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At-Home Teeth Whitening – Haverhill, MA

Dental Stains? Yellow Teeth? We Can Help

Woman with bright white smile after at home teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic services here at Associates in Dental Health of Haverhill, and it’s not hard to understand why. Countless patients are looking for ways to achieve brighter, cleaner-looking teeth, only to find themselves disappointed again and again by store-bought products. We offer professional-strength Opalescence at-home teeth whitening from our Haverhill, MA cosmetic dentist to provide dramatic improvements on a flexible timeframe. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

Why Choose
Associates in Dental Health of Haverhill for
At-Home Teeth Whitening?

  • Opalescence Whitening for Reliable Results
  • 30+ Years in Business
  • Customized Smile Makeover Plans

Why Do Teeth Become Stained & Discolored?

Closeup of yellow smile before teeth whitening

If your teeth are looking dull, yellow, or noticeably marred with dark stains, there are a variety of reasons why this may have occurred:

  • Too much exposure to coffee, wine, berries, and other foods/drinks that cause staining
  • Poor at-home oral hygiene
  • The regular consumption of certain medications that contain tetracycline
  • Old age
  • Genetics

How Does Opalescence Take-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

Closeup of bright white smile after teeth whitening

Your Opalescence kit will come with two major components –customized oral trays that have been shaped specifically for your unique mouth and a supply of powerful bleaching gel. The patient’s job is simple. Just combine the two together and wear them as directed each day. This can be done on your own schedule and in the comfort of your own home, whether you’re getting ready for work in the morning or relaxing in front of the TV at night. After two weeks of diligent use, you should see noticeably dramatic improvements in the shade of your teeth. In fact, many people notice positive changes after just one application!

In addition to effective whitening techniques, our dentists can also provide guidance on how to minimize staining in the future and keep your smile looking confidently bright.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

A patient smiling after receiving teeth whitening in Haverhill

There are several reasons you might be unhappy with your smile, but if staining or discoloration is the source of your discontent, teeth whitening may be the solution you’ve been searching for! Our team at Associates in Dental Health of Haverhill has gathered some of the most frequently asked questions about the teeth whitening process, so that you can feel confident about committing to teeth whitening in Haverhill. Keep reading to learn more or feel free to give us a call today for additional information or to set up a consultation to discuss your smile goals.

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is used to improve the appearance of your teeth in terms of color—and whether you’re struggling with severe discoloration or minor staining, you’re likely a good candidate for the treatment! After visiting us for an initial consultation to discuss your desired results, we’ll be able to determine the severity of your discoloration. However, we must also ensure that your teeth and gums are fit for treatment. But if there’s some type of oral health issue that might prevent you from receiving treatment immediately, don’t panic—we can easily administer the appropriate care before proceeding to enhance your pearly whites!

What’s the Difference Between Professional and Store-Bought Teeth Whitening?

Many patients struggling with stubborn staining often wonder why they simply can’t just use store-bought kits to brighten their smiles. While these products are often marketed as reliable and cost-effective, they consistently fail to meet the mark due to their diluted whitening solutions and one-size-fits-all applicators. Some patients even report worsened results after turning to these products! However, professional alternatives are extremely safe, effective, and tailored to your smile goals. In fact, in-office whitening treatments can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single visit!

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Unsurprisingly, one common concern about dental work of any type is pain—but when it comes to teeth whitening, that isn’t something you need to worry about. Professional teeth whitening is customized to each patient’s specific dental needs, meaning that the chance of you experiencing discomfort or sensitivity is very unlikely! If your teeth are naturally prone to sensitivity, you shouldn’t hesitate to let us know; we can determine the next best steps to make your treatment as comfortable as possible, including specialty toothpastes that reduce sensitivity, spacing out your appointments, and more.

How Can I Make My Teeth Whitening Results Last?

While teeth whitening can offer impressive results that last anywhere from a few months to a few years, it all depends on your willingness to care properly for your new smile! Here are some tips to ensure that your results last for as long as possible:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Don’t skip flossing; it’s just as important as brushing.
  • Be mindful of your consumption of items known to stain teeth, including drinks like coffee, tea, soda, red wine, and more.
  • Avoid poor oral habits like smoking and using tobacco.
  • Schedule regular preventive care at least twice a year.