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Funke Family Dentistry - West Milwaukee

Custom Take-Home Whitening Kit or In-Office Whitening Treatment at Funke Family Dentistry (Up to 80% Off)

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  • Expires Aug 1st, 2012.
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 15 or older. New clients only. Valid only for natural teeth.

Questions and Answers 14 questions

Q:

How long does the at home treatment last? How long does the in-office treatment typically last? If I go with the at home whitening, can I buy additional gel in the future to use with my molds? In other words, in a year or so when I want to freshen up my whitening job, I can go to a dentist office and buy more gel. How much does the gel usually cost. Thank you for your help.

valerie p.  asked on  Jan 29, 2012

A:

The in office usually lasts a little bit longer. But with the at home bleach, you can refresh whenever you feel like your teeth are starting to lose the whiteness. You should have enough whitening gel to last a year.

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 29, 2012

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If the dentist decides my teeth are not healthy enough for the in-office treatment, can I get a refund? If the enamal of my teeth is thin, can I still get the whitening treatment? Is the in-office whitening treatment like Zoom? How much will the teeth whiten? Why is the office treatment so much more than the take-home treatment? Susanne

Susanne K.  asked on  Jan 28, 2012

A:

Regardless of whether you have thin enamel or not, as long as your teeth are not very stained and are natural, they should bleach just fine. Our in office treatment gives you the same result as ZOOM. We do not use ZOOM because the heat of the light seems to increase sensitivity. In office is more costly because my office staff is strategically placing the bleach (which is a much higher concentration) so you get the results in one hour versus a week. I do not think groupon is refundable, but I would be hard pressed to think that natural unstained teeth won't bleach.

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 28, 2012

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Having a problem very sensitive teeth, will the in-house brightening visit, make this worse?

Craig Y.  asked on  Jan 27, 2012

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The in office whitening does cause some irritation with patients who have sensitive teeth. I would recommend the take home trays - that way you get a smaller concentration and you can control when to stop. Usually whitening sensitivity does not last more than 24 hours. If you decide to go with the in office, we will give you some desensitizing gel to calm the teeth down at your appointment.

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 27, 2012

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I'd just like to know what the cost would be for the in-office treatment and also for the take-home kit. That might determine how I decide which treatment I'd like. Thank you.

Bonnie  asked on  Jan 27, 2012

A:

The cost should be listed on the GROUPON page. I believe the take home bleach is marked down from $295 to only $59. The in office is marked down from $450 to $129. If you purchased both, the combined price would be $59 + $129 = $188

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 27, 2012

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Is there a minimum age recommendation/requirement for either treatment? And will it help or can it be used to correct discoloration from fluorosis?

Julie R.  asked on  Jan 27, 2012

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I usually do not recommend that my patients under the age of 14 to bleach their teeth. As far as my elderly patients, sometimes the teeth have a gray color to them and the bleach doesn't work as well. However, most people that bleach natural teeth should see some sort of result. Fluorosis is a difficult question to answer. You should be able to achieve a result, but until a dentist examines how much fluorosis you have, I cannot say for sure.

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 27, 2012

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Also, how long does the in-office treatment typically last?

Maureen W.  asked on  Jan 27, 2012

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I have seen patients that the in-office treatment lasts for years. It all depends on how clean you keep your teeth and how much you eat/ drink that can stain the teeth (ex: red wine, coffee, tea...).

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 27, 2012

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I have a capped tooth that is already a little bit whiter than my natural teeth. Can you brighten the natural ones to match the capped one with any precision on the color, or is the end result more random, meaning that the capped tooth could end up darker than the whitened ones? Does that question make any sense???

Maureen W.  asked on  Jan 27, 2012

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We can monitor how white your teeth are getting during the in office treatment. When your teeth begin to bleach up to the shade of your cap, we stop. If you purchase the take home bleach, you can whiten for however many days until you see that your teeth are close to the shade of your cap. The question makes complete sense!

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 27, 2012

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Are the two different ways to whiten the teeth (the in office visit or the take home kit) basically the same? I would imagine that since the office visit procedure is just done once and costs more that it might be more thorough. Also, if I got the take home mold and used the gel, how much tooth coverage does the mold hold? Is it just the front (smiling range) or the entire mouth?

Dana M.  asked on  Jan 27, 2012

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The in office treatment will give you the most intense bleach in the shortest amount of time. You will go from your natural color to much whiter in only an hour. The take home trays require a little more work. You place gel in the custom trays for between 30min - 1hr each day until you achieve your desired whiteness. Most patients use it for a week to two weeks. For both treatments, the whitening gel is only placed on the front surface of the tooth structure. You will have enough gel to place on every tooth in your mouth.

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 27, 2012

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Ok...let's try this again...can I purchase both the In-office and To-go treatments with this deal?

Scott E.  asked on  Jan 27, 2012

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Not sure if my original answer to you was submitted. But here it gos again: "Of course! The nice thing about that is after you do the 1 hour treatment, you will have the custom trays to whiten at home whenever you want a touch up."

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 27, 2012

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Does this treatment help remove tobacco stains?

Eleanor H.  asked on  Jan 27, 2012

A:

Tobacco stains cannot be removed with just whitening. They will superficially look a slight bit whiter, but you need a deep cleaning in order to scrape the stains off.

Laura L.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 27, 2012

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