If you have discolored teeth, there are many reasons to get your teeth whitened. It will boost your every day confidence, give you a brighter smile, and it will certainly show at that important event you may have coming up. You might want to take steps to whiten your teeth. You can try tooth whitening home remedies, a tooth whitening kit, tooth whitening products, a tooth whitening pen or other options available at Baystate Dental.
Professional teeth whitening can change the way you feel about yourself and give you more self-confidence. At Baystate Dental, we have made stains and discoloration disappear from hundreds of patients. Discoloration is caused by:
- The aging process
- Staining foods and drinks
- Tobacco use
Get Teeth Whitening With GLO®
Baystate Dental provides a tooth whitening procedure, known as GLO® in-office tooth whitening. It gives you dramatic results in just one hour. The process is simple:
- We clean your teeth and remove all plaque and tartar buildup.
- We protect the gums, lips and other tissues from the whitening gel.
- We add the GLO® whitening gel carefully to your teeth.
- We use a special GLO® blue light on the gel for 20 minutes to make it start.
- After you rest a bit, the process is repeated three times.
The GLO® proprietary gel is a hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening but with a lower concentration than other teeth whitening products. The gel eliminates the temporary tooth sensitivity that comes with tooth whitening. Thanks to the GLO® blue light technology, only 15 percent hydrogen peroxide is needed to produce outstanding results.
Teeth Whitening at Home with GLO®
We understand that you are busy. We know that some patients prefer to have teeth whitening at home.
We offer GLO® whitening take home kits with whitening gel and trays. To be successful, you must use these trays efficiently. You have to ensure the gel gets to every nook and cranny of your teeth. The teeth whitening treatment requires you to fill the trays with gel and place them in your mouth overnight. This teeth whitening procedure typically takes longer to achieve your goals, but you will see whiter teeth when it is completed.
If you have more questions about tooth whitening, please contact our dental teams at Baystate Dental offices in Belchertown, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Greenfield – Suite 6, Greenfield – Suite 7, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Northampton – King St, Springfield – Harrison Ave, Springfield – Main St #212, Springfield – Main St #215, Westfield, West Springfield, or Wilbraham, Massachusetts today to arrange an initial teeth whitening consultation.
Teeth Whitening Questions
Why Can’t I Use Teeth Whitening Home Remedies?
If you choose to use over-the-counter products, you won’t be satisfied with the results. The trays used in store-bought kits are generic and almost certainly will not fit your teeth. Therefore, you won’t get the gel everywhere it is meant to go. Professional teeth whitening gets you better results. Whitening toothpastes contain abrasive ingredients that gradually scrape off your tooth enamel and the yellow dentin will start to show.
We offer GLO® in-office tooth whitening and also take-home kits. You can use the kit when it is convenient for you and achieve dramatic results.
I Heard of Natural Tooth Whitening. Can I Try Those?
There are natural ways to whiten your teeth, such as eating apples. These natural teeth whitening do work, but the results don’t last. Professional teeth whitening allows you to get the maximum benefit for the longest amount of time.
How Does Tooth Whitening Work?
Believe it or not, but your teeth get whiter through oxygen. The bleaching agent in the gel emits oxygen into your tooth enamel, which removes the molecular bonds of the pigments on your teeth. The smaller molecules look white. Your teeth will whiten according to how well the enamel can absorb oxygen.
What Causes Our Teeth to Stain?
Although many things can cause teeth to discolor, the most common is from food we eat and beverages we drink. You might like coffee in the morning, but it can stain the teeth. Foods like blackberries stain the teeth repeatedly so the discoloration is added to your teeth. However, when you come to visit our hygienist, a large portion of your teeth staining will be removed.
When we get older, our tooth enamel gets thinner, allowing the yellow dentin to show. If you smoke or chew tobacco, your teeth will become yellow/brown. Some medications can stain the teeth also, and when they are given in childhood, they can stain the developing teeth. These are deep stains and harder to remove.
Will The Procedure Harm Fillings or Crowns?
No. When we place fillings or crowns, we use materials that are not responsive to the gel in the teeth whitening products. Porcelain is highly stain-resistant, meaning that it does not interact chemically with foods or with any whitening agent. Your porcelain veneers or crowns will stay the same color they were when we placed them.
How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost?
The cost depends on what method you choose for teeth whitening. We offer both in-office whitening and take home kits from GLO® which both have different costs. Contact a location close to find out more pertaining to the costs or other options.
Teeth Whitening Tips
If you want to know how long your whitening procedure will last, you have to inform us about your eating and drinking habits. A good tooth whitening tip is to eat foods that won’t stain your teeth and stop smoking or using tobacco products. Another tip is to visit your dental hygienist two times a year. If you follow these tips, you could see your results for years.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists that performs cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening, please contact a location convenient to you, Belchertown, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Greenfield – Suite 6, Greenfield – Suite 7, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Northampton – King St, Springfield – Harrison Ave, Springfield – Main St #212, Springfield – Main St #215, Westfield, West Springfield, and Wilbraham, Massachusetts. We look forward to meeting with you.