5 Signs You Need Professional Teeth Whitening By Kellyn Hodges on August 05, 2023

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Over time, the enamel on your teeth naturally wears away, causing the dentin layer to show and your teeth to appear more yellow. Staining foods and other habits can expedite this process, but you’re not entirely stuck with yellowish teeth, thanks to professional teeth whitening.

At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, we can explore what professional teeth whitening options can work for you. The teams at our offices in Montgomeryville, Bala Cynwyd, and Bensalem, PA, can help you recognize the signs that you need professional teeth whitening.

You’re Constantly Using Over-The-Counter Products

Do you use a whitening toothpaste, gel, and mouthwash, but still notice the yellowing of your teeth? These over-the-counter products may not be working for you the way you’d like them to. If you find yourself in a constant cycle of buying and using over-the-counter whitening products, consider turning to a simple but effective one-appointment treatment session at our dental practice.

Your Gums Look Swollen

If you use over-the-counter teeth whitening products, you may notice your gums look red or swollen. You may have minor burns on your gums due to the over-the-counter whitening tray not being made for your exact dental arch. With professional teeth whitening, at-home kits come with a tray made to line up with your gumline, so no product leaks out. In-office, your dentist will ensure the gums are properly protected from burns.

You’re Experiencing Temperature Sensitivity

If you experience zaps of pain when drinking hot or cold liquids, this may be caused by using over-the-counter teeth whitening products too frequently. With professional teeth whitening, a customized treatment plan is made to achieve a desirable tooth shade without harming the protective layer of your teeth. It’s easy to over-whiten your teeth when you’re not under the care of a trained dentist.

You Have Allergies

If you have a wide range of allergies or have experienced a slight allergic reaction to over-the-counter teeth whitening products, it doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to achieve bright, white teeth. Instead, it means you need a customized solution. Over-the-counter teeth whitening products are one-size-fits-all and don’t account for any unique allergic reactions you may have. Professional teeth whitening takes allergies into consideration.

You’re Not Happy With the Shade of Your Teeth

Since teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure, you don’t need an oral health concern to qualify for treatment. Not being happy with the shade of your teeth is enough of a reason to look into teeth whitening.

Why Professional Teeth Whitening?

Choosing professional teeth whitening ensures the process is customized and safe to meet your needs. The results are more dramatic, and you’re likely to notice them much faster than you would a store-bought dental bleaching product.

Contact Our Practice to Learn More

Skip the trial-and-error of over-the-counter whitening options and turn to our dental office for comprehensive professional teeth whitening services. We offer teeth whitening products to lighten your smile an average of eight shades. Achieve teeth worth smiling about in an environment that cares for your oral health and safety. Contact Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics today.

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At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, serving patients in Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and throughout Philadelphia, we are committed to helping children and adults of all backgrounds achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Our compassionate and widely respected doctors are members of prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association 
  • National Dental Association
  • National Board of Orthodontics, U. S. 

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