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Terminating Contract with Cigna Dental


In 2022, we will no longer be IN NETWORK with Cigna Dental Insurance. It is unfortunate that we have to take this step but as our costs have risen, they have lowered reimbursements significantly. We are unwilling to lower our standards of high quality dentistry to match their demands. Our patients and their health are too important to us.
At this time, when many people are looking at obtaining health and dental insurance for the upcoming year, we thought it best to let you know this information immediately. Our "in network" status will end January 31, 2022. Please be aware, we will most definitely submit claims for patients but Cigna will handle accordingly. (Out of network means you pay at time of service and they may reimburse us, reimburse you, pay a portion or nothing at all. That is up to their contract with you.)

Thank you for your continued partnership with our practice - we look forward to caring for you in 2022 and beyond.

Teeth Whitening


Before and after photo of teeth whitening treatmentIf you are dissatisfied with the brightness of your smile, you are not alone. Teeth whitening treatment is one of the most common cosmetic procedures we perform here at Baccellieri Family Dentistry. This is because professional whitening treatment is safer and more effective than store-bought alternatives. You, too, can experience the wonderful benefits of in-office whitening treatment!

How Your Teeth Stain


There are two types of staining: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic stains occur when the inner structure of the tooth, called dentin, darkens or yellows over time. Often, this type of stain is the result of excessive fluoride exposure as a child, tetracycline antibiotics, or facial trauma. Unfortunately, intrinsic stains do not respond to whitening or bleaching solution.

Extrinsic stains, on the other hand, are the result of pigment-heavy foods and beverages, such as tea, coffee, and wine. Tobacco use is also a big contributor to extrinsic stains. The outer layer of our teeth, the enamel, is porous and picks up these types of stains as we age. During your initial appointment, Dr. Baccellieri Jr. will be able to determine if your stains qualify for a professional whitening treatment.

In-Office Whitening


During your appointment, we first place a rubber sheet over your gums to protect them during the whitening process. Next, we apply a high-concentration bleaching gel directly to the surfaces of your teeth. The gel is usually left on the teeth for about 20 to 30 minutes. In some cases, we may aim an LED light at the teeth to activate the gel and improve your results. Once your time is up, we may reapply a new coat of bleaching gel. This process is repeated until we achieve the desired results. In-office treatment may also take several appointments.

Before we begin treatment, we may take photographs of your teeth to establish a baseline and monitor your progress. By the end of your treatment, your teeth could be up to eight shades whiter than your baseline! Whitening treatment may lead to tooth sensitivity. For this reason, we may ask that your brush with a desensitizing toothpaste in the days or weeks following your appointment.

At-Home Whitening


Unfortunately, the whitening process is an ongoing one. Your teeth may recollect stains, depending on your diet and personal habits. As a part of your ongoing treatment, we may recommend an at-home system. This involves the use of milder whitening gel and a bleaching tray. We will take an impression of your teeth to ensure your tray is custom-fit to your mouth. A custom-fit tray provides more effective results than stock or boil-and-bite tray.

Although the gel may be milder than the high-concentration solution we offer, it will still be stronger than store-bought products. Many people try whitening toothpaste, strips, rinses, and gels before they move forward with professional treatment. Many people also find that these store-bought alternatives do not provide satisfactory results.

Schedule Your Appointment


If you are interested in professional teeth whitening call 610-444-0208 and schedule your appointment today!
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