Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you! A whiter, brighter smile is beautiful — it can not only help you feel better about yourself, but also make a memorable impression. A lasting smile can help you in your professional and personal life.
Lifestyle choices, the natural aging process and many other factors can stain and darken your teeth. Many daily things we do can contribute to stained teeth, such as drinking coffee, tea, cola, red wine and/or smoking. Some medications, such as tetracycline, are also known to cause stains on teeth.
Teeth whitening can get your smile looking its best. There are many non-professional procedures and products available over-the-counter and online today. They are usually pretty inexpensive, but often can lead to unsatisfactory results. What you should look for in a whitening procedure:
- Safe and effective results
- Quick and convenient application
- Long lasting effects
- Performed by a reputable dental professional
We offer multiple whitening systems at Lasting Smiles of Willow Grove. Since everyone’s teeth whitening needs and wants are unique, we want to offer you a variety of choices that best suit your needs. Dr. Sulzbach will work directly with you as to which whitening procedure he feels would be most effective.
Take Home Whitening
Our Take Home Whitening system allows you to whiten your teeth in a customized, effective and safe way – all from the convenience of your own home! It works well because it is completely customized to fit you — your smile and your lifestyle.
This whitening process involves the creation of customized bleaching trays (compared to one-size-fits-all trays available over-the-counter). Dr. Sulzbach will take impressions of your teeth and then create a customized tray that perfectly fits your mouth. In addition to these trays, Dr. Sulzbach will send you home with syringes of whitening gel to apply in the trays.
Opalescence Take Home Whitening kits can provide results as quickly as just one night due to the prescription strength formula used. Although, it is more common to expect to see results in about one week. Trays need to be worn for a couple of hours daily and will not interfere with your day-to-day life.
Dr. Sulzbach will supervise your whitening treatment from initial consultation through completion. Your custom trays will keep the whitening solution on the surface of your teeth and prevent exposure of the solution to the sensitive gingival area. Take Home Whitening is a safe way to get those pearly whites you have always wanted!
For In-Office Whitening (also known as chairside bleaching), Dr. Sulzbach will apply either a protective gel or a rubber shield to your gums for protection. A bleaching agent will then be applied to your teeth and a special light may or may not be used to enhance the whitening action of the agent. Your whitening process will take thirty minutes to one hour to complete.