What is the best way to whiten my teeth?

Patients with a bright smile have the confidence they need in any social or business situation. However, individuals who have discoloration or dullness to the smile may be interested in learning about their options for whitening the teeth. The dentists at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center understand how yellow, brown, or gray teeth has a negative impact on a patient’s self-esteem and are pleased to offer a professional whitening option for patient consideration. 

What types of discoloration might be seen? 

First, it is important that patients speak to their dentist about the type of discoloration they are experiencing. Discoloration can be caused by a variety of issues and is often categorized as intrinsic or extrinsic. Staining of the teeth that affects only the surface of the natural tooth enamel is known as extrinsic, while internal staining that is deep within the enamel is known as intrinsic. Your dental professional can help you determine the type of staining present and decide if professional teeth whitening is the best solution to brighten the smile. 

What professional whitening options are available? 

At Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center, patients in the Allentown and Bethlehem, PA area can ask about our professional whitening solution. We believe in providing concentrated bleaching gels that are used with whitening trays customized to a patient’s smile and designed to address the type of staining present. With an evaluation, we will provide impressions that create the patient’s unique trays and help them achieve a brighter, whiter smile in a short period of time. In most cases, patients wear the whitening trays with the whitening gel for several hours a day to gradually brighten the natural tooth enamel over the course of several weeks, and touch-up treatments can be done regularly to maintain the final results. 

Call Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center today 

While patients often think of our practice for implantology, we also provide a variety of general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments for new and established patients in the areas of Bethlehem and Allentown, PA. call one of our facilities today to speak to a provider about your options for a whiter, brighter smile using professional whitening technique.

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