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Teeth Whitening – Worcester, MA

Achieve a Perfect Set of Pearly Whites

Having a smile that looks healthy and youthful is something that everyone wants. Unfortunately, many people are ashamed of the stains that can develop on their teeth as a result of certain habits, foods, and drinks. You may have tried over-the-counter teeth whitening products, but more often than not, they didn’t work as you had hoped. Even if these solutions don’t work, there’s still hope for you to achieve a perfect set of pearly whites. With professional teeth whitening in Worcester, our dentists here at University Dental Group can blast away stubborn tooth stains and leave you smiling brightly. Give us a call today to learn more.

Why Choose University Dental Group for Teeth Whitening? 

  • Tackle Stubborn Tooth Stains
  • Achieve Results Safely and Quickly
  • Smile with Complete Confidence

Why Do Teeth Become Stained?

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There are two kinds of stains that can develop on teeth: extrinsic and intrinsic. 

Extrinsic stains only occur on the surface of the tooth. They develop as a result of general enamel erosion, tobacco use, or overconsumption of richly pigmented foods and beverages like tea, coffee, wine, and darkly colored sauces. Sometimes, these stains can be removed by regularly brushing with whitening toothpaste, but if they’re particularly stubborn, getting rid of them may require the help of professional teeth whitening.

Intrinsic stains are more severe and deep down within the tooth. They are often caused by injury, thinning enamel as a result of aging, overuse of certain medications, or ingesting too much fluoride during childhood. Store-bought products almost never work on intrinsic stains. Fortunately, professional teeth whitening can blast them away.

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

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FDA regulations limit how much of an active whitening ingredient (usually hydrogen peroxide) that over-the-counter gels, strips, toothpastes, and mouthwashes can contain. These restrictions do not apply to professional teeth whitening, allowing our treatment to be much more potent than anything you can find at your local drugstore or online.

Once our powerful bleaching gel is applied to your teeth, it permeates the enamel to reach the deep-set stains within the tooth. It attaches to and breaks down the stain molecules within minutes. When the gel is wiped away, so are the stains, leaving you with gorgeous results that can last a long time with proper maintenance.

How to Maintain Your Results

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While no teeth whitening treatment is permanent, your results can last for several months or even a year before you need a touch-up, provided you take good care of your teeth. Here are a few tips to make your results last as long as possible:

  • Avoid dark-colored foods and beverages for the first 48 hours, as your teeth will be extra absorbent and more prone to staining.
  • Eat and drink these items in moderation after that. If possible, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water immediately after consuming them.
  • Sip dark liquids through a straw to minimize direct contact with the teeth.
  • Brush and floss every single day.
  • Attend a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year.