Dental Solutions of Bala Cynwyd
187 W City Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
People choose teeth whitening for a variety of reasons. Some of our patients see photos of themselves from years ago and realize that their teeth are not as white as they once were. Yellowing happens gradually. Other patients are getting married and want to look good in their wedding photos or they are entering the job market and want a boost of confidence before facing an interview. Whatever your reason, cosmetic teeth whitening can give you the smile you want quickly.
If you have yellowed teeth from foods or beverages with high pigmentation, age, or smoking, cosmetic teeth whitening can remove the stains that dull your teeth. Intrinsic stains, which are deep inside your tooth, don’t respond to the bleaching agent. Intrinsic stains can come from tetracycline, too much fluoride, deep decay, or an injury.
Our dentist prefers to have a consultation with teeth whitening patients to determine the type of stains on their teeth to make sure they will have the results they expect. Our dentist will also want to see if you have restorations, such as crowns, which won’t lighten with a teeth whitening treatment. He or she can match the color of your restorations if necessary.
When you have an experienced dental professional whiten your teeth, he or she can protect your lips and gums from the powerful bleaching gel. Seeing a dentist for your treatment also ensures you have even, predictable results. Call our office to book a consultation if you would like to learn more about teeth bleaching and your anticipated results.
Take-home whitening kits are an option for patients who prefer to whiten their teeth at home, but want the results that come with in-office whitening treatments. We take an impression of our patient’s teeth to create whitening trays designed to protect their gums and to keep saliva from diluting the peroxide solution. We send patients home with a special whitening gel and instructions. It may take up to two weeks to see the results you desire. Contact our office for an appointment with our teeth bleaching dentist to learn more.
Factors which influence your teeth whitening cost include the severity of the staining, the whitening system used and whether you have restorations that need color matching. If you call our office and request a consultation, our dentist can tell you your expected cost after examining your teeth. We try to keep our fees affordable so our patients can have the smile they deserve.
You can buy a wide range of tooth whitening toothpastes, strips, and other products in drugstores and online. While these products are slightly effective, they can’t duplicate the whitening power that a dentist-provided treatment can because the bleaching agent is much weaker. You can lighten your teeth a shade or two using these products, but that’s about it. If you want noticeably whiter teeth that can be six to ten shades brighter, call our office and request a consultation with our teeth bleaching dentist.
Our dentist will select the best whitening system for your unique needs. Most teeth whitening procedures take about 60 to 90 minutes and proceed with the following steps:
Dental Solutions of Bala Cynwyd now offers Philips Zoom® Teeth Whitening, the number one patient-requested professional whitening brand. Available only from licensed dentists, The Zoom® range of products effectively treats various levels of staining.
Your Bala Cynwyd dental professional will help you choose the right product based on the current condition of your teeth and how quickly you want results. Let us help you brighten your smile with the right Philips Zoom® whitening product for your needs.
If you’re ready for a brilliant smile that exudes vitality, contact our office for teeth whitening in Bala Cynwyd.