If you've been staring into the mirror wishing that your teeth were whiter, brighter, and ready to be shown off, you may be interested in getting your teeth whitened. At Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry, we offer two teeth-whitening options.
We offer in-office tooth-whitening and also offer take-home whitening kits. The take-home kit is also available as a supplement to your in-office procedure. The solution best for your smile will be determined during your cosmetic dentistry consultation. Please allow us to perform your consultation by calling us at (781) 350-4385.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Retail Whitening
When teeth whitening solutions are available at nearly every retail store, it may seem unnecessary to seek professional solutions. However, it is important to remember that store-bought kits do not offer nearly as many tooth-whitening benefits as professional solutions. In addition, store-bought kits come with one-size-fits-all application trays that will not only fail to consistently whiten each tooth, but they increase your risk for tooth sensitivity and irritation of sensitive oral tissue.
Professional teeth whitening can remove deep stains and surface stains and lighten your teeth up to ten shades. It is important to note that teeth-whitening may not be able to remove stains from medications or mineralization in the water.
Tooth whitening treatments can last for a year or more, especially when used with take-home kits for touch-ups. You can also improve the effectiveness of tooth-whitening by not smoking and maintaining good oral hygiene.
Safety of Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth-whitening shouldn't harm the enamel of your teeth. For most teeth-whitening candidates, it is a safe and effective way to correct some of the common cosmetic dental problems of staining and discoloration. Due to some factors, like oversensitive teeth, our dentist, Ryan M. Clancy, DMD, MAGD, LVIF may recommend that you don't opt for teeth-whitening. This can discussed at your consultation appointment.
If you live in or around Medford, Massachusettts and are interested in starting the teeth-whitening process, please contact Cosmetic & Esthetic Dentistry. You can call to schedule your initial appointment at (781) 350-4385.