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Teeth Whitening in Sudbury, MA: One or Many?

Posted by Janice Spada, D.M.D. on Wed, Jul 9, 2014 @ 01:26 PM

teeth whiteningGiven society’s obsession with gleaming smiles, it’s no wonder that we receive so many requests for teeth whitening in Sudbury, MA.

It isn’t just our office--teeth bleaching has quickly become the most-requested cosmetic dental treatment in the United States.

Your teeth must be uniformly white to achieve the desired effect.

Sounds easy enough, right?

Not exactly, says Janice E. Spada DMD. Whitening trays and strips work nicely in patients whose teeth are uniformly stained or discolored. Usually, this type of coloring is found among those who drink dark beverages, use tobacco, or neglect to properly care for their teeth.

Not all causes of discoloration affect all your teeth. For example, a tooth at risk of becoming non-vital will darken and turn gray while the adjacent teeth are unaffected. Certain medications, such as antibiotics in the tetracycline family, and chlorhexidine oral rinse for periodontal disease, can cause one or more of your teeth to appear unevenly colored.

Two Whitening Options for Professional Results

Our office offers two whitening methods for treating stubborn stains:

Zoom! in-office whitening, which uses a safe, special light to brighten your smile, and a take-home whitening kit that allows you to lighten your teeth by several shades over several days.

Although effective, these methods do not allow for precise application, say, to only a single tooth. If you require treatment for only one or two teeth, you may be a candidate for one of our other cosmetic dental procedures, such as dental bonding or porcelain veneers.

Alternatives Methods

Veneers and bonding could be considered the true multi-taskers of cosmetic dentistry, which makes them popular among patients who wish to improve the appearance of one, several, or each of their teeth.

Both treatments are designed to treat several cosmetic flaws. In addition to making teeth look whiter, veneers and bonding also improve the shape and size of teeth. Both offer a solution for teeth that have been chipped or cracked, and both can treat minor crookedness and gaps between your teeth.


Don’t let a single tooth dampen your smile. To learn more about professional teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Spada, contact our Sudbury, MA dentist office at (978) 443-3111. 

Topics: Teeth Whitening

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