Teeth Whitening in Philadelphia, PA
No matter how well you care for your teeth, it's inevitable that you will notice some yellowing or discoloration as you age. However, just because a dull smile is a factor of aging, it doesn't mean you have to live with it!
At the office of Debra V. Irvin, DDS, we understand that it’s important to have a bright smile that helps you feel confident about your appearance. We offer in-office whitening and professional take-home teeth whitening trays that are convenient, easy to use, and produce beautiful results.
In just two weeks, you can expect to see a brighter, more vibrant smile!
Why Your Teeth Discolor
Have you noticed that, as you age, it's more of a challenge to keep your teeth bright and white than it used to be? If so, you’re not alone.
It’s a fact of life that during the aging process our bodies and our health change. Even if you follow the same oral hygiene routine, you may notice that you can no longer maintain your bright, youthful smile.
This is because daily wear and tear on our teeth slowly erodes the dental enamel and exposes more of the dentin beneath the surface. Dentin is naturally a dark yellow color and causes the teeth to appear dull and yellow compared to healthy new teeth.
Your teeth will also appear stained because of the stain-producing foods and drinks you consume. These include blueberries, colas, coffee, tea, and red wine, all of which take a toll on the whiteness of your smile. Tobacco products are the worst culprits – they can produce severe staining that’s difficult to remove, even with professional teeth whitening products.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Our professional teeth whitening treatment works quickly and produces dramatic results. We start with an in-office treatment to jump-start the whitening process. This appointment takes less than an hour, and you won't believe how great your smile looks! But we don't stop there. As part of your whitening treatment, you will also receive a set of professional whitening gel and customized trays.
Just place the prescription-strength gel in the trays and wear them every day for about two weeks. Many of our patients achieve whitening of about six shades with our professional customized treatment!
Don't be fooled by store-bought kits that promise dramatic results. They may seem cost-effective in the short term, but you simply won’t see the same results as you would with professional whitening. There are two reasons for this. First, the gel that Dr. Irvin prescribes is stronger than anything that’s available over-the-counter. Second, our kits include customized trays that are made using impressions of your teeth. Unlike store-bought kits, these trays cover all surfaces evenly, for beautiful, consistent whitening.
Schedule Your Next Appointment
To produce the best results, Dr. Irvin always recommends a professional cleaning before whitening. A cleaning clears away plaque and tartar on your teeth and leaves a clean surface that makes your whitening much more efficient.
Whether it’s time for your next cleaning or you would like more information about our customized teeth whitening solution, please call our Philadelphia dental office!