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Make Your Smile Gleam with Teeth Whitening in Thorndale
If your smile doesn’t look as bright as it did when you were younger, you are not alone. Age, years of drinking coffee, and other factors can cause our teeth to become discolored. Our in-office and at-home teeth whitening systems can remove most common dental stains and make your smile look younger and brighter. Schedule a consultation today with our teeth bleaching dentist to find out if our affordable and convenient whitening procedure is right for you.
Do I Need to See a Professional for Teeth Whitening?
Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening systems, our power bleaching or chairside teeth whitening process uses ultra-concentrated whitening gels that will provide you with a dramatically brighter smile immediately after your treatment. Our dentist carefully monitors the progress of your treatment to ensure the best possible results and a safe and painless experience.
Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work for All Types of Tooth Discoloration?
Our teeth whitening systems are designed for dental stains caused by smoking and the long-term consumption of coffee, tea, red wine, and other foods and beverages that can stain. There are certain types of stains, however, that do not respond to the whitening process, such as stains caused by tetracycline and other medications. The whitening process will also not correct discolorations caused by decay, defective fillings, or other problems with the tooth structure. If you have dental restorations, such as crowns or veneers, these restorations will remain the same color even though your natural tooth becomes lighter. Some patients choose to replace these restorations so that they blend in with the new tooth color. During your initial consultation, our dentist will assess the overall health of your teeth, determine the underlying cause of your discoloration, and recommend the whitening solution that will work best for your unique situation.
Do You Offer Products for Teeth Whitening at Home?
If you prefer to whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home according to your schedule, we also offer professional-grade at-home teeth whitening kits. To ensure that you get the best possible results, our dentist will take impressions of your teeth that we will use to create your customized whitening tray. We will also provide you with a professional-grade whitening gel. We typically recommend that patients wear their trays an hour a day. When used as directed, most patients are able to brighten their teeth up to six shades in as little as two weeks.
How Much Does It Cost to See a Teeth Bleaching Dentist?
The cost of teeth whitening can vary from patient to patient based on several factors, including the type of system used, the number of treatments needed to achieve the desired results, and any other treatments that may be needed to improve the health of the teeth or repair restoration materials. We will discuss your teeth bleaching cost in more detail once our dentist has assessed your dental needs.
Are DIY Teeth Whitening Products Effective?
It is possible to find do-it-yourself whitening products, such as strips, whitening trays, rinses, gels, and toothpastes online or at discount or drug stores. These products can lighten your teeth temporarily by removing surface stains; however, they are not powerful enough to provide dramatic, long-term results. If used incorrectly, these products can provide inconsistent results or even cause damage to the teeth or gums. If you want to whiten your teeth at home, we recommend that you use one of our professional-grade home whitening kits.
What Can I Expect During the Teeth Whitening Procedure?
The teeth whitening process is simple and painless. Although the exact process can vary based on the product used, the following is an overview of what you can expect during your whitening treatment:
- We will start by examining your teeth to make sure there are no underlying dental problems. We will also take pictures of your teeth so we can monitor the progress of your treatment.
- We will clean your teeth to remove any debris and minor surface stains.
- The dentist will place a cheek retractor in your mouth to make it easier to see and reach your teeth.
- The dentist will apply a liquid to your gums to protect them from the whitening gel.
- We then apply a coat of the whitening gel and then remove it after a predetermined amount of time. This process may be repeated several times in order to get the desired results.
- Depending on the system used, the dentist may use a special light to activate the gel.
- In some cases, the dentist may recommend additional in-office or at-home treatments to achieve the best possible results.
How Can I Learn More About Teeth Whitening in Thorndale?
Our cosmetic whitening procedures can rejuvenate and remove years from your smile. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our teeth whitening dentists.