Do you want a whiter and brighter smile?
Take years off of your smile today with professional in-office and handy at-home teeth whitening. Your cosmetic dentist in Northeast Philadelphia, PA provides professional teeth whitening services. A variety of factors cause darkened, stained, and yellowed teeth. Factors such as age, smoking habits, staining foods and drinks, and certain medications.
Your dentist can reverse these effects with the correct treatment and whitening options. Teeth whitening is a safe cosmetic dental procedure that doesn’t damage teeth or gums. Bleaching agents with tooth sensitivity in mind are painless while providing long-lasting results.
Over the counter teeth whitening treatment that you find in supermarkets and drugstores is usually not as long-lasting as professional options. Expert teeth whitening from a dentist brightens your teeth by many shades in a single visit. Learn more about the in-office and at-home teeth whitening options we offer below.
Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment in Philadelphia
For comfortable stain-removing treatment, look no further than Dr. Drew Shulman’s Philadelphia office. Before treatment, Dr. Shulman will check your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals to ensure that teeth whitening is right for you.
If you have deep stains on your teeth that don’t take to professional teeth whitening, you may benefit from other cosmetic services. Porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and tooth bonding are all great options that can improve the look of dark teeth.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment
Dr. Shulman uses Philips Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening to help patients get the bright and white teeth that they deserve. The Zoom!™ whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. Then, he will apply the whitening gel and activate it with a special curing light. If you are happy with the results, we will move to the next step.
Next, Dr. Shulman will conduct a five-minute fluoride treatment to clean the teeth. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure while the gel works its magic. The Zoom!™ treatment is able to whiten teeth up to 8 shades within an hour. This option is ideal if you want to get a whiter smile fast. Most patients seek this treatment to prepare for an important event coming up, such as a wedding.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Treatment
This convenient whitening solution can help patients see whiter teeth in about 10 to 14 days. For at-home teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Shulman will provide you with bleaching trays which are custom-fit to your teeth. You will need to schedule an office visit with Dr. Shulman so that he can create the molds for the whitening trays. The flexible tooth trays will hold the bleaching gel. You can also wear removable trays during sleep.
The custom trays work to keep saliva out, as that can mess up the whitening process. With the custom fit, we can minimize the risk of the bleaching agent coming into contact with the gums and soft tissues of your mouth. You won’t have to worry about lasting sensitivity in the teeth and surrounding area. Dr. Shulman will give you a length of time each day to wear your trays. Each patient gets a personal treatment plan to meet their individual dental goals.
To keep teeth white and bright, brush and floss twice a day. Be sure to schedule dental appointments twice a year for a tooth cleaning.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
What if my teeth don’t take to teeth whitening?
Yellowish stains, such as those caused by coffee and soda, mostly respond to teeth whitening well. However, brown or gray-hued teeth often do not respond well to bleaching. Also, teeth whitening procedures do not affect tooth-colored bonding or porcelain crowns.
You may want to consider alternative options, such as porcelain veneers. A quick consultation with Dr. Shulman can help you decide what your best option is, and provide you with your brightest and whitest smile.
Is teeth whitening at the dentist permanent?
No. All teeth whitening procedures, even at the dentist, are not permanent treatments. Teeth stain over time; this is a natural process. No one can provide permanent teeth whitening, so beware of scams offering permanent treatments.
Avoid eating foods that can stain your teeth like coffee, wine, soda, and berries. Also avoid smoking to keep your teeth perfectly white after teeth whitening treatment at the dentist. You will need follow-up treatments to keep your teeth white for a while. It is key to eat a varied diet and drink plenty of water to maintain strong, healthy teeth.
Will I have permanent tooth sensitivity after teeth whitening?
No. Tooth sensitivity after a teeth whitening procedure is only temporary. This is a natural occurrence because teeth whitening treatments expose fresh tooth enamel. Your enamel will take a couple of hours to adjust to the environment. This is rare, but call us if sensitivity does not go away after a couple of days.
Do you want a whiter and brighter smile? Get the professional teeth whitening treatment you deserve. Call our Philadelphia office today at (215) 372-1142 or request an appointment online anytime.