Teeth Whitening

A2Z Smile Care -  - Family Dentistry

A2Z Smile Care

Family Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Glenside, PA

If you have discolored, stained, or dull teeth, teeth whitening can restore the brilliance of your smile. At A2Z Smile Care, Dr. Stephanie Graham and Dr. Alexandra Haberstroh offer this cosmetic procedure using at-home trays or in-office whitening to get you the fastest, most natural results. Residents of Glenside, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding community can call the office or book an appointment online to learn more about teeth whitening services.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Why do teeth discolor?

As you age, your teeth naturally become a little more yellow. This is because the hard outer shell of your teeth, called the enamel, thins, revealing the darker dentin within. Other reasons your teeth discolor and stain include:

  • Regular consumption of certain foods, namely red wine, coffee, and tea
  • Smoking and other tobacco use
  • Trauma to the teeth
  • The use of certain antibiotics

Not all tooth discoloration can be corrected with gel teeth-whitening procedures. In these cases, you might need to explore the possibility of crowns or veneers to fix discoloration.

What teeth whitening products are available?

At A2Z Smile Care, Dr. Graham and Dr. Haberstroh offer Opulence and GloScience brand products in the form of in-office or take-home trays.

The in-office application provides a faster result, while trays gradually whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home to provide more moderate results.

What does in-office whitening entail?

If you select in-office whitening, you’ll get a dramatically whiter smile in less than an hour. One of the members of A2Z Smile Care’s specially trained staff applies a highly concentrated peroxide gel to your teeth. They then apply a specialized warming heat light to accelerate the whitening process.

What is the process of at-home whitening?

You’re provided with customized trays that you fill with the whitening solution and wear for one hour per day. The solution is only available from a professional dentist, such as those at A2Z Smile Care. You can expect results in as little as a week.

What are the side effects of teeth whitening?

Most people tolerate teeth whitening quite well and find the process easy and painless. To avoid a slight increase in tooth sensitivity in the days following whitening, Dr. Graham and Dr. Haberstroh recommend using toothpaste made for sensitive teeth for a week before and during the whitening process.

If you desire a brighter, more brilliant smile, call A2Z Smile Care in Glenside, Pennsylvania, or book an appointment online to learn what procedure is best for you.