Teeth whitening is one of the most requested cosmetic dentistry services in the US. If you find that you have tooth discoloration or yellow teeth, and you’re looking for a professional solution, Abington Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is the place for you.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening Treatment

Abington Center offers Zoom!’s in-office tooth bleaching treatment as a fast, safe way to whiten your teeth in just one visit. Using the latest technology, proven formulas can whiten enamel up to eight shades with little to no teeth sensitivity.

How does it work?

When you come in for a Zoom! whitening treatment, Dr. Dennis or one of his experienced team members applies the gel to your teeth and then uses a specialized LED whitening lamp to activate and accelerate the gel. This provides you with the fastest, most effective teeth whitening experience and delivers whiter, brighter teeth in about an hour in the office.

Take-home whitening kit

The take-home whitening system is another convenient way to brighten your teeth over several days using custom-fitted trays. Several different options are available, depending on how quickly you want to see the desired results.

We will explain your options with you in the office, and you take home everything you need to complete the process in the convenience of your home.

Will teeth whitening work for me?

Although it’s effective for most teens and adults, teeth whitening doesn’t always work for everyone. Even professional whiteners aren’t able to correct all types of stains and discoloration.

Whitening options are suitable for most natural teeth but don’t work on crowns, veneers, or fillings.

In some cases, if your tooth color has gray or brown tones, whitening treatments may not bleach all of the stains away.

Teeth that are discolored due to injury or certain medications might not respond well. If you’re not a candidate for teeth whitening options, we will advise you on which type of cosmetic dental procedure will give you the best results, so you can still achieve a whiter, brighter smile.

A patient who received teeth whitening treatment near Scranton, PA
C Nolan
C Nolan
Dr. Dennis and his staff are always very friendly, accommodating and professional. I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone!
Ashley Reploeg
Ashley Reploeg
Stop wasting your insurance money elsewhere. I’ve grown up going from one bad, rude, painful, insensitive, cruel, dentist to another. I’ve spent years trying to achieve one thing. A beautiful smile. I’ve wasted a lifetime of out of pocket money and insurance money (that yes, only let you do procedures ONCE in your life) pain, tears, ridicule, and embarrassment, on all the wrong dentists. Then my husband found Dr. Dennis and recommended I make the switch. After I was yelled at, hurt, treated rudely, and ALOT of my insurance money wasted, I now sit in Dr. Dennis’ chair. Did he tell me everything I’ve had done in my mouth was done wrong, yes. Does it ALL need to be fixed and insurance won’t pay for it again so out of our middle-class pockets it will come, yes. If every dentist had just been as kind and talented as Dr. Dennis. Here’s your sign. Don’t be another story like me. A kind dentist who does things right the first time? In a perfect world we would have all found him at the age of 5 when our fears were high and we are a clean slate but c’est la vie and I’m here to tell you that he does exist. You just hadn’t found him yet. But now you have. My husband and I both would recommend him seven ways from Sunday. And not mention, all of his hygienists are fabulous, kind, very knowledgeable, and explain things so kindly to us in such a nonjudgmental manner. ( It’s a very important and an under-acknowledged virtue.) Lastly, his front desk ladies are just as much the bees knees as well. I love every visit I have there.
Michele Martin
Michele Martin
Dr Dennis and his staff are the best I had a broken tooth I was just going to have pulled. They got me in within four days from my first call. I was to be a new patient so I was impressed how quick they got me in. Once there I was given two options he could pull the tooth or clean it up and place a crown over the tooth. After getting the estimates I chose to keep the tooth. 2 days later I was in getting the crown. They make their crowns onsite so I got my tooth that day. I received a call the following day to check how the crown felt check on an discomfort I said all good it works I can eat on the side where the crown is. I have more work that is needed which I won't go anywhere else to have it done. But never have a met a dentist that impressed me like this office has. Thank you for everything you all are awesome.
Britni Murphy
Britni Murphy
Dr. Dennis and his staff always provide exceptional services whether it’s a simple cleaning or emergency care. Staff even goes the extra step to reach out over the following days to check in.
Ernest Keller
Ernest Keller
Very nice, professional staff. Great service. Always good results
rachael dowling
rachael dowling
I’ve had so much work done and past work by other dentists fixed by Dr. Dennis. He is completely confident in the answers he presents to me which allows me to trust him completely with my teeth. I love that he tells me like it is and let’s me decide what to do with the information he gives me! He will truly do what is absolutely best for YOU! All the dental hygienists are always wonderfully social and compassionate too! Today, especially, you made my day! Thank you for getting me in! Love and light!!
Sayan Bhattacharyya
Sayan Bhattacharyya
Everyone at the clinic is very friendly and welcoming.All appointments have been catered to on time without any delays.The Doctor has been most patient and understanding. My teeth have never looked better.
I give them a five star in overall!! Reception, hygienist, dental assistant and Dr!! I had 2 crown replace! The fact that they custom make the crown same day in office is a home run— no temporary cap!!! I also had a filling that was done about a year ago incorrectly by another Dr in NYC. ———Dr Charles Dennis showed me the before picture and it was scary!! He proceeded to clean it all out and replace the filling and it was impeccable. I truly have to say he is the best Cosmetic Dr & Family Dentistry that I have come across.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Is teeth whitening safe?

Professional teeth whitening is a safe process under the care of an experienced dentist. Overall, there is little risk of any serious side effects. Many adults experience mild tooth sensitivity during or after whitening treatments, but that returns to normal in a few days.

Professional teeth whitening vs. over-the-counter whitening

Over-the-counter or at-home whitening treatments like whitening strips, toothpaste, lights, rinses, and toothbrushes can be found at your local drugstore and are often affordable options.

However, since they are not done under the supervision of a dental professional, you put yourself at risk of harming your tooth enamel, the protective layering prevents your teeth from becoming overly sensitive. While most options are safe, they contain minimal amounts of peroxide- the main whitening agent.

Professional teeth whitening uses stronger formulas that whiten teeth faster. Protective measures are taken to prevent the solution from harming your gums, which can lead to increased teeth sensitivity.

Does getting my teeth whitened make them more sensitive?

Teeth sensitivity is normal following any type of whitening treatment. When done correctly, this uncomfortable feeling should be minimal and only last a few hours to a few days. If you’re experiencing prolonged sensitivity following treatment, call our office to speak with a professional.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The longevity of your white teeth will be dependent on multiple factors, including your diet, oral hygiene, and health. In-office whitening will typically last longer than OTC solutions because they are stronger.

When you want a quick, effective way to improve your smile for a special occasion, a job interview, or just to look and feel better, call or schedule a consultation using the online booking tool. Abington Center is located in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, and serves the greater Scranton area.