Teeth Whitening – Burlington, MA
A Variety of Ways to Brighten Your Smile
Your smile is the first aspect someone notices on introduction. Everyone smiles in the same language—and a smile represents humor, joy, and happiness across all cultures. But the stained look of your teeth can devastate an otherwise gorgeous grin. Is a dull, darkened, or yellowed smile preventing you from making the right first impression? At Complete Dental Care in Burlington, MA, we offer take-home and in-office teeth whitening services to brighten your smile!
How In-Office Teeth Whitening Works
For patients who wish to dramatically transform their smile in a short amount of time, we offer in-office teeth whitening with Zoom! This treatment can safely brighten your grin by up to eight shades in just one appointment that typically takes just an hour or less.
First, we isolate your teeth to protect the soft tissues in your mouth from becoming irritated by the bleaching gel. Next, we apply this gel, which is several times more potent than anything you can find elsewhere, to your teeth. We shine a special LED light onto your teeth, activating the gel and allowing it to permeate your enamel and break apart deep-set stains. When we wipe off the gel a few minutes later, off come the stains too! We can repeat this process two or three times until you’re more than happy with the results you see in the mirror.
How Take-Home Teeth Whitening Works
If you’d prefer to whiten your smile comfortably at home, we’ve got you covered. By taking impressions of your teeth, we can design personalized whitening trays. Simply fill the trays with our powerful bleaching solution and wear them for about 30 minutes a day. While many patients start to notice a difference after just a day or two, you should achieve optimal results after two weeks of using this treatment every day.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
Although many over-the-counter teeth whitening products may be cheap, they often don’t provide the beautiful results you’re looking for. If you truly want to transform your smile, you’re much better off investing in professional teeth whitening. Here are some of the benefits of our treatment over store-bought alternatives:
- Using either a dental dam or customized whitening trays, our treatment protects your tongue, gums, lips, and cheeks from irritation caused by the bleaching gel.
- Our whitening solution is specially formulated to not erode enamel or cause tooth sensitivity, resulting in less discomfort and improved oral health.
- Professional teeth whitening produces more dramatic results that have the potential to last significantly longer.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
At Complete Dental Care, we’re proud to offer a variety of ways to brighten your smile with professional and reliable teeth whitening in Burlington. With both at-home and in-office options, we can take years of stains off your pearly whites. If you have any questions about this popular cosmetic treatment, we encourage you to give us a call or schedule a consultation. In the meantime, we’ve gathered some common teeth whitening questions for your convenience below!
Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me?
If you wish your smile was brighter, it’s likely that teeth whitening is right for you! However, the only way to be certain is to come see Dr. Kostas for a consultation. He’ll carefully inspect your smile for signs of oral health conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. These issues can make teeth whitening treatments uncomfortable and less effective, so they’ll need to be addressed first to ensure you enjoy a comfortable whitening experience.
What’s the Best Way to Whiten My Teeth?
While there are a variety of teeth whitening products available for purchase online and at your local grocery store, these items typically cause tooth sensitivity and gum irritation while only achieving subpar results. On the other hand, we use professional-grade whitening agents for noticeable and predictable results. In addition, we’ll customize your treatment to the unique needs of your smile for optimal and comfortable whitening.
If you want your smile to look its best for an important event coming up, such as a wedding or job interview, an in-office whitening treatment might be right for you. In most cases, we can brighten your smile by eight shades in as little as a single quick and easy appointment! If you’d like a more gradual approach from the comfort of your own home, and at-home whitening kit may be better. After just two weeks of wearing your customized trays for a little while each day, you can dramatically brighten your smile.
Does Teeth Whitening Damage Your Teeth?
Overuse of store-bought whiteners, especially charcoal-based products, can scratch away your enamel, leaving your teeth sensitive, weakened, and more susceptible to discoloration. On the other hand, professional teeth whitening treatments are incredibly safe when administered by an experienced Burlington cosmetic dentist like Dr. Kostas. He has the training and experience to ensure that your teeth and gums are as protected as possible during your custom treatment. While it’s normal to experience some slight tooth sensitivity for a few days after your whitening treatment, studies show that there is no permanent damage. Any discomfort you feel should be easy to manage and fade very quickly.
Are Teeth Whitening Treatments Expensive?
Unfortunately, most dental insurance policies won’t cover the cost of cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening. While teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic services, a professional treatment will be more expensive than store-bought products. However, at Complete Dental Care, we want to make achieving a dazzling smile as easy as possible! That’s why we offer specials, in-house savings plans, and financing options through CareCredit. During your consultation, we’ll go over your personal estimate as well as how to make your treatment more affordable.
If you’re ready to get a dazzling smile that you’ll be proud to show off, give us a call to schedule your consultation today!