Teeth Whitening Wareham MA
Bright sparkling smiles is a popular desire among patients. However, keeping your smile nice and bright is not an easy task. Many of us drink beverages such as coffee, wine, and tea, all of which can cause discolored teeth. Smoking can also cause stains on teeth.
The good news is that your dentist can help you achieve a whiter, brighter smile. Professional teeth whitening at your dentist’s office is safe and effective. While it may not be as convenient as going to your local drugstore and buying over-the-counter products, you’ll get long-lasting results from your dentist. Your dentist uses stronger bleaching products that can lighten teeth as many as eight shades in one hour.
Plus, your dentist is a professional and can ensure the proper amount of supervision so your teeth and gums stay safe. Your dentist will also perform an oral exam before you get your teeth whitened to ensure that your tooth discoloration is not the result of an oral health condition.
If you have any questions about which whitening method would be best for you, talk to us first. The dentists at Wareham Family Dental can help you understand what type of whitening method would work best for you. We can answer your questions. Call our office at (508) 295-7476 to learn more.
Professional Teeth Whitening Methods
Professional whitening uses high-concentration bleaching gels to get your teeth as white as possible. There are two ways to accomplish this.
- In-Office Whitening. This is the most powerful way to whiten your teeth. The dentist will cover your gums and tooth roots with a protective barrier for your safety. A retractor will hold your lips and cheeks away from your teeth as the dentist applies a professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel. The gel will be left on for about an hour. The dentist will then remove it and you will see immediate results.
- Take-Home Whitening. This is another effective way to whiten your teeth. However, you will not have the supervision of your dentist, so it will be up to you to make sure you get the best results possible. Plus, it will take a lot longer. To get to your desired level of whiteness, expect several weeks. Your dentist will give you two custom-made plastic mouth trays for you to use at home. You fill the trays with whitening gel and place them over your teeth. You will need to leave the trays on for an hour at a time for best results.
Caring for Your New Smile
Your whitening results can last six months to two years. Brush and floss daily and see your dentist regularly for cleanings. Avoid coffee, red wine, tea, and other staining beverages. If you smoke, now is a good time to quit.
Contact Us Today
A professional teeth whitening by your dentist is a safe and effective way to show off a brighter smile. Don’t be ashamed of your dull smile any longer. The dentists at Wareham Family Dental can determine if you are a good candidate. Schedule a consultation by calling (508) 295-7476.