6 Hawthorne Street,
Belmont, MA 02478
339 Auburn Street,
Auburndale, MA 02466
As we age, our teeth lose the brilliant whiteness that implies good dental health and youth. The unsightly stains associated with tobacco, medication, certain food and beverages, and other factors can leave us feeling less-than-confident about our smiles. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this dental problem: cosmetic tooth whitening. Our practice provides convenient, take-home tooth-whitening programs and in-office laser tooth whitening to our patients.
In-Office Tooth Whitening
In-Office Tooth whitening is an effective and quick way to dramatically whiten your teeth. Currently our practice offers Sapphire professional whitening. Considered one of the safest and most effective methods of tooth whitening, the procedure takes approximately one hour.
Sapphire whitening begins by applying a custom whitening gel containing ph-balanced hydrogen peroxide to the patient's teeth. Next, a special light will be directed towards the teeth, activating the whitening gel. The light will remain directed at the teeth for approximately forty-five minutes to one hour. Following the procedure, the patient's teeth will be dramatically whiter.
Take-home Tooth Whitening
These kits contain a customized tray that is made from custom molds of your teeth and whitening gel made of hydrogen peroxide. The patient usually wears the trays and gel for approximately thirty to forty-five minutes once a day until their teeth have reached the desired shade.
When using the at-home treatment, patient's teeth may feel a heightened, but temporary, sensitivity. Not all people experience the quality of whiteness they had hoped for on their first treatment and they may require a "touch-up" treatment. Whitening treatments begin to fade in one to four years. It should be noted that tooth whitening treatments have no effect on the artificial materials used for bonds, veneers, or capped teeth.