Professional Teeth Whitening
Belmont Dental Group provides professional tooth whitening in Belmont, MA in our state-of-the-art facility. We’re not only equipped with the best equipment but also highly qualified dentists that ensure healthy teeth and most importantly, happy patients. If your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like them to be, reach out to our expert dental team to learn more about the tooth-whitening services we offer.
What Is Professional Teeth Whitening?
Professional Teeth Whitening, also referred to as “teeth bleaching,” is an effective, non-invasive dental treatment used to lighten the color of a tooth. It is an ideal way to improve your smile and confidence without damaging your teeth or removing enamel from the tooth’s surface.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening?
The benefits of tooth whitening are whiter teeth, a brighter smile, and restored confidence. Even with routine oral hygiene, teeth can become yellow. as over time, our tooth enamel becomes thinner. When our tooth enamel thins, the underlying dentin, which is naturally yellow, will become visible. In addition to aging, our teeth can be yellow due to certain foods and drinks, tobacco use, coffee or red wine consumption, and more. The whitening agent accesses the enamel and dentin layers, breaking down the discoloration. The benefits of professional teeth whitening include:
A Brighter Smile
Whitening works by removing or reducing stains or discoloration on the surface of your teeth, which can make your smile appear brighter.
Enhanced Overall Appearance
Professional teeth whitening enhances your appearance by creating a more balanced and bright look.
People who are unhappy with their teeth lose self-confidence which affects their mental health. Solving this problem with a simple fix like teeth whitening can help people feel better about their appearance and overall sense of well-being.
Professional tooth whitening can be personalized to fit the various needs and preferences of each individual. A customized treatment plan can be made to find a shade that works for you and the sensitivity of your teeth.
Our Professional Teeth Whitening Process
Professional teeth whitening treatments are common, and there is a wide range of treatment options, including LED light tooth whitening, tooth whitening for sensitive teeth, teeth whitening for braces, teeth whitening after braces, and more. Before undergoing any in-office teeth whitening service at Belmont Dental Group, it’s essential to ensure you are prepared. Some things to know before treatment include:
- Consulting your dentist to discuss the various options for whitening
- Desensitizing sensitive teeth before in-office whitening
- Receiving a thorough dental cleaning to remove any buildup and existing surface stains prior to in-office whitening
- Use a shade guide to determine which shade will create the brightest but most natural smile
In office professional whitening treatments offered at our dental office in Belmont, MA usually require two visits. At the first appointment, impressions will be made of your teeth to fabricate custom, clear plastic trays. You will try on the trays for a proper fit at your second appointment, and adjustments will be made if necessary. The at home trays are worn with a special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on the degree of staining and desired shade of whitening.
At Home Systems vs. In Office Professional Teeth Whitening
Many patients ask which teeth whitening kit is the best and although many are a great option, professional in-office whitening treatment is a longer-lasting option. Professional teeth whitening results last longer than at-home whitening results due to the stronger concentration of the bleaching agents and teeth whitening gel compared to the whitening options sold in stores. The bleaching agents used in office whitening treatments is able to penetrate deeper into the enamel to whiten and remove more stubborn tooth stains.
Professional teeth whitening treatments use a special light or laser that helps enhance your overall results. Finally, at Belmont Dental Group, our professional in-office whitening treatments are customized to each patient’s specific needs. Whether you have sensitive teeth and are wondering if in-office teeth whitening is for you or you want to whiten your teeth while also maintaining a natural look, our dentists work with you to create a plan to achieve the unique results you want.
How Much Does Professional Teeth Whitening Cost?
In office whitening can vary in cost depending on multiple factors including the type of treatment and the extent of the staining on your teeth.
Professional tooth whitening is often more expensive than at-home treatments like white strips or whitening toothpaste, as it is an in-office treatment that creates custom trays to fit your teeth and uses a specific professional-grade whitening solution to brighten your smile. It is important to note that it may take multiple treatments in order to reach your desired brightness, which can also be a factor in the cost of professional teeth whitening.
What is Zoom Brand Tooth Whitening Services?
This form of professional tooth whitening service is noninvasive and utilizes ultra-violet UV lights to help brighten your smile by at least 4 shades by enhancing the penetration of the whitening gel into the teeth at a much faster pace. The light successfully breaks down the agents that cause discoloration and staining, revealing whiter teeth. These services are provided over the course of four sessions, this process typically takes an hour and a half. Contact us to learn if Zoom whitening is right for you.
Teeth Sensitivity After Professional Whitening: How to Manage It
It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity after professional teeth whitening. This sensitivity will subside shortly after you have stopped bleaching your teeth. Here are some tips to help manage post-whitening tooth sensitivity:
Use a Sensitive Toothpaste
Sensitive toothpaste is important after whitening. Sensitive toothpaste has potassium nitrate and fluoride to help desensitize the teeth and reduce any discomfort.
Avoid Hot or Cold Food and Drinks
Hot and cold foods or drinks trigger sensitivity. It’s best to avoid them for the first 2 days after whitening.
Take Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
If your tooth sensitivity isn’t going away, consider taking an over-the-counter medication like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help with the discomfort.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How Do I Keep My Teeth White after Professional Teeth Whitening?
After teeth whitening, it is essential to follow Belmont Dental’s instructions to ensure you get the most out of your treatment. For long-lasting results, post-treatment care is critical. This care includes avoiding drinks like coffee, red wine, fruit juice, soda, beer, and black tea which can contribute to staining your newly white teeth with the pigments in those colored beverages. This care also includes avoiding foods that will leave dark stains on your teeth. We encourage our patients not to smoke and to avoid colored toothpaste and mouthwash. A desensitizing toothpaste is also recommended after teeth whitening to avoid any sensitivity and discomfort.
What If My Teeth Get Sensitive From Professional Teeth Whitening?
If your teeth get sensitive from professional teeth whitening you can switch to a toothpaste to alleviate the situation, consider using toothpaste specifically formulated for sensitive teeth, and avoid extreme temperatures in food and beverages for a few days. Additionally, consult with your dentist for further guidance tailored to your specific needs.
Why Choose Belmont Dental Group for Teeth Whitening?
Our team of skilled dentists combines expertise with the latest dental technology, ensuring patients receive top-notch care. Furthermore, Belmont Dental Group offers customized treatment plans that cater to your unique needs for teeth whitening, helping to create stunning, healthy, and bright smiles. Contact Belmont Dental Group today for your professional teeth whitening consultation.