One of the quickest ways to enjoy an instant smile makeover is with professional teeth whitening. It is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Doray offers two whitening options so you can choose which best fits your needs and goals. We only use carefully selected professional tooth whitening brands that yield optimal results with minimal sensitivity to teeth and gums.
For the best results, you should choose professional teeth whitening versus the over the counter options. Professional whitening can be customized by your dentist to meet your goals. It is also more effective and there is much less risk of tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening. Our office offers custom-fit whitening trays to ensure even whitening and protection of your gums.
We understand the temptation of the many cheap options you can purchase in the store but professional teeth whitening is the safest option that will yield better results. The results will be predictable and noticeable faster.
Which Type of Teeth Whitening is Best For You?
Our dentist in Philadelphia, PA offers deep bleaching for patients who are interested in getting the most dramatic results possible. Deep bleaching uses a combination of two to three in-office teeth bleaching treatments along with take-home treatments. What makes deep bleaching different is it offers significant teeth whitening even for patients with very dark teeth or tetracycline staining.
Deep bleaching works by restoring the ability of your teeth to absorb oxygen. The oxygen from the deep bleaching gel is absorbed deeply into the tooth, dissolving stain molecules and whitening teeth to previously unattainable levels. The results of deep bleaching last longer than more conventional teeth whitening methods.
Take-home professional teeth whitening is popular because of its convenience and affordability. This safe and simple treatment is more effective than over the counter teeth whitening products and less expensive than our other whitening procedures.
An impression of your teeth is taken to craft custom teeth whitening trays. Dr. Doray will walk you through the process, showing you how to apply the tooth-whitening gel and discussing the amount of time your bleaching trays should be worn each day to achieve your desired results. At-home teeth whitening is also great for touch ups, accelerating other whitening methods and maintaining your beautiful white smile after any whitening treatment.
Are There Other Ways to Whiten Teeth?
Unfortunately, some people’s teeth will not respond to teeth whitening. There are various reasons why teeth can darken. Drinking coffee, red wine or tea, using tobacco, and aging are the typical reasons teeth will become stained. There are also internal factors such as tooth damage or medications that will cause your teeth to stain.
These types of stains will most likely not respond to professional whitening. Our expert cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your oral health and lifestyle habits at your consultation. If it is determined by one of our dentists that teeth whitening will not work for you, we will recommend other options.
Teeth whitening FAQs
What other types of teeth whitening options are available?
We offer affordable porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and tooth bonding as alternative options for teeth that do not respond well to traditional whitening treatments.
Will teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?
Some patients may experience temporary tooth sensitivity after getting their teeth whitened. This should subside in a few days. It is only temporary and nothing to worry about. If it lasts for more than a week, call us for recommendations.
What is better: teeth whitening at the dentist, or teeth whitening kits from a retail store?
It depends on how long you want it to last, and quickly you want to have white teeth. Your best option is to leave it to our experienced dentist before considering retail options. Professional teeth whitening is a lot more effective and safer than other options.
Does insurance pay for teeth whitening?
No. The cost of the teeth whitening treatments are not covered by dental insurance. Dental insurance providers do not view this cosmetic treatment ass necessary. Although, we do provide financing options to help our patients afford great dental care.