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By NEW HOPE COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY
November 12, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

If you are tired of stained and discolored teeth, help is available from your local dentist. For teeth whitening in New Hope, PA, visit us at New Hope Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Dr. Dawn Rickert will help restore the beauty of your smile.

What Causes Dental Stains?

Dental stains are commonly caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, or red wine. They can also be caused by certain medications or simply genetics. Some foods and beverages contain pigments that stick to the surface of your teeth. This means that even if you brush your teeth immediately after eating these foods and beverages, it's likely they'll still remain on your teeth.

Once stained, teeth can appear yellow or brownish in color. The shade of the discoloration depends on the individual as well as what they're consuming.

How Can Dental Teeth Whitening Help?

Dental teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry procedure that uses hydrogen peroxide gel to remove stains. It is a safe and effective procedure performed at our office in New Hope, PA. Teeth whitening results will be noticeable immediately and the process only takes about an hour. It will not cause damage to the enamel of your teeth and can be done on your lunch break.

As long as you care for your newly whitened teeth by practicing good dental hygiene and limiting or avoiding staining foods, the results will last longer. Your bright smile can last years.

If you want to whiten your teeth at home, we will provide you with a custom tray filled with whitening gel which you will place over your teeth for an hour at a time.

You do not have to live with yellow or brown teeth. Don't hesitate to make a trip to the office of Dr. Rickert. Our staff can provide fast and effective teeth whitening in New Hope, PA. Call us at (215) 862-2525 for your initial consultation today. We will help you show off a bright new smile in no time.

By New Hope Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
October 04, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  
SeeYourDentistFirstBeforeUsingaHomeTeethWhiteningKit

Are your stained teeth bumming you out? There's good news—you can transform that dull and dingy smile yourself with a tooth whitening product.

There are dozens of over-the-counter whitening kits that allow you to brighten your own smile. Although not as controlled and long-lasting as a dentist's professional whitening, these DIY kits can still give you effective results.

But since these products involve chemical solutions that bleach tooth enamel, there's a common concern about their safety. Could you be harming your teeth by using a home whitening kit?

The answer is no—as long as you follow the manufacturer's directions for using the product. These kits have been formulated with a lower percentage of bleaching agent (usually 10% carbamide peroxide) than whitening solutions used by dentists. They've also been subjected to several clinical studies gauging both their effectiveness and safety.

That said, though, exceeding a product's recommended directions and frequency of use could cause you problems. If not used properly, a bleaching solution can erode tooth enamel—and this protective tooth layer doesn't grow back! As long as you whiten "within the lines," so to speak, you shouldn't encounter this kind of situation.

With that said, though, there are good reasons to consult your dentist before using a whitening product, or have them perform the whitening for you.

For one thing, an over-the-counter whitening product won't work if the staining originates from inside a tooth. It's wise, then, to have a dental examination first before using a whitening product to uncover this or any other underlying dental problems that should be addressed first.

You may also find a professional whitening will give you a more desirable result. A stronger professional bleaching solution under a dentist's expert control can produce a brighter, longer lasting smile than a home use product. A dentist may also be able to control the level of brightness better to help you achieve the smile effect you desire, from subtle white to ultra-bright.

Whichever way you go, your dentist can advise you on your options and make sure your teeth are in good shape for whitening. The end result can be a brighter smile—and a brighter mood.

If you would like more information on teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Tooth Whitening Safety Tips.”

By NEW HOPE COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY
December 14, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Is your once brilliant smile not as radiant as before? Do you have a dingy, yellow, and stained grin? If you answer “yes” to these questions, professional teeth whitening is your best bet. It’s natural for our teeth to get discolored over time. Whether natural aging, coffee, smoking cigarettes, or wine is the culprit, eliminating stains in your teeth could go a long toward giving your smile the radiance it once had.

Here at New Hope Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in New Hope, PA, we offer take-home whitening kits and in-office bleaching, under the guidance of Dr. Dawn Rickert. The best option for you will depend on various factors, including the kinds of stains you have and how deeply discolored your teeth are.

Teeth Whitening at Home

OTC teeth whitening might work for some, but using a teeth whitening kit that your dentist prescribed would definitely work better and be much safer for your mouth. Take-home whitening kits from dentists can only be sold through licensed dentists, which means that you can be confident the product’s bleach concentration and quality will fit your specific whitening requirements.

Likewise, they come with whitening trays that are custom-made for you to ensure more accurate results and a more comfortable at-home whitening experience. Just make sure to follow your dentist’s directions and you’ll have no issues whitening your smile at home.

Teeth Whitening in The Dentist’s Office

If you’re after faster and whiter results, in-office bleaching is the way to go. This procedure can give you an exceptionally brilliant smile in just one visit to your dentist in New Hope, PA. Using special bleach and special light, you can go out of the office with a brighter and whiter smile in just under an hour. Stringent safety measures will be taken to make certain that your in-office bleaching treatment is as comfortable as possible.

Safety First

These two teeth whitening options will garner faster and better results as well as safeguard your oral tissues and teeth better than OTC teeth whitening kits. Likewise, undergoing a comprehensive oral examination prior to whitening is a vital step to help ensure that your stains aren’t due to a dental issue, like tooth decay, that requires treatment.

Talk to Us To Learn About Your Options for Teeth Whitening

Set an appointment with your dentist in New Hope, PA, Dr. Dawn Rickert, here at New Hope Cosmetic and Family Dentistry by dialing (215) 862-2525.

By New Hope Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
December 23, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

How teeth whitening treatment from your dentist in New Hope, PA, can help your smile

Are you suffering from a dull, uninteresting smile? If so, professional teeth whitening treatment could be the key to improving your smile! Here at New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in New Hope, PA, Dr. Dawn M. Rickert offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, including professional teeth whitening to help your smile. Read on to learn more!

What professional teeth whitening can do for you

Lots of daily habits can give you a dull smile, with the largest culprits often being coffee, red wine, smoking, and even simply undergoing the normal aging process. As your teeth become exposed to these elements, the enamel becomes thinner, allowing you and everyone else to see the dentin that lies underneath. This layer is naturally yellow, and as more dentin becomes visible, the more yellow your smile will look.

Fortunately, there is good news! You can whiten and brighten your dull smile with professional teeth whitening. This treatment is a favorite among many people because it is:

  • Effective, for it allows you to whiten your smile up to 8 shades brighter
  • Long-lasting, because the amazing results can last up to 5 years
  • Quick, with the in-office treatment taking only about an hour to complete
  • Safe, because professional whitening products have been tested and approved by the American Dental Association

You can choose from:

  • The in-office treatment, which takes about an hour; this is a great option for people who want a brilliant white smile in a hurry. It’s also a great choice if you have a reunion, wedding, or other special event coming up.
  • The take-home treatment, which comes in the form of a kit containing professional-strength whitening gel, custom whitening trays, and instructions so that you can whiten your teeth in the privacy of your own home, at your own pace.

Interested? Give us a call

Don’t get stuck with a yellow, dull, unattractive smile when your dazzling, bright white smile is just a phone call away. To learn more about professional teeth whitening and our other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Dr. Dawn M. Rickert of New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in New Hope, PA, today by dialing (215) 862-2525.

By NEW HOPE COSMETIC AND FAMILY DENTISTRY
October 05, 2018
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

Professional Teeth WhiteningHow a professional teeth whitening treatment from your dentist in New Hope, Pennsylvania can brighten your smile

When you smile into the mirror, how do your teeth look? Do they look white, sparkling, and brilliant, or do they look yellow, dull, and uninteresting? If you don’t like your smile because of stains or discolorations, you can say goodbye to your dental stains. The answer is a professional teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Dawn M. Rickert at New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in New Hope, Pennsylvania wants to introduce you to the magic of professional teeth whitening.

Brushing and flossing do a great job of cleaning your teeth, but you can still develop stains, especially if you smoke, drink coffee, or eat darkly-pigmented foods like berries. As you get older, you may notice your smile isn’t as white as it was when you were younger. That’s the normal aging process at work.

As you age, your tooth enamel becomes thinner, and you can see through to the layer underneath, called dentin. This layer is yellow and gets even darker yellow as you get older, so your smile develops a yellow appearance.

Fortunately, you can get your dazzling white smile back again, with a teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure for many reasons. These are just a few:

  • Treatment is quick; the in-office treatment takes only about an hour.
  • Treatment is effective; you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter.
  • Treatment is inexpensive; it costs far less than other cosmetic dental services.
  • Treatment is long-lasting; your bright smile can last up to 5 years.

At New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, you can choose from two teeth whitening options:

  • An in-office treatment that takes about an hour; this is a great option for busy people, or if you have a special event coming up.
  • A take-home whitening kit; this is the perfect choice if you want to whiten at your own pace in the privacy and convenience of your home.

Do you want to say goodbye to dental stains? If so, it’s time for you to discover what professional teeth whitening can do for you and your smile. To get started, just call Dr. Dawn M. Rickert at New Hope Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in New Hope, Pennsylvania today!