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Posts for: August, 2018

August 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Results After Teeth WhiteningA dull smile doesn’t have to be the norm. Teeth whitening can help.


Are you dealing with dull, yellow teeth that you feel embarrassed about? Do you find yourself less social or less likely to smile in public because of the color of your teeth? Have you tried at-home whitening and found it left a lot to be desired? If you said “yes” to these questions then it might be time to find out how our Erie, PA, family dentist Dr. Rosanne Palermo can finally get you a brighter, dazzling smile in just one visit.

There are a few factors that make professional teeth whitening different from whitening at home and also make professional whitening more effective. The first difference is the percentage of active whitening ingredient found in our in-office gel. In order to remove external stains from enamel, whitening gel contains either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to penetrate through the porous enamel and break up the stains.

While all whitening products contain either of these active ingredients it’s the high concentration of the gel that makes a difference. The high concentration of peroxide ensures that the gel doesn’t have to sit on your teeth nearly as long to produce the desired results, which is how so many patients can get a smile that is up to five or more shades whiter after just in-office whitening session.

Another factor is that our Erie, PA, family dentist has received specialized training to whiten teeth successfully and safely. Some patients experience tooth sensitivity both during and after their treatment. If you are prone to sensitivity then you may be a bit wary about whitening at home. This is where turning to our family dentist for whitening treatment is a major benefit. We can monitor your treatment and provide a tailored whitening plan to reduce your chances for tooth sensitivity while also achieving the perfect results.

The in-office whitening process takes up to one hour and it’s common for patients to get the look they want after just one session. Of course, those dealing with severe stains, often from smoking, may require more than one session to remove those deep-set and darker stains. Of course, you’ll notice the difference immediately when you get professional whitening treatment here in Erie, PA.

If you are looking to wipe away years of coffee drinking and food stains from your smile then you’ve come to the right place. Let our cosmetic dentist in Erie, PA, help you achieve that radiant smile with the help of professional teeth whitening. Call us today and let us know that you are interested in our in-office or at-home whitening system.