Do you want a whiter and brighter smile?
Take years off your smile today with professional in-office and convenient at-home teeth whitening. Your dentist in Northeast Philadelphia, PA provides professional teeth whitening services. Darkened, stained, and yellowed teeth can be caused by a variety of factors such as age, smoking habits, staining foods and drinks, and certain medications. These effects may be reversed with the correct treatment. Teeth whitening is a safe cosmetic dental procedure that doesn’t damage teeth or gums. Bleaching agents that are crafted with tooth sensitivity in mind are painless while providing long-lasting results.
Over the counter teeth whitening treatment that is found in supermarkets and drugstores is usually not effective enough to whiten teeth. Professional teeth whitening overseen by a dentist can lighten teeth by multiple shades. Learn more about the in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments we offer below.
Professional Tooth Whitening Treatment in Philadelphia
For comfortable stain-removing treatment, look no further than Dr. Drew Shulman’s Philadelphia office. Before treatment, Dr. Shulman will evaluate your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals to ensure that teeth whitening treatment is right for you. If your teeth are deeply stained and don’t take to professional teeth whitening treatment, you may benefit from other cosmetic restorations. Porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and tooth bonding are all great options that can improve the appearance of teeth.
In-Office Teeth Whitening Treatment
Dr. Shulman uses Zoom!™ teeth whitening to help patients get the bright and white teeth they deserve. The Zoom!™ whitening procedure is simple and painless. It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. The whitening gel is applied and then activated by a special curing light. This is followed by a five-minute fluoride treatment to clean teeth. In most cases, teeth get even whiter the first few days after the procedure. The Zoom!™ treatment is able to whiten teeth up to 8 shades within an hour.
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 appointment with Dr. Shulman so that he can create the molds for tooth trays. The flexible tooth trays are used to hold bleaching gel. You can also wear removable trays during sleep for convenience.
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, typically respond to teeth whitening well. However, brown or gray-hued teeth often do not respond well to bleaching. In addition, tooth-colored bonding materials or porcelain crowns are not affected by tooth whitening. You may want to consider alternative options, such as porcelain veneers. A quick consultation with Dr. Shulman can help you determine your best option 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, soda, and 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 perfectly white.
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. That makes your tooth more sensitive until it gets used to the environment after a couple of days. This is rare, but if sensitivity does not go away after a couple of days, call us.
Schedule A Teeth Whitening Consultation
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.