Teeth Whitening Framingham MA
Many people attempt to brighten their smile with over-the-counter whitening gels, strips, toothpaste, mouthwashes, and other methods. While these options are convenient and can offer temporary results, they are often messy and costly, since you must use them multiple times to achieve the results you desire. Because of this, more and more people are opting for in-office whitening. In-office teeth whitening is performed at your dentist’s office. While it is the most expensive way to whiten teeth, it is also the safest and most effective method.
Our dental office can whiten your teeth up to eight shades using our innovative technology. If you want to enhance your smile, we encourage you to speak to us about teeth whitening. Learn more about our effective in-office teeth whitening treatment. We invite you to schedule your appointment today.
What is Teeth Whitening?
In-office teeth whitening is done by a dentist inside the dentist’s office. This procedure can be completed in less than two hours, with the results lasting as long as three years. Most patients prefer to have their teeth whitening done professional due to the safety and use of state-of-the-art technology. If you are interested, you will first need to schedule a consultation to ensure you are a good candidate for teeth whitening.
The procedure is simple. First, your dentist will record your teeth’s current shade. Your teeth will then be polished to remove plaque and debris. A barrier is applied to the lips and gums to protect them from the whitening solution. Next, the bleaching agent is applied to the front of the teeth and a special light is used to activate the chemical. This solution contains hydrogen peroxide.
The bleaching agent is then reapplied every 15 minutes for the next hour. Once you attain your desired shade, you, the barrier will be removed and your teeth will be rinsed. Before you leave, you will receive instructions on how to take care of your new bright smile. Teeth whitening does not prevent stains from forming. Therefore, your dentist may give you some solution to use at home to touch up your smile as needed.
You should avoid highly pigmented foods and beverages for the next 24 hours. This includes coffee, tea, red wine, tomato juice, tomato sauce, black grapes, candy, beets and mustard. You should also avoid smoking to prevent staining.
How Can I Maintain a Whiter Smile?
Keeping your smile bright should not be too hard. Proper dental hygiene is important. Brush and floss daily to keep teeth clean and free of plaque. Limit tobacco use and avoid beverages such as coffee and red wine, which can cause stains. Keep on top of your dental exams and cleanings.
If you are tired of a dull, unattractive smile, brighten it safely with in-office teeth whitening. The procedure is very safe and painless, with little to no sensitivity involved. Learn more by scheduling an exam and consultation with our dentists. Call (508) 620-1170 or book an appointment online.