Metrowest Prosthodontics provides teeth whitening services in Framingham, MA. Call 508-620-6622 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
It’s an unavoidable fact of life: our teeth change color as we get older. With age, the enamel on our teeth begins to thin, making them appear more yellow. If you start your day with coffee or tea, this causes stains; if you like to pair your dinner with a glass of red wine a few nights a week, that can cause stains too. Certain medications, excessive fluoride exposure in childhood, and smoking also contribute to tooth discoloration.
If you’re interested in a whiter smile, we offer our patients advanced at-home teeth whitening kits. The product we use is superior to over-the-counter whitening treatments sold online and in stores, producing dramatic results in a safe, gentle manner.
When to Whiten Your Teeth
One of the primary differences between store-bought teeth whitening treatments and the at-home products available at our office is that our kits rely upon custom-made whitening trays. You’ll come to our office for an initial visit and during this time, we’ll take impressions in order to fabricate these trays. You can expect this appointment to take about 20 minutes. The benefit of custom trays, rather than one-size-fits-all varieties, is that they fit flush against your teeth for the best possible results.
Once your trays are ready to pick up, we’ll schedule a follow-up visit with you. You’ll receive your custom trays, along with syringes of a carbamide peroxide whitening gel. A member of our team will show you how and where to inject the whitening gel into the trays and give you instructions on when and how long to use your trays. For light stains, you may only need to wear them for a short amount of time each day, while more significant discoloration often requires overnight wear.
At-Home Teeth Whitening Process
We recommend scheduling your teeth whitening treatment for right after you’ve had your routine six-month dental exam and cleaning. This ensures that your teeth are healthy and in good shape for whitening, and it also allows the whitening gel to work better because there are no layers of plaque on tooth surfaces to interfere with the process.
Call 508-620-6622 to schedule your appointment.