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Would you like to have an instantly whiter smile? Cosmetic teeth whitening is a popular treatment because of its affordability and the dramatic results produced in just an hour or two. If you’ve been wondering how you can look younger, consider a teeth whitening treatment by our teeth bleaching dentist. You’ll be surprised to see how yellowed teeth were aging you.
Why Consider Chairside Teeth Whitening?
Chairside teeth whitening safely produces the best possible results. During your consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and go over your expected results. Many of our patients are not interested in a pure white movie star smile; they prefer something more natural. Call us to schedule your consultation and you can go over your expectations with our dentist.
Dental whitening works best on teeth yellowed by age, tobacco, and coffee and other dark beverages. If a food or beverage, such as tomato sauce, stains a white tablecloth, it will stain your teeth. Intrinsic stains from decay, an injury or tetracycline are not affected by teeth whitening; however, our dentist can explain how veneers can cover these teeth. Existing porcelain or ceramic veneers and crowns won’t change color either.
Before you have a whitening treatment, our dentist will examine your teeth for potential problems. Cracks in your teeth, decay and gum disease could cause you severe pain during a whitening session. Our dentist will address these issues before going forward with the whitening treatment. We urge you to schedule a consultation with our teeth bleaching dentist to learn how you can have a dazzling smile, even if you have existing restorations.
How Can I Effectively Whiten My Teeth at Home?
For the convenience of our patients, we offer custom-made teeth bleaching kits to use at home. Instead of sitting through an in-office teeth whitening session, you can lighten your teeth at home with a powerful bleaching solution only available from a dentist. You’ll come in to have a mold made of your teeth to create your custom whitening tray to protect your gums and lips, which you’ll wear for about an hour a day. Kits for teeth whitening at home offers a convenient option for our busy patients who prefer to whiten their teeth at a time that suits them. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and discover if this option will help you reach your aesthetic goals.
How Much Is the Typical Teeth Bleaching Cost?
Our fee for teeth whitening varies depending on the extent of staining, the treatment system our dentist uses, and your whitening goals. After a consultation and an examination of your teeth, our dentist can tell you your expected cost. Your cost also depends on whether you choose chairside or at-home whitening. Call us today to set up your consultation and learn more about our affordable teeth whitening fees. We do our best to make the treatment affordable to everyone who is a suitable candidate.
Are DIY Teeth Whitening Products Effective?
You can buy strips, pens, toothpastes and other products that promise whiter teeth, and most do deliver on their promise, but don’t expect dramatic results. You can whiten your teeth a shade or two in several weeks or you can go to the dentist and have teeth eight shades brighter in about an hour. There is also a risk of uneven results with DIY products that will make stains stand out even more. For reliable, predictable results that people will notice, call our office for professional teeth whitening.
How Does Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Work?
Teeth whitening systems. regardless of the one your dentist selects, work in the same way. You can expect:
- A discussion with our dentist about your goals and a professional teeth cleaning.
- Your dentist will take a photo of your teeth for a point of reference and determine their color using a shade chart.
- You’ll wear a cheek retractor to protect the insides of your cheeks from the powerful teeth whitening gel. The retractor exposes the teeth that show when you grin and helps you hold your mouth open for the hour the procedure usually takes.
- A liquid dam goes on your gums to protect them from the bleaching agent.
- Some teeth whitening treatments use an intense light that shines on your teeth to enhance the whitening process.
- You’ll have bleaching gel applications, and your teeth will be checked after each application. Each application will stay on your teeth for 15 to 20 minutes before it is washed off.
- After the final bleaching gel application, you will rinse and our dentist will measure your post-treatment shade change. After a few days, your teeth will darken a shade or two as they rehydrate. This is normal.
If you are interested in teeth whitening in Center City Philadelphia, contact our office to discover how we can brighten your smile.