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Teeth Whitening Southborough MA

Teeth Whitening | While most dental treatments focus on the health and function of teeth, the appearance of your teeth is also important. When you meet people for the first time, they look at your face and your smile. The appearance of your teeth can help you make a good first impression. 

What we eat and drink can affect the teeth, causing stains. If your teeth have yellowed due to coffee, tea or alcohol consumption, smoking, age or medication use, you can whiten them with bleaching products. You can conveniently brighten teeth in the comfort of your home using whitening strips, toothpaste and mouthwashes from your local drugstore. You can also opt for a professional whitening from your dentist. In-office whitening procedures are more expensive than over-the-counter products. However, the results are professional and last a long time. Your smile is worth it! Schedule a dental whitening session with Southborough Dental Partners today.

Teeth Whitening Southborough MA

The Process

Our solution can whiten teeth up to 8 shades. Before whitening your teeth, they will need to be cleaned first. After the cleaning, the preparation begins. Your gums and lips will be covered. A whitening gel made of hydrogen peroxide will be placed on the teeth. The dentist will use a special light to break up the stains on your teeth. The gel stays on for 15 minutes. There are three stages involved, so the gel will stay on for 45 minutes altogether. Afterward, a fluoride gel is applied to the teeth. 

What to Know

The entire process takes about an hour. After the whitening, you will be given trays to take home, allowing you to touch up the results as needed. Note that whitening is not covered by insurance, so expect to pay for the procedure out of pocket. Teeth whitening is relatively safe. It will not harm your teeth. It is a quick fix that can improve your self-confidence.

Some people do experience sensitivity and even mild tingling after getting their teeth whitening professionally. Ask your dentist for a sensitive tooth toothpaste to alleviate this. Whitening often does not work on crowns or fillings, so keep that in mind. also, the whitening does not last forever. Certain foods and beverages can cause stains to resurface, which means you may need to redo the process. Professional whitening should not be used on children under the age of 13, as well as women who are pregnant or nursing. Teeth whitening does not work the same on all people. Some are able to experience greater effects than others. Consult with your dentist to see if teeth whitening is right for you.

Contact Us Today

While you can temporarily whiten your teeth by using over-the-counter strips, toothpastes, mouthwashes and other products, a trip to the dentist’s office can provide you with a long-lasting smile you’ll be proud to show off. Schedule a consultation today. Call the office of Southborough Dental Partners at (508) 357-8800 . We look forward to serving you!