Today’s world has a massive target on appearances. From a myriad of products promising a youthful glow to even more dental hygiene options, the choices can be overwhelming. However, when it comes to teeth whitening in Massachusetts, our team at Prime Smile likes to keep things simple.
In this article, we’re providing you with an inside look at all you need to know concerning whitening, how to prevent it, and the three categories of products.
What is teeth whitening?
Whether you have one or several discolored teeth, whitening is a procedure that lightens the overall color of the tooth. This procedure is often used to help remove stains as well as discoloration from other causes.
The three categories of Massachusetts teeth whitening
ADMINISTERED BY YOUR DENTIST
Although every office varies, our team at Prime Smile prefers Zoom whitening. Administered in the office, the total procedure takes about one hour. Beginning with a thorough cleaning, your lips and gums are then protected. The whitening products use hydrogen peroxide whitening gel in combination with special lighting to penetrate the layers of the teeth, resulting in the break up of stains and other discoloration.
DISPENSED FOR HOME USE
Sometimes, our dentists will offer Zoom products for at-home usage. Although the process takes longer to achieve the desired results, this method is sometimes preferred by patients. The at-home procedure involves custom-fitted whitening trays in one of six concentrates and generally takes one week to become noticeable.
OVER THE COUNTER
Last but not least is the endless supply of OTC products. Available without a prescription, many individuals attempt at least one try before giving their dentist a call! However, it’s important to remember that these products contain the least amount of agents, requiring a significant amount of time and patience.
Main causes of discoloration
Chances are; you’ve heard several reasons for tooth discoloration already. However, we’re betting there are several more that may surprise you. Here are a few of the most common causes of tooth discoloration:
- Coffee and Tea
- Tobacco use
- Exposure to too much fluoride as a child
- Exposure to certain antibiotics and trauma
- Foods such as balsamic vinegar, curry, berries, and pasta sauce
If you’re tired of endless spending on over the counter solutions that don’t deliver as promised, professional teeth whitening in Massachusetts is your solution. For a brighter, whiter smile that is sure to improve your self-confidence, contact our team at Prime Smile today.
Call (508) 356-5446 or visit us online to schedule your Massachusetts teeth whitening appointment!