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Teeth Whitening – Assonet, MA

Quickly & Conveniently Brighten Your Smile

Woman on white background smiles after teeth whitening in Assoneet

When you see your smile in photographs or in the mirror, do you find yourself wishing that your teeth were whiter? Noticing a yellow, brown, or gray tint in your pearly whites can make you feel self-conscious and distracted during important moments in life. Thankfully, it’s never been easier to fix tooth discoloration! At Woodside Dental Care, we can help you quickly and conveniently brighten your smile with one of our professional teeth whitening treatments. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic service and give us a call to see if teeth whitening in Assonet is right for you!

Why Choose Woodside Dental Care For Teeth Whitening?

  • #1 Professional Ingredients for Reliable & Lasting Results
  • #2 Both Take-Home & In-Office Options Available
  • #3 Take 15% Off with Our In-House Smile Plan

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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From what we eat to how often we brush, there are a wide variety of reasons why you may find yourself with less-than-sparkling teeth. Thankfully, practically anyone can be considered a good candidate for teeth whitening treatments! During your initial consultation, we’ll consider three important factors to determine if teeth whitening is right for you:

  • Current oral health: Issues like tooth decay and gum disease can make teeth whitening uncomfortable, so we’ll need to address these problems before brightening your smile.
  • Your smile goals: Treatments like dental bonding and porcelain veneers can also give you whiter teeth, so we’ll review your smile goals to help you determine which treatment is best for you.
  • Type of discoloration: Our powerful whitening products can lift nearly all types of stains from your smile. However, there are some rare instances where a different treatment like dental bonding or veneers will be more effective at helping you achieve your desired results.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

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Depending on your preferences, we offer two types of teeth whitening:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

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If you’re interested in whitening your teeth from the comfort of home, a take-home whitening kit may be right for you. We’ll give you custom-made whitening trays and personalized doses of our professional-grade whitening gel to take home with you. You’ll wear them for a set amount of time every day, wherever and whenever you like, and within just a few weeks, you’ll achieve a truly sparkling smile!

In-Office Teeth Whitening

Closeup of man getting in-office teeth whitening in Assonet

For patients who want to whiten their teeth right away, perhaps in time for an upcoming interview, wedding, or other special event, an in-office teeth whitening treatment may be ideal. We’ll simply apply our professional-grade whitener to your teeth and shine a special blue light to speed up the process.  In as little as a single hour-long appointment, we can remove years of stains from your teeth to reveal a dazzling set of pearly whites. 

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

Woman with beautiful smile thanks to teeth whitening in Assonet
  • Brush for two minutes twice a day
  • Avoid or limit dark-colored drinks
  • Use a straw when you do indulge in dark-colored beverages
  • Quit using tobacco products
  • Visit us twice a year for checkups and cleanings

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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If you’re looking to enhance the natural beauty of your smile, teeth whitening in Assonet may be the perfect solution, but it pays to be well-informed. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we are asked about teeth whitening. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry! Give us a call, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have and get you set up with a consultation.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

One reason why many patients are hesitant to commit to dental treatments of any kind is fear of pain. Because professional whitening treatments are entirely custom, you are much less likely to experience tooth sensitivity. If your teeth are more prone to be sensitive, don’t hesitate to let your dental team know. By spacing out treatments, avoiding hot beverages, and using a special toothpaste, this unpleasant sensation can be avoided.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

No, teeth whitening will not damage healthy tooth enamel. However, if your teeth are compromised by decay or gum disease, the chemicals can cause issues. That’s why it’s so important that your dentist conducts a comprehensive dental exam beforehand. Additional damage can also come from at-home remedies, like using activated charcoal and hydrogen peroxide to address discoloration. Overuse of whitening products can also wear away your enamel. Ultimately, if you are going to try any sort of whitening treatment, you should always consult a dentist ahead of time.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns cannot be whitened like your natural teeth. In fact, whitening gels can actually weaken the bond between your tooth and restoration and cause complications. The good news is that you can prevent your dental crowns from becoming discolored by implementing the same practices you normally use, like avoiding tobacco products and limiting your consumption of dark-colored beverages. If you are unhappy with the current shade of your crown, it can be replaced to better suit the goals you have for your smile.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

No, teeth whitening is not a permanent cosmetic treatment. Results will typically last anywhere from a couple of months to a few years depending on how well you care for your teeth. To prolong the results, you should implement a solid at-home oral hygiene routine, attend your six-month dental checkups, and avoid poor dental habits. Touch-up treatments can also help to keep your teeth their beautiful, pearly white shade.