Brightening Smiles with Teeth Whitening in Wilmington, DE
Tooth enamel is a porous tissue, so it can soak up stains from foods, drinks, tobacco, and other substances we put in our mouths. Over time, teeth can look yellowed or dingy, which makes us look older. Teeth whitening in various forms has been available for centuries, but modern techniques are minimally invasive and extremely effective. At Wahl Family Dentistry, we offer two systems: at-home and in-office teeth whitening. Most of the dentists and staff at Wahl Family Dentistry have used at-home bleaching to achieve their white smiles. In 1989, Dr. Michael Wahl was the first person at Wahl Family Dentistry to utilize at-home bleaching on his own smile, and his dark yellow (but healthy) teeth have been bright white ever since. He still uses the original custom mouthguards for touch-ups.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you prefer to lighten your teeth over the course of a few weeks and in the privacy of your home, the dentist will create custom-fitted trays and provide professional-strength bleaching gel. Use the system as directed (usually for an hour or two each evening) and you’ll notice sensational results. With take-home teeth whitening, you can touch-up your teeth by reusing the trays whenever you like. We offer replacement bleaching gel in our Wilmington office as well.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
For much faster results, Premier in-office or chairside teeth whitening is the best option. We’ll apply a strong bleaching agent to your teeth and then activate the whitening power with a soft light. Patients usually notice dramatic shade changes after one or two treatments.