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Teeth whitening might be America’s most popular dental cosmetic procedure because it offers immediate, affordable results. Whiter teeth will make you look younger and your smile more vibrant, and you can see the difference in about an hour.
What’s the Advantage of Seeing a Teeth Bleaching Dentist?
Seeing a teeth bleaching dentist for teeth whitening ensures you’ll see the most dramatic results. In-office whitening works well on stains caused by dark beverages and smoking. However, it is not effective on all stains. Tetracycline stains and damage to the inside of your tooth isn’t affected by the bleach. Teeth bleaching also will not change the color of restorations, such as veneers and crowns. Our dentist can offer you options to cover teeth with intrinsic staining so they do not appear darker after he or she whitens the surrounding teeth.
Our teeth whitening dentist will examine your teeth and go over your expected results before beginning the treatment. Call us today and schedule an appointment to see how teeth bleaching can improve your smile.
Can a Dentist Offer a Teeth Whitening at Home Option?
Yes, professional-grade teeth whitening products for use at home have a higher concentration of a bleaching agent than the DIY teeth whitening products in stores. When you get a whitening kit from a dentist, you receive a custom tray, which you will wear for about an hour a day for several weeks. You can expect far better results than you would with teeth whitening strips or toothpastes bought over the counter.
How Much Will Teeth Bleaching Cost?
Contact our office and request a consultation. After evaluating your needs, our dentist can provide you with a quote. Factors that can affect your cost include the teeth whitening used, whether you will need a follow up kit to use at home, and whether you have restorations that will need color matching.
Is Chairside Teeth Whitening Better Than DIY Products?
Only a dentist can use the high concentrations of bleaching agents that produce significant results. Chairside teeth whitening is also safer because you’re monitored by dental professionals. DIY products can lighten teeth a shade or two, but they cannot match the results offered by professional whitening.
What’s the Teeth Whitening Procedure?
While the professional teeth whitening steps vary with the system used, the basic steps include:
- A professional teeth cleaning
- Your dentist will take a picture of your teeth to use as a baseline
- Our dentist uses a cheek retractor to expose your teeth and keep the insides of your mouth away from the bleaching agent
- A gel goes on your gums to protect them
- Our dentist applies the bleaching agent
- Some whitening systems use a special light to enhance the results
- Our dentist evaluates your results and determines whether to apply another coat of the bleaching agent
If you would like to learn more about teeth whitening in Center City Philadelphia, contact our office. We will schedule a teeth whitening consultation for you.