Where would you be without your smile? Keeping it bright and healthy pays big dividends in self-confidence and vibrant health. At Gilbert Dental Care in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Steven Gilbert and Dr. Carlos Velez offer teeth whitening, one of the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatments available today. Learn how professional whitening keeps your valuable smile looking great.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening from our Philadelphia office removes the stubborn stains from deep inside your tooth enamel where organic material sticks and hides. Dark beverages and foods, the aging process, and tobacco usage all dull and discolor the hard outer layer of your teeth. Simple brushing and flossing helps, but they cannot return your smile to the youthful, bright look it once had.
Additionally, over-the-counter whitening products such as toothpastes, strips, and rinses, somewhat help, but often leave teeth and gums uncomfortably sensitive. Gilbert Dental Care, on the other hand, presents patients with a better alternative: professional teeth whitening
Professional teeth whitening at your dentist's office uses a super-concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel to remove staining organic material from tooth surfaces. Available as a one-hour, in-office service, or as an at-home treatment, professional whitening improves tooth color by up to eight shades, and the results really last.
Is Whitening Right for You?
Your dentist allows patients without decay or gum disease to undergo whitening treatments. Whitening may also accompany other cosmetic services, such as bonding or veneers, to completely recreate your look. You and your dentist will agree as to what treatments are best for you, your busy schedule, and your budget.
If you want super-fast results, in-office whitening is the way to go. Your hygienist will protect your lips and tongue with a plastic damage, apply the gel, and allow it to penetrate your teeth. The gel will then be rinsed off and re-applied as necessary. In total. your whitening takes an hour, and you'll leave Gilbert Dental Care with a new smile.
At-home whitening takes about a week of daily applications via custom-made acrylic trays. The results are similar to the in-office variety, and both last indefinitely if you:
- Brush twice a day according to American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines
- Floss daily to eliminate plaque
- See Dr. Gilbert or Dr. Velez twice a year for check-ups and hygienic cleanings
- Reduce your intake of coffee, tea, and other staining foods
- Stop smoking or chewing tobacco
Interested? Contact our Philadelphia Office Today!
You can say goodbye to dingy teeth when you come to Gilbert Dental Care for professional whitening. Call (215) 972-0406 today to explore the possibilities!