Teeth whitening is one of the most frequently requested procedures in cosmetic dentistry because it is quick, effective and relatively inexpensive.
Chester Springs dentist Jason Petkevis, DMD offers convenient options for restoring your natural bright smile with teeth whitening. Choose from in-office treatment, at home treatment, or a combination of the two. We only use carefully selected professional tooth whitening brands that yield optimal results with minimal sensitivity to teeth and gums. Sometimes our patients have teeth that are very severely stained and teeth whitening is not effective. For those patients, Dr. Petkevis also offers porcelain veneers.
In Office Teeth Whitening
For patients who want to “boost” their teeth whitening and see immediate results, in office teeth whitening is a great option. These results are usually delivered in about an hour and will give you a foundation for your at home efforts.
In office teeth whitening is great for special occasions such as weddings, graduations and job interviews.
At Home Teeth Whitening
At home teeth whitening is very convenient for patients. This type of treatment includes a custom fit professional whitening tray. This customized appliance assures that the whitening gel will be administered evenly and properly without causing damage to the gums or tooth enamel.
At home teeth whitening treatment takes place over a number of weeks where the trays are worn either during the day or overnight, depending on the patient, for a set amount of time.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How much does teeth whitening cost?
The cost of teeth whitening depends on the type of treatment you select. In general, at home teeth whitening costs less than in-office treatment.
How long does teeth whitening last?
How long teeth whitening lasts depends on your maintenance and oral health routine post treatment. You may choose to avoid dark foods and beverage (such as coffee, tea and soda) after treatment to prevent teeth from staining or darkening. Teeth may require periodic touch-ups to maintain their initial bright white appearance.
Are there any teeth whitening side effects?
As with any treatment, there are some teeth whitening side effects. Most frequently, patients report mild to moderate tooth sensitivity. Teeth whitening can also cause irritation to the gums or other soft tissue in the mouth. Teeth whitening side effects generally subside within 1 to 3 days following treatment and most patients experience no side effects at all.