Have you looked at your smile in the mirror lately and thought your teeth were beginning to appear a bit yellow? Teeth whitening is a very safe, extremely effective, and widely used method for changing smiles. Better yet, it’s giving patients across the U.S. a reason to smile again!
We live in an image-conscious society, and the state of your smile can affect you professionally, socially, and even emotionally. When polled by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people said that those with brighter, whiter confident smiles appeared friendlier, smarter, more successful, happier, wealthier, and more attractive to the opposite sex. Donald Marks Family Dentistry can help you achieve the white, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted with teeth whitening.
There are many reasons why our teeth darken, yellow, and stain over time. Additives in food, coloring in our drinks, and smoking and other tobacco products can quickly change the color of your teeth. In addition, there are some factors that are simply out of our control, such as aging and genetics. We tend to think of teeth as pearly white, when in reality, the unstained shade of natural teeth can range widely from white to yellow to shades of gray. Even patients who make extra efforts to take care of their teeth can experience staining and yellowing.
Our State College cosmetic dentistry practice offers convenient take-home trays and whitening gel. You can use the take-home trays to complete the entire teeth whitening process at home.
Dr. Marks has experience, has reviewed the research, and has extensively studied the results of in-office whitening systems. Due to his evidenced-based philosophy of care, he knows you will be better served and pleased by the efficacy and results of the professionally-supervised take-home products used in our practice.
At-home whitening is a great choice for State College cosmetic dentistry patients. Busy adults need a way to whiten their teeth! Dr. Marks will have you choose either clear, customized teeth whitening trays or prescribe pre-fabricated trays for you to use at home. The at-home whitening trays fit snugly and keep the professional grade whitening gel exactly where it needs to be: on your teeth.
You simply follow the directions we provide with your at-home whitening kit to experience optimal results. Each evening, pour the solution into the custom at-home whitening trays and wear them for about an hour. You will notice whiter teeth almost immediately, with the most dramatic changes occurring after two weeks of daily treatments.