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By Advanced Dental Concepts
October 21, 2021
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

All the hard work we put into keeping our oral health should be rewarded with a smile we are happy to show off. Good dental hygiene habits can help us maintain a healthy smile and remove plaque-related stains from our teeth, but our favorite foods and drinks may be working against us. The stains brought on by these cannot be removed by brushing alone so many of us turn to over-the-counter whitening solutions. The best professional teeth whitening is offered by your Andover, MA, dentist. Reach out to Dr. Richard Hopgood of Advanced Dental Concepts to learn more.

Over the Counter Whitening Options

Tooth whitening toothpaste can begin to provide noticeable change over a period of several weeks. For many who don't mind the wait and simply wish to incorporate whitening into their tooth brushing routine, this may be their first approach.

For improved results, there are over-the-counter whitening products, and these come in a variety of kits, although most use the same bleaching agents. These work by breaking down the stains on the enamel until our teeth start to become visibly whiter. It's important to be careful with any of these treatments and to avoid those that promise overnight results and those that are not approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). These kits are easy to misuse and can be dangerous.

Teeth Whitening in Andover, MA

A professionally supervised alternative to over-the-counter products with the same level of convenience is take-home trays from your dentist. These provide better results than anything you can find on a shelf because we can use a higher concentration bleaching solution. The trays are custom-made to fit onto your teeth, with just enough space for the whitening agent, so that your gums are safe.

If you are ready for that bright white smile of your dreams, it's time to consider professional teeth whitening in Andover, MA, from Dr. Hopgood of Advanced Dental Concepts. Dial (978) 475-2431 to schedule an appointment.