Unlocking Your Brightest Smile Ever
Even with regular dental checkups and excellent oral health, teeth naturally lose their luster over time. This can lead to self-consciousness about smiling and impact your social life. Various factors, such as certain foods and beverages, contribute to tooth discoloration, with genetics also playing a significant role. Fortunately, our Wilmington and Seaford, DE dentists, Dr. Paul Brown and Dr. Christopher Baran, provide in-office teeth whitening and take-home KöR® whitening kits for those seeking a brighter smile.
Our professional teeth whitening services are guaranteed to brighten your smile in just one appointment. Explore our guide to learn how you can benefit. We proudly serve people who live in the Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton areas.
What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening service is designed to brighten your smile by several shades in just one appointment at either our Wilmington or Seaford office. The treatment uses a concentrated whitening gel to break year-old stains below the enamel. Unlike over-the-counter whitening kits, our teeth whitening is designed with your oral health needs in mind to safely and effectively renew your natural smile.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
There’s nothing better than being able to show off your smile. Professional teeth whitening not only brighten your pearly whites but offer several other benefits, including:
- Instant results in just one appointment
- Quick and painless procedure
- No anesthesia or numbing needed
- Boost in self-esteem and appearance
- Removes deep, year-old stains
- Superior whitening over store-bought kits
The Teeth Whitening Process
Our teeth whitening process involved applying a peroxide solution directly to the enamel to bleach your teeth. Depending on your case, your dentist will recommend either in-office treatment or take-home whitening. While over-the-counter options are a popular alternative, the weaker solution can make it challenging to achieve the desired results.
Your Treatment Options
When you choose in-office whitening, your dentist takes care of everything to give you a brighter smile. First, they clean your teeth and protect your gums with a barrier. This shield ensures the whitening gel doesn’t bother your sensitive gum tissue. Then, they gently apply a peroxide solution to your teeth, letting it rest for 15 minutes. If needed, a special lamp may be used to enhance the process.
The dentist repeats this procedure until your desired results are achieved. With in-office whitening, you can enjoy a stunning transformation in just one appointment.
KöR® Take-Home Whitening Kits
When you opt for KöR® take-home whitening kits, your dentist will create personalized trays by taking impressions of your teeth. These trays fit perfectly and ensure optimal results. All you need to do is fill them with the whitening gel and wear them for several days to two weeks, depending on your desired outcome.
The great thing about our take-home kits is that you can use them at your convenience, and they are gentle enough for patients with sensitive teeth. Plus, they are generally more affordable compared to in-office whitening. Enjoy a customized whitening experience from the comfort of your home!
Determining Your Candidacy
Teeth are made of an inner layer known as dentin and a hard outer layer called the enamel. When you consume highly-pigmented food or drinks, these can stain your enamel. Although this discoloration is harmless, some patients feel it detracts from their appearance.
Teeth whitening is a safe procedure, but it’s not suitable for everyone. This includes:
- Children under 16
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Patients with gum disease, worn enamel, tooth damage, or decay
- Staining as a result of certain antibiotics, including tetracycline
- Patients who are allergic to peroxide
Preparing for Your Whitening Procedure
Ready to unveil your brighter, whiter smile? Discover the secrets to preparing for your upcoming teeth whitening procedure. Learn the simple steps you can take to optimize your results and ensure a successful whitening experience. From pre-treatment dental hygiene practices to dietary adjustments, discover how to enhance the effectiveness and longevity of your teeth whitening treatment. Prepare yourself for a smile transformation and unlock the key to a more confident you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Professional teeth whitening services are both effective and safe. The peroxide solution that’s used doesn’t harm your teeth or the inner pulp.
While it’s not possible to protect your teeth again future stains, there are lifestyle changes you can adopt to make your whitening treatment last longer such as:
- Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
- Flossing daily and after meals
- Avoiding foods and beverages that stain your teeth
- Cutting out smoking or tobacco use
Discoloration is a natural process that occurs over time based on numerous factors, including genetics and how you care for your smile. Your dentist will work with you to develop a plan for caring for your teeth after your whitening treatment.
Before your teeth whitening treatment, we suggest a few preparations for optimal results. It’s advised to steer clear of acidic foods and beverages for at least 48 hours before your appointment. Additionally, scheduling your whitening procedure after your regular biannual cleaning helps eliminate plaque buildup, ensuring the best possible outcome for your teeth whitening experience. Take these simple steps to make the most out of your treatment.
Generally, insurance companies won’t cover professional teeth whitening due to the procedure not being considered medically necessary. Still, we recommend that you contact your provider to get an accurate understanding of your policy. You can also ask if your dentist’s office provides in-house saving plans.
Brighten Your Smile With Our Teeth Whitening Services
At Brown & Baran Family Dentistry, our dentists understand that yellow or discolored teeth can make it difficult to be confident in your smile. That’s why we offer in-office and take-home professional teeth whitening treatments to help you achieve a beautiful smile. Your journey to a brighter set of teeth is easier than you think.
Boost your confidence with teeth whitening! Schedule a consultation today by calling our Wilmington office at (302) 231-3100 or our Seaford office at (302) 404-0700. You can also fill out our convenient contact form below. We proudly serve people who reside in Pike Creek, Marshallton, and Stanton areas.