A White Teeth Christmas: How to Get A Whiter Smile In Time for the Holidays

The holiday season is all about taking selfies with your friends and family and posting them on Instagram. However, if your smile isn’t ready to say, “Cheese!” then you may be sitting on the sidelines while your friends snap a selfie or two.

It can be hard to maintain a clean, white smile— especially on a consistent basis. If you have let your teeth go a little and they look more of a tinged tan or yellow than actual white, we at McDowell Dental Group can give you a whiter smile just in time for the holidays.

In-Office Whitening

Yes, you can go to your nearest grocery store or pharmacy and pick up a box of whitening strips and toothpaste, but your results won’t be nearly as strong as professional ones. Although over-the-counter whitening products contain the same ingredients as professional ones such as hydrogen peroxide, they only contain a small amount which means that you won’t get nearly as good of results from them alone. Here at McDowell Dental Group, we use a type of whitening called chairside bleaching which is done during a series of appointments. However, after just one appointment, patients notice a visibly whiter and brighter smile than before.

Take-Home Whitening

If you just have small surface stains that you want to get rid of before your first-holiday party, then we may recommend one of our take-home whitening kits. Each kit comes with an impressionable whitening tray and gel that you can use from the comfort of your own home. Depending on the severity of your stained teeth, we will prescribe you with the right concentration of dental bleach.

Want to schedule your whitening consultation just in time for the holidays? Contact our Abingdon office today!

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Yes! After our long tenured residence at the Tempenns building, McDowell Dental Group will be relocating. In addition to the move we are changing our name to McDowell Dental & Aesthetics. Don’t worry, even though there are a lot of changes happening we are still committed to providing our patients with the same valued care we always have. Lead by Dr. Ashley McDowell the office will bring additional focus to cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics along with all general dentistry services. Dr. Ashley has been working tirelessly over the past year to create a state of the art practice utilizing the best equipment and latest technologies. We are so excited for everyone to see and enjoy our new office.


Starting Monday, November 20th we will be seeing patients at:

1077 Rydal Road
Suite 300
Rydal, PA 19046


It is located just a short distance from our current office. The building has a spacious parking lot and an elevator for ease of travel. We look forward to seeing everyone at our new location!

McDowell Dental & Aesthetics Team