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If you have yellow and stained teeth, you don’t have to hide them any longer. Our teeth whitening service can restore your smile to its former brilliance or give you a sparkling new brilliance.
Will Professional Teeth Whitening Whiten My Teeth?
Chairside teeth whitening will remove extrinsic stains, which are stains on the enamel of your teeth. Using tobacco and drinking coffee, tea and other staining foods and beverages will yellow your teeth, as will aging in general.
There are intrinsic stains deep inside your tooth that teeth whitening will not help, such as staining caused by antibiotics, decay, or an injury to the tooth. Teeth bleaching cannot remove these stains, but a crown or a veneer can easily cover discolored teeth.
Call our office to schedule a consultation with a teeth bleaching dentist and learn how we can give you the smile you deserve.
Can a Dentist Send Me Home with a Teeth Whitening Kit?
Yes, unlike DIY products, you will have custom trays that fit perfectly and a bleaching gel designed to give you the exact shade of whiteness that you desire. While you will have to wear the tray an hour a day for 14 days, some people prefer to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home.
How Much Does Teeth Bleaching Usually Cost?
Your teeth bleaching cost will depend on whether you have in-office whitening or you take a kit home from the dentist. If you have restorations, our dentist may need to even out their color, which will cost more. There are other variables as well, which is why we prefer that people come in for a consultation before we quote a price. Call us today to arrange your consultation with a teeth bleaching dentist.
Wouldn’t Teeth Whitening Products from the Drug Store Work Just as Well?
The teeth whitening toothpastes, strips and rinses offered over the counter will work if you have mild staining. However, since they do not have professional-grade bleach, they will not get your teeth anywhere near as white as in-office teeth whitening. Our dentist can also supply you with a teeth whitening at home kit that includes professional-grade bleaching gel to use daily, and will give you noticeable results if you prefer to whiten at home.
How Does In-Office Teeth Whitening Work?
There are several teeth whitening systems available for dentists to use, however, they are nearly identical from the patient’s perspective. You can choose a shade that will look natural; some of our patients do not want a blindingly white movie star smile.
- Our dentist examines your teeth and gums to ensure there will not be any unpleasant surprises, such as your gums receding or other sensitive areas. Our dentist will clean your teeth so the teeth whitening solution does not bleach plaque and tartar.
- Our dentist will take a before photo help determined the progress.
- Your cheeks and gums are protected by a cheek retractor and gel.
- During your time in the chair, several applications of the whitening gel may be applied, and then removed.
- When you are finished, our dentist will decide if you need an at-home treatment to enhance your progress or to maintain the effect.
If you’re interested in chair-side teeth whitening in Sturbridge, call our office to arrange a consultation with our dentist.