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Lansdale Teeth Whitening

Hand holding laser teeth whitening toolIf 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.

Why Teeth Stain

Patient’s smile prepared for teeth whitening treatmentThere 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:

How Professional Teeth Whitening Changes Your Smile

Man receiving laser teeth whiteningStore 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.

EPIC Laser & At-Home Teeth Whitening

Woman receiving laser teeth whiteningWe 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.

Maintaining Your Results

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.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

man in tie smiling after teeth whitening in LansdaleIf you’ve been consistently disappointed with over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments, you might benefit from a professional treatment here at Brookwood Dental Associates. We use a bleaching gel several times more potent than anything you can find in stores or online. However, you might have some questions about the finer details of the procedure, which is perfectly understandable. That’s why we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening down below. If you have a question about whitening that you don’t see answered on this page, then just contact us and ask!

Does Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

While store-bought whitening can commonly result in sensitivity by irritating the gums and teeth, professional teeth whitening in Lansdale shouldn’t cause any issue. We can adjust the strength of the bleaching gel accordingly to prevent your teeth from becoming sensitive. In addition, we isolate the teeth to keep the gel from irritating the soft tissues in your mouth. If you do experience any sensitivity following treatment, keep in mind that it should pass after a couple of days. In the meantime, we recommend using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth.

Will Teeth Whitening Affect My Existing Dental Work?

Even professional teeth whitening shouldn’t have any effect on restorations like fillings, veneers, or crowns. However, it may temporarily reduce the strength of the bond between your restoration and your tooth. For this reason, it’s best for us to first discuss the risks of getting teeth whitening when you have dental work prior to undergoing treatment.

Does Whitening Toothpaste Work?

Whitening toothpastes usually only remove stains from the surface of the teeth, but they don’t actually change the color of the teeth themselves. For actual results, you’re better off investing in professional teeth whitening from us here at Brookwood Dental Associates.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Yes, multiple studies have confirmed that professional teeth whitening is safe and not toxic in the slightest. This is because your dentists closely monitor and control the amount of the bleaching gel to which your teeth are exposed. The only danger that comes from teeth whitening is if you use too many over-the-counter products in too short a time period. This can irritate your soft tissue and cause tooth sensitivity. For this reason, it’s much better to undergo professional whitening treatment.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Most people who wish to brighten their smiles by a few shades are good candidates for professional teeth whitening from our Lansdale office. However, since teeth whitening is a purely cosmetic treatment, we generally ask that our patients’ teeth and gums be free of infection before undergoing whitening. If you have cavities or gum disease, we must address those issues prior to brightening the shade of your teeth.

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