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woman-with-confident-smileTeeth whitening is painless and you’ll see immediate results.

Teeth Whitening Treatment

Our dentistry team can help you achieve whiter teeth through regular cleanings and preventative dental care combined with our teeth whitening service.

Why Should I Whiten My Teeth?

Whiter teeth can give you the confidence to share your smile with the world.

What Should I Know About Whitening My Teeth?

It’s natural for your teeth to lose some of that pearly-white glow as you age. The good news is that reclaiming your teeth’s brilliance is affordable, fast, and painless.

Below, we’ve answered more common questions we get about teeth whitening.

Contact Us To Set Up Your Appointment

If you’d like to find out if teeth whitening is right for you, call us at 717-733-7971 or use the form on this page to request an appointment.

“Dr. Larrimore and her staff are friendly, courteous, and efficient. The office environment is relaxed and pleasant. I highly recommend Larrimore Family Dentistry to anyone seeking high quality professional dental services.” — Lynette Meck (Google review)

Teeth Whitening 101

How is teeth whitening done?
First, your teeth are polished to remove plaque on the surface. Then, a barrier is placed along the gum line to protect the soft tissue from the solution. We use a specially concentrated hydrogen peroxide-based solution that has been proven safe and effective. The teeth are coated with this solution and left in place for 30-60 minutes and are cured with a special light that activates the solution.

Are there any side effects to teeth whitening?
Most people do not experience any side effects. Some people experience mild tooth sensitivity and/or soft tissue irritation, which can last a few hours after the procedure.

How long do whitening results typically last?
Results last up to 5 years for many people, sometimes longer. Soda, coffee, and nicotine tend to stain the teeth more than anything else, so it really depends on your situation.

How long will it take?
A typical appointment lasts 60-90 minutes from start to finish. However, it could be longer to achieve desired results.

Are the results immediate?
Yes. You will notice a difference before you leave our office.

Dp those over-the-counter teeth whitening strips work?
They do, but can cost more and take longer to be effective. It’s safer to have a dentist evaluate your teeth and gums first before trying teeth whitening, even if you plan to use an at-home product.

Can I just get my top or bottom teeth treated?
Absolutely! Most people opt to do top and bottom teeth, but we can do either the top or bottom if you would like.


Contact us to Schedule an Appointment

Call us at 717-733-7971 to schedule an appointment with Larrimore Family Dentistry and start having whiter teeth and a brighter smile!