One of the first things that someone notices about you is your smile. By whitening your teeth you can drastically improve the appearance of your teeth, improving confidence and everyday life.
There are many different options that can be used for whitening your teeth. Some of these can be done at home while others are done professionally at a dental office. There are also small changes to your daily habits, nutrition and your oral hygiene regimen at home that can be made in order to decrease staining of your teeth to help them stay bright.
At Philadelphia Dentistry we offer free whitening consultations so that Dr. Ken Cirka and Dr. Jessica Meier can evaluate your teeth and discuss your options and determine the best course of action for you to whiten your teeth.
There are many things in our diets that can damage the teeth and cause them to pick up staining more easily. These include soda, tea, coffee, smoking, and anything that is acidic in your diet. You do not need to completely cut these things out of your diet; however, there are things you can do to prevent the damage from happening such as not sipping on your coffee and tea for long periods of time and drinking water afterwards. During your free consultation with us we can review your nutrition and discuss with you further how to keep your smile bright and stain-free.
There are plenty of whitening treatments available that you can do yourself that are effective. These treatments are available at the drug store and are at affordable costs. The most important thing to check is that the treatment is safe for your body and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). Whitening toothpaste can help remove surface stains that build on the enamel. There are also whitening pens that give you the ability to remove a precise stubborn stain like when stain gets stuck between the teeth. Whitening strips can also be effective however it your teeth are not straight then it can be tricky for the strips to reach areas where the teeth overlap or have spaces. Ask Dr. Ken Cirka and Dr. Jessica Meier about DIY Whitening and how it will work with your specific case.
Professional Whitening Treatments
There are two professional whitening treatments that Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier offer at Philadelphia Dentistry that both work great. The first option is for us to make you custom bleach trays for whitening your teeth at home over the course of approximately two weeks. We provide you with strong bleaching gel materia l that is safe and effective and we instruct you how to use it so that you can get a brighter smile. The custom trays are great since they are custom made for the shape of your teeth they will allow the material to get into all the nooks and crannies to whiten evenly and effectively. These trays are convenient and affordable and can be reused if you find that staining starts building up again.
The second option for professionally whitening your teeth is an in-office procedure called ZOOM! where an ultraviolet light is shined on the teeth to whiten them. This option will give you immediate results with instant bright, white teeth. For patients that have an event coming up or do not think they will be compliant with the take home trays the ZOOM is a great option.
Call us to schedule your free whitening consultation at 215-568-6222 today so that Dr. Cirka and Dr. Meier can discuss your options for whitening and help you get a bright, white smile as soon as possible!