Professional Teeth Whitening

This aesthetic procedure is a safe and cost-effective way to make your teeth look brighter and whiter. A Professional Tooth Whitening can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades within an hour, depending on your chosen whitening procedure. It is also one of the more affordable cosmetic dental treatments available.

Types of Teeth Whitening

A patient can get their teeth whitened either through in-office or take-home means:

  • In-Office Whitening:

    This technique involves using a stronger, more concentrated bleaching gel. It will also cover the gums and root surfaces of the teeth with a protective barrier. Then they will use a thin plastic device known as a retractor to hold back the lips and cheeks to allow access to the teeth. Professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel will be applied. After the gel is removed, the whitening results should be visible immediately.

  • Take-Home Whitening:

    While this method does make your teeth whiter, you will need to be diligent and patient, as it may take some time to see the desired results. To start, a mold of your teeth will be taken, and then two thin, custom-made plastic trays will be crafted to fit your teeth. These trays will then be filled with whitening gel and placed over your teeth. You will have to keep them on for at least an hour, and you may have to repeat the process for a few weeks. With consistency, you should be able to achieve your desired level of whiteness.

While both are effective, professional, in-office teeth whitening yields the best results.

Aftercare

To make your whitening results last as long as possible, maintain your brushing and flossing routine, and keep up with professional cleanings. You should avoid staining foods and beverages like red wine, tea, and coffee. If you smoke, use your whitened teeth as motivation to quit. Touch up every so often to keep your smile bright and beautiful.

Reach out to us for your teeth whitening session today. Contact 508-829-5435 to book your appointment!