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Does My Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening? What Are the Options?
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Does My Insurance Cover Teeth Whitening? What Are the Options?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure. This means that it is an elective procedure, rather than something that is necessary for the person’s health. Unfortunately most  insurance, even dental insurance, does not cover cosmetic dentistry.  A lack of insurance coverage does not have to rule out whiter teeth. There are things that you can do...

What is Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening?
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What is Carbamide Peroxide Teeth Whitening?

Most people are familiar with hydrogen peroxide and might even have that familiar brown bottle in their medicine cabinet. In addition to its disinfectant properties, it is also a main ingredient in teeth whitening products. People may be less aware of carbamide peroxide, but it, too, can whiten teeth.  Whether going to the dentist for...

The Cost of Laser Whitening Your Teeth
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The Cost of Laser Whitening Your Teeth

When a product works better and faster than the competition, people expect a higher price. Teeth whitening is no different. That is not to say that an inexpensive product from the drugstore won’t work to brighten teeth in some cases. But overall, professional whitening at a dental office tends to get better, more consistent results....

Is There a Link Between UV Light Teeth Whitening and Cancer?
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Is There a Link Between UV Light Teeth Whitening and Cancer?

Teeth whitening at the dentist, or even with some at-home kits, is often a two-part process. Along with a bleaching agent that is applied to the teeth, an instrument called a curing light is moved over the teeth to help activate the chemicals. Because some curing lights use UV technology (others are halogen or LED),...

Where Can I Get My Teeth Whitened?
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Where Can I Get My Teeth Whitened?

The search for whiter teeth is a common one. Whitening products and procedures are a multi-billion-dollar industry. There are several options on the market to choose from, both do-it-yourself products and those applied in a professional setting.  The cost, safety, and results can vary widely depending on where you get your teeth whitened. Before choosing...

Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened While Pregnant?
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Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened While Pregnant?

There are plenty of reasons to get teeth whitened: In anticipation of being in a wedding, for example. But what would be a simple decision for most women gets a little more complicated for those who are pregnant. Are teeth whitening and pregnancy a bad combination? In its recommendations about dental care during pregnancy, the...

Are There Risks to Teeth Whitening?
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Are There Risks to Teeth Whitening?

The demand for teeth whitening is growing. Having a bright, white smile is often associated with self-confidence, looking younger, and feeling more attractive. A study shows 1 in 4 adults avoid smiling due to the condition of their mouth and teeth. The question is if the benefits of maintaining a whiter smile might also come...

Seeing Your Dentist for Whiter Teeth
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Seeing Your Dentist for Whiter Teeth

It has been said that the most important fashion accessory you can wear is a smile. One way many people choose to improve the look of their smile is through whitening their teeth. Teeth whitening is the most frequently requested dental procedure and has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. Options to whiten teeth include over-the-counter products...

Can Dental Crowns Be Whitened?
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Can Dental Crowns Be Whitened?

No one wants spotty, stained, or tarnished teeth to stand in the way of a beaming smile. Many turn to teeth-whitening for help. But for someone who has had dental work such as crowns, it’s not always that easy. People eager to have their smiles back often ask, “Can dental crowns be whitened?” Dental crowns...