Teeth Whitening in Allentown, PA
Serving the Allentown, PA community
Professional teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most effective procedures for producing a noticeable smile transformation. It is the cosmetic treatment most requested by patients at our Allentown dental office simply because it provides such dramatic results in a short period of time.
Regardless of how well you take care of your teeth, it’s inevitable that they will stain and discolor over time. Aging is a contributing factor, as are oral hygiene and substances like coffee and tobacco that stain your teeth.
At Evolve Dental Care, we offer teeth whitening treatments that can be performed here in our office or used in the form of a professional take-home whitening kit. Both methods whiten yellow or stained teeth, leaving you with a bright, confident smile.
Dr. Mojahed and our team would love to help transform your smile from dull to dazzling. Call our Allentown dental office today to arrange an appointment.
General Teeth Whitening Info
- Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?
- Before You Whiten Your Teeth
- Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Store-Bought
- A Word about Tooth Sensitivity with Whitening
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
- Customized Teeth Whitening at Your Convenience
- Whitening Your Teeth at Home
- Benefits of At-Home Teeth Whitening
In-Office Teeth Whitening
- A Stunning Smile in as Little as an Hour
- The In-Office Teeth Whitening Process
- Beautiful, Natural-Looking Results
Keep Your Smile Bright after Whitening
Why Choose Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening in Allentown, PA is one of the easiest and most effective procedures for producing a noticeable smile transformation. It is the cosmetic treatment most requested by our patients simply because it provides such dramatic results in a short period of time.
If you’re interested in a long-lasting professional teeth whitening treatment, please call Evolve Dental Care. We’ll arrange an appointment for your professional cleaning and talk to you about the ways teeth whitening can benefit your beautiful smile.
Before You Whiten Your Teeth
You wouldn’t paint a wall until you had prepared the surface, just as we prefer not to whiten teeth that aren't clean. Even if you brush and floss well at home, plaque still lingers on the surfaces you can’t reach and can impact the whitening results.
To achieve the brightest, most consistent results, we strongly encourage our patients to have a professional teeth cleaning before any whitening treatment. This process removes all the plaque and tartar which allows the whitening gel to come into direct contact with your teeth.
If you’re going to invest in professional teeth whitening, make sure you get the most out of it. Call our Allentown dental office today to arrange a dental cleaning appointment so we can get started.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Store-Bought
There are so many over-the-counter teeth whitening products available today that you might be tempted to take the DIY route. If you use them as directed, store-bought whiteners will produce some results.
But these products probably won’t deliver the dramatic transformation you’re hoping for. That’s because they’re simply not as potent as the professional strength whiteners your Allentown dentist prescribes for you.
Over-the-counter kits also use generic trays that don’t always provide consistent coverage and lead to uneven whitening. Since our whitening trays are customized using impressions of your teeth, they cover all surfaces evenly, which produces beautiful, natural-looking results.
Before you invest in over-the-counter-kits, please call Evolve Dental Care so we can explain the benefits of professional teeth whitening at our Allentown, PA dental office.
A Word about Tooth Sensitivity with Whitening
Some tooth sensitivity during or after teeth whitening is common, although many patients don’t experience it at all. If you have had sensitivity with whitening in the past, please let us know so we can adjust the strength of the whitening gel to fit your needs.
If you can plan ahead for your teeth whitening, start brushing with a desensitizing toothpaste two weeks before your appointment. The toothpaste contains potassium nitrate which helps block pain sensations in your teeth.
Immediately after teeth whitening at our Allentown dental office, we recommend that you avoid foods or drinks that are acidic, carbonated, or extremely hot or cold as they can all heighten tooth sensitivity.
Customized Teeth Whitening at Your Convenience
Most of our patients prefer using customized take-home teeth whitening kits because of their convenience. You don’t need to take time out of your day to visit our office, and you have control over when you do your whitening and how white your teeth get.
Our take-home kits include professional strength whitening gel, along with a customized whitening tray made using impressions of your teeth. This tray fits your teeth perfectly and allows the whitening gel to come into direct contact with all surfaces of your teeth for the most consistent whitening.
We would be happy to explain more about at-home teeth whitening, so please call our Allentown dental office to get started.
Whitening Your Teeth at Home
We'll customize the strength of the whitening gel to minimize tooth sensitivity. Place the gel in the trays as directed and wear them for about 20 to 30 minutes every day for two weeks. At the end of this time, you’ll see noticeable results, but the advantage of using this system is that you can stop using it as soon as your teeth are as white as you’d like them to be. The kit is also perfect for touch-ups when you feel your teeth could use a little brightening.
Benefits of At-Home Teeth Whitening
Another reason to opt for teeth whitening at home using a customized kit is the results it produces. In-office treatments produce fast results, but whitening your teeth every day for two weeks at home tends to deliver more dramatic and longer-lasting results. It makes sense when you consider that the whitening gel is in contact with your teeth for longer periods than it is with a single in-office teeth whitening.
A Stunning Smile in as Little as an Hour
Another option we offer is chairside teeth whitening at our Allentown office. We can complete your in-office whitening treatment in about an hour, making it a great choice if you want to whiten your teeth quickly for a wedding, reunion, or a big presentation to your colleagues.
The In-Office Teeth Whitening Process
Whitening your teeth at our Allentown dental office involves several steps:
- First, we’ll make a note of the current shade of your teeth
- Next, we isolate your mouth with gauze so your teeth stay dry.
- We place a protective barrier gel along your gum line to protect sensitive tissue
- We coat the front surfaces of your teeth with a whitening gel that contains carbamide peroxide.
- The gel is left on your teeth for 20 to 30 minutes at a time and may be repeated to achieve the desired level of whiteness.
- The final step is to rinse away the gel, and we may recommend a fluoride application to ease any tooth sensitivity.
Beautiful, Natural-Looking Results
In-office teeth whitening delivers instant gratification for those who don’t want to wait to see results. It’s an easy process, and many of our patients choose to have their teeth whitened at our Allentown dental office during their lunch hour.
Everyone is different, so the results will vary. But most of our patients notice a smile that’s about six shades brighter than when they started. The results we achieve with teeth whitening never look fake or obvious. You can be confident that no one will guess you’ve had your teeth whitened; they’ll just notice a beautifully bright, vibrant smile.
Perform Monthly Touch-Ups at Home
As part of every in-office teeth whitening procedure, we’ll send you home with a customized tray and whitening gel. Using your personalized kit, you can easily maintain the beautiful results by performing occasional touch-ups at home.
So whether you’ve opted for take-home or in-office teeth whitening in Allentown, you’ll be able to maintain the brightness of your smile. Your customized whitening trays will last for a long time, and when you run out of gel, you can stop by and pick some up at Evolve Dental Care.
Avoid Tobacco and Staining Foods
One of the reasons your smile needed whitening in the first place was probably due in part to lifestyle habits like smoking or drinking staining beverages like red wine and coffee. These can all leave your teeth looking yellow and stained and can quickly undo the results of professional whitening.
Here’s a list of some of the staining foods you should avoid:
- Red wine
- Dark teas
- Soy sauce
- Dark berries
- Some curries
- Tomato sauce
You don’t necessarily need to eliminate these foods and drinks, but you should remember to brush your teeth after consuming them. And if you use tobacco products, you already know the ugly brown stains it leaves on your teeth. You can’t smoke and have a bright white smile, so now you have one more reason to kick the habit.