Teeth Whitening

A bright smile projects the image of health and can give you confidence in your daily interactions. Whiter smiles look younger because our teeth darken with age. Tobacco use, foods, coffee, tea, and even wine can all prematurely darken your smile. Soda and energy drinks cause stains as well as decay, putting both your appearance and your health at risk.

When Is the Best Time to Whiten?

You will achieve better results with any whitening system if you have clean teeth. That way, the professional whitening gel comes into close contact with the surface of your teeth without obstruction from tartar.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter products such as strips, toothpastes, and gels may provide some results, but are often difficult to use and provide inconsistent results.

Custom professional whitening trays fit snugly, holding your whitening gel in place on the surface of your teeth where it belongs, minimizing gum irritation and sensitivity.

Professional teeth whitening gel is stronger and provides more consistent results than anything available at the pharmacy.

Custom Take-Home Teeth Whitening

We will have a consultation with you to discuss your goals for your smile. We will also address any issues that you have, such as gum recession, which may make your teeth more sensitive during teeth whitening. Drs. Lynch, Rodriguez, or Keller will determine the best type of professional whitening gel to help you achieve great results.

Our team will take impressions of your teeth in order to create custom whitening trays. We will instruct you on the proper use of your trays so that you achieve uniform results with few side effects.

You can whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home for several hours at a time. You will reach your maximum brightness after a couple of weeks. It is impossible to get a "too white" appearance since whitening gel only bleaches the stains from your teeth and doesn't "add whiteness." Your results will look natural and attractive. 

Hold onto your custom whitening trays so that you can touch up your smile as needed. When it comes time for you to purchase more whitening gel, we carry it in our office.

What if My Teeth Feel Sensitive?

Most patients can whiten their teeth without sensitivity. Certain conditions, such as gum recession and bruxism can make your teeth more sensitive overall, and using whitening products can amplify the sensitivity. We have solutions to help you achieve a whiter smile, comfortably! 

Fluoride treatments and sensitivity gel can reduce the symptoms you experience from whitening. Additionally, leaving your trays in for only a couple of hours at a time and taking a day off in between whitening sessions can reduce side effects.

Call Our Seaford, DE Dental Office for a Consultation

We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile! Call LRK Dental today.