Teeth Whitening in Newtown Square, PA
How would you like to have a whiter, brighter smile in about an hour? Teeth whitening helps remove years of stains and discoloration to brighten your teeth and enhance your smile. It’s one of the fastest and most affordable methods of cosmetic dentistry.
Our team at Premier Dental of Edgmont Square provides two types of teeth whitening to help you achieve beautiful results. One you can do right in our office and it takes about an hour. The other is a take-home product that you wear for about 15 minutes a day for ten days.
Both can be very effective in whitening your teeth, especially when applied after a teeth cleaning. A professional teeth cleaning will remove any food particles and bacteria that can contribute to tooth stains. Think of it as beginning with a blank canvas.
Zoom® Teeth Whitening: Whiten Your Teeth during Your Appointment
Premier Dental of Edgmont Square is proud to offer Zoom® Teeth Whitening to brighten your smile while you’re in our office. Zoom is the most requested professional teeth whitening brand in America. Zoom Teeth Whitening uses a high-concentration whitening agent that is not available over-the-counter. It’s a fast, effective, and pain-free way to whiten teeth. Most people see their teeth whiten immediately – up to eight shades in less than an hour.
After confirming you don’t have any cavities or gum disease, either our hygienist or our dentist will assess your current tooth color. Then the dental professional will apply the teeth whitening to your teeth and turn on a special light to activate the ingredients. The process is comfortable, and the results can be dramatic. Best of all, it’s hassle-free. You walk out of our dentist office with a whiter smile than when you came in.
Whiten Your Teeth at Home with Opalescence Go®
If you prefer to whiten your teeth at home, ask us about Opalescence Go. Opalescence Go is a professional-strength teeth whitening product; you can only get it from dentists.
Opalescence Go is short for whitening on-the-go. As the name implies, it’s very convenient. You don’t have impressions made or have to wait for custom trays to be created. Instead, it’s ready to use right out of the package.
Opalescence Go contains comfortable trays that are pre-filled with the whitening material. You simply bite gently into the tray, suck down to secure the whitening material against your teeth, then remove the colored outer tray. The safe, effective whitening ingredients won’t leak on to your gums or cause any discomfort.
Opalescence Go comes in different strengths. Most people prefer the 15% concentration of hydrogen peroxide because you only need to wear the whitening trays for 15 to 20 minutes a day. The take-home whitening kit contains a 10-day supply of trays.
It’s an easy way to whiten teeth in less than two weeks.
What Causes Tooth Stains?
To understand what causes tooth stains, it helps to understand the anatomy of a tooth. The hard outer layer is called the enamel, and the middle layer is called the dentin. The color of your teeth is created by the reflection of light off the enamel and the color of the dentin beneath.
Every one’s teeth are different. Your genetic make-up determines the thickness and smoothness of the enamel of your teeth. If the enamel is thin, it allows the color of the dentin under the enamel to show through. As we age, the enamel tends to thin out, and the dentin tends to get darker.
Plus, tooth enamel is porous, not completely solid. That allows a variety of food, beverages, and other materials to soak into the enamel and affect its color.
The most common reasons for tooth stains are:
- Tobacco use
- Drinking dark-colored beverages such as red wine, soda, coffee, and tea
- Poor hygiene
- Certain medications
Brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and drinking water will all help wash away stain-causing foods and liquids.
Why Should I Whiten Teeth Before Getting Crowns or Bridges?
If you are getting a crown made, the dentist will match the color of the artificial tooth to your natural teeth. That’s why it’s recommended you whiten your natural teeth first.
Teeth whitening products do not work on ceramic or porcelain crowns, bridges, dentures, or veneers. The shade of the artificial tooth will remain the same. If the artificial tooth has been color-matched to the non-whitened natural teeth, then it will look darker than the rest of your teeth after you get the natural teeth whitened.
Call Today to Schedule a Teeth Whitening Appointment
Teeth whitening is a fast, effective and affordable way to improve your smile. Call us today at (484) 458-5392 to schedule a time for you to come in to get your teeth whitened.