Do your dull or yellow teeth make you feel self-conscious about your smile? Professional teeth whitening services can lighten and brighten your smile with just one treatment. Dr. Steve Gilbert and Dr. Carlos Velez, your Philadelphia, PA, dentists at Gilbert Dental Care, share some information that will help you decide if teeth whitening is the right choice for you.
Teeth whitening removes deep stains
Brushing your teeth removes surface stains, but brushing alone isn't effective if stains have penetrated your enamel. Although enamel is very strong, it's also porous and stains if exposed to brightly colored liquids or foods. Years of consuming coffee, tea, wine, cola, sports drinks, cherries and blueberries can dull your smile. In fact, anything that can stain a white tablecloth can stain your teeth. Whitening is very effective in removing these deep stains.
Professional teeth whitening offers noticeable results
Although the stores are full of products that claim to white your teeth, none of them work as well as the products available to your Philadelphia dentist. Professional teeth whitening agents are not only stronger, but also gentler and longer lasting. Depending on the over-the-counter method you use, your teeth may be lighter for a few weeks to a year. After professional whitening treatment, your teeth will be three to eight shades whiter and may remain brighter for three or more years.
Teeth whitening treatment offers quick results
When you use store-bought whitening kits, you often have to use the products for weeks before you notice a difference in your smile. Professional teeth whitening treatment usually only takes one session.
Teeth whitening is safe
Gum and root irritation can be a problem when you use drugstore whitening products, particularly if the product uses bulky trays that don't fit your teeth perfectly. If you've ever tried these products and decided that the results weren't worth the pain, it's time you tried professional whitening. Before applying the whitening agent, your dentist applies a barrier that protects these sensitive areas very effectively.
Would you like to learn more about teeth whitening. Call Philadelphia, PA, dentists Drs. Gilbert and Velez at Gilbert Dental Care at (215) 972-0406. Say goodbye to dull, discolored teeth with teeth whitening!