For most of us, holiday time is picture-taking time. If your smile is looking dull or dingy you may consider a teeth whitening treatment. Having a whiter brighter smile can be easily achieved in a safe, affordable and painless procedure either at home or in office at Dental Distinction with family dentist Jason Petkevis, DMD.
Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Most tooth discoloration is caused by age in addition to dark foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, soda and wine. Other contributing factors include smoking and tobacco products, poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions.
Dr. Petkevis offers in-office professional teeth whitening, a take home kit or a combination of both to boost your smile. The in office treatment is a quick and convenient procedure that can whiten teeth up to eight shades lighter in less than an hour giving you immediate results. Many patients choose to “jump start” their whitening program in office and continue with follow-up treatments at home.
At home teeth whitening with Dr. Petkevis is customized to give you a professional quality treatment without causing damage to gums or tooth enamel giving you a superior result compared to over the counter methods. Professional teeth whitening offers a higher concentration of active ingredients needed for drastic results that is only available through a dentist office. The custom fit teeth bleaching trays distribute gel to the teeth evenly for uniform results. There is also limited contact with the gums, a common concern of patients.
In addition to a whiter smile, these procedures can decrease the risk of gum disease and tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel and gums. This results in higher cavity protection and less sensitivity. With good oral hygiene, results can last up to a year, while also preventing additional dental care costs to repair, replace and treat damaged teeth and gums subjected to deep stains.
Get your smile camera-ready in 2015 with a safe and effective teeth whitening procedure. Contact Dr. Petkevis of Chester Springs, PA to learn more and schedule your consultation.