Are Teeth Whitening Treatments Covered By Insurance?

At Dentonics, Inc, we understand that money is always a consideration for our Pittsburgh-area patients. And we also know that it's important to openly address these financial concerns so you can budget appropriately. This is certainly true when you're considering a teeth whitening treatment. If you're like most Americans, you likely have dental insurance through your job or in some other capacity. This insurance can make it possible to keep your teeth and gums healthy. As such, many patients ask
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Beware of Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening Products

We all want bright, white, photogenic teeth. Yellow, stained teeth can mar a beautiful smile and dramatically affect your self-confidence. So it's natural and understandable that many Pittsburgh-area residents are curious about over-the-counter teeth whitening products. However, it's important to understand that these products are not your best options. While the products you can buy at Target or your local drug store seem to offer you convenience and simplicity, the reality is quite different. Over-the-counter
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Foods and Beverages that Stain Your Teeth

We all strive for a beautiful white smile that lets our confidence shine through. If you’ve invested your time and energy into teeth whitening, the last thing you want to do is expose your bright new smile to the foods and beverages that will stain your teeth again. Some staining foods and drinks are well known, but you may be surprised to find out about many others. One rule of thumb is to think about foods and beverages that would stain a white T-shirt. If a substance can stain a white cotton
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Is My Teeth Whitening Covered by Insurance?

Coffee, cola, chocolate, cigarettes. These are just a few things that can stain your teeth and give a rotten brown tinge to your pearly whites. A teeth whitening procedure can brighten your smile as well as restore the shine to your teeth. Dr. Quartuccio and Dr. Frye offer several teeth whitening options, including Zoom! Whitening, which can be done both in our offices and at your home to help you achieve the dazzling, bright smile you desire. Teeth whitening is a great way to restore your teeth’s
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Foods that may Help Keep your Teeth Whiter

It’s well known that certain foods and drinks can stain the teeth, but did you know that some foods can actually help reduce staining? If tooth discoloration has caused your smile to lose some of its brilliance, look to the following foods for a brighter future: Fibrous foods such as apples, carrots, and celery exert a mildly abrasive effect that can scour staining residue from tooth enamel. Acidic foods like oranges, lemons, and limes can break down the proteins that harbor stains. Citric
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Zoom® Teeth Whitening in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh cosmetic dentists at Dentonics are pleased to offer Zoom® teeth whitening as both an in-office and take-home solution for our patients. Zoom in-office whitening is among the most effective teeth whitening options available today. With this solution, our cosmetic dentists can lighten teeth eight to ten shades in a single office visit, producing a bright and beautiful smile you’ll be proud to show the world. What’s more, because in-office treatment in provided by one of the experienced
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Professional Teeth Whitening in Pittsburgh

Dentonics, Inc. is pleased to offer the most effective professional teeth whitening solutions available in Pittsburgh. Our experienced cosmetic dentists utilize state-of-the-art technology and advanced treatment options to help ensure each of our patients achieves the brightest, most attractive smile possible. We would be happy to meet with you for a one-on-one consultation to listen to your concerns, assess your smile, and discuss the teeth whitening solution that will best help you reach your
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Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Teeth Whitening Procedures?

Dental insurance plans generally cover what are considered medically necessary dental procedures. In fact, they tend to cover less and less of those. They may even put restrictions on what type of materials and restorations can be used in a covered dental procedure. Teeth whitening is not considered a medically necessary procedure, and is therefore not generally covered by insurance. Sometimes, you may be able to cover the cost of teeth whitening if it is a side effect of a medically-required
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Are Over the Counter Whitening Strips Bad for Your Teeth?

Whenever you buy dental products in the store, make sure you are only buying products marked with the American Dental Association’s seal of approval. These products are approved for use on your teeth, and, when used according to their instructions, won’t harm your teeth. This includes over the counter whitening strips. After all, they generally use the same whitening compounds your dentist uses, just at a lower concentration. That does not, however, mean they’re the right teeth whitening choice
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Shop Wisely for Teeth Whitening Products

Today, teeth whitening products are more widely available than ever. Patients are faced with countless different over-the-counter brands to choose from, but not all of these products are effective or even safe. When shopping for teeth whitening products, use caution. Many products contain abrasive materials that can damage your teeth if you aren’t careful. Whitening toothpaste is one of the biggest culprits. If used too much or too often, many whitening toothpastes will wear down the protective
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