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Teeth Whitening For Worcester

Woman smiling with porcelain veneers in WorcesterRecent research shows that 80 percent of Americans would like to have whiter teeth. We’re not surprised. Brilliantly white teeth make an impact. In fact, the same research found that a person with a bright smile conveys a message of youth, vitality, and success. Interested? We thought so! To give you an impressively white smile, the dentists and their team at Common Park Dental offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening. No matter which method you choose, your smile will look white and healthy!

White Teeth like Nature Intended

Mother Nature designed your teeth to be white. The protective enamel layer that surrounds each tooth is made of calcium, which is a mineral that’s white. However, enamel usually contains a hint of gray or yellow, too. And because enamel is translucent, the darker or more yellow layer of dentin below shows through, especially as we get older and our enamel begins to thin.

How Stained and Discolored Teeth Happen

A smile can darken because of both extrinsic and intrinsic discoloration. Extrinsic discoloration happens a result of the colorful foods and beverages that have the ability to stain enamel. Coffee, tea, red wine, cola, colorful sports drinks and fruit juices, tomatoes and berries are only a few of the common things that can darken your white smile. If you use chewing or smoking tobacco—and we hope that you don’t—then the nicotine in these can also extrinsically stain your teeth.

Intrinsic discoloration happens deeper inside the tooth. For instance, ingesting too much fluoride as a child can darken permanent teeth. A serious injury to the mouth can lead to bleeding inside a tooth that changes the color. There are also some medications, such as the antibiotic tetracycline or certain kinds of chemotherapy or radiation for cancer that can cause intrinsic discoloration.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

For the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time, choose in-office teeth whitening in Worcester. First, your teeth will be cleaned in order to remove any plaque or tartar that could interfere with the whitening process. Then, a rubber dam is inserted in your mouth to protect your gums, lips and cheeks. Next, bleaching gel with hydrogen peroxide is applied to your teeth and in about an hour your smile is as white as can be!

At Home Teeth Whitening

Alternatively, you can choose out take-home kit. With this, we’ll take an impression of your teeth that is used to make custom-fitted mouth trays. Fill the trays with the professional strength whitening gel your Worcester dentist gives you. Wear the trays against your teeth for the length of time the dentist suggests. Although full treatment takes about two weeks, you’ll begin to see results right away.

Take home whitening is also great for touchups after you’ve had your teeth whitened in the office.

Contact Common Park Dental today to schedule your consultation for Teeth Whitnening.