Andreacola Family Dentistry
Lynn M. Andreacola, D.M.D.
General, Cosmetic and Family Dentist located in Marlton, NJ
A bright, white smile can make a great impression. If your smile is not as dazzling as you’d like it to be, Lynn M. Andreacola, DMD, and her team can help remove stains and discoloration from your teeth to create a luminous, more youthful smile. To discuss teeth whitening, call or click to make an appointment with Andreacola Family Dentistry in Marlton, New Jersey.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
How does teeth whitening work?
Over time, our teeth become stained from the foods we eat and the beverages we drink. Additionally, tobacco use and sometimes medication can discolor our once pearly whites. Age also takes its toll on our enamel, the hard, outer shell of our teeth. It wears away from years of brushing, revealing a yellowish layer underneath, called dentin.
Teeth whitening products use a type of bleach to break up the stains, leaving you with whiter, brighter-looking teeth.
What types of teeth whitening are available?
If you’ve visited your local drugstore, you’ve probably noticed tooth whitening strips, gels, and toothpastes. All toothpastes remove surface stains, but the ones labeled “whitening” toothpastes have additional agents that add a bit more stain-removing qualities.
But the products you buy at the store have a much lower rate of effectiveness than the two professional whitening options offered by Dr. Andreacola: in-office teeth whitening and professional take-home whitening trays. During your visit, Dr. Andreacola discusses your options and recommends the procedure or product that will have the best impact on your teeth.
How is professional teeth whitening better than a store-bought teeth whitening kit?
Most whitening strips or gels that you buy at a store take several weeks to work and have a lower concentration of bleach than you’d get at Andreacola Family Dentistry. One professional teeth whitening session with Dr. Andreacola and her team dramatically whitens your teeth in about an hour. Take-home trays take longer, but the results are more impressive than store-bought strips.
Additionally, an in-office whitening appointment includes an examination of your teeth prior treatment to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy enough for a whitening treatment. And, you get professional supervision of the whitening application. Some whitening products can cause tooth sensitivity and mild pain, but Dr. Andreacola can minimize or quickly treat those side effects.
Dr. Andreacola also offers professional take-home gel trays that have a higher concentration of bleach than the drugstore products, but not as high as the product she uses in her office. She can recommend the best product for your budget, time frame, and desired results.
Call or make an appointment online to be on your way to a brighter smile.