Teeth Whitening for Teens

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What is Teeth Whitening?

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Is Teeth Whitening Safe for My Child?

Yes, teeth whitening treatments are safe for patients whose permanent teeth have all come in. We perform teeth whitening on patients aged 12 and older, using safe, effective bleaching gels that gently remove stains. Whitening can cause some temporary sensitivity in the teeth or gums, but our dentist will take all the necessary precautions to discomfort.

How Can I Help Keep My Child’s Teeth From Staining?

As a parent, you want to do everything you can to keep your child’s teeth bright and healthy. We understand and we’re here to help! Here are some simple steps to help your child maintain a bright, beautiful smile for years to come:
  • Make sure your teen eats a healthy, balanced diet
  • Encourage good daily brushing and flossing habits to prevent plaque build-up
  • Encourage your teen to avoid soft drinks, tea, coffee, and other dark-colored beverages as much as possible
  • Be sure to schedule regular checkups and cleanings for your child as recommended by our dental team

Learn More About Teeth Whitening for Teens

WebMD: Teeth Whitening and Bleaching
WebMD: Teeth Whitening
Healthline: How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Cleveland Clinic: Teeth Discoloration

Do You Take My Insurance?

Sweetpea Smiles works with many dental insurance companies, and we are happy to file and track your claims to help you maximize your benefits. We are in-network with most PPO plans which include the following: Cigna, Metlife, Delta Dental, Aetna, Guardian, BlueCross BlueShield, United Health Care, Principal Life Insurance Company, and Boon Chapman.

Do You Offer Financing?

Yes, we do! Sweetpea Smiles offers affordable patient financing through CareCredit. Patients who qualify can finance most or all of their out-of-pocket healthcare expenses with low monthly payments. We also offer a unique discount plan exclusively for our uninsured patients!

Do You Accept Walk-Ins And Emergency Appointments?

Yes, we accept walk-ins as scheduling permits and offer emergency appointments to meet your child’s treatment needs. Our team also offers same-day treatment to help you fit dental care into your family’s busy schedule. Whenever possible, we will begin a treatment plan the same day your child is seen. Our family-block appointments also make it easy for families with two or more children to make time for dental visits. Siblings can be seen at the same time or back-to-back.

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