Worcester Teeth Whitening: What is In-Office Teeth Whitening?
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Enhancing your smile can be done with in-office teeth whitening. This safe and effective dental procedure is great for patients concerned about teeth discoloration. In fact, our in-office teeth whitening procedure removes years of discoloration and can lighten up to 8 shades! Learn more about this treatment and schedule a consultation today.
What is in-office teeth whitening?
In-office teeth whitening is a safe and effective procedure that lightens the shade of teeth with a whitening solution and special light.
Before beginning the procedure, the dentist reviews the patient’s medical history and examines the teeth and gums. In short, teeth and gums must be healthy for the procedure. Additionally, the dentist needs to check that the procedure will be effective. Next, the dental hygienist cleans the teeth before applying the whitening agent. Once the teeth are prepped, the dentist uses retractors to safely expose the teeth. He/she applies a protective barrier to the gums and lips. The dentist then applies the whitening agent onto the teeth.
A special light is cast on the teeth which activates the whitening agent. Ultimately, this process last up to an hour with the dentist checking the teeth and reapplying the whitening agent as needed.
What is teeth discoloration?
Teeth discoloration is the yellowing of teeth. In short, it can happen due to age, tobacco use, certain medications, and staining foods and beverages. Many patients try to whiten their teeth with over-the-counter products. Some may obtain results, however, it is temporary. That’s why our professional teeth whitening is best as it offers longer results.
How to Maintain Your New Smile
Results can last up to 3 years. However, the results may differ from patient to patient mostly due to each one’s different lifestyle. In-office teeth whitening make teeth brighter within a short time compared to the home method. The results are faster since the bleaching agent is more concentrated compared to over-the-counter methods. Overall, the effectiveness and safety of our teeth whitening solution is why most patients prefer it.
We recommend following these tips to keep your teeth white.
- Refrain from food and beverages that discolor teeth such as tea, wine, curry and coffee
- Avoid smoking as it causes the teeth to stain
- Brush and floss as recommended
- Maintain dental exams and cleanings
In-office teeth whitening is a great option for removing teeth discoloration. Learn more with a consultation today. At Dr. Monica Gobran Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer an array of dental treatments to help patients of all ages. Call (508) 753-3200 or book online. New patients are welcome.