Teeth Whitening Norfolk, MA
A bright, stunning smile makes a great first impression, and professional teeth whitening is one of the most affordable ways to improve the appearance of your teeth.
At Norfolk County Dental Care, we offer several different options to help accommodate every budget and lifestyle, including take-home custom teeth whitening kits, professional strength whitening strips, in-office whitening treatment, and Philips Zoom White WhiteSpeed. We offer teeth whitening consultations to help patients choose the option that will give them the best results. All you have to do is give our Norfolk, MA dental office a call!
- Why do my teeth look dark, stained, or yellowed?
- How effective are over-the-counter whitening treatments?
- When is the best time to whiten teeth?
- What teeth whitening system do you use?
- Do you offer custom take-home whitening treatment?
- Do you offer take-home whitening strips?
- Do you offer in-house whitening treatment?
- How long will my teeth whitening results last?
- How can I find out more about teeth whitening?
Why do my teeth look dark, stained, or yellowed?
If you smoke or drink strong coffee, it probably makes sense that your smile is not as bright as it used to be. But even if you avoid smoking and java drinks, you still might notice that your teeth become darker with time. It is simply part of the aging process.
Common foods, often some of the healthiest ones, leave a residue on the teeth and cause a dark appearance. Blueberries, dark green vegetables, and flavorful herbs and spices are common stain-causing foods.
Professional teeth whitening can take years off your appearance by giving you a smile that is noticeably whiter and brighter.
How effective are over-the-counter whitening treatments?
Most dentists will agree that over-the-counter whitening gels, strips, pastes, and mouthwashes can remove some of the surface stains from teeth. But they simply don’t get below the surface of the teeth to remove deeply set stains. Professional teeth whitening breaks up these stubborn stains, making your teeth noticeably whiter after use.
Many people have a tendency to use these over-the-counter teeth whitening products incorrectly, and this can lead to sensitivity and discomfort. Professional teeth whitening at our Norfolk, MA dental office is done under your dentist’s care, and most of our patients report minimal sensitivity because we take the proper precautions to protect the gums and other soft tissues of the mouth.
When is the best time to whiten teeth?
Having your teeth professionally cleaned before whitening will remove surface stains and tartar, making it easier for the whitening agent to come into direct contact with teeth.
Your hygienist will also polish your teeth, removing some of the build-up that collects from foods, beverages, and smoking, which will also help your teeth look their whitest best.
What teeth whitening system do you use?
We use Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed at our Norfolk, MA dental office for fast teeth whitening that has been clinically proven to make your teeth up to eight shades whiter. We have found Philips Zoom to be the fastest, easiest, and most effective whitening solution, and we are pleased to offer it to our patients.
Many patients are concerned about sensitivity after teeth whitening treatment, but before we even get started with the Philips Zoom teeth whitening process, our Norfolk, MA top dentist will protect your gums and other soft tissues. Then your dentist will apply a unique hydrogen peroxide whitening gel to your teeth. This solution breaks down even the most stubborn stains; the intense power of the Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed Whitening LED Accelerator makes the process even more effective.
The Philips Zoom teeth whitening process is safe because it is done under the supervision of our Norfolk, MA dentist—and it provides results that are unmatched by over-the-counter whitening products.
Do you offer custom take-home whitening treatment?
By opting to whiten your teeth with an experienced dentist here in Norfolk, MA, you can expect great results. Our consultation will reveal the best type of whitening products for you to achieve a white smile and reduce sensitivity.
At your appointment, we will:
- Take impressions of teeth
- Make custom molds of teeth
- Fabricate whitening trays
- Provide whitening gel
- Go over instructions
Once at home, you simply place a small amount of gel in each front tooth receptacle and place the trays in your mouth. Wear your trays for 30 minutes to one hour and then brush away the remaining gel.
After about two weeks of use, your teeth will look younger and brighter. You can keep your trays to touch up your smile in the future.
Do you offer take-home whitening strips?
Many patients are surprised to learn that we offer whitening strips at our Norfolk, MA dental clinic, and they love the convenience they offer.
Take-home professional-strength whitening strips from our Norfolk, MA dental office can provide a fast and affordable way to brighten your smile. They are as easy to use as the less-effective, over-the-counter whitening strips available at your local department store: After drying the front of teeth, simply apply the whitening strip evenly and leave it on for the indicated time.
You remove the whitening strip by peeling or brushing it away from the surface of your teeth.
Do you offer in-house whitening treatment?
Social media today means there are usually lots of pictures and videos that are posted online for everyone to see. If you have a special event, such as a reunion, party, holiday, or vacation on the horizon, you might want to have a whiter smile—fast.
Our in-office whitening system allows us to brighten teeth by several shades in about an hour. With Philips Zoom whitening, your teeth can be up to eight shades whiter and brighter after a short time in the dental chair.
Your Norfolk, MA dentists, Dr. Xi Sun, Dr. David Iadarola, or Dr. Nicole Ford, will place peroxide-based whitening gel on the teeth and protect the gums with a barrier. We activate the whitening gel with a special light that helps the whitening product penetrate the microscopic pores of the teeth, bleaching stains away.
In-office whitening can be used alone or in tandem with our take-home system for the brightest results.
How long will my teeth whitening results last?
Teeth that are exposed to foods and beverages that cause staining will eventually start to look less-than-white again over a period of a few months. You can try to avoid these, or at least be sure to rinse after imbibing. If you are a smoker or use tobacco products, these can also cause staining.
The best way to keep your teeth white after your initial whitening treatment is to use our at-home kit to do touch-up treatments every couple of months. Stay on top of at-home oral care by brushing and flossing regularly. Visiting the dentist every six months for examinations and cleanings can also help your smile stay looking beautiful.
How can I find out more about teeth whitening?
Give us a call so you can learn more about your professional teeth whitening options at our Norfolk, MA dental office. We have a teeth whitening system that will suit your lifestyle as well as your budget. Don’t go another day with a smile you don’t love to show the world.