Dr. Bruce Matthews, DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Teeth Whitening

How can we help you?

Educating yourself about you and your family's dental health is a smart thing to do, and that's why we've included a list of commonly asked questions below.

Your comfort is our biggest priority, and that's why we want you to have as much information as possible. If you can't find your question or have an additional one, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is an easy and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile. Teeth that have been stained by smoking, certain food and drink, and natural teeth whitening wilmington de yellowing due to aging can usually be dramatically improved with teeth whitening. However, teeth whitening cannot remove every type of stain or discoloration.

Sensitive Gums and Teeth? No Problem!

If you have very sensitive teeth and gums, we may need to use products designed to reduce sensitivity and keep you comfortable during teeth whitening treatment. Based on the level of your sensitivity, we can also make specific recommendation as far as frequency and length of treatment.

If you decide that you’d like to change the appearance of your smile with teeth whitening, we will be happy to take time to discuss your expectations and the causes of staining to help you decide if teeth whitening is the most appropriate solution for you. At this time we will also discuss other cosmetic dental treatment options so that you can make an informed decision.

Contact Us To Book Your Teeth Whitening Appointment

Teeth whitening is very effective for many people, but it is not the best choice for everyone. Please contact our office to make an appointment for a dental cleaning, and we will be happy to assess your situation and make appropriate recommendations.

Teeth Whitening Wilmington DEIt's natural for our teeth to lose their luster and shine over time. There are many factors that contribute to the discoloration or dulling of your smile such as:

  • Certain medications
  • Aging
  • Genetics
  • Foods such as berries, tomatoes or marinara sauce, soy sauce, and curries
  • Beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine and cola
  • Smoking or tobacco use

You can try to avoid certain foods, or rinse with water after consumption to try to reduce the affects of discoloration. Teeth whitening in Wilmington may also be a good option for combating stains and discoloration.

Professional Teeth Whitening In Wilmington, DE

We offer professional whitening that is designed to eliminate stubborn discoloration and quickly deliver results. The whitening system we utilize is fast and effective and it uses a higher strength whitening gel than you can get with over-the-counter products. Our whitening gel also has specific ingredients designed to reduce and even eliminate the sensitivity that some patients experience with teeth whitening.

Call Our Dental Office To Learn More

If you've tried whitening your teeth with little to no success, our doctors are happy to discuss other options for improving your smile. Cosmetic dentistry offers a number of very effective options for enhancing the appearance of your teeth. Give our office a call today to learn more about the possibilities for your teeth.


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