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Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in Gardner, Paxton and Northborough, Northborough, MA

Professional teeth whitening can transform your smile, eliminating stains caused by coffee, tea, red wine, tobacco, or the natural aging process. At the Family Dental Group in Gardner, Paxton, and Northborough, Massachusetts, the team of general dentists offers in-office teeth whitening to teenagers and adults. Just one outpatient procedure can brighten your smile by several shades. Call the nearest office to request a teeth whitening consultation, or book an appointment online today.

Who should consider professional teeth whitening?

Consider professional teeth whitening at the Family Dental Group if you want a treatment method that:

  • Offers long-lasting results
  • Gives you a natural, uniform look
  • Is clinically proven safe and effective
  • Is administered by qualified professionals

Various over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments are available, but many use harsh chemicals and offer less-than-ideal results. Working with the Family Dental Group team can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

Is it normal for teeth to change color?

Yes. Your teeth naturally change color as you get older. Most discoloration comes on naturally because of general wear-and-tear. Your enamel weakens due to biting and chewing, allowing more of the yellow dentin underneath to appear.

Lifestyle factors can also cause tooth discoloration, including:

  • Drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine
  • Using tobacco
  • Taking medications with tetracycline
  • Oral trauma

Your oral hygiene also plays a role. You can reduce the risk of tooth discoloration by brushing and flossing daily.

What does professional teeth whitening involve?

Professional teeth whitening is an outpatient procedure that takes 60-90 minutes on average.*

Your Family Dental Group provider covers your gums and tongue with a protective dam and applies a hydrogen peroxide gel to the surfaces of your teeth. After the solution sits for several minutes, your provider points a light at your teeth, causing a whitening reaction.

The solution is absorbed by your teeth, oxidizing the discolored molecules within the teeth. The oxidation process causes the stains to lighten, making your smile appear significantly whiter.

Your Family Dental Group provider repeats the same steps until you’re happy with the results. Afterward, they polish your teeth and explain how to maintain your results.

How long will my teeth whitening results last?

Professional teeth whitening results usually last 4-6 months, but it’s possible to maintain them with good oral hygiene. The Family Dental Group team recommends:

  • Brushing your teeth twice daily
  • Flossing regularly
  • Drinking beverages like coffee and cola with a straw
  • Quitting all tobacco use
  • Avoiding foods that stain, like tomato sauces and berries

Routine checkups help maintain your results.

Call the nearest Family Dental Group office to schedule professional teeth whitening, or book an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary.