Teeth Whitening in Norwood
Also Offering Dental Services for the Greater Norwood area including Westwood, Walpole, Canton, and Dedham MA
Although over-the-counter teeth whitening products are safe and inexpensive, they often fall short of providing the desired results.
The quickest and most effective way to get a brighter, whiter smile is with professional teeth whitening. We offer treatments that produce the desired results using products that are safe and effective. By monitoring whitening treatment, we can deliver dramatic, even results and minimize the risk of uncomfortable side effects like tooth or gum sensitivity.
What Types of Stains Does Teeth Whitening Treat?
Professional teeth whitening works best on stains affecting the outer layer of tooth structure called enamel. These stains may occur over time due to consumption of certain foods and beverages (e.g., coffee, tea, cola and red wine), smoking or tartar build-up.
Teeth whitening is less effective on intrinsic stains, or stains affecting the inner layer of tooth structure. Intrinsic stains develop from the use of certain medications, oral trauma and the natural wear of the tooth enamel that occurs with age. We offer different treatment options for intrinsic stains that can be discussed during your consultation.
Teeth Whitening Treatment Options
Teeth whitening options and recommendations are based on your individual tooth color, the nature of your discoloration and your specific goals.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
The fastest option, which also provides the most dramatic results, is in-office whitening. During an appointment lasting approximately one hour, a professional-strength bleaching product will be applied to your teeth and activated with a special light. After 15 to 20 minutes, the gel will be wiped off. This process will be repeated two or three more times, and at the conclusion of treatment, your teeth will appear noticeably brighter.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you wish to whiten at home, we will provide you with custom take-home trays and bleaching gel. The trays will be fitted to the unique contours of your teeth and mouth. You will utilize the personalized trays and gel treatment daily for a few weeks.
Combining Both Options
Your third option is to combine in-office whitening with the use of personalized whitening trays. You may choose to first undergo an in-office whitening treatment and then follow up the treatment with the daily use of take-home trays.
Contact Us for More Teeth Whitening Information
To request additional information about teeth whitening and to find the solution that is right for your needs, please contact our practice today. Dr. Liakos can evaluate your teeth during a consultation and suggest the approach most likely to give you the smile you want and deserve.