Nothing can light up a room, cheer up a friend, or make a great first impression quite like a dazzling smile. However, time takes a toll. Our teeth acquire stains and discoloration for many reasons, most notably dark colored foods, and beverages. Fortunately, that problem is easily remedied with professional teeth whitening to put the sparkle back in your smile.
In office whitening
The fastest way to brighten your smile is in-office teeth whitening. Your lips, gums, tooth root surfaces, cheeks, and other sensitive tissues are protected so that the powerful formula only contacts tooth enamel. The bleaching gel is applied, and left in place for approximately one hour, then removed. Teeth can be lightened by up to eight shades in just one appointment, with immediate results.
At home whitening
This method will lighten your smile more gradually, but just as effectively. We will provide customized trays, a professional bleaching gel, and complete instructions. The trays are used daily, usually for one hour. Because the formula is milder than in-office bleaching, you won’t see a dramatic difference from a single application. Instead, you will notice your teeth lightening a bit every day. Within several days to a couple of weeks, this progressive improvement accumulates into dramatic results.
How to care for your brilliant smile
Teeth whiting has a number of benefits such as greater confidence, the ability to make a better first impression, and of course, a more attractive appearance. Most people want to maintain the brilliance of their smiles for as long as possible, and one of the best ways to do that is practice good oral hygiene. In fact, better oral health is often a happy side effect of teeth whitening and other cosmetic procedures, because patients tend to improve their hygiene habits.
You can also prolong the results of whitening by reducing your consumption of coffee, black tea, berries, red wine, and similar foods or beverages. Generally, anything dark in color has the potential to stain. Substances with a high acid content are more likely to darken teeth, because they soften enamel making it susceptible to stains. Last but not least – don’t smoke.
If you are ready to put the “white” back in your pearly whites, call (781) 315-4456 and schedule an appointment at our office in Woburn.