Teeth Whitening – Bensalem, PA
Remove Stains With
Powerful Professional Whitening
Stains can appear on teeth for a number of reasons, but you shouldn’t have to deal with them just because they’ve found their way into your smile. Store-bought solutions often do not have the same bleaching potential as what you can find in a dental office, and that’s why Perfect Smiles of Bensalem is excited to bring you teeth whitening treatment that actually ensures long-term results. Whether you’d like to whiten teeth in-office or at home, our office can provide both!
Why Choose Perfect Smiles of Bensalem for Teeth Whitening?
- Powerful In-Office Whitening Available
- Convenient and Effective At-Home Whitening Offered
- Strong Bleaching Ingredients Not Available In-Stores
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening done by a professional is in a whole other category for two main reasons: bleaching ingredients and customization. When you choose a one-size-fits-all option from your local pharmacy, you’re not only getting bleaching ingredients that are likely inferior to what you’d find in our office. You’re also missing out on the personalization that comes with visiting a professional for care. Regardless of the method you choose, you can expect your treatment to target your specific stains and dental discolorations upfront.
What are my teeth whitening options?
When you visit our office, you have two options to consider. This includes in-office whitening and take-home whitening, both of which can provide the same results through two different methods.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you’d prefer to whiten teeth in the comfort of your own home, you can do so using professional bleaching ingredients along the way! To apply the gel, all you need to do is inject it into your whitening trays and wear them for a set period of time daily over the next two weeks. These trays evenly cover the gel more than any store-bought method and give you the same brilliance and effectiveness as in-house whitening over a longer treatment period.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
There is no shortage of benefits over whitening your smile with professional treatment rather than store-bought products. However, chances are you have some questions about the finer details of the treatment process. That’s why we’ve answered some of our most frequently asked questions about teeth whitening down below.
Why Do Teeth Become Stained in the First Place?
There are several reasons why the color of your teeth may darken, including:
- Food and drink. Items like coffee, tea, wine, berries, and darkly pigmented sauces can leave behind surface stains on the teeth.
- Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco discolors the teeth.
- Poor oral hygiene. Neglecting to brush and floss after consuming staining foods and beverages cause the staining particles to stick to the teeth.
- Certain antibiotics, like tetracycline, can discolor teeth, especially when taken in youth.
- As you get older, your enamel starts thinning, revealing the yellowish layer of dentin underneath it.
- Damage from a dental injury can cause internal bleeding within the tooth, which results in dark stains.
- Some people are simply genetically predisposed to having darker enamel than others.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
Professional teeth whitening in Bensalem should not present any danger to your teeth. Our dentists can monitor the strength of the bleaching gel so as not to cause any harm to your teeth. We can even use fluoride in our whitening solutions to prevent sensitivity that typically comes with over-the-counter whitening products. These kits and strips can do serious damage to your pearly whites in the long run with continued use. Overall, you’re much better off investing in professional whitening treatments from us rather than purchasing whitening products from the store or online.
How Can I Make My Results Last?
While no teeth whitening treatment is permanent, there are a few things you can do to ensure your results last as long as possible, such as:
- Brushing your teeth with a fluoridated toothpaste twice a day
- Flossing at least once daily (ideally after every meal)
- Keeping consumption of staining foods and drinks to a minimum, and/or brushing right after eating or drinking these items
- Seeing your dentist for a checkup and cleaning twice a year
- Using a take-home whitening kit for a touch-up every few months
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
There is no definitive answer to this question because every case is different. The total cost of your treatment could depend on a few factors, such as the severity of your dental staining, how many teeth you want to whiten, and whether you opt for take-home or in-office whitening. In general, in-office whitening is more expensive than the take-home option, but that is not always the case. The best way to figure out your total cost of treatment is to schedule a consultation with us.