Teeth Whitening – Worcester, MA

Bothered by Discolored Teeth? We Have an Answer

Looking for a quick, easy, and economical way to make over your smile? Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments that can make over your smile for that special occasion in the near future. Bright, white teeth can take years off of your smile and boost confidence. A whiter smile positively impacts people on a number of different levels. The resulting bright smile from a teeth whitening treatment can raise a patient’s confidence level, and healthier-feeling teeth will make people more comfortable to engage in further dentistry work that encourages better dental hygiene. Dr. Joseph Costa brings all these things to the table with innovative and effective teeth-whitening procedures. The latest cleaning and whitening techniques make achieving a stunning, bright smile easier than most can imagine. We offer two popular methods for teeth whitening in Worcester, MA: both in-office and take-home teeth whitening Zoom products.

Teeth Whitening Treatment Options

Zoom whitening offers professional results far superior to over-the-counter options. The Zoom procedure is ideal for people who desire to see results immediately. Patients opting for this type of teeth whitening treatment usually prepare for important events such as weddings, family gatherings, high school reunions, or important job interviews. The procedure is painless and can be completed in less than an hour.

Teeth whitening can reduce the gradual darkening of the teeth that occurs over time due to aging and lifestyle choices:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine
  • Soda
  • Tobacco use and smoking
  • Certain medications

The other popular option for patients is the at-home teeth whitening system that delivers in-office results. Patients use the teeth whitening kit provided to them to recapture a radiant smile with little time and effort. The process uses bleaching trays that are custom-molded to your teeth. The gels are gentle on the gums, and there is virtually no discomfort that comes with using the kit. Each treatment can be done at night, only requiring the tray to remain in place over the teeth for two to three hours at a time. Specific dental recommendations are also used with the trays to create a shining smile that is tailored to your individual features.

Many patients will use the two procedures together in order to maintain their brilliantly white teeth over time. The at-home trays can be used to perform touch-up work and lengthen the amount of time that chair-side treatments are visible.

We will meet with you before your treatment to perform an examination and discuss your cosmetic goals and expected outcome. While Zoom teeth whitening is a highly successful treatment for most patients, there are certain types of permanent tooth stains that may not respond to treatment.

Zoom Teeth Whitening: What to Expect

Quick and painless, the Zoom in-office treatment typically begins with a professional dental cleaning. Next, we prepare the mouth for the whitening procedure by isolating the lips and gums. Then, we apply the proprietary Zoom Whitening gel to the teeth, which we activate with a specially designed light.

Teeth typically become at least six to ten shades whiter – sometimes more! A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure. Results are noticeable immediately, but your teeth will continue to whiten in the first few days following your procedure.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Learn more about teeth whitening treatments with answers to these commonly asked questions:

Should I Get a Dental Cleaning Before Teeth Whitening Treatment?

A teeth whitening treatment will work best on teeth that are free of debris, plaque, and tartar. We recommend whitening your teeth the same day you have your teeth cleaned. When you leave our office, your teeth will be cleaner and whiter!

Is Professional Teeth Whitening Guaranteed to Work on My Teeth?

There are many people who have stains that they cannot treat with professional teeth whitening. We offer other cosmetic dentistry treatments to whiten your teeth. For example, dental veneers are an excellent way to make dull, stained teeth brighter and whiter.

Is It Normal to Have Sensitive Teeth After a Whitening Treatment?

Sensitive teeth after whitening are actually normal, and most people will experience it, especially those who suffer from teeth sensitivity in the first place. Fortunately, most people claim this only lasts for a few days after the treatment. After the treatment, there are several things you can do to help avoid the symptoms associated with tooth sensitivity. Drinking through a straw will help liquids bypass your teeth. Brush your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and avoid rinsing with water that is too cold or too hot.