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We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
We Offer Affordable Cosmetic Teeth Whitening in Holyoke
If you are tired of living with dingy, discolored teeth, we can help. Our dentists offer a variety of quality, affordable teeth whitening options to help you achieve a bright, youthful smile.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Right for Me?
Our in-office teeth whitening systems, which are also known as power bleaching or chairside whitening, utilize powerful, highly concentrated bleaching gels to produce dramatic results almost instantly. Before performing a treatment, our dentist will carefully examine your teeth to determine the underlying cause of your tooth discoloration and prevent any unexpected results. If you and your dentist decide that the whitening procedure is right for your issue, we will work with you to find the best system for your needs.
Are There Limits to the Effectiveness of Teeth Whitening Procedures?
The baseline color and overall condition of your teeth will determine the final results of your teeth whitening treatment. During your initial consultation, your dentist will discuss the type of results you can expect to achieve. The procedure is most effective on stains caused by foods, beverages, and tobacco. Stains caused by deep decay and medications, such as tetracycline, do not respond to the whitening process. Bleaching also will not remove stains from veneers, crowns, and other dental restorations. Patients with dental restorations may require additional procedures to match their restorations with their natural teeth as their teeth become lighter.
What Is the Teeth Whitening Process Like?
Our whitening process is safe, fast, and effective. Most in-office teeth whitening procedures involve these steps:
- The dentist will prepare your teeth by performing a thorough cleaning.
- Pictures may be taken to assist the dentist in monitoring the progress of the whitening procedure.
- The dentist will use a cheek retractor to expose the teeth.
- Multiple coats of bleaching gel are applied to the teeth until the desired level of brightness is achieved. Each coat is left on the teeth for a prescribed amount of time and then removed.
- Depending on the whitening system used, the dentist may use an intense light to activate the gel and enhance the results.
- Based on the results after the final gel application, the dentist may recommend additional visits or treatments.
Your dentist will carefully monitor each step of the process to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Can I Do Teeth Whitening at Home Instead of Seeing a Teeth Bleaching Dentist?
We realize that work and family obligations can make it difficult for some patients to come to our office for a chairside whitening procedure. That is why we also offer professional at-home whitening kits. To create your personalized kit, our dentist will make an impression of your teeth that will be used to create a custom-fitted whitening tray. We will also provide you with professional-grade whitening gel. Our staff will make sure that you know how to use your kit before you leave the office. Many of our patients lighten their teeth by up to six shades by wearing the whitening trays an hour a day for two weeks.
Are Do-it-Yourself Teeth Whitening Products Safe and Effective?
There really is no comparison between professional and over-the-counter teeth whitening systems. While over-the-counter dental whitening trays, gels, strips, toothpastes, and rinses are readily available, they lack the strength and consistency of professional-grade products. Over-the-counter products are only effective against superficial stains, and the results typically fade quickly. They can even cause gum irritation if used incorrectly. For reliable results and to reduce the risk of user error, it is worth spending the extra money for a professional whitening treatment.
How Much Will My Teeth Bleaching Cost?
The cost of our various teeth whitening services differs from patient to patient. Following your initial consultation, we will provide you with an outline of your cost that takes into consideration the type of procedure to be performed, the number of treatments required, and the need for any additional treatments or services.
How Can I Make Sure That My Teeth Whitening Treatment Lasts as Long as Possible?
Depending on your lifestyle, diet, and oral hygiene practices, you can expect the results of your teeth whitening procedure to last anywhere from two to 10 years. Nonsmokers typically have longer-lasting results than smokers, so we recommend that you avoid tobacco products. Certain foods are also likely to stain your teeth prematurely, including:
- Soy sauce
- Turmeric and other deeply colored spices
- Red wine
If you consume these foods and beverages, we recommend that you brush or rinse your teeth as soon as possible afterward to limit the possibility of staining.
Where Can I Go for Teeth Whitening in Holyoke?
If you are looking for an experienced, affordable teeth bleaching dentist, contact us today. We will help you achieve the gleaming smile that you have always wanted.