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Lexington Prosthodontics provides teeth whitening in Burlington, MA. Call 781-222-3359 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

If stains have you feeling self-conscious about your teeth, it’s time to change that. Teeth that are yellowed and stained are not necessarily a sign of poor oral hygiene practices––these changes are part of the normal aging process. As enamel begins to thin when we get older, it results in teeth that appear more yellow. Stains can also be caused by smoking, certain medications, and a habit of drinking tea, red wine, or coffee. Even excessive exposure to fluoride in childhood can also cause tooth discoloration.

The good news is that whitening teeth is an easy, effective process and our Burlington, MA dental practice offers solutions that fit every budget. Treatment options include:

In-Office Bleaching, which is the best solution for dramatic and immediate results. During this procedure, a protective gel is first applied to your gums to protect the soft tissue. Then we apply a powerful bleaching gel to your teeth. A special light is used to activate this gel and enhance its results. The entire treatment takes about an hour, but the results are impressive and can last for years with proper maintenance.

At-Home Whitening involves using trays filled with bleaching gel for more gradual results. The whitening kits we provide for home treatment are more effective than over-the-counter solutions found in stores and online; they utilize custom-made trays that fit your teeth perfectly and a safe, specially-formulated whitening agent. We will instruct you on how to use your whitening trays, as well as how long and how often to use them.

Other options for discolored teeth include bonding and dental veneers. During your consultation, we will discuss your treatment goals and your unique dental needs to come up with a plan for whitening your smile that is right for you.

Call 781-222-3359 to schedule your appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening


What is the best whitener for your teeth?

The best whitener for your teeth depends on the amount and type of discoloration you have and how quickly you’d like results. For significant stains and fast results, choose in-office teeth whitening treatments; if your stains are not as severe, our at-home teeth whitening kits are affordable and effective.

Can yellow teeth become white again?

The key to dealing with teeth that are yellow is to identify the reason for the discoloration. If yellowing is caused by enamel erosion, instead of traditional teeth whitening treatments, we may instead recommend dental bonding or veneers for better results. In contrast, yellowing that is caused by coffee or tea is usually very responsive to in-office teeth bleaching.

How can I get white teeth in one day?

If you want a noticeably whiter smile in a single day, choose in-office teeth whitening. It’s the only teeth whitening treatment that offers dramatic same-day results.

What are the side effects of teeth whitening?

The primary side effect of in-office and at-home teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. If you’ve had issues with sensitive teeth in the past, let us know before your treatment. Sensitivity usually goes away within 24 hours.

How do I keep my teeth white after whitening treatments?

First, don’t return to the bad habits that caused your stains. If you smoke, stop. If you drink coffee, give it up, brush afterwards, or rinse your mouth with water to prevent stains. Practice good oral hygiene habits and visit the dentist every six months for dental cleanings. When you notice stains and discoloration, you can touch them up with an at-home whitening kit.



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