Teeth Whitening

A beautiful smile is powerful. People are drawn toward others who have bright, white teeth. The way your teeth look can affect your ability to find a job, friends and love. Getting a brighter, white smile can help you both professionally and personally. 

Professional Teeth Whitening

You've probably seen plenty of options for whitening your teeth at home, from using whitening toothpaste to those whitening strips. While those products can improve the color and appearance of your teeth somewhat, you'll get much better results if you work with a dental professional.

Professional teeth whitening brings out the best in your teeth and your smile. Your dentist's products are much stronger and more effective than anything you can get over the counter. Since your dentist is trained in using the products, receiving an in-office whitening treatment is much more comfortable than anything you can do at home. If you've ever struggled with a whitening strip, you know exactly what we're talking about. 

Compared to a DIY treatment, professional teeth whitening produces longer lasting, more dramatic results. Some of the reasons to talk to us about teeth whitening today include:

  • Natural-looking results: Whiter isn't always better. In fact, going too light can make your teeth look fake. When you schedule a professional tooth whitening appointment, we'll examine your current shade and recommend the number of shades to go lighter while still looking natural.
  • Realistic expectations: Not all types of stains can be treated by whitening treatments. We'll give you a realistic idea of what to expect from teeth whitening.
  • Customized treatment: We all have different teeth, and a professional treatment can be customized to meet the unique needs of your teeth and gums. We'll design a personalized whitening treatment that delivers results in a comfortable setting.
  • Professional products and guidance: After treatment, we'll monitor your teeth and results and will recommend follow-up treatments as needed. We'll also give you pointers on caring for your teeth and what to eat and drink to preserve your bright, white smile.
  • Comfortable process: We'll treat any issues with your teeth before whitening them, to improve your comfort and the health of your mouth. We'll also protect your gums and the soft tissues in your mouth, so they don't get stung or burned by the bleaching gel.

Teeth Whitening Methods

During professional teeth whitening, your dentist will apply a bleach gel to your teeth. Some methods also use a bright light, which may enhance the effectiveness of the bleaching gel.  

Before your dentist starts the whitening process, we'll clean and inspect your teeth. If we notice any issues, such as cavities or gum disease, we'll treat those first before whitening your teeth.

The whitening process starts with us covering the gums with a protective layer, so the bleaching gel doesn't irritate them. Next, the bleaching gel is applied to each tooth. It remains on the tooth for up to 30 minutes. During the whitening treatment, we may apply the gel several times, depending on how your teeth respond to the bleach and how much lightening you want. 

How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?

The cost of teeth whitening depends on a few factors, including the type of system the dentist uses and the number of treatments you need. You can expect an in-office, professional treatment to cost at least a few hundred dollars. 

Why Whiten Your Teeth?

From improved confidence to an improved appearance, many reasons exist to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment, meaning it will improve the looks of your teeth but not their function.

After whitening your teeth, you may notice that:

  • You look younger: You don't need lotions and potions to turn back the hands of time. You just need a brighter smile. Yellow, dingy teeth are a sign of aging. Professional teeth whitening is an affordable way to take years off your appearance.
  • You look better: Who doesn't love a beautiful smile? When your teeth aren't stained, yellow or gray, your attractiveness goes up.
  • You feel more confident: If you've been hiding your smile for too long because you don't like how your teeth look, whitening them can give you the confidence you need. 
  • You're more successful professionally: Getting whiter teeth can give you a leg up professionally. Studies have shown that people with whitened teeth were more likely to get hired and be offered better salaries than those without whitened teeth. 

Teeth Whitening in Erie PA

If you've been searching for teeth whitening near me, turn to Erie Dental for professional teeth whitening. We'll help you get the smile you've longed for in a comfortable setting. Schedule a consultation with us today.

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