Beware Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products

Serving Greater Philadelphia, including Ardmore, Bryn Mawr, & Newtown Square.

Over-the-counter teeth whitening products can be dangerous | Ardmore, PA dentistsThe demand for advanced teeth whitening remains high, both for in-office procedures and over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Consumers want affordability, simplicity, safety and effectiveness. But with so many teeth whitening options available, it can be tough to know which is best for you.

Ardmore teeth whitening is available at The Office of Dr. Jeffrey Bellisario, where patients are cautioned to beware of over-the-counter teeth whitening products. Many of these products promise to reverse discoloration and staining, but require months of regular use to get noticeable results. Some of these products are so abrasive as to wear down your tooth enamel, defeating the point of tooth whitening in the first place.

Am I a Candidate?

Every patient has individual needs that impact the teeth whitening process:

·         Teeth sensitivity

·         Natural hue of teeth

·         Your daily oral health habits

·         Your typical diet

·         Recent teeth cleanings

·         Root exposure

Some patients should avoid the teeth whitening process:

·         People under age 13

·         Pregnant and lactating women

·         Those with ongoing dental issues

·         Those with hypersensitivity

·         Those undergoing orthodontic treatment

·         Those with front tooth surface dental work

During your teeth whitening consultation at our Ardmore office, Dr. Bellisario will carefully evaluate the condition of your teeth to help you decide if whitening is the best decision at this time.

Teeth Whitening Option

Dr. Bellisario offers teeth whitening with Zoom!. Zoom! Teeth Whitening is strong enough to provide effective results and gentle enough to keep your teeth safe while achieving a visibly brighter smile in just one in-office treatment. Dr. Bellisario will also provide touch-up trays and a use-at-home whitening gel to help you maintain your bright white smile over time.

Alternatively, Dr. Bellisario offers KöR teeth whitening. Rather than applying a teeth whitening formula and bleaching light, KöR requires a mold of your teeth be taken to create a custom designed set of trays with gel sealed inside that fit your mouth snugly and comfortably. Over-the-counter teeth whitening kits can't claim this level of safe and complete teeth whitening. When your trays are ready, you’ll take them home and wear them nightly during sleep for approximately two weeks. The advantages of KöR are many, including the ability to dramatically reduce deep chemical stains that may not be removed with other forms of teeth whitening.

If Ardmore teeth whitening with Zoom! Whitening or KöR sounds right for you, contact The Office of Dr. Bellisario to schedule your personal consultation at 610-642-7024. We welcome patients from Ardmore, Havertown, Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, and surrounding Main Line area of Pennsylvania.