If you’re looking to brighten your smile, you’ve probably checked into over the counter teeth whitening products that line the shelves at your local pharmacy. However, these products do not deliver much, if any, improvement in the color of your teeth. Rather than spending unnecessary time and money on these ineffective solutions, we encourage you to call Brookwood Dental Associates to schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation in our Lansdale dental office. We offer safe, predictable teeth whitening solutions that can brighten smiles as much as ten shades in just one trip to our office.
There are a number of reasons that store bought teeth whitening treatments may not be effective in brightening smiles. One of the most significant is that these solutions do not take into consideration the underlying causes of dental discoloration. In order to make recommendations for effective treatment, we’ll need to first determine what caused the tooth staining. Some common reasons for dental stains include:
Store bought whiteners are ineffective for two main reasons – they lack adequate dosage of active whitening agents and the application methods don’t prevent saliva neutralization. Professional teeth whitening uses significantly higher doses of active whitening agent, and it ensures the whitener can remain active longer by keeping neutralizing saliva off of teeth during treatment.
We offer in-office teeth whitening using the EPIC laser treatment. This laser whitening process takes just a few, short applications in our practice. It allows us to brighten teeth quickly and comfortably, avoiding dental sensitivity that can occur during other types of teeth whitening treatment. We also offer custom at-home teeth whitening kits for patients who want to brighten smiles more gradually and those who want to touch up the results of their epic laser whitening. These systems use custom application trays and professional doses of active whitening agent to brighten smiles in just a few minutes each day.
The results of your teeth whitening treatment should last six to twelve months before you begin to notice new staining. You can increase the longevity of your results and reduce the need for retreatment by keeping the following in mind:
If you want to touch up your results, we can provide professional at-home teeth whitening kits to keep your smile sparkling.