Teeth Whitening

What Is Teeth Whitening?

With teeth whitening at Smile Culture Dental, you can reverse years of stains and yellowing in as little as one appointment at our office. Teeth whitening uses special chemicals that are applied directly to your teeth. These chemicals, called “peroxides,” are able to break the chemical bonds that hold stains onto your natural, porous enamel

This, in turn, restores the natural brightness of your teeth. If you’re self-conscious about your smile because of stains, teeth whitening is a fantastic way to restore your smile and feel proud of your appearance once again. If you’re ready to get started with teeth whitening in Eastern Pennsylvania, the team at Smile Culture Dental is here to help. Contact us now to schedule consultation with one of our cosmetic dentists, and see how we can help you get a brighter smile.

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The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening

At Smile Culture Dental, we offer single-tooth, full arch, and mini dental implants to meet the needs of every patient suffering from damaged or missing teeth.

Fast results

If you choose in-office whitening at Smile Culture Dental, you can brighten your smile by up to 5-10 shades in just one appointment. Take-home treatment takes a little longer, but you’ll still have a brighter smile before you know it!

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Affordable treatment

Teeth whitening is typically the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatment. It’s also completely non-invasive, which makes it a great option if you have dental anxiety, or are just new to cosmetic dentistry.

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Love your smile

The biggest benefit of teeth whitening is the results you’ll get after your treatment. With professional teeth whitening from Smile Culture Dental, you can eliminate stains and yellowing from your teeth, and feel great about how your smile looks. You can smile proudly, and you’ll never have to hide your teeth again!

The Teeth Whitening Process

At Smile Culture Dental, we use KöR teeth whitening products. KöR provides a full line of at-home and in-office whitening products that are powerful enough to brighten your smile, yet gentle and reduce whitening-induced sensitivity.

Whether you choose in-office laser whitening or at-home chemical whitening, our team can provide you with the care you need in Eastern Pennsylvania. Here’s what you can expect from the teeth whitening process:

Cosmetic Consultation

To begin the process, you’ll come to Smile Culture Dental to meet with one of our experienced dentists. As experts in cosmetic dentistry in Eastern Pennsylvania, our doctors can examine your mouth, have an open and honest discussion about how you feel about your smile, and work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Teeth whitening is a great way to restore your smile and remove stains, but it’s not always the best choice. For example, some very deep stains may not be treatable with teeth whitening, and instead may require you to get alternative treatments like veneers or dental crowns. Together, you and your dentist will decide if teeth whitening is the right choice for your unique needs. Then, you can choose between in-office KöR whitening or take-home KöR treatment.

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In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you choose in-office teeth whitening at Smile Culture Dental, you’ll come back for a follow-up appointment. Your dentist will clean your teeth, then protect your gums with a special liquid. Next, they will use cheek retractors to prevent your tongue and cheeks from contacting your teeth.

Once your mouth has been prepared, your dentist will apply powerful KöR whitening chemicals directly to your teeth using a brush. Then, they will use a dental laser to activate the chemicals and boost their whitening power. After a few minutes, your dentist will rinse your mouth.

Then, this process will be repeated, if necessary, until your smile reaches your desired brightness. It’s usually possible to whiten your teeth by 5-10 shades in a single appointment. Most patients only need one in-office treatment, but in cases of severe staining, more than one in-office whitening appointment may be needed.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

If you choose take-home teeth whitening, your dentist will take impressions and images of your smile. Then, you’ll be sent home. Your dentist will send your impressions to our partner dental lab, where a set of custom, reusable whitening trays will be built. These trays will fit over your teeth perfectly, which makes them very comfortable and ensures that all of your teeth will be whitened properly.

After a week or two, you’ll come back to our office to pick up your custom trays, and a set of KöR teeth whitening products. Your dentist will give you instructions on how to use your trays, then you’ll be sent home to whiten your teeth on your own schedule. Most patients whiten their teeth for about an hour a day, though your recommendation may differ based on your level of staining.

KöR take-home teeth whitening products provide the same professional-grade results as in-office whitening, though it will take 2-3 weeks for your smile to reach its final level of brightness. Some patients prefer this, though. Not only is it more convenient to whiten your teeth at home, but since the results are more gradual, it’s less obvious that you’ve had your teeth whitened.

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Keeping Your Smile Bright

With proper care, your smile will look bright and beautiful for years to come. Once you've had your teeth whitened, it’s important to take good care of your teeth. Make sure to brush and smile properly, and come to one of our offices in Fairless Hills, Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Glen Mills, or Trooper for preventive care. Six-month teeth cleanings help keep your smile bright, and ensure your mouth stays healthy, too!

Other than that, you can take a few other steps to keep your teeth bright. Using whitening toothpaste and mouthwash can help prevent the buildup of stains. Lifestyle changes like quitting smoking and oral tobacco use or cutting back on coffee, wine, and tea can help you maintain your bright smile.

If your smile ever starts to look a bit dull or discolored, Smile Culture Dental has you covered. With regular touch-ups, we can brighten your teeth, remove minor stains, and make sure that you always look your best.

Why Choose Smile Culture?

  • Our specialists are trained to deliver the best cosmetic results.
  • Experienced team often repairs and replaces poorly placed implants by less experienced providers.
  • All-encompassing care with in-house implant and restoration, for a more convenient and comfortable experience.
  • Highest-quality materials and advanced technology.
  • Cosmetic focused office ensures a natural look and bite that fits your bone structure.
  • Our highly-qualified and experienced dentists can handle every step of your treatment, so you won’t have to deal with referrals.
  • Focus on making implant treatment as comfortable as possible.
  • We stand behind our work and offer complimentary repair or replacement for implant failure.
  • Thorough planning to ensure the best possible outcomes.
  • In-house specialists available for complex cases.

Meet the Smile Makers

Glen Mills and Huntingdon Valley

dental team member at Smile Culture Dental
Dr. Harshil Boghara

is a premier cosmetic dentist in Philadelphia. His combination of advanced training, technical skill, superior outcomes and commitment to a comfortable patient experience have elevated him to rank among the top cosmetic dentists in the region. In fact, Dr. Boghara has been voted by his peers as a Top Dentist in Philadelphia for the past two years.

Dr. Boghara is trained and certified in multiple areas of dentistry. He graduated from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. In addition, he pursued advanced training in aesthetic procedures, porcelain veneers and dental implants. He has served as an adjunct professor of dentistry at Temple University and oversees the continuing education and advanced clinical training for Smile Culture dentists.


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Dr. Kush Parikh

dental team member at Smile Culture Dental
Dr. Maria Oei

is a caring and highly trained Doctor of Dental Surgery who is committed to delivering an excellent outcome and experience for each patient. Dr. Oei has enjoyed serving patients of Philadelphia at Smile Culture Dental since May 2021. Fluent in Indonesian with a working proficiency in Spanish, Dr. Oei grew up in northern Delaware. She graduated magna cum laude from the Diamond Scholars Program at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. In dental school she was also tapped as a member of the honorary dental society Omicron Kappa Upsilon because of her academic achievements. As a Diamond Scholar and in her continuing education since graduation, Dr. Oei completed training and gained hands-on surgical experience with implant restorations using a variety of systems. As part of her continuing education, she also has completed implant curriculum and an IXP live surgery course. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Oei is known as a dedicated volunteer, and she regularly donates her time at Mission of Mercy free dental clinics. Away from her dental practice, she is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with family and friends.

Fairless Hills

dental team member at Smile Culture Dental
Dr. Natalie Amoa

is a board certified periodontist and implant dentist known for her excellent outcomes and attention to detail. A native of Saint Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Amoa graduated from Agnes Scott College where she completed her undergraduate studies, majoring in biology. After college, Dr. Amoa moved to Philadelphia to begin her dental training at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, where she completed a doctor of dental medicine degree as well as a certificate in periodontics and master of science in oral biology. She is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Amoa enjoys practicing in the Philadelphia area. She previously worked in Saint Petersburg, Tampa and Orlando. She was also previously a part-time adjunct clinical instructor at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. Dr. Amoa lives in South Philadelphia with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling, trying new food, and spending time with family.