How Do I Brighten My Teeth?

One of the most common requests we receive from residents of Brighton, MA, is for a brighter smile. A stain-free smile helps make a great first impression, whether you’re going to a job interview or a first date. Fortunately, we can help brighten them with professional cosmetic treatment options.

Professional Teeth Whitening Benefits

We have professional teeth whitening options, which will be designed to remove discoloration from the teeth. We offer dramatic results that last for several months. While store bought systems are available, such as strips and toothpastes, they don’t offer the same level of whitening and the results may be short-lived. In addition, these systems have been linked to increased tooth sensitivity, often causing discomfort. For an option that brightens smiles, often by several shades, while reducing the chances of tooth sensitivity, then please contact our team today.

Masking Permanent Teeth Discoloration

Did you know that there are actually two different forms of discoloration? The most common one, and the one teeth whitening is designed to remove, is extrinsic. These form on the surface as a result of the foods and drinks we consume, and our daily habits. However, intrinsic teeth stains, sometimes referred to as permanent discoloration, form below the tooth enamel. While our whitening options may address minor intrinsic stains, severe staining may not respond to over-the-counter or professional systems. Instead, we may mask them. Placing porcelain veneers or dental bonding, or a combination of the two, could mask these stains and offer a brighter smile. In addition, veneers also improve the shape of the teeth as well!

Preventing Discoloration From Home

Following treatment, routine care can help your new results last longer! When we brush and floss our teeth each day, we reduce the severity of plaque buildup, a bacterial byproduct that can make stains more apparent (and also increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease). We recommend cutting back on drinks with dark pigments, such as coffee, soda, red wine, and tea, and reducing the consumption of foods and snacks high in sugar. You should also see our team for a regular dental cleaning, which removes all plaque and helps you maintain a brighter smile. If you have any questions about preventing discoloration or removing teeth stains with cosmetic dentistry, then please contact our team today.

Do You Have Questions About Teeth Whitening?

At Brighton Family Dental Group, our team is ready to brighten teeth and improve the beauty of your smile, sometimes in a single visit. You can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Villani or Dr. Kondrat by reaching out to our office at (617) 562-5210. We are proud to offer a range of dental services to patients from Brighton, Watertown, and all neighboring communities.

 

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