Considering whitening your teeth? This treatment is a painless and effective way to improve your appearance while maintaining your budget, especially if you're new to cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Tyler Sorenson and Dr. Diana Silva of Jenkintown Dental Associates in Jenkintown, PA, offer this service to turn patients' smiles from dull to dazzling—read on to learn how!
How teeth whitening works
Stains aren't just located on the surface of your teeth. They are actually made of particles that have embedded themselves in the tiny nooks and crannies of enamel, making them impossible to brush or rinse away. When enough of them build up, your teeth will appear yellow or brown in color. However, when you visit your Jenkintown dentist for a cosmetic whitening procedure, those particles are broken up into even smaller bits by the peroxide-based whitening gel, a procedure that also oxygenates the teeth with tiny bubbles that virtually lift the stains out of their hiding places. The result is a smile that can be up to 10 shades brighter than before!
Professional vs. DIY whitening
There's a great deal of satisfaction in learning how to do projects yourself while saving money in the process. However, when it comes to teeth whitening, the best results aren't usually achieved from taking the cheaper, DIY route. That's because the products that you find on the shelves at pharmacies and grocery stores don't have the same concentration of peroxide as those offered by your Jenkintown cosmetic dentist. Unlike professional-grade products, the over-the-counter whitening gels, strips, and toothpastes take several weeks or months of diligent usage to show any results, and even then, the DIY whitening results are quite lackluster compared to a professional job.
Interested? Give us a call!
To set up a professional whitening treatment from Dr. Silva or Dr. Sorenson, contact Jenkintown Dental Associates in Jenkintown, PA, today at (215) 886-2401. Our friendly scheduling staff will be happy to get you started on the road to a brighter, more beautiful smile!