The team at Dental Associates of Delaware has been proudly serving thousands of families in the Brandywine, Hockessin, Middletown, Newark, Wilmington, and Millsboro, DE areas for over three decades. Our dedicated team of professionals consistently strives to provide the best possible personalized care in a welcoming and comfortable environment.
In addition to providing high quality general and preventative dentistry and periodontics, we also provide our patients with a full range of cosmetic dentistry services including teeth whitening.
The Importance of a White Smile
Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. If your smile is lacking luster and isn’t as bright as it could be, you may not feel as confident as you should. A bright, white smile opens doors both professionally and personally. There are many things that can make your teeth dull, discolored and stained ranging from foods you eat and drink to medications you may have taken as a child. Teeth whitening is a bleaching process that reverses the discoloration of tooth enamel to create a whiter and brighter appearance.
If you feel embarrassed about stained, dull or discolored teeth, it can affect many areas of your day-to-day life. If this is the case for you, please consider calling our office to set up an appointment to see if teeth whitening is right for you. Not only will your teeth look better, but you will improve your mood and confidence levels.
There are numerous benefits associated with teeth whitening which may include:
- An increase of self-esteem
- Making better first impressions
- Looking younger
- Stop hiding behind your hand
- Landing a job you’ve always wanted
- Looking your best for special occasions
- Affordable cosmetic enhancement
- Non-surgical way to improve your appearance
The at-home whitening option, offered by all of our offices, consists of custom-fitted tooth whitening trays you use in the convenience of your home to brighten your smile. To begin, place a tooth-whitening solution inside the trays and then slip them over your teeth. You will be directed to wear the trays for a specified amount of time each day for several days or weeks, depending on what is prescribed for you.
BriteSmile In-Office Whitening (Brandywine Office)
We offer BriteSmile Professional Teeth Whitening System at our Brandywine Office. This is a fast whitening system that works by using a revolutionary “blue light” technology and a gentle whitening gel to safely whiten and brighten your teeth. The blue light works by activating the gel to help make your teeth much whiter in just one office visit. During your visit, you will receive three gel applications. The results are a dazzling, white smile in just a few hours.
Zoom In-Office Whitening (Hockessin Office)
The Zoom! in-office whitening offered by our Hockessin Office is a quick and easy way to effectively whiten your teeth. The Zoom! procedure generally takes 2 hours from start to finish. It begins with taking an impression of your teeth followed by isolating your gums so that the gel is only applied to the teeth. Then we apply special whitening gel that works together with the Zoom! Light to penetrate the teeth and break up the stains and discoloration. The gel remains on your teeth for approximately 15 minute intervals while the light is activated. After the first half hour the assistant will check the color. If satisfactory, then you are finished. If not, they will reapply the gel for 2 more intervals of 15 minutes, and check again. You will also have take home trays made and given to you for touch-ups at home. The results of Zoom! are immediate. Most patients notice that their teeth are up to seven shades whiter.
To schedule an appointment to see what teeth whitening option is best for you, please contact us at our Brandywine office at (302) 477-4900, our Hockessin office at (302) 239-5917, our Middletown office at (302) 378-8600, our Newark office at (302) 737-6761, our Wilmington office at (302) 658-9511, our Millsboro office at (302) 934-8005, or our Newark Pediatric office at (302) 737-6761. At Dental Associates of Delaware, our goal is to get to know you well and to establish a treatment plan that will best meet your current needs. We look forward to meeting you soon!