Make Those Teeth Pearly White

By Cary J. Limberakis, DMD
February 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Does the appearance of your yellowed or discolored teeth make you feel self-conscious or avoid smiling? If so, you could benefit from teeth whiteningone of the leading and most quick and easy cosmetic dentistry procedures available. This unique treatment will lift the color of your teeth to give you the confidence boost you desire. Learn more about teeth whitening with Limberakis Family Dentistry in Abington, PA.

How does teeth whitening work? 
Teeth whitening uses the chemical reactions between stains on your teeth and the whitening gel used during the procedure to improve the appearance of stains and discolorations on the teeth. This works at the molecular level, breaking the bones which hold together a stain’s molecules to diminish the stain itself. This provides a whiter and brighter appearance. Teeth whitening treatments take about an hour and occur right in your dentist’s office.

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening? 
A good candidate for teeth whitening treatments should begin good dental health with no instances of tooth decay or gum disease. If these conditions are present prior to your teeth whitening session, your dentist will want to clear them up before administering the whitening treatment. Teeth whitening does not work on porcelain materials, making patients with visible porcelain dental restorations such as veneers or bridges bad candidates for whitening treatments.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Abington, PA
Your whitening session will begin with a consultation to ensure that you and your dentist are on the same page as far as your results, how white you would like your teeth and the steps of the procedure. Then, your dentist will apply whitening gel to your teeth after sectioning them off from the rest of your oral tissues. The gel sits on the teeth for about an hour, often accompanied by a special whitening light directed at it to speed up the process. After an hour, your dentist will rinse the gel and you may return to your daily activities.

For more information on teeth whitening, please contact Dr. Cary Limberakis and Dr. Jonathan Limberakis at Limberakis Family Dentistry in Abington, PA. Call (215) 886-8866 to schedule your appointment today!

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