Different Types of Teeth Whitening Treatments

Posted February 27, 2017.

If you have discolored teeth, it may be a good idea to seek out a tooth whitening treatment. Teeth can be discolored by a variety of means, including aging over time, foods and drinks that stain them, bad habits such as smoking, and even some medications.

There are three main types of teeth whitening treatments. Those given professionally by dentists at the dentist office, those given by dentists for at-home use, and those purchased over-the-counter at a local store.

The safest and highest quality tooth whitening treatment is generally considered to be in-office treatments professionally administered by trained dentists. In many cases, you can improve the tint of your teeth by up to 10 full shades in as little as one visit. They are also much safer than over-the-counter products, which have an increased risk of damage to your gums and tooth enamel. In-office whitening trays can be modified to fit your teeth for the best holds and most effective treatments.

When an in-office visit is not always necessary or available, our dentist can prescribe an at-home treatment system to use. Although the products given by a professional are safer than store-bought products, it’s important to always follow the instructions and advice of our dentist to diminish any risks that can come from improper use of the product.

Over-the-counter products can be purchased across the nation, either online or at a variety of stores. The nation is flooded with an abundance of products, some that work and some that do not. Always speak with your dentist before using any tooth whitening product to avoid risks from bad products that could damage your gums and tooth enamel.

To schedule a tooth whitening treatment by Dr. Ghada S. Massabni and our team at Agape Dentist, please call us at 781.995.4445. Our dental office is located in Woburn, Massachusetts. We look forward to helping you make your smile great again!