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June 26, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth whitening treatment can revitalize your smile. Our Pocono, PA, area dentists in Tannersville, Dr. Jeffrey Wert and Dr. Thomas Hart, teeth whiteningshare several benefits of in-office teeth whitening.

Whitening transforms your smile

It only takes about an hour to brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening treatment. The professional-strength whitening agents we use in our Pocono area office in Tannersville quickly remove stains that dull your enamel. Whether your teeth are stained from drinking coffee or cola or have gradually gotten darker as you've gotten older, teeth whitening can restore their natural color.

Professional whitening offers a safer option

If hydrogen peroxide, the ingredient used to whiten teeth, gets on your gums or roots, you may experience sensitivity. The problem can happen if you use trays that don't fit well or accidentally spill the whitening agent on your gums. When you visit our office, your cheeks will be pulled away from your teeth with retractors to ensure that they don't come in contact with the hydrogen peroxide. We'll also apply a special gel to your gums to protect them.

You'll experience better results with professional whitening

We'll clean your teeth before we whiten them to ensure uniform whitening. Because hydrogen peroxide can't penetrate plaque and tartar, this steps prevents your teeth from taking on a speckled appearance. Do you have weeks to spend on improving the color of your teeth? Many drugstore products require frequent applications. Sometimes, you might not even notice much of a difference after you've spent months faithfully using the product.

Kits that use trays are only successful if the tray fits your mouth well. If that doesn't happen, some areas of your teeth will appear darker than others. Because hydrogen peroxide gel is brushed on to each tooth individually during your in-office whitening session, you won't have to worry about two-tone teeth.

In-office whitening treatments offer impressive results. In fact, your teeth will probably be at least three shades whiter after treatment. Many people experience a difference of up to eight shades. Although most people only require one whitening treatment, sometimes two in-office treatments are needed to produce the optimum results.

Are you ready to improve your smile with teeth whitening? Call our Pocono, PA, area dentists in Tannersville, Dr. Wert and Dr. Hart, at (570) 629-1570 to schedule an appointment.

By Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates
February 21, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you want a radiant smile? Make your smile shine with professional teeth whitening. Dr. Jeffrey Wert, Dr. Jeremy Olen and Dr. Thomas teeth whiteningHart at Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates in Tannersville, PA, offer state-of-the-art teeth whitening treatments.

The Benefits of Whiter Teeth
There are many benefits that come from having your teeth professionally whitened. A beautiful smile will improve your appearance, boost your self-confidence, and make you feel good about yourself. ​

At-Home Teeth Whitening
At-home teeth whitening involves custom-made dental trays filled with a whitening solution that you can use at home. Whitening solutions used by dentists usually have a 30% to 40% concentration of hydrogen peroxide. At-home teeth whitening kits provide amazing results in 1 to 2 weeks of use. 

In-Office Teeth Whitening
For in-office bleaching, your Tannersville dentist will combine a bleaching gel with a light source to speed up the whitening process. The light and bleaching gel work together gently to break up the stains on your teeth. One in-office teeth whitening session can make your teeth about eight shades lighter. 

Teeth Whitening Consultation
Before deciding whether professional teeth whitening is right for you, your dentist will conduct an examination of your teeth and gums to ensure proper health. Teeth whitening is ideal for patients who have healthy gums and teeth and want a brighter smile. Individuals with periodontal disease or teeth with worn enamel are generally discouraged from undergoing a teeth whitening procedure.

Ready to make a change in your life? Say goodbye to those unsightly dental stains for good. Call Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates in Tannersville, PA, at (570) 629-1570 to schedule your dental appointment today. Professional teeth whitening won't just enhance your smile; it will also change your life for the better!

By Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates
January 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  
Opt for a healthier smile for 2016 when you choose professional teeth whitening.

You’ve just celebrated the New Year, and with 2016 under way now is the perfect time to come up with resolutions and things you want to improve. For many, thoughts turn to achieving the perfect smile. If holiday treats and coffee drinking has left your smile less than teeth whiteningradiant then it might be time you visited one of our Pocono cosmetic dentists Dr. Jeffrey Wert, Dr. Jeremy Olen or Dr. Thomas Hart to talk about teeth whitening.

It’s Effective

When it comes to choosing how you whiten your smile you have many options, but if you are looking for a way to truly brighten your teeth quickly the only real option is in-office teeth whitening. Your dentist in Pocono can even get some smiles up to eight shades whiter in just one one-hour session. These results are much faster than anything you could get with commercial whitening products and will also last longer.

It’s Safe

While many people may not believe it, bleaching agents can be safe on your smile when used correctly. When you use products at home you have to trust that you’ll do a good enough job to protect teeth and gums from damage. If you have tooth or gum sensitivity whitening products can make it worse, so it’s important to talk to us about your whitening options if you have sensitivities.

It’s Customized

Not all patients are the same when it comes to their smile goals and lifestyle. So why would you want a whitening treatment that doesn’t take these individualities into account? This is where professional in-office whitening comes in. Not only will we monitor your treatment to make sure you are getting the results you want but we can also tailor your whitening color to fit your specific needs.

Whether you want to professionally whiten your smile at home or you want to leave our office with a vibrant smile it’s never too late to turn to Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates—Family Dentistry in Pocono, PA for all of your cosmetic dentistry needs.

By Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates
February 23, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Are you one of the many Pocono residents looking for fast and effective teeth whitening? If so, you aren't alone. Many people would love to have a brilliant white smile. Unfortunately, however, many of them are going about it the wrong way.

While over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments may seem cheap and easy at first, the truth is that they aren't very effective, they often take weeks to show results, they can't treat all types of stains, and they can even damage your teeth, making them more likely to stain again in the future! This is why you need to visit Dr. Wert in Pocono for professional teeth whitening.

Unlike over-the-counter solutions, professional teeth whitening by Dr. Wert in Pocono is safe, fact and effective. The process generally takes only about an hour, and many of our patients experience whitening of between three and eight shades!

Professional teeth whitening works so effectively because it uses a highly concentrated bleaching gel that's not available in stores. Plus, the treatment can be custom-tailored to your exact dental needs, including the type of staining that you have and the amount of lightening that you hope to achieve.

Here's how the process works: At your teeth whitening appointment, the dentist will cover your gums and tooth-root surfaces so only your teeth are exposed. A retractor will hold your lips and cheeks away from the area, and the dentist will apply a strong hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. Then, you get to relax for an hour while the whitening solution does its magic! As soon as the procedure is done, you will be able to immediately see the results.

If you're ready to say goodbye to those dull, dingy or discolored teeth, don't waste your time with an over-the-counter teeth whitening treatment that will harm your smile more than help. Visit Dr. Wert in Pocono for teeth whitening that is fast, safe and effective instead. Call and schedule an appointment today!

By Dr. Jeffrey R. Wert & Associates - Family Dentistry
November 19, 2012
Category: Dental Procedures

If you are pleased with your smile except for that one front tooth that appears darker, then we have good news for you. Often a tooth appears darker as a result of trauma that may have occurred years ago. Your tooth may need root canal treatment or may have already had root canal treatment in the past. Regardless, you can whiten this tooth via a process called internal bleaching. And as the name suggests, the tooth can be bleached from the inside out. Here's a brief summary of how this entire process works:

  1. Performing an x-ray exam: The first step is to take a radiograph (x-ray) to make sure that your root canal filling is intact adequately sealing the root canal and the surrounding bone is healthy.
  2. Making an access hole: To apply the bleaching agent, a small hole will need to be made in the back of your tooth to apply the bleach. However, before doing that, the area must be thoroughly cleaned and irrigated.
  3. Sealing above the root canal filling: This step is critical to prevent the bleach from leaking into the root canal space.
  4. Applying the bleach: To obtain the whitening needed, it typically requires between one and four office visits for additional bleaching.
  5. Applying a permanent restoration: Once your tooth has lightened to the desired color, a permanent filling will be placed over the small hole to seal your tooth's dentin. This is then covered with tooth-colored composite resin (filling material) so that the access hole is undetectable to the naked eye.

To learn more about this procedure and see amazing before and after images, continue reading the Dear Doctor article, “Whitening Traumatized Teeth.” Or, you can contact us to discuss your questions or to schedule an appointment.