Teeth Whitening in Pittsburgh
Reverse Stains And Yellowing
If you’re unhappy with your smile due to stains caused by the natural aging process, drinking coffee or wine, or tobacco use, teeth whitening from Dr. Mauro at North Hills Family Dental is an efficient, cost-effective way to restore your smile. As an experienced cosmetic dentist in Pittsburgh and North Hills, Dr. Mauro can remove external tooth stains, help you brighten your smile, and boost your self-confidence.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Professional teeth whitening products use the same basic active ingredients, which are known as peroxides. Peroxides, like carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide, are powerful bleaching agents.
Volatile oxygen molecules in peroxides react violently with surface stains on your teeth, and the reaction causes the chemical bonds holding the stains to break. In turn, this bleaches away the stain and whitens the enamel of the tooth. Peroxides can be used to treat just about any external tooth stain, but cannot be used to treat internal stains.
In-Office Vs. At-Home Whitening
What’s Right For Me?
We offer both in-office and at-home whitening at North Hills Family Dental. In-office whitening uses a very powerful peroxide, as well as an ultraviolet (UV) light. During the process, Dr. Mauro will clean your mouth and “paint” the whitening agent on, then use the UV light to excite the peroxide molecules. You can expect your smile to whiten by up to 5 shades or more in a single appointment. This makes in-office whitening better if you are looking for immediate results.
Take-home whitening uses a custom-built set of trays, which are filled with professional-grade whitening agents. Over a period of a few weeks, you’ll wear these trays as directed by Dr. Mauro. Your teeth will whiten gradually, and this take-home option allows you to treat yourself in the comfort of your own home. Because the results are not as immediate, this is a better option for those who want to whiten their teeth but would prefer a more subtle result.
Understanding The Benefits Of
Teeth whitening has a number of great benefits. You’ll feel more confident about your smile and your teeth, and you’ll look younger, as stains and yellowing tend to make your face look older. In addition, both take-home and in-office whitening are very affordable and require absolutely no invasive surgery. Patients report minimal discomfort, which is usually limited to temporary and minor tooth sensitivity for a day or two after the procedure.
Contact Us Today!
Want to learn more about teeth whitening? Schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Mauro today. At your appointment, we’ll discuss your smile goals, budget and more, and Dr. Mauro can design a smile makeover plan that’s perfect for you. Give us a call at (412) 364-1477, or come to our office in person at 9401 McKnight Road, Suite 307, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
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