Teeth Whitening – Uniontown, PA
Erase Years’ Worth of Stubborn Tooth Stains
When you look at pictures of your younger self, do your teeth appear duller than they used to? If you picture a youthful smile in your mind, odds are you envision a bright set of pearly whites. Unfortunately, teeth tend to become discolored as the years go by, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with yellow, older-looking teeth forever. Edward L. Witek, Jr., DMD, MAGD offers professional teeth whitening in Uniontown, PA as a way of helping you erase years’ worth of stubborn tooth stains. Contact us today to learn how our team can help you restore a youthful, confident smile!
Why Choose Edward L. Witek, Jr., DMD, MAGD for Teeth Whitening?
- Cosmetic Dentist with 40+ Years of Experience
- Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
- In-Office & Take-Home Teeth Whitening Solutions Available
Why Do Teeth Stain?
Enamel (the whitish outer layer of the teeth) naturally thins as a person ages, exposing more of the yellower layer of dentin underneath it. While enamel thinning is a major cause of discolored teeth, plenty of other things can also result in tooth stains, such as:
- Frequent consumption of highly pigmented foods and drinks like coffee, wine, chocolate, and tomato sauce
- Tobacco use
- Bruxism – a condition where you habitually grind your teeth while sleeping, accelerating wear and tear of the enamel
- Certain medications
- Failure to regularly visit a dentist for cleanings
- Poor oral hygiene at home
No matter the cause of your tooth stains, we offer two types of Opalescence teeth whitening to help you attain a brighter smile.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
If you’d like to achieve dramatic results in a short period of time, you may benefit from our in-office teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Witek will apply a bleaching gel to your teeth that is several times more potent than any whitening product you can find in stores or online. The gel permeates the enamel, removing stains above as well as beneath the surface. Once the gel is wiped off, the stains come right off with it. This treatment often takes less than an hour to complete!
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Maybe you’d rather brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home. In that case, our team can create a convenient take-home teeth whitening kit. We’ll capture impressions of your teeth, using the molds to design trays that fit your unique mouth. Simply fill the trays with our powerful bleaching gel and wear them for about 30 minutes per day. Most patients achieve their ideal results after using the trays daily for about two weeks.
How to Make Your Teeth Whitening Results Last
No teeth whitening treatment can deliver permanent results, but there are things you can do to keep your smile bright for as long as possible. Some of these include:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day (and using a whitening toothpaste once or twice a week)
- Flossing every day to prevent plaque from building up and causing yellow stains
- Visiting us for a dental checkup and cleaning every six months
- Quitting smoking/chewing tobacco
- Limiting your consumption of discoloring foods and beverages
- Sipping staining drinks through a straw to minimize their exposure to the teeth
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Are you ready to erase years’ worth of stubborn tooth stains from your smile? We want you to feel 100% confident in any dental treatment you choose here at Dr. Witek’s office. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about teeth whitening below so you can learn more. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for or if you’re interested in scheduling a consultation, feel free to give us a call today!
Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?
Have you heard that teeth whitening can cause your teeth to be painfully sensitive? Overuse of store-bought teeth whitening products can severely weaken your enamel, causing uncomfortable tooth sensitivity and gum irritation, all while achieving subpar results. Thankfully, you have nothing to worry about when you come see us for a teeth whitening treatment! We use professional-grade whiteners that have been rigorously tested for safety and efficiency. They’re even designed specifically to minimize tooth sensitivity after whitening! Plus, with a completely custom treatment from a cosmetic dentist with decades of experience, you can rest assured that your whitening experience will be as comfortable as possible.
Are Teeth Whitening Results Permanent?
While your teeth whitening results will be long-lasting, they won’t last forever. In fact, practicing a few bad habits like tobacco use and poor oral hygiene can cause your teeth to become discolored again in a matter of months. However, a few simple precautions can help your teeth whitening results last up to a year or longer! To get the most out of your new smile, make sure to practice excellent dental habits, drink plenty of water, and visit us twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings.
Does Teeth Whitening Work for Everyone?
Our whitening treatments use much more powerful and reliable ingredients than anything you can find in stores or online. This means that if teeth whitening is right for you, you can count on lightening your smile by several shades. Our whitening agents can seep deep into the enamel and break up deep-seated tough stains to reveal your beautiful pearly whites.
However, teeth whitening isn’t a good choice for everyone. For example, oral health issues like cavities and gum disease can make teeth whitening uncomfortable, so these problems will need to be treated beforehand. Additionally, there are some types of tooth discoloration that are not a good fit for teeth whitening. This includes stains from certain medications, health conditions, or an injury to the inside of a tooth. For these cases, we will likely recommend a different cosmetic treatment such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers to help you get the dazzling results you deserve.
Is Teeth Whitening Expensive?
Like other cosmetic dental treatments, teeth whitening is rarely covered by dental insurance. However, that doesn’t mean that your sparkling smile is out of reach! When compared to other dental services, you’ll be pleased to find that teeth whitening is quite a cost-effective option. If you’re interested in spreading out the cost of your teeth whitening treatment, you may be interested in financing through CareCredit. This financing company offers low- to no-interest payment plans that can break up the cost of your treatment into smaller chunks that fit into your monthly budget. Ask one of our knowledgeable team members for more information if you’re interested in applying!