Your Upton, MA dentist is a trusted partner in healthy teeth, but don’t forget she is also a partner in helping you towards your most attractive smile. While the first consideration for cosmetic procedures is a healthy foundation of teeth and gums, once that has been achieved, you can address other cosmetic smile issues. The most often performed cosmetic dental procedure is teeth-whitening. Take a moment to test your teeth-whitening knowledge with our True/False Quiz.


Question 1: True or False

Over the counter whitening products work as well as professional whitening, they just takes longer.

Question 2: True or False

Teeth-whitening should not be performed within six months of other cosmetic dentistry procedures

Question 3: True or False

Caps, crowns, veneers and dental prosthetics such as bridges and dentures affect your teeth-whitening options.


Answer 1: FALSE!

While some people are satisfied with whitening strips or pastes from the drugstore, they do not contain the professional strength whitening agents available to you through a trusted Upton, MA dentist. Even if it were possible to use a weaker solution for months or longer, there is the consideration of your valuable time. You can have an in-office whitening in just about an hour, or take home trays that work in a week or two, rather than wondering if an over-the-counter option will eventually make a difference.

Answer 2: FALSE

Your dentist will know about your specific situation, but there are many times that teeth-whitening can be a part in an artfully-designed smile. For example, a problem tooth might be gently sculpted with a contouring procedure, before teeth-whitening finishes the improvement. When a smile has been more suitably framed by a gum contouring procedure, then whitening may follow to further bring out the beauty of a smile.

Answer 3:  TRUE

Teeth whitening agents are designed to work on the enamel of natural teeth. If you have dental restorations, or implant-supported crowns, these materials will react differently than natural teeth, and this must be taken into account before any teeth-whitening procedure is recommended. Your dentist can work with you on finding options to restore your smile.

Be Smart With Teeth-Whitening Questions!

Write down your questions about teeth-whitening and how to get your brightest smile, and bring them to your next appointment. To learn more, call our family dental office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities, including, Grafton, Hopedale, Whitinsville, and more.


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