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By Ernest Fontaine, D.D.S.
May 29, 2018
Category: Teeth Whitening
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Teeth WhiteningDr. Ernest Fontaine offers teeth whitening in his Harrisburg, PA, office. He can help you get that Hollywood smile whether you're a busy mom racing to drop your kids off at soccer practice or a professional who has consecutive meetings all day.

Stained Teeth

Part of the reason our teeth become discolored, or stained, is a result of age, but that's not the only factor. When teeth end up yellow, you end up with a ruined self-esteem as well. Here are some things to keep an eye out for:

  • Chewing tobacco
  • Eating certain foods, such as blueberries
  • Smoking
  • Drinking coffee and/or tea

There are two ways to get whiter teeth:

In-Office Procedure: A device designed to keep your cheeks and lips open is placed in your mouth. This device ensures soft tissue in your mouth don't come in contact with hydrogen peroxide gel and other high-concentration bleaching gels used by your doctor to whiten your teeth. The doctor will then apply gel on the surface of your teeth and leave it for a few minutes. The procedure takes about one-hour. If your dental stains are severe, you may need more than one session.

Take-Home Whitening: Your Harrisburg dentist may recommend taking home a teeth-whitening kit. The results take longer to show themselves than when using an in-office procedure, but this is better than over-the-counter teeth-whitening kits you get at your local store, and it's convenient for busy individuals. Your doctor gets an impression of your teeth and creates a mold so that two thin, flexible plastic mouth trays, one for your upper teeth and the other for your bottom teeth, are made for you. All you need to do is fill each tray with whitening gel provided by your dentist, position each tray over the upper and bottom teeth, then wait for about an hour. You may need to repeat the process to see the results you want.

Are you interested in brightening your smile? Dr. Fontaine offers teeth whitening in his Harrisburg, PA, office. Call for an appointment at 717-564-1310 today!

By Ernest Vontaine DDS
May 09, 2014
Category: Teeth Whitening
Tags: Dentist  

Do you think the same thing about stains on your teeth? The good news—there is a solution to fighting and removing stains.
 
Dental Care Combats Tooth Stains
Surface ones, anyways. If you devote the right amount of time to your teeth on a daily basis, you will start to notice the difference. That’s because brushing and flossing twice a day, two minutes each, removes the day’s staining agents left behind by food and beverage particles. At the end of the day teeth feel clean, look clean and appear less stained.
 
Go the Extra Distance With a Teeth Whitening Treatment in Harrisburg
Brushing teeth can help remove some stains, but it won’t produce visible results at the drop of a hat. For fast and effective whitening, you will need to call our Harrisburg dentist office about the whitening treatments we provide.
 
Teeth whitening for Harrisburg patients will come in handy for popular upcoming events: graduation, barbeques, family vacations, weddings etc. There is a lot to smile about this summer, and teeth whitening can add to the excitement.
 
Call our Harrisburg dentist office today!