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At Home Teeth Whitening

Teeth bleaching or teeth whitening has proven to be a safe, very effective and economical way of having a brighter, more youthful, and vibrant smile. We utilize an at home teeth whitening process whereby soft plastic molds are custom manufactured to fit your upper and lower teeth. You apply a small amount of the solution to each tray and wear it for several hours during the day or while you sleep.

We will supervise a personalized teeth whitening program that is designed to fit your specific needs to ensure optimal results.

A typical program takes 14 to 21 days to complete. Most of our patients begin to see dramatic changes after the first day. Best of all, there is no tooth preparation or any restorations placed on your teeth.

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Brighten Your Smile Today with Our Personalized Teeth Whitening Program

How Does Tooth Discoloration Happen?

Whitening procedures are a simple and economical way of restoring the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. It is a much less expensive procedure than veneers or crowns and leaves the tooth structure intact. Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. As we age, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances. Internal Stains such as those caused by birth defects, traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis actually begin inside the tooth and bleaching will have little effect on this type of stain.

Why Choose Teeth Whitening?

External stains caused by foods, smoking and liquids can be more easily removed by the bleaching process. More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.

Whitening agents do not work on anything artificial such as crowns, veneers and bonding. Bleaching agents have a difficult time lightening teeth that have brownish or grayish hues to them or badly discolored teeth caused by tetracycline staining. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective (not as much as professional bleaching) as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely.

Teeth whitening is a simple, popular and economical way of enhancing the appearance of your teeth.

For more information on teeth whitening in the Philadelphia and Main Line area, contact our Cosmetic Dentistry practice today (610) 971-2590.