Why Choose Teeth Whitening?
As you age, it’s normal for your tooth enamel to accumulate stains. You may not even notice it is happening at first, but the effects become obvious over time. This discoloration tends to occur more rapidly for patients who regularly consume products like:
- Coffee or tea
- Red wine
- Dark colored fruit juices and sodas
- Cigarettes or smokeless tobacco
Yellow and brown stains can make your teeth appear dirty – even when you brush and floss faithfully. Whitening toothpastes may help reduce the appearance of surface staining. However, many patients prefer to get faster and more dramatic results by jumpstarting their smile whitening process with at-home or in-office treatment. This procedure allows you to smile with confidence, knowing that your teeth look as clean and fresh as they feel.
Teeth Whitening Procedure Overview
All popular teeth whitening products work in basically the same way. They use a whitening agent (usually some form of hydrogen peroxide gel) to remove substances that have accumulated on enamel over time. The peroxide gel is chemically unstable and readily breaks down into more stable components. This chemical process destroys the particles that cause staining on your teeth. As the stains are broken down, your enamel is restored to its natural white or pale ivory color.
Are you looking for teeth whitening in the Boston, MA area? Call our Boston office at (617) 725-0515 to learn how this simple procedure can create a brighter and more vibrant smile. Treatment is non-invasive and can take years off your appearance immediately.