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

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.