Who doesn’t want a whiter, brighter smile? As we age, the color of our teeth naturally darkens. Exposure to dark-colored foods, beverages, or tobacco can leave teeth stained and discolored.
Dr. Robert Gauthier provides his patients with state-of-the-art professional teeth whitening options in Northborough, MA. Professional teeth whitening can effectively treat tooth discoloration caused by age, certain lifestyle habits, and some medical concerns. People are instantly attracted to a white, bright smile. Whether your teeth whitened in-office or at home, trust the professional care Dr. Gauthier provides with proven, safe, and effective products.
Many teeth whitening products on the market today cost less than professional teeth whitening. It is highly recommended to visit a dental office for cosmetic dental care. We can ensure the safety of the patient while using strong chemical agents around soft oral tissues. Apex Dental only uses carefully selected professional tooth whitening brands that yield maximum results with minimal sensitivity to teeth and gums. Using a dentist to whiten your teeth will produce the best result.
Zoom® Teeth Whitening
For patients seeking immediate results, in-office Zoom® teeth whitening is the best option. In just one visit, you can improve the whiteness of your teeth by up to 8 shades. In general, this treatment takes about an hour in total. The Zoom® teeth whitening system is fast and convenient with low sensitivity. The results are long-lasting, safe, and effective.
The results can last up to three years if maintained properly. After treatment, you will be given a Zoom take-home touch-up kit. We will give you instructions on how to use this. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call our office. After whitening treatment, we recommend avoiding staining foods and drinks such as red wine, ketchup, soda, and coffee as these are likely to shorten the effects of treatment.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Another option is professional, at-home teeth whitening. Popular among patients because of its affordability and at-home convenience, this system utilizes custom-made trays and professional quality tooth whitening gel. In about one to two weeks, you will see results. Unlike over-the-counter teeth whitening options, the professional at-home systems fit perfectly with your teeth, ensuring that you whiten all of your teeth. You experience maximum comfort and minimized tooth and gum sensitivity.
Other Teeth Whitening Options
Some patients have stains on their teeth that will not respond to professional teeth whitening. In this situation, Dr. Gauthier may recommend a more permanent option, such as porcelain veneers, dental bridges, tooth bonding, or dental crowns. With CEREC Technology, Apex Dental can give you porcelain veneers or dental crowns in just one visit for an instantly brighter smile.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Want to know more about professional teeth whitening? Continuing reading to find answers to teeth whitening FAQs here:
Can you whiten discolored dentures?
No. Zoom Whitening treatments can’t whiten dentures. Whitening gels and dental lasers are meant for natural tooth enamel, not artificial dental prosthetics. You can, however, try removing surface stains from your dentures at home with a mix of baking soda and water. Call our office for tips.
Can teeth whitening fix gray teeth?
Teeth whitening can fix teeth with surface stains. Zoom teeth whitening can not fix deep discoloration due to medications or other issues. For this reason, we can offer cosmetic dentistry to hide imperfections that are not causing functional issues. Porcelain veneers are a great option for gray teeth.
Does teeth whitening cause permanent sensitivity?
No. Your teeth become sensitive after teeth whitening because it exposes fresh tooth enamel after surface stains have been removed. It takes a little time for your teeth to adjust to the new atmosphere. Tooth sensitivity after whitening is only temporary.
Brighten Your Smile Today
Do you want a whiter and brighter smile? Request a dental consultation with Dr. Gauthier on our website or call (508) 506-1691.