In a world where looks are very important, we know why the appearance of your smile is a major cosmetic concern. Fortunately, Wollaston Dental Group in Quincy, MA is able to help you address this concern with professional-grade teeth whitening. While there are hundreds of store-bought whitening alternatives, we provide a product that has shown to be superior to any over-the-counter remedies currently offered. Our whitening treatments, highly recommended by top general dentist Dr. James McDonough, can whiten your teeth by several shades, helping you keep your amazing results for much longer than alternative choices. We use professional-strength solutions that actually do the job, reaching below the surface of the teeth to treat deep stains, instead of consumer-level options that only scratch the surface and merely produce a brighter hue of yellow at best. To learn more about our professional teeth whitening options, we invite you to contact our team at Wollaston Dental Group.
While assessing the advantages and disadvantages of professional vs. store-bought whitening options, you should consider what you are really trying to achieve. If your smile has been white your whole life and just recently started to become discolored, a grocery-store purchased whitening kit might produce temporary results. However, if you have darker stains from coffee, tea, wine, or tobacco, you may be an ideal candidate to receive in-office professional teeth whitening at Wollaston Dental Group. Dr. McDonough can also provide take-home custom trays that can be used in conjunction with our whitening gels if you would like to continue the whitening process from the comfort of your home and maintain a bright smile over the years.
What To Expect
What you should expect for your whitening appointments is dependent upon the procedure recommended by Dr. McDonough. Since our practice provides a couple of options for successful and quality teeth whitening, your ideal procedure will be determined during an appointment where your cosmetic goals and lifestyle will be discussed and taken into consideration. For in-office treatments, your professional teeth whitening will be performed in about an hour through the application of a prescription-strength whitening gel (which is activated by a special dental light) to brighten the teeth by several shades in a single visit. Our at-home systems are equally efficient but might offer a more subtle result over a period of weeks.
Following either treatment, you might experience some sensitivity to cold or hot foods and beverages, but this should subside within a couple of days. You will also receive detailed instructions concerning what foods and drinks should be avoided in the immediate future, such as coffee and red wine. When the initial whitening treatment is completed, we generally recommend coming back in for touch-ups as you see fit, along with twice-yearly cleanings that will help maintain your oral well-being. As with all dental procedures, regular dental exams with Dr. McDonough are highly recommended and vital to maintaining results. These examinations will assess everything, from gum tissue health to the condition of each tooth. Keep in mind that simply because your teeth are white does not necessarily mean that they are healthy. That is why routine exams with our experienced team are necessary.
Because teeth whitening is deemed optional and cosmetic in nature, it is not commonly covered by dental insurance companies. Nonetheless, our well-trained billing team can assess your dental benefits to determine whether any portion of your dental treatment is covered by your insurance. If you do not carry dental insurance, our team at Wollaston Dental Group will be delighted to talk with you about our payment choices, as well as the potential for obtaining low-interest medical financing.
Professional teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening can create quick and dramatic improvements to your smile and quite possibly your overall appearance. If you have been contemplating a teeth whitening program but are not certain whether professional or over-the-counter options are the appropriate answer, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. McDonough to talk about the benefits and disadvantages of each procedure before you make your choice. Please contact Wollaston Dental Group in Quincy, MA today to book your appointment.