Over time, our teeth can become stained due to age, genetics, certain foods and drinks, and other factors.
Fortunately, teeth whitening can give you a brighter, whiter smile quickly and safely.
At Dr. John P. Goodman's practice in Kansas City, MO, we offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments.
Tired of Lackluster Over-the-Counter Whitening? Professional Whitening Offers the Very Best Results
While it can be simpler to pick up a whitening toothpaste or set of whitening strips at the drugstore, you won't find the same caliber of results as dentist-provided bleaching.
Because it has a more concentrated formula, it can dramatically lighten the shade of stains dulling your teeth. Our team offers both at-home and in-office options, allowing you to choose what works best for your needs.
Plus, with our dentist conducting your treatment, you'll have complete peace of mind.
Try Philips Zoom! In-Office Treatment
In-Office Treatment Timeline
In-office whitening is best if you want to brighten your smile for a big event and you don't have much time.
Glo Science Professional At-Home Whitening
Take-Home Teeth Whitening Treatment Timeline
Performed on its own, a take-home kit serves as a more affordable, convenient, and gradual option for brightening your teeth.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening? See for Yourself During a Free Consultation
Professional teeth whitening offers quick results. Those who choose an at-home kit can achieve their desired smile gradually over the course of a few weeks. Patients who undergo an in-office treatment can lighten their smile by several shades in a single appointment.
Safety and Effectiveness
Over-the-counter whitening products can be too abrasive and may harm the protective outer layer of the teeth. However, dentist-supervised teeth whitening uses a concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. As a result, it is safer, less invasive, and more affordable than alternative treatments.
A brighter, more attractive smile can have a positive impact on various aspects of your life, including your career and social life. Being able to show off an enhanced, dazzling smile is life-changing for many of our Kansas City patients.
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Dr. Goodman and his staff were honestly incredible. I’ve never been to a dentist that’s taken his time to talk me through recommendations, and had the best interest of the client in mind. I would absolutely recommend him! Probably the best dental experience I’ve ever had.View on Google
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Our office is home to a dentist that Kansas City has trusted for more than 20 years. If you're interested in bleaching your teeth, pick a team known for excellence in a full spectrum of dental care.
Long after you finish your initial whitening, you can visit us for cleanings, orthodontics, family dentistry, and more. Not to mention, you can start off your treatment on the right foot with a free consultation.
Whether you know what kind of whitening you want or you have questions, we're happy to explain it all. To get started, message our dental office or call
Need a Little Nudge? Let Our Kansas City Patient Encourage You
"I was nervous for my appointment...but the staff here are absolutely excellent and made me feel so comfortable! I’ve never left a dentist’s office with a genuine smile before, I’m genuinely excited to go back in six months. I felt listened to and welcomed by everyone, including the receptionist, the dental hygienist, and Dr. Goodman himself. I’ll be returning here for as long as I live in Kansas!" Grace Cooper
Can I Use Insurance For Teeth Whitening?
Because it's a cosmetic procedure, teeth whitening will not be eligible for insurance. Still, because it provides consistent results using a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, it can be a more cost-effective way to whiten your smile than the alternatives.
Paying for Your Teeth Whitening
Kansas City, MO, patients can cover the cost of their treatment using in multiple ways. Here's what you need to know.
We Have Free Consultations
Your initial teeth whitening consultation can be completely free. That way, there's no obstacle of cost blocking you from exploring your cosmetic options.
We Have Multiple Payment Options
For your convenience, you can cover the cost of your teeth whitening using cash or most major credit cards.
We Accept Financing
Instead of paying for the costs of your teeth whitening all at once, you can pay in manageable installments over time. Our office accepts CareCredit® financing — and we're happy to go over how it works.
Types of Stains and Discoloration
And Knowing Which One Responds to Whitening
Extrinsic stains affect the outer layers of the teeth. The stains can develop as a result of drinking beverages such as coffee or wine, eating foods like berries or mustard, or using tobacco products. Fortunately, extrinsic dental stains respond exceptionally well to teeth whitening.
Intrinsic stains affect the innermost layers of a tooth. This type of discoloration can be caused by genetic conditions, certain medications, or dental trauma. Since they're deep within the tooth, they do not improve significantly with teeth whitening. They may be better treated with veneers or bonding.
Teeth Whitening Alternatives
Offered by Our Dentist
During dental bonding treatment, tooth-colored composite resin is applied to the tooth to conceal discoloration as well as minor cosmetic flaws, such as chips, cracks, and slight misalignment. Dr. Goodman will apply the composite resin, mold and shape it, and harden it with a curing light. As a final step, the teeth are polished to a natural-looking shine.
One of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, porcelain veneers can alter the shape, size, or color of the teeth. Custom-crafted by a skilled ceramist, veneers adhere to the front surfaces of the teeth for a truly transformed smile. Generally, porcelain veneers can be placed in just two office visits.
Designed to fit over your teeth, Snap-On Smile® can instantly transform your smile, making it whiter, as well as more balanced and symmetrical. Though most patients only use this option as a temporary solution, it can give you a boost of confidence while you are waiting to complete your desired cosmetic treatment.
Choose a Kansas City Practice With Plenty of Options
Another benefit of choosing our practice is the fact that Dr. Goodman can combine teeth whitening with other cosmetic procedures to improve your entire smile, such as orthodontics. He's happy to listen to your goals and create a custom plan called a smile makeover to safely refine your gums and teeth.
And if you're considering receiving porcelain veneers or dental bonding, he may recommend whitening beforehand to optimize your overall results. Crowns, bridges, and other restorations will not respond to whitening.
To find out which option is best for you, contact our Kansas City, MO, practice or give our friendly team a call at
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Teeth Whitening FAQs
How Soon Will I See Whitening Results?
The results of teeth whitening are typically immediate. However, it is important to understand that this treatment does not prevent future stains from occurring.
How Often Will I Need Touch-Ups?
You will likely need touch-up treatments to maintain long-term results. Depending on the whitening method used, patients may need treatment every six to 12 months. If you smoke or consume dark-colored beverages or foods, you may need more frequent touch-ups.
How Can I Maintain My Results?
We always recommend seeking professional treatment at our Kansas City practice rather than using over-the-counter whitening strips and other products. You should also follow our post-treatment advice to keep your smile looking bright and beautiful.
Tips to Keep Your Smile Beautiful
From Our Trusted Cosmetic Dentist
Dr. Goodman will make sure you have all the information you need to know about protecting your beautiful results. He's also happy to help with the process by offering follow-up appointments, general dentistry visits, and a variety of custom cosmetic dentistry procedures. After your whitening treatment is complete, he may advise you to:
- Brush twice a day
- Floss once a day
- Attend regular cleanings and exams
- Limit coffee, tea, soda, and red wine
- Avoid dark or acidic foods and drinks
- Refrain from using tobacco products
Making Treatment Easy For Kansas City Patients
"I can't say enough good things about John Goodman and his staff. They were all extremely kind and courteous and made my experience very smooth." Adam Farrow