Turn Back the Clock on Your Smile
When you compare your current smile with photos of your younger self, do your teeth look duller now than they used to? If you envision what a youthful smile looks like, chances are that you picture a clean, bright set of teeth. Unfortunately, teeth are susceptible to staining and wear, impacting the color of your teeth and your confidence, but you don’t have to live with yellow, older-looking teeth. At Dental Innovations, we have proven treatments that can restore your brilliant, captivating smile to its former glory.
Why do teeth stain?
Although your teeth’s luster can naturally fade as you age, there are things that can significantly speed up the process or worsen the discoloration. Some of these causes include the following:
- Highly pigmented drinks and foods like coffee, chocolate, red wine, and tomato sauce.
- Using tobacco products.
- Bruxism, or the habit of grinding your teeth while you sleep.
- Certain medications.
- Failure to visit our Montgomeryville office regularly for cleanings.
- Poor oral hygiene.
What are the types of teeth whitening?
Although some minor surface stains can be removed with more mild whitening treatments, such as those found at the store, other stains go deeper into the tooth’s enamel and therefore require a stronger concentration of peroxide. At Dental Innovations, we offer two ways to remove set-in stains from your teeth using this professional-grade solution.
If you prefer the convenience of store-bought whitening treatments, you can use our powerful take-home whitening kits for about two weeks. In this short amount of time, you can achieve the dramatic results you want without having to leave your own home.
If you’d like to see your teeth up to eight shades whiter in a short period of time, to prepare for an important event for example, we can perform a quick procedure in our office using our EPIC Laser. This special laser hyper activates the whitening solution, bleaching away stubborn stains. In about an hour, you can have a significantly brighter, more confident smile.
How long do teeth whitening results typically last?
Because teeth are porous, they can reabsorb stains even after they’ve been whitened. The lifespan of your whitening treatment will greatly depend on you and your lifestyle choices. For example, if you smoke, drink coffee every day, or do the things that cause teeth discoloration in the first place, your bright smile may not last as long as you’d like. However, it’s impossible to avoid all the things that can stain your teeth, so it’s important to do the following:
- Brush and floss your teeth every day.
- Visit Dental Innovations for checkups and cleanings every six months.
- Use fluoridated toothpaste and other oral products.
- Perform touch-up treatments as needed with our take-home whitening kit.
Are you ready to revitalize your smile? Contact Dental Innovations and schedule your consultation today.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Compared to all of our other cosmetic dentistry services, teeth whitening in Montgomeryville is among the most popular treatments that we offer, and it’s not hard to see why. Our professional bleaching gel can erase years and years of dental stains in a short amount of time. Not to mention, it’s exponentially more effective than most whitening products that are available over the counter. To help you decide whether you’re interested in turning back the clock on your smile, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions about teeth whitening.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
If you’ve tried store-bought teeth whitening kits, you may have experienced irritation in your gums, tongue, or cheek. Bleaching gel can notoriously irritate the soft tissues in your mouth, especially in one-size-fits-all products that aren’t contoured to the specific shape of your teeth. Additionally, some of the materials used can erode the enamel of your teeth, revealing more of the underlying dentin. This can actually make your teeth appear more yellow than before.
By contrast, all of the ingredients in our teeth whitening treatment have been thoroughly tested and proved to be safe. The gel permeates your enamel and breaks down stains without damaging your teeth. Furthermore, the take-home trays are personalized to fit your teeth and prevent the bleaching gel from coming into contact with your soft tissues.
Will Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?
Over-the-counter whitening products can also make your teeth sensitive. Rest assured that our dentists formulate the bleaching gel to minimize sensitivity. Your teeth shouldn’t be any more sensitive after your whitening treatment than they were beforehand.
If you happen to experience any sensitivity, it should be very minor, and should only last for a couple of days at the most.
Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Generally, as long as your mouth is free of health problems like cavities or gum infections, you might be eligible for teeth whitening. However, each situation is unique. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Montgomeryville.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
The price for teeth whitening can vary greatly based on a number of factors. For instance, our take-home whitening typically costs less than in-office treatment, but you also won’t achieve results as quickly. It’s important to note that professional whitening costs more than over-the-counter alternatives, but when it comes to dentistry, you get what you pay for. If you truly want dazzling results that last, it’s worth investing in our personalized treatment.
Because teeth whitening is an elective procedure, the majority of dental insurance carriers won’t cover the cost. However, our practice is in-network with many popular insurance companies, and we’ll gladly look over your plan to determine whether you qualify for coverage. If you need additional assistance paying for your newly brightened smile, we can help you apply for a low-interest loan through the third-party financing company CareCredit.