Have your teeth started to look a little dull or yellow lately? That is perfectly natural, and it happens to everyone over time. However, you may still wonder if there is a way to brighten your smile. Over the counter whitening products might be somewhat effective, but to enjoy truly stunning results, you should partner with a cosmetic dentist for professional teeth whitening in Needham. Below, you will find more information about this service.
Most people whose teeth have been stained by things like coffee, tea, and other dark foods are eligible for teeth whitening. This treatment can effectively address most intrinsic (inside of teeth) as well as extrinsic (on the surface) stains. It is wonderful for people who want to brighten their smile for a special event or who just want to treat themselves to a bit of aesthetic enhancement. Of course, teeth whitening is not right for everyone. We will assess your candidacy during your consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Needham.
Teeth whitening works by penetrating the tooth enamel to break up the pigment molecules that discolor teeth. The specific ingredients and concentration of whitening agents can vary from product to product, but all professional systems have been proven to be effective. Most of them contain peroxide or similar substances.
Here at Gillis dental, we offer two types of teeth whitening: in-office treatments and customized take-home kits. During your consultation, we will help you determine which option is right for you.
Take-home teeth whitening is perfect for those who want to achieve a brighter smile in the comfort of their own home. The professional kits we offer are more effective than ones you can buy over the counter because they have a higher concentration of whitening ingredients. All you have to do to see results is follow the simple instructions that come with your kit. Most people notice a difference after a few days, but final results typically take two weeks.
If you would like to see results as soon as possible, opt for in-office teeth whitening. In as little as an hour or so, we will use safe and effective whitening products to make your teeth become significantly brighter. This service is ideal if you have a special event coming up, such as a job interview or wedding.
After your whitening treatment, you should take steps to maintain your results. Here are a few tips: