Take years off your smile today with professional in-office and handy at-home teeth whitening. Our cosmetic dentist in Northeast Philadelphia 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 system. 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 that you find in drugstores is not as long-lasting as professional options. However, expert teeth whitening from our 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 treatments, look no further than Dr. Drew Shulman’s Philadelphia dental office. Before treatment, Dr. Shulman will check your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals. He will make sure that teeth whitening is right for you or recommend more relevant treatments.
For example, some deep stains don’t take to professional teeth whitening. So, 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 system to help patients get the bright and white teeth that they are looking for. 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 your teeth. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure while the gel works its magic. The Zoom!™ Teeth Whitening treatment is able to whiten teeth up to 8 shades within an hour.
This option is ideal for getting a whiter smile fast. Most patients seek this in-office 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 prevent the bleaching agent from coming into contact with your 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
Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure at our dental office. Our qualified dentist can provide personalized advice on what type of treatment is right for you and how often you should get it. Read the following list of frequently asked questions about teeth whitening.
How often should I go to the dentist for teeth whitening treatments?
Teeth whitening treatments are a great way to temporarily improve the look of your smile. However, you should understand that no teeth whitening treatment is permanent. We recommend that you visit our dentist every six months for teeth whitening treatments. Frequent visits will keep your results lasting for a long while.
This will help ensure that your teeth remain healthy and white and that we catch any potential problems early on. Additionally, Dr. Shulman can provide advice on how to maintain white teeth and what products are best for your needs.
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. Our goal is to 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. Also, 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.