth stain can be corrected with teeth whitening. Teeth whitening is also discouraged if you have sensitive teeth, gum disease, or worn tooth enamel. So, it’s best to meet with your dentist before starting treatment so you can get the best advice possible.

Is teeth whitening worth the cost?
There are times when in-office teeth-whitening treatments are not covered by dental insurance. If our treatment is not included in your dental plan, it might be a bit expensive. So, call your insurance carrier and make sure the treatment is covered so you have a good idea of the treatment cost.

Should you use an over-the-counter or professional treatment?
Over-the-counter and in-office treatments are very different, but they are both beneficial. Over-the-counter treatments can be used at home, but they require a longer treatment time before you notice results. In-office whitening is quick and easy, and it usually provides results within one or two trips to our office.

If you are interested in knowing more about teeth whitening or if you would like to find out if it’s a good option for you and your smile, then please call our office at 856-829-1989 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. David Cho. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!