Teeth Whitening

Achieve a Stunning Smile at Locke Family Dentistry

Your smile has the power to leave a lasting impression, so make it a good one with professional teeth whitening treatments from Locke Family Dentistry. Our cosmetic dentist in Pineville, LA, Dr. Virginia Locke, provides patient-oriented care to give you the best results. 

We offer the best cosmetic dentistry services to patients in the Alexandria, Boyce, and Rapides Parish areas. Read on to discover how professional teeth whitening services can enhance your smile’s beauty in no time.

What Causes Teeth to Stain?

It’s normal for our teeth to lose their luster as time goes on. However, certain factors can accelerate the process such as:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Genetics
  • Certain medications
  • Dark foods and beverages (berries, coffee, red wine, etc,)
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Tobacco usage

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments

Over-the-counter teeth whitening strips or toothpaste may seem like convenient solutions for a whiter smile, but did you know they may lead to teeth sensitivity? Commercial whitening products also aren’t reliable ways to whiten your smile since they’re not customized to your unique dental needs. Professional whitening procedures offer a host of benefits store-bought methods can’t match, including:

  • Even, longer-lasting results
  • Personalized and accurate treatment
  • Doesn’t cause tooth or gum sensitivity
  • Professional, reliable treatment

When you’re ready to ditch the generic drugstore products and achieve a white smile that lasts, call our Pineville dental office today at (318) 448-3804.

LED-Assisted Teeth Whitening 

At Locke Family Dentistry, we provide LED-assisted whitening treatments to help patients effectively whiten their smiles. This simple procedure can be completed in one appointment at our Pineville dental office.

Dr. Locke will begin with a thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums to ensure our whitening treatment is right for you. If approved, she’ll begin by gently applying whitening gel onto your teeth. This gel is safe for sensitive teeth and can whiten your teeth by several shades, giving you a renewed appearance.

After applying the gel, our dentist will use our advanced LED mouthguard technology to activate the gel. This whitening solution penetrates the enamel to remove deep stains and discoloration, helping you achieve the whiter smile you’ve been dreaming of. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is professional teeth whitening safe?

Yes, professional teeth whitening treatments are completely safe! LED-assisted whitening techniques are designed to be gentle on sensitive teeth. It’s normal to feel mild sensitivity following the procedure, but any discomfort should fade within a few days. 

Who’s a candidate for teeth whitening treatments?

Your candidacy for teeth whitening depends on your oral health. At your initial appointment, Dr. Locke will evaluate your teeth and gums to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for this cosmetic treatment. Patients may be deemed ineligible for teeth whitening if they have:

  • Poor oral health
  • Thin or transparent gums
  • Gray, brown, or unusually stained gums
  • Extremely sensitive teeth or gums

How long does professional teeth whitening last?

The effects of professional whitening depend on how well you take care of your smile following your treatment. Results can last between three months to six years

To make the most of your whiter smile, we recommend that you practice good oral hygiene. Daily brushing and flossing will go a long way to help protect the integrity of your teeth. We also recommend scheduling biannual visits to our Pineville dental office for dental checkups and cleanings.

How much do professional teeth whitening treatments cost?

The cost of teeth whitening treatment depends on the details of your customized treatment plan and if your insurance plan provides coverage. At your initial consultation, Dr. Locke will provide you with a cost estimate. We recommend contacting your dental insurance provider to learn more about the benefits you’re entitled to. 

Learn more about our insurance policy and how to receive help with CareCredit, a third-party financing company that offers plans to fit every budget.

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