Get epic results with the fastest laser whitening on the market or with whitening at home — on your schedule!
Coffee, tea, red wine, soda, berries, and tomato sauces are delicious. Unfortunately, these favorite foods and beverages wreak havoc on our smiles. The use of tobacco products, certain medications, or even the passage of time can also darken or stain our teeth. Fortunately, we at Paxton Dental Care restore your teeth to the brilliant white color that exudes youthful vigor, health, and confidence.
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Safe, effective, and fast professional teeth whitening
Our teeth are covered in enamel that looks like it is shiny and impermeable, but in fact, it is covered in many tiny Our dentist, Dr. Scott Siemen, has in his 25-plus years in the field developed a reputation for exceptional cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening. Serving Worcester County, Massachusetts and the surrounding area, Dr. Siemen has access to medical-grade bleaching gels that are clinically proven to effectively and safely whiten teeth. He also has the dental knowledge and experience to customize treatment to your one-of-a-kind needs and goals. He oversees every step of treatment. So, patients have utmost peace of mind that their health and the beauty of their smile is in great hands.
We at Paxton Dental Care offer both in-office whitening and whitening from the comfort and convenience of home; however, all procedures prescribed, administered, and monitored by Dr. Siemen are designed to comfortably, safely, and predictably remove stains by getting to the source of your discolored teeth.
Whitening that works
While the enamel that protects our teeth is stronger than skeletal bone, it is not impermeable to damage. In fact, this protective covering is made up of tubules or tiny channels that can be penetrated when we consume richly-pigmented foods and drinks. Over time, dark molecules can build up in the tubules. Over-the-counter products, such as whitening toothpaste, cannot dislodge these stubborn stain molecules. Professional products are capable of removing stains, because these treatments use peroxide-based whitening gels that are sufficiently concentrated to lighten your teeth. OTC toothpastes, strips, bleaching trays, and other options either do not contain ingredients that are proven to whiten teeth, or the product contains a far lower concentration of the active whitener than more powerful, professional whitening gels.
Brighten on your schedule
If Dr. Siemen confirms that your teeth and gums are healthy, he will discuss options to reveal a vibrant smile. You may opt to whiten your teeth comfortably and conveniently from home or on the go with whitening trays. These trays are oral appliances, designed to be worn in your mouth. We take impressions or models of your teeth, which are then used to make the trays. So, they conform precisely to the contours of your mouth.
OTC trays are designed to “fit all mouths.” They tend to slip around, irritate oral tissues, and result in uneven whitening. Once your custom trays are ready, we will show you how to use them. Your professional-grade whitening gel is provided. Fill the trays with the gel as advised. Depending on your needs, we may recommend wearing the trays overnight or two times each day. You will see a noticeable and dramatic difference in the color of your teeth after just a few weeks.
Seven facts you should know about teeth whitening
- Teeth whitening is not harmful to your health.
- Tooth sensitivity after whitening is normal.
- The supply device is vital in teeth whitening.
- Teeth whitening does not affect caps and veneers.
- Teeth stains do not vanish immediately after teeth whitening.
- You should use teeth whitening products before you go to bed.
- Teeth whitening is a dental treatment that produces faster and safer results.
The fastest way to whiten your teeth
Have a big Zoom interview coming up? Is a class reunion, wedding, or other special event on the horizon? If so, you may not want to wait to get whiter teeth – and you don’t have to! We at Paxton Dental Care have invested in the fastest in-office whitening system on the market today: Epic X™ laser whitening by Biolase.
Dr. Siemen starts the process by isolating your teeth. This safeguard protects surrounding oral tissues and supports even whitening and natural-looking results. He then applies a proprietary whitening gel expertly to the teeth. The gel is formulated to interact with the advanced Epic X™ laser. Once the laser is directed to the teeth, it activates the whitening gel. The process can be completed in half the time of other chairside whitening treatments. In just a single, 20-minute visit to our office, Epic X™ may lighten your teeth by six to 12 shades!
Teeth whitening - the simple, cost-effective journey towards a whiter, brighter smile
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure around. Why? Because it is a simple process most dentists offer and cost-effective.
Causes of discoloration – There are several reasons this happens. Common issues that affect the surface of your teeth and can cause darkening or discoloration include:
- Age – As you age, the outer enamel layer of your teeth gets thinner, which lets more of the yellowish dentin layer underneath to show through.
- Drinking dark beverages – Coffee, tea, and red wine are common beverages many people enjoy that lead to staining of your teeth.
- Food – Certain types of food can lead to surface discoloration. Foods like dark veggies, such as beets or carrots, fruits with a lot of pigments like berries, colorful spices like curry or turmeric, and brightly colored candies.
- Tobacco – The tar and nicotine in cigarettes cause discoloration. Tar is a naturally dark substance that leads to staining. Nicotine, when it mixes with oxygen, turns into a yellowish substance that can stain your teeth.
What are intrinsic stains?
Intrinsic stains happen when discoloration occurs deeper in your teeth’ structure, are less talked about but are worth knowing.
Common causes of intrinsic stains
- Trauma – A trauma to the mouth can lead to a darker color as the mouth reacts to the injury by producing more dentin (the darker layer under the enamel).
- Fluoride – Fluoride is great for fighting cavities, but kids that get too much fluoride are at risk of discoloration.
- Medication – Young kids that get too many antibiotics like tetracycline when their teeth are developing can get discoloration of their adult teeth later in life.
- Also, discoloration can be a side effect of some high blood pressure drugs, antihistamines, and antipsychotic medications.