Will Professional Teeth Whitening Last Longer Than OTC Whitening?

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Americans spend billions of dollars on whitening products every year. And every year, countless new ones appear on the shelves. But store-bought items can never match the convenience, ease, and long-lasting results of professional tooth-whitening techniques.

And at Wollaston Dental Group, we’re proud to offer the most effective, clinically proven treatments available. So contact us today, or visit our practice in Wollaston, MA for a dazzling new smile!

Why teeth go yellow

We all wish our teeth were a bit whiter. But even if you have great dental habits, some tooth discoloration can be inevitable. Commonly consumed beverages, including coffee, tea, wine, and sodas, can stain our teeth. And vibrantly pigmented spices imbue our foods with delicious flavors but can also impart their intense colors to teeth.

Consumables that are acidic and sugary, including tomato sauces, berries, juices, and that indispensable morning cup of coffee, are especially staining. The acids can wear down the white, protective enamel that coats your teeth, revealing yellowish dentin below. And sugars accelerate the process because they’re gobbled up by bacteria, which release even more enamel-eroding acids.

Additionally, certain medicines can cause yellowing or darkening. These medicines include antibiotics, antihistamines, antipsychotics, and drugs used to treat high blood pressure.

So if you’re worried about the color of your teeth, reach out to us to learn more or to schedule a professional consultation! We’d love to help find the best solution for you!

The benefits of professional care

Unlike the many ineffective options lining store shelves, our professional in-office and take-home whitening systems are clinically guaranteed to give you a whiter, natural-looking brilliance.

You can expect fully personalized care. We’ll help choose the best whitening option based on your needs, lifestyle, dental profile, and history. No matter which is the right choice for you, our in-office treatments are quick and offer unmatched results. They typically only take about an hour, during which we apply prescription-strength whitening gel, then activate its stain-busting potential with a dental light. The result? You’ll enjoy an immediately improved smile that’s several shades whiter.

And our take-home whitening options are easy to use and effective. Our expert team will examine your teeth and create a custom-fitting whitening tray for you, so it’s comfortable and stays in place to deliver the best results. The whitening gels you’ll receive typically contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and offer additional perks, like fluoride, to strengthen your naturally white enamel. And for those suffering from sensitivity, whitening formulations containing potassium nitrate help eliminate tooth sensitivity.

Some of these whitening systems can get the job done in as little as 30 minutes a day. All you have to do is apply your custom-fitted tray, kick back, and relax while the bleaching gels work their magic. And unlike off-the-counter whiteners, our clinician-approved options eradicate stains from both the surface and interior of your teeth.

Reach out to us today for a dazzling new smile


With treatment options so convenient, effective, and affordable (thanks to our multiple, flexible payment plans), it’s easier and quicker than ever to enjoy the confidence-boosting effects of a luminous smile! So contact us today at Wollaston Dental Group, or visit our practice in Wollaston, MA and you’ll be flaunting a dramatically whiter smile before you know it!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.