Teeth Whitening options in Allentown, PA
Are you embarrassed by your yellow or stained teeth? Although it probably took years for your smile to become dull, it only takes one professional tooth whitening session to improve the appearance of your teeth. Dr. Robert Sanford, your Allentown, PA dentist at Stanford Center for Total Health Dentistry, shares the advantages of professional teeth whitening.
What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening kits are available in practically every drug, grocery, and discount store in the country. Although these kits can help lighten your teeth, professional whitening offers several important benefits you just won't get with a do-it-yourself kit, such as:
- Impressive Results: It's not unusual to feel a little disappointed after using a store-bought kit, particularly if your smile looks nothing like the photographs on the front of the package. When you choose professional teeth whitening, you can expect your teeth to be three to eight shades whiter after treatment.
- Quick Results: Kits often require you to use the product several times a week for weeks at a time. Professional whitening only takes one one-hour visit to your dentist's office. If you would like your teeth to be a little whiter, you can always return for an additional session or two.
- Reduced Sensitivity: Teeth whitening agents can irritate your sensitive gums and roots and cause pain for several days after you use a whitening product. Before the whitening process begins, your Allentown dentist applies a protective gel to your gums and roots. He also uses retractors to pull your cheeks and lips away from your teeth, protecting these sensitive tissues from irritation.
- Versatility: Take advantage of professional strength whitening at your dentist's office or at home, if you prefer. If you choose at-home whitening, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth. The impression will be used to create custom-made whitening trays that you'll use whenever it's convenient for you. You'll simply fill the trays with the whitening agent and place them in your mouth.
Why Do Patients Desire Whiter Teeth?
Your teeth are the first thing that people notice when you talk or smile. That’s why patients spend over $11 billion each year on whitening solutions. Surveys have found that the vast majority of people believe that an attractive, white smile makes you more successful socially, professionally, and romantically. Senior patients often desire whiter teeth because it makes them look younger, vibrant, and healthy.
Teeth Whitening Options
There are a number of possible options for patients to explore when they want whiter teeth. Some people choose to go for over the counter products which include whitening strips, trays, and mouthwashes. The problem with these solutions is that they’re often difficult to use and usually take a long time to produce results. For instance, OTC whitening trays take weeks to work and are messy to deal with on a daily basis. Patients who want reliable and immediate whitening results opt for treatment at a dentist’s office.
Professional Teeth Whitening
When patients want a reliable and fast solution for discolored teeth, they can get results in just 60-90 minutes at Dr. Robert Sanford’s dental practice in Allentown. Using a high-powered whitening solution (commonly made of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide), Dr. Sanford can improve the color of a patient’s teeth by up to eight shades. Once the whitening session is complete, the results will last for six months to as long as two years.
Do you want brighter & whiter teeth?
Call Sanford Center For Total Health Dentistry in Allentown, PA at (610) 820-6000 to learn more about professional teeth whitening!
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