Our Teeth Whitening Dentist Will Brighten Your Day and Your Smile!
What do you want to improve most about your smile? Like many people, your first answer might be whiter, brighter teeth. At AmeriDENTAL Group in Upper Darby, our dentists help patients in Springfield, Ardmore, and beyond to achieve a movie star smile.
If you are considering whitening your teeth, then it’s important to understand all of your options. Below, we’ve answered some common questions about this treatment.
Why Do Teeth Yellow or Darken?
Your teeth are a lot like sponges. Their pores will absorb the color of anything that you eat or drink. Your morning cup of coffee, the berries in your afternoon snack, or a glass of wine after dinner can slowly stain your smile over time. These stains will not go away without dental treatment.
Is Teeth Whitening the Best Option For You?
Teeth whitening can provide fantastic results, but it’s not for everyone. If you have caps, veneers, or other dental work, these items will not brighten along with your normal teeth, potentially leaving you with a mismatched smile. Additionally, this treatment will whiten your smile but will not improve other dental issues. Dental veneers, on the other hand, can offer a uniformly whiter look while fixing chipped, crooked, or too-short teeth.
It Starts with a Check-Up!
The best time to ask about options for teeth whitening is during your regular six or twelve-month appointment. At this check-up, you will receive a thorough teeth cleaning that will brighten your smile but might not eliminate deep stains.
If you want a little more shine to your grin, then talk to one of our dentists. They’ll determine if you’re a good fit for teeth whitening and tell you about the treatments that we offer.
This treatment takes place in a dental office. Your dentist will protect your gums with a special guard and apply a hydrogen peroxide-based bleaching solution to your teeth for several 15 to 20-minute intervals. In-office treatment will take no more than one hour while noticeably brightening your teeth. To eliminate stubborn stains, you may need to return for a follow-up appointment or try at-home whitening.
At-Home Whitening Kits
Some patients prefer to gradually whiten their teeth from the comfort of their home. That’s why many dentists offer take-home whitening kits. These kits use carbamide peroxide, which has about a third of the strength of hydrogen peroxide. Therefore, at-home treatment will take more time than an in-office procedure to achieve the same results.
The Whitening Process Will Not Damage Your Teeth
Regardless of which method you choose, professional teeth whitening is very safe when you follow your dentist’s instructions. After treatment, you may experience two common (and temporary!) side effects: gum irritation and tooth sensitivity. Both should disappear within one week.
We Make Your Whitening Process As Comfortable As Possible
Almost 60% of people have anxiety about going to the dentist. That’s why we try to make our practice a safe and relaxing place for our patients. Whether you are here for a simple cosmetic procedure or need our 24/7 emergency dental care services, your comfort is our priority.
If you are looking for teeth whitening near Springfield, Ardmore, or Upper Darby, you can’t choose a more knowledgeable and compassionate dentist than AmeriDENTAL Group. Call us today at 484.971.6351.