Is Professional Teeth Whitening For Me?

There are multiple aspects of treatment to consider when it comes to professional teeth whitening, and there are many treatment benefits. If you are unsure if whitening is right for you or are curious about what factors we keep in mind when recommending this cosmetic treatment, we’re here to help. We provide take-home teeth whitening treatment in our Fayetteville, AR, dental office to help patients receive brighter and more aesthetically pleasing smiles.

Is Professional Teeth Whitening For Me?

What to Consider Before Teeth Whitening Treatment

Teeth whitening is a part of the cosmetic dental services we provide for patients in Wayne, PA. Before recommending whitening treatment, we will consider multiple factors specific to each patient. Depending on these factors, we will recommend professional whitening or an alternative in our office.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Stains

Tooth stains may be categorized as intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic stains are stains found within a tooth in the dentin or underlayer beneath the enamel. Extrinsic stains are formed on the tooth enamel or surface of the tooth. Professional teeth whitening can lift superficial extrinsic stains, often caused by foods, drinks, and tobacco. Tooth damage and decay are common causes of intrinsic tooth stains.

Tooth Sensitivity

Patients with sensitive teeth and/or weakened or worn tooth enamel are more prone to discomfort during whitening treatment. We can recommend whitening with a lower percentage of active ingredients for patients with sensitive teeth. Our Nite White treatment contains 22% Carbamide Peroxide, and our Day White treatment contains just 7.5% or 9.5% of Carbamide Peroxide.


Patients with bonded teeth, porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dentures, or dental bridges cannot receive professional whitening if they want to address treated teeth that have turned dull over time. These cosmetic and restorative treatments will not react to professional whitening treatment. Instead, we will recommend new treatments to replace old and discolored restorations.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening in Wayne, PA

If we find that you are a candidate for teeth whitening treatment, you can benefit from this in multiple ways:

  • Effective and Efficient Care: Unlike over-the-counter whitening gels, toothpaste, and strips, professional whitening treatment has visible results due to the high percentages of active ingredients in the whitening gel. Our take-home options are efficient and simple for patients to use in the comfort of their own homes. Patients place the whitening gel in the tray and wear the tray for the recommended amount of time.
  • Longevity: Professional teeth whitening provides lasting results. With the right care, whitening can last six to twelve months.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: Many patients who undergo teeth whitening treatment feel more comfortable with their smile. Before, they may have avoided smiling with their teeth or laughing in public because of tooth discoloration. Whitening treatment can help patients feel confident in themselves and their smiles.

Contact Wayne Family Dentistry for teeth whitening treatment in the Wayne, PA area today at 610-347-5133. You may also schedule a dental consultation online to see if you are a viable candidate for whitening treatment.