Teeth Whitening in Wilmington, DE

Teeth Whitening

As people age, it is common for our teeth to become discolored. While age is part of the reason, teeth also stain due to smoking and drinking everyday beverages, such as coffee and tea. Teeth whitening offers one of the easiest and least invasive ways to begin your smile makeover journey. 

At Delaware Dental Studio, our Wilmington patients have experienced great results with our teeth whitening procedures. Dr. Lynn Fee is an expert cosmetic dentist and has multiple ways for whitening your teeth that will result in your teeth having a natural, whiter appearance. 

Our Wilmington dentists recommend people have their teeth whitened before having other dental procedures performed. When a porcelain veneer, bridge, or dental crown is created in a dental lab, they are created to match the shade of your other teeth. If your surrounding teeth are yellow, these dental restorations will be created to match that shade of yellow. But if your surrounding teeth are white, the dental restoration will match this white.

Am I A Good Candidate For Teeth Whitening?

Most people are candidates for teeth whitening. The shade of white you desire, however, will instruct whether or not teeth whitening procedures can get you there. Some dark teeth are more resistant to whitening procedures. Teeth that are dark gray or have discoloration within the tooth are more resistant to whitening. At Delaware Dental Studio, there are various tooth whitening procedures that will whiten your teeth even if you have dark teeth. 

On the rare occasion, the stains are too embedded and strong for teeth whitening to be effective. When this occurs, there are other dental procedures available to you. We offer our Wilmington patients porcelain veneers, which are placed on the surface of the teeth to cover dark stains, as well as dental bonding that can cover up minor stains.

Does Over-The-Counter Teeth Whitening Work?

Over-the-counter teeth whitening is a viable option for some people. Store-bought whitening is ideal for people with minimal staining and those who are looking to only whiten their teeth by a couple of shades. It is not a great option for many other people because over-the-counter teeth whitening uses diluted whitening ingredients and are not custom designed for your specific teeth – they are going for a one size, one whitening formula fits all approach. 

At Delaware Dental Studio, our Wilmington dentist uses teeth whitening systems that have more concentrated bleaching solutions that can lighten teeth several more shades than over-the-counter whitening. In fact, our proprietary professional whitening formula can whiten your teeth by eight shades or more versus only approximately two shades with store bought whitening. We recommend people in Wilmington schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lynn Fee, to understand the various whitening procedures we offer.

Teeth Whitening Services at Delaware Dental Studio

Professional teeth whitening at our office is effective, virtually painless, and long-lasting. At Delaware Dental Studio, we offer three teeth whitening systems:

  • In-Office Whitening Opalescence Boost: Opalescence Boost uses a high-concentration hydrogen peroxide gel that absorbs quickly and thoroughly into the teeth, whitening teeth from the inside-out. Opalescence Boost also contains potassium nitrate and fluoride, which help to improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity, and offering increased cavity prevention. For many years, Boost has proven to be the most effective in-office teeth whitening procedure available. Based on our research, it far surpasses its competitors in whitening studies. At your Boost whitening appointment, we will place protective barriers and coatings on your lips, cheeks, and gums so that the peroxide only contacts your teeth. All you need to do is sit back and relax! After two to three cycles of the whitening gel, our Wilmington patients’ teeth are generally many shades whiter in just one hour. 
  • Opalescence Take Home Whitening: Opalescence take home whitening is only available at a dental office. Our Wilmington dentist will supervise your treatment from initial consultation through completion. Similar to Opalescence Boost, take home Opalescence uses a gel that includes potassium fluoride, which helps improve oral health by strengthening enamel, decreasing sensitivity and offering increased cavity prevention.
  • The KöR™ Whitening Deep Bleaching Process: For teeth that are severely stained, we also offer KöR Whitening. It is considered the strongest whitening solution on the market. KöR Whitening is designed for severely stained teeth where other bleaching systems would not be effective; in other words, this is your last resort before turning to other dental procedures, such as porcelain veneers. KöR whitening deep bleaching process generally entails two office visits. You must also wear whitening trays for approximately two weeks, which can be worn while you sleep.

During your appointment, Dr. Lynn Fee will listen to your goals and determine the optimal whitening treatment based on your teeth.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Does Tooth Whitening Cause Permanent Tooth Sensitivity?

No. Generally, tooth sensitivity goes away within a couple of days after the whitening treatment. If your teeth are sensitive, you can use products intended to help with sensitivity, such as Sensodyne® toothpaste, for several weeks before and after your whitening treatment.

How Long Does Tooth Whitening Last?

It really depends on the individual. The length of time depends largely on your oral hygiene habits – are you brushing daily with whitening toothpaste – and how often you drink beverages that stain your teeth, such as red wine, coffee, and tea. If you avoid smoking and these types of beverages, the whitening can last several years. If enjoy coffee, a beverage Dr. Lynn Fee cannot avoid, an occasional inexpensive touch-up and whitening polishes may be needed to keep your desired shade of white.

Will Tooth Whitening Affect My Other Fillings, Veneers, Or Crowns?

Tooth whitening has little to no effect on restorative materials, such as crowns, porcelain veneers, and dental bonding materials. It may temporarily reduce the bond strength between the composite restorations and the enamel; thus, you should consult with our Wilmington dentist before you begin a tooth whitening procedure.

How Does Tooth Whitening Process Work?

When a whitening solution is applied to your teeth, the hydrogen peroxide inside the solution penetrates through the enamel and starts the oxidation process. This process transforms the molecules in your teeth, resulting in them reflecting little to no light. The end result: your teeth appear colorless and whiter.

Learn More About Teeth Whitening in Wilmington, DE – Schedule An Appointment Today!

Our Wilmington dentist, Dr. Lynn Fee, is an expert at finding the perfect shade of white so your teeth look naturally white. Our Wilmington patients throughout the 19810 area have experienced great results with the various whitening options we provide. 

At Delaware Dental Studio, we offer multiple tooth whitening procedure options to fit your particular needs. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (302) 475-0600, or drop by our office at 2500 Grubb Rd, Suite 130, Wilmington, DE 19810. We’re always accepting new patients, and we hope to see you soon.

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