Teeth Whitening Weston MA
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that lightens teeth up to 8 shades. The process involves the removal of stains and discoloration. Patients are highly recommended to whiten teeth with an experienced dentist. He or she will assure your teeth and gums are healthy for the procedure. Also, some tooth discoloration may not respond to teeth whitening and will require other cosmetic treatments. Learn more about teeth whitening below and schedule a consultation today.
What is Teeth Whitening?
In-office teeth whitening is performed by a qualified dentist to remove stains and tooth discoloration. The procedure has gained popularity especially for those who are dissatisfied with over-the-counter options. In short, teeth whitening uses a whitening agent and an ultra-violet light to lighten teeth up to 8 shades. An exam and consultation is needed to assure this cosmetic procedure is best for you. A successful teeth whitening procedure helps one regain their self-confidence and maintain a beautiful smile.
The procedure requires a dental examination and consultation to assure the treatment will be effective and safe. The dentist may also take a picture of your smile to evaluate the effectiveness afterward. Next, the dentist will explain what the procedure entails, expected results, and recommended after-care instructions.
The first step is to polish the teeth with pumice, a material designed to remove stains and plaque from the teeth’s surface. To keep your mouth dry during the procedure, the dentist isolates the patient’s mouth with sterile gauze. Retractors are also used to protect the lips, cheeks, and tongue. In addition, the dentist also places a barrier along the gumline to protect it against the teeth whitening solution.
Next, the dentist carefully applies the whitening agent only on the front surface of the teeth. The whitening agent is then activated with an ultra-violet light. Then, the dentist reapplies the whitening agent every 15 minutes, but not exceeding an hour. After achieving the optimum shade, the dentist thoroughly rinses the teeth. Finally, the patient is able to evaluate their new smile.
Post-treatment care is important as some patients may notice sensitivity. Fortunately, tooth sensitivity is temporary and fades away on its own. We recommend avoiding high-level pigmented foods and beverages.
Schedule a consultation with Weston Dental Specialists Group. We offer a variety of dental treatments to treat all patients. Learn more by calling (781) 894-0347 or booking an appointment online. Patients are also invited to visit us at 56 Colpitts Road Suite 4-6 Weston, MA 02493. We look forward to meeting you.