Teeth Whitening

Achieving a beautiful, bright smile may be easier than you think. Many people achieve the look they’ve been dreaming of with a simple whitening procedure.

What are the details of teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a safe, quick, and inexpensive way to correct discolorations on your teeth caused by staining, aging, or chemical damage to teeth. You can lighten only your upper teeth or both the upper and lower, depending on how much you show when you talk and smile.

Just let us know at your appointment if you would like to whiten your teeth, and we can help you decide the best option for you. Whitening systems generally consist of custom-fitted whitening trays and a special bleaching agent that you put into the trays and wear for a period of time each day. With consistent use, the bleaching agent removes stains from your tooth enamel without altering tooth structure or existing dental work. When your teeth reach the desired brightness, only occasional treatment is needed to maintain your new smile. 

Considerations for Teeth Whitening

Over-the-counter bleaching agents are available for purchase at drug stores and pharmacies. However, since these products can sometime cause harm to the gums and teeth, we recommend using dentist-provided products. 

In cases of extreme tooth discoloration, crowns or dental veneers may be the only choice, but because of the low cost of whitening treatments, teeth whitening is nearly always worth a try.

If you’d like to learn more about how Teeth Whitening might improve your smile, please call us at 508-584-6070 to make an appointment.