At Emerson Dental we provide Zoom and take home teeth whitening in Westford, MA. Call 978-399-0017 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Also known as bleaching, professional teeth whitening is a long-lasting solution to a common problem: healthy but dingy, stained, or yellowed teeth. It is not always effective against deep stains or pitting, but can whiten most tooth discoloration. Emerson Dental offers both in-office Zoom whitening and take home whitening products. Keep in mind that if you have any existing dental disease, it must be addressed before we can safely whiten your teeth.
Zoom (In-Office) Teeth Whitening: Those who prefer to whiten their teeth quickly generally choose in-office teeth whitening. This method provides the best whitening result. We start with impressions for a customized at home whitening tray. At your office whitening visit we begin by protecting your gums with a blocking gel, then we will apply a powerful bleaching agent containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth. A specialized LED light will be used to boost the results. You will be provided with your customized take home trays and professional strength whitening gel to continue the process at home.
At-Home Teeth Whitening: For those who have light to medium staining and do not want to have the in office visit. We offer custom whitening trays and professional strength bleaching gel. You will simply add a hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to the tray and wear it according to your dentist’s instructions. Depending on the current and desired shades of your teeth, you will wear the tray for 2 to 8 hours per night for up to 4 weeks.
Maintaining Your Pearly Whites
Although teeth whitening does not last forever, there are several things you can do to maintain your dazzling smile. Practice rigorous oral hygiene and have your teeth professionally cleaned twice per year. Also keep an eye on what you eat and drink. After consuming sugary dark or brightly colored berries, coffee, tea, red wine, or soda, immediately rinse out your mouth with plain water. The less time these stain producers are in contact with your teeth, the less likely they are to cause discoloration.
You can also give your teeth an instant whitening pop with cosmetics. Choose a lipstick with pink or blue undertones, which trick the eye into ignoring yellow undertones. This effect is even more dramatic if you choose a formulation with lip-plumping cinnamon or mint oil.
Call 978-399-0017 to schedule your appointment.