Teeth Whitening From Your Dentists in Somerville
Teeth whitening is America’s most popular cosmetic dental procedure and with good reason. Every year, millions of people experience this treatment to achieve brighter, whiter smiles, and at Middlecoff Dental Group in Somerville, we’ve seen the transformative effects time and time again!
If you are considering professional teeth whitening, it is important to first understand what the procedure entails and who is a good candidate for it.
What is professional teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that uses bleaching agents to remove stains and discoloration from teeth. These bleaching agents are much stronger than those found in over-the-counter whitening products, and, as a result, provide far more effective and noticeable results. Most people who undergo professional teeth whitening see their teeth lighten by several shades.
Who is a good candidate for professional teeth whitening?
Almost anyone can benefit from professional teeth whitening. However, the best candidates for the procedure are those who have healthy teeth and gums. People with dental crowns, bridges, or other prosthetics will not see results from professional teeth whitening since these restorations do not respond to bleaching agents.
People with sensitive teeth may also not be good candidates for professional teeth whitening since the bleaching agents can cause irritation and discomfort. If you have sensitive teeth, talk to us about whether this cosmetic option may be an option for you.
How should professionally whitened teeth be cared for?
To maintain results and prevent sensitivity, it's recommended that you avoid eating or drinking foods or beverages that can stain your teeth, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and berries for the first 24 hours after treatment. You should also avoid using tobacco products during this time as they can cause staining.
In addition, you should be diligent about brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily to remove plaque and tartar buildup. You should also see us every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup.
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- Address staining and discoloration issues
- Choose a whiter shade that’s right for you
- Boost your smiling and speaking confidence
- Experience results quickly
- Benefit from a safe and supervised treatment!