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No one can deny the attractiveness of a sparkling white smile, but it can be hard to achieve one. There are various factors that contribute to stained teeth, and many people turn to over-the-counter whitening products to try and remove stains from their teeth. However, these products typically cause subpar results and are more likely to damage teeth.
Tooth whitening should be both safe and effective, which is why our West Chester cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ron Briglia, offers professional in-office ZOOM! teeth whitening and at-home whitening trays.
At a young age our teeth are healthy white. But overtime the enamel coating the tooth is so slowly worn down. Causing our teeth to become stained and yellow, which is why teeth whitening is become increasingly popular today. There are a few methods for whitening. They include at home and in office. With in office treatments, you will see faster results, receive the safest treatment for bleaching the teeth, and yield the whitest smile. So, don’t settle for teeth that have become stained from years of coffee drinking, tobacco use, or just aging. Ask your dentist about whitening options that may be right you.
Professional teeth whitening refers to the methods your cosmetic dentist uses to remove stains and discoloration from your smile. Unlike retail whitening products, your professional whitening treatment will be crafted with your specific needs and smile goals in mind.
At-home whitening uses custom-made trays in combination with prescribed whitening gel. The trays fit over the teeth and allow patients to whiten their smiles at their convenience.
ZOOM! teeth whitening is a professional system developed by Phillips. This revolutionary system utilizes a powerful 25 percent hydrogen peroxide whitening gel and LED rays. The gel is activated by the lamp, causing a chemical reaction that works stains out of your smile. Using the gel in combination with the specially designed LED lamp allows it to penetrate the enamel and lift the toughest stains.
Before approving you for ZOOM! teeth whitening, Dr. Briglia will thoroughly examine your mouth to make sure you’re an excellent candidate. Patients with dental restorations such as dental bonding and porcelain veneers aren’t qualified for teeth whitening, as those restorations are resistant to whitening agents. Your West Chester cosmetic dentist may also need to treat problems like extensive tooth decay and gum disease before you can safely undergo treatment.
Once you’re approved for ZOOM! teeth whitening, Dr. Briglia will clean your teeth to give the gel a surface to easily adhere to. To protect your soft tissues from the gel, he’ll insert plastic dams into your mouth that will comfortably block them off.
Your cosmetic dentist will apply the gel to your teeth and turn on the LED lamp. They’ll expose the gel to LED rays for fifteen minutes at a time. We’ll remove and reapply the gel up to three more times in fifteen-minute intervals, checking with you to see when we achieve your desired shade. Once we achieve the shade you want, we’ll rinse the gel off to reveal your new smile.
If Dr. Briglia has approved you for at-home teeth whitening, he’ll design your custom whitening trays by taking images and impressions of your teeth. These will be used to make your custom-made whitening trays, allowing you to whiten your smile at home. Dr. Briglia will give you specific instructions on how to use your trays.
Using your whitening trays at home is a simple process that should work over two to three weeks. Simply clean your teeth beforehand, express a line of whitening gel into the bottom of the tray, and press the trays onto the proper arches of teeth. Wear the trays for the prescribed amount of time, usually one hour.
You can do other things while wearing your trays, but do not eat or drink anything. Remove your trays and rinse your teeth to reveal a brighter smile. Be sure to also rinse the trays and store them away for future use.
Professional whitening treatment is one of the safest ways to whiten your smile. In-office whitening with ZOOM! treatment is directed by your dental professional. If you choose at-home whitening trays, your cosmetic dentist will give you specific instructions on how to use them and care for your smile to produce the best results afterward.
The results of your whitening treatment can last for up to three years, but keeping your results looking fresh will require a few additional steps:
The best whitening method depends on the individual patient. If you prefer to take care of your smile from the convenience of your own home, then at-home whitening may be right for you. If you’d rather get your treatment done quickly, then we recommend ZOOM! in-office whitening treatment.
The exact cost of your professional teeth whitening will depend on numerous factors including which type of whitening treatment you undergo, the level of discoloration, and your insurance coverage. Your cosmetic dentist will give you a more accurate breakdown of your costs during your initial consultation. If you need help covering the cost of your whitening treatment, talk to any member of our dental staff and we’ll help you work something out.
Professional teeth whitening is a virtually painless procedure, although you may experience some mild post-whitening sensitivity. This can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication and using methods such as vitamin E oil and toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
Whether you’re interested in getting a quick in-office whitening treatment, or whitening at home, Dr. Briglia offers treatment to meet everyone’s goals. Briglia Dental Group offers in-office ZOOM! whitening and at-home whitening trays to patients from West Chester and surrounding areas such as Chester Springs, Exton, Broomall, and Chadds Ford, PA.
Learn more about our teeth whitening options by dialing (610) 615 0160. You can also click the button below to contact us and schedule a consultation. One of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly.
Dr. Ron Briglia has been practicing dentistry since 1984. With decades of experience and extensive continuing education, Dr. Briglia provides the most comprehensive dental services.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from Gannon University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University Dental School. He has received advanced training at prestigious organizations like Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. He is IV and oral sedation-certified too.
Most of Dr. Briglia’s patients have continued with him in his family of patients for over 30 – 35 years, and the restorations he has provided them have lasted for 25-35 years – clear evidence of his skills and expertise.
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