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 three options to help accommodate every budget and lifestyle. We offer teeth whitening consultations to help patients choose the option that will give them the best results.
Why Teeth Look Dark or Stained
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.
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.
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.
Powerful Whitening Strips
Take-home professional-strength whitening strips can provide a fast and affordable way to brighten your smile. 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.
Fast In-Office Teeth Whitening
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 Sapphire whitening system allows us to brighten teeth by 2 to 6 shades in about an hour. Your Norfolk 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.
Custom Take-Home Whitening
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.
Give us a call to learn more!