Whitening in Playa del Carmen

The Ultimate Guide to Whitening in Playa del Carmen

Last fact-checked: 20 March 2020.

Boost your smile with teeth whitening in Playa del Carmen, Mexico and save on prices at home. Return home from holiday with a clean, bright smile–book with Dental Departures for a quality-checked dentist and take advantage of our best price guarantee.

Playa del Carmen is a resort town along the Riviera Maya, on the Yucatan Peninsula. Its palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and varied nightlife make it a popular destination for a vacation, and a great place to get your teeth whitening procedure.

What is the Cost of Teeth Whitening in Playa del Carmen?


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Am I a Suitable Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

The fact about teeth whitening is that it is not suitable for everybody. Despite the proliferation of over-the-counter products available to all—many of them have few whitening properties. Teeth whitening treatments at the dentist tend to be a lot stronger, and it is imperative to have good dental health, with no active gum disease or tooth decay present. Teeth whitening may cause damage to teeth and gums if they are not healthy, or the products are over-used.

It’s also worth bearing that teeth whitening has no effect on teeth stained by antibiotics; you will want to look at other dental procedures, such as veneers to alleviate this problem.

What Are The Different Teeth Whitening Procedures Available at Playa del Carmen Dental Clinics?

Laser Teeth Whitening: Using a gel containing hydrogen peroxide, laser teeth whitening activates the bleaching properties in the gel when a special light is applied which removes discoloration and stains from the teeth.

There are a few different laser teeth whitening systems on the market and the application procedure is slightly different for each, but all are completed in a little over an hour.

Prior to the procedure commencing your teeth will be cleaned thoroughly to remove stains. Then, the soft tissues in hour mouth will be covered so that they don’t come into contact with the whitening gel once it has been applied to your teeth.

Once the gel has been applied, the laser will be used to activate the bleach in the gel. After a few minutes, the gel will be removed. Dependent upon which system your dentist uses the gel may be applied and removed a further two times. Once the procedure is complete, your dentist will remove all traces of the gel and clean your teeth again. You should have immediately noticeable whiter, brighter teeth.

At-Home Whitening Kits: You will need to book two appointments at the dentist for this. In your first session, the dentist will take impressions of your mouth, which are sent to a laboratory where trays to hold the lightening gel that fit over your teeth are made-to-measure. After several days, you can return to your dentist to pick up the trays and whitening gel. The dentist will demonstrate how to apply the gel to the trays and fit them over your teeth. They are usually worn for a few hours a day, or overnight, for several weeks, or until you are happy with the whitening result. Additional gel can be obtained from your dentist at home.

Why have Teeth Whitening in Playa del Carmen?

One of the quickest and most effective cosmetic dentistry procedures can make a huge difference to your smile. The majority of our patients are already visiting Playa del Carmen on holiday when they decide to have teeth whitening treatment–and with decent savings compared to costs at home, who can blame them?

Our dentists in Playa del Carmen are highly-skilled and able to send you home with a dazzling smile. Take a look at some of the photos of our clinics. You will find modern, state-of-the-art facilities which may well surpass the standards of your local dentist’s office at home. Facilities and expertise here are high-quality–so you will know you are in safe hands, especially as we quality-check all our dentists and clinics, so you don’t have to. Popular clinics for teeth whitening in Playa del Carmen include:

Dental Spa Center
Dental House Ada US Insurance Direct
Dental Balance

What's Next?

You can book an appointment directly online here at Dental Departures, or phone us for free to arrange to have teeth whitening in Playa del Carmen. Read our real patient reviews, check-out clinic photos, take virtual tours, look at maps and discover exclusive discounts, or speak to Dental Departures’ Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions.


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