Teeth Whitening

Michael Sargent Dentistry -  - General Dentist

Michael Sargent Dentistry

General Dentists located in Chelmsford, MA

If your teeth are yellow, dark, or just aren’t as bright and white as you’d like, teeth whitening at Michael Sargent Dentistry in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, can help. Their team of cosmetic dentistry providers, led by skilled dentist Michael Sargent, DDS, offers an industry leading, easy-to-use home teeth whitening treatment along with regular follow-ups to ensure that you get great results. Book your teeth whitening appointment by calling the office today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is Opalescence™ tooth whitening?

Opalescence is a professional whitening gel treatment plan preferred over whitening strips because it provides optimal, long-lasting results. The active ingredients in the Opalescence whitening gel help to break down discoloration while also helping to whiten the entire tooth without actually touching every part of the tooth.  

At Michael Sargent Dentistry, the team has had many successful whitening results. Whether you have discoloration due to food, drink, nicotine, age, tooth trauma or even medication, Opalescence has proven successful.

How does teeth whitening work?

At Michael Sargent Dentistry, the team uses the Opalescence tooth whitening system. Opalescence whitening gels contain potassium nitrate and fluoride to remove stains and whiten your smile. The gel is sticky and viscous, so it doesn’t seep out during treatment.

To create your custom take-home trays, the team takes impressions of your mouth and makes the trays in-office with a quick turnaround time. You take the trays home, along with a supply of a teeth whitening formula. You apply the teeth whitening formula to the inside of the trays, and then wear them for anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight, according to your specific whitening plan. 

The team tracks your progress with frequent follow-ups to check the color and results. This allows the Michael Sargent Dentistry team to make changes as needed. 

Your teeth whitening results can last long after treatment. However, depending on your lifestyle and factors like your diet, medications, and certain habits, the length of your whitening results can vary. You can always come to Michael Sargent Dentistry for touchups as needed.

Are there any side effects of teeth whitening?

Opalescence is designed to decrease sensitivity for a more comfortable experience. In some cases, you may experience slight tooth sensitivity, but this is a common side effect and it often goes away after the treatment. 

If you do experience tooth sensitivity, your dentist may recommend desensitizing toothpastes and gels.

To learn more, call Michael Sargent Dentistry and get started on your teeth whitening treatment today.