By Dentistry by Design
December 16, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth whitening can remove those nasty coffee stains and breathe new life into your smile.

It’s amazing how much stains on your teeth can affect not only the appearance of your smile but your self-esteem, as well. Don’t let a teeth whiteningstained, yellowing smile get you down. Our Andover, MA dentists--Dr. Nicholas Papapetros, Dr. Jhon Giraldo and Dr. Leo Kharin--can easily help you regain a radiant, brighter smile with our professional teeth whitening systems.

How does whitening work?

While there are many ways to whiten your smile, from toothpastes to kits, if you are really looking to remove stains and brighten your smile then it might be time to turn to professional teeth whitening in Andover.

Bleaching treatment works by changing the color of your teeth. It’s amazing how in just one session you could get a smile that’s up to eight shades whiter (on average, most smiles become five to seven shades brighter). When the bleaching gel is applied over the front surface of your teeth the active ingredient, usually either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, penetrates the surface of the tooth to remove tough stains. Whitening concentrations can contain anywhere from 10 to 22 percent of the active ingredient, meaning that results will be far superior to anything you’ll achieve with over-the-counter whitening products.

What type of whitening is right for me?

If you are looking to get a significantly more vibrant smile right away, our in-office whitening can’t be beat. However, some patients want to whiten their smiles but they don’t want to spend a lot of money on treatment. In this case, we will recommend our professional at-home system, which can still brighten your smile after a couple weeks. It will require you to wear the bleaching trays for a designated amount of time each night to get the results you want, so it’s important that you are ready and dedicated to your treatment process before you decide on at-home whitening.

Don’t let stains dictate your smile’s appearance. Dentistry by Design in Andover, MA can give you the smile makeover you want with teeth whitening. To find out if professional teeth whitening is the right option for you give us a call today.