Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with our simple professional whitening procedure. One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments that Dr. David J. Weinstock offers is teeth whitening in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Our teeth naturally darken over time. Certain things such as red wine, coffee, and smoking will contribute to tooth discoloration. Professional teeth whitening is an easy and efficient way to whiten your teeth and brighten your smile.
About Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can be used for a variety of cosmetic smile corrections. For increased confidence in appearance, whitening technology allows us to improve the appearance of yellowing, aging, or stained teeth. We can even tackle tough stains such as chemical damage to teeth. Using the latest in whitening technology, we can offer a safe method for creating a beautiful, brilliant smile.
However, there are some stains that may not respond to any type of teeth whitening. We offer other types of cosmetic dentistry treatments to treat these types of stains. In these cases of extreme tooth discoloration, even professional teeth whitening is not be the answer. Dental crowns or porcelain veneers may be your best choice. Even though over-the-counter whitening agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies, they may not be effective or safe. Some of these products can cause harm to the gums and teeth. It is better to use professional teeth whitening because of the many benefits it offers. In our office, we always take preventative measures to ensure that no damage occurs while undergoing whitening treatment.
Benefits of Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening offers significantly better benefits compared to store bought products. It is safe for patients of any age, and delivers faster, more noticeable results. Your dentist can use a higher concentration of the bleaching agent to ensure an effective treatment, and deliver rapid results.
- When you visit a dentist for teeth whitening, they can tailor the treatment to meet individual needs. Your dentist will assess your oral health and ensure that your treatment is safe. If you specific concerns, they can adjust your treatment to accommodate them. This is not possible with generic, over-the-counter whitening products.
- Professional teeth whitening treatment that is administered from a dentist is safer. Your dentist will use many protective measures to shield your gums and soft tissues from the bleaching gel.
- This will minimize your risk of irritation and sensitivity. Also, they will monitor your progress to ensure a secure and clean environment.
- Professional whitening products have a higher concentration of bleaching agents so the results typically last longer. Your dentist will also employ advanced techniques to ensure the longevity of your whiter, brighter teeth.
- Lastly, a professional whitening treatment will deliver evenly distributed results. Your smile will simply look better when it is administered or overseen by a trained dental professional. A brighter, better looking smile will significantly boost your confidence, positively impacting social and professional interactions.
Professional Teeth Whitening in Bala Cynwyd, PA
There are two whitening options that we have incorporated into our practice to whiten our patients’ teeth: the Zoom Advanced in office treatment and take home tray whitening technique. We perform Zoom Advanced teeth whitening at our Bala Cynwyd, PA cosmetic dentistry office in a single 45-minute session, after which our patients have achieved dramatically whiter teeth. Zoom Whitening can brighten patients’ teeth by up to 8 shades. Our home tray technique provides the same excellent whitening effects as Zoom Advanced, but results take two to four weeks to become apparent. This whitening treatment is done within the comfort of patients’ homes, using a lower-strength whitening agent over a longer course of time.
Zoom® Advanced Teeth Whitening
Zoom® Advanced is one of the most advanced teeth whitening systems available. A quick Zoom® Advanced treatment whitens teeth an average of eight shades with a significantly reduced chance of post-procedural tooth sensitivity.
To perform the Zoom® Advanced procedure, your cosmetic dentist will first cover up your gums to prevent them from being exposed to any whitening agents. Then he will apply the hydrogen peroxide-based Zoom!® Whitening Gel to your teeth. Next, he exposes your teeth to the special Zoom!® light, which causes the gel to break down and erase stains from your teeth. The procedure is completely safe and provides astonishing results after just 45 minutes. With Zoom!® Whitening patients can brighten their smile by up to 8 shades in less than an hour’s visit to our office.
Following the Zoom® Advanced in office teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Weinstock will provide you with Zoom!® Take-Home Gel for occasional touch-ups, and he’ll give you full instructions for caring for your teeth so that they maintain their pearly whiteness. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our office. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Professional At-Home Tray Whitening Technique
Our home tray whitening technique is safe, quick, and inexpensive. Just let us know at any appointment if you would like to begin whitening. An impression is taken to make a specialized “mouthguard” or “tray” to hold the whitening agent against the teeth. In only a few days your custom whitening trays will be ready for you to have fit.
We provide you with a special whitening agent that you put into your clear, almost invisible trays. The material is used each night for about one to two hours for a number of weeks. With only a few hours of wear per day, this special whitening agent bubbles stains and discoloration right out of your tooth enamel in a very short amount of time.
At the end of your treatments, a significant improvement to your teeth’s shade will occur. In some cases, the change is nothing short of brilliant. This process works without altering the structure of the teeth or existing dental work in any way. When your teeth reach the brightness you want, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile.
Instructions for Successful At-Home Tooth Whitening
- Brush and floss teeth before inserting tray.
- Dispense a small dot of gel on the bottom front side of each tooth as well.
- If gel oozes out of the tray, wipe excess off gums with a finger.
- After whitening, brush teeth and rinse out the whitening tray.
Professional Teeth Whitening FAQs
Do you have further questions about your whitening options and our whitening services? Continue reading to find answers to frequently asked questions in our office.
How long does a take home whitening kit take to whiten teeth?
The home tray whitening process takes approximately two to four weeks depending on the intensity of discoloration of your teeth. This varies from person to person, however, two to four weeks and a general estimate of when your take-home whitening kit should begin to reveal results. In some cases it may take longer if your teeth are severely stained, or if the staining is intrinsic.
Why do my teeth look ultra white after completing my whitening treatment?
Your teeth may seem too white when you first complete your whitening treatments. This is completely normal and is not something to worry about. They will rebound and then attain their new, stable shade about two weeks after treatment.
Will I have to re-whiten my teeth?
Some patients never need to re-whiten their teeth after treatment. However, if your teeth seem to be diminishing in whiteness, it is possible to do a one or two-night touch-up every four to six months. Extra gel for boosting your result may be purchased from our office and may help you to be able to do touchups at home, without the need of scheduling another whitening appointment in our office.
What should I do if teeth whitening did not work?
There are some stains that will not respond to any type of teeth whitening. In these cases, your dentist will recommend a permanent cosmetic dentistry treatment. We also offer porcelain veneers, dental bonding, and dental crowns. These treatment will essentially cover up the stained tooth. Each treatment will be color matched to blend in with the rest of your smile for a natural appearance.
Book a Consultation for Teeth Whitening in Bala Cynwyd, PA
To book your teeth whitening appointment, call (215) 857-8054. We also offer an online form that you can fill out to request an appointment.