Teeth Whitening Middleborough MA
Even if you have healthy, functional teeth, you may not be happy with the color of teeth. Most people find a sparkling, white smile appealing. However, what we eat and drink can affect the color of our teeth. Fortunately, your dentist can help with teeth whitening.
Whitening can make your teeth brighter. When done in a dental office, dental whitening is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. Depending on which method you choose, results can be dramatic. Professional in-office whitening can lighten teeth as many as eight shades in just one one-hour appointment.
You may think that over-the-counter whitening products are good enough for your teeth. They are, after all, cheaper and more convenient. However, professional whitening will work faster and protect sensitive gums and teeth. When you visit a dentist, you will have an oral exam performed before you begin any whitening process to make sure your teeth are healthy enough for whitening. It can be risky to apply whitening solutions yourself, as you can damage your teeth.
Middleboro Family Dental can help you understand which whitening method would be best for you. If you are interested in whitening your teeth, talk to us first. Call our office at (508) 947-4411 today.
Professional whitening uses high-concentration bleaching gels that are not available over the counter. With guidance from a dentist, your smile will be brighter and whiter in no time.
- In-Office Whitening. In-office whitening offers the fastest results, since dentists use the most powerful whitening solutions available. Your gums and root surfaces will be covered with a protective barrier for safety. A retractor will hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth so that the dentist can apply a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel. The gel is left on for about an hour. Once it is removed, you will notice the results immediately.
- Take-Home Whitening. Take-home whitening is also an effective way to whiten your teeth, although the burden is on you to ensure you get the best results possible. Also, it may take several weeks to achieve your desired level of whiteness. A mold of your teeth will be taken and a lab will create custom-made mouth trays. You then fill the trays with whitening gel and place them over your teeth. Leave them on for about an hour at a time.
Caring for Your Whitened Smile
Your whitening results may six months to two years. Be sure to brush and floss daily. Avoid red wine, tea, coffee and other beverages and foods that stain. If you smoke, now’s the time to quit.
Contact Us Today
Professional teeth whitening is a great way to improve the appearance of your smile. The dentists at Middleboro Family Dental can assess your mouth and help you reach your smile goals. To learn more about whitening your smile, call (508) 947-4411 today.