Have you heard of the “tissue test?” It’s a challenge that first appeared on a Crest commercial advertising their whitening strips. In sum, it showed a young woman comparing the color of her teeth to a tissue to see just how white or yellow they really were. If you tried the tissue test, how off-white would your teeth be?
While realistically, it may not be the best idea to compare the color of your teeth to a tissue that has been chemically whitened. But it can certainly bring some attention to just how stained your teeth have become.
Whether you’ve tried the tissue test or not, there’s a good chance you already know if your teeth could use some whitening. Fortunately, at First Dental Associates in Reading, MA, we can help.
The price and convenience of over-the-counter, at-home teeth whitening kits can certainly be tempting. The unfortunate reality is that in most cases, you get what you pay for.
Teeth whitening solutions typically work one of two ways. They either contain chemicals that bleach your teeth and whiten their color, or they contain abrasive materials to remove surface stains. Teeth whiteners that contain peroxide and other bleaching chemicals are usually the most effective, especially when trying to remove deep, set-in stains.
In most cases, over-the-counter whitening kits contain less peroxide than prescription-strength whiteners used in dental offices. A typical OTC teeth whitening solution contains 10 percent peroxide, while a professional teeth whitening solution typically contains between 30 and 40 percent peroxide.
Another bonus to using professional teeth whitening kits instead of over-the-counter solutions, is that because the treatment is overseen by a professional, you’re more likely to experience optimal results on the full surface of your teeth. Using at-home kits yourself could leave you with uneven or unsatisfactory results. Because of the cheap solutions used in some over-the-counter teeth whitening kits, you could also experience a bad reaction to the solution.
Professional teeth whitening solutions can dramatically whiten your smile by several shades!
At First Dental Associates in Reading, MA we offer a revolutionary teeth whitening treatment that can give you the incredible results you’re hoping for. The system we use is called GLO and our patients particularly love how comfortable and easy to use the treatment is.
If you’re tired of the color of your teeth, GLO may be just what you’ve been looking for. With GLO, you can rest assured that teeth whitening is as simple and safe as it can possibly be. Plus, you can whiten your teeth by 5 shades in just 5 days!
When you come to our Reading, MA dental office for your teeth whitening treatment, we will start by applying the hydrogen peroxide-based whitening solution to your teeth. You then hold the GLO mouthpiece over your teeth. The mouthpiece is a device that uses light and heat together to activate the solution in a way that is gentle yet effective. With GLO, you’re less likely to experience sensitivity.
GLO Dual is an option for patients who want to experience the positive effects in the comfort of their own home. The treatment starts in our office, then you can take the GLO device home with you and continue your treatment there.
For those who would prefer to do the entire treatment at home, we also offer the GLO Professional Take-Home Whitening Kit. And finally, for our busiest patients who are constantly on the go, we offer GLO Vials which allow you to whiten your teeth wherever you are!
At First Dental Associates, we are confident you’ll adore the results you’ll get from our professional teeth whitening treatment at our Reading, MA dental office. Because the GLO treatment can whiten your teeth by several shades in less than a week, we encourage you to call today to schedule an appointment. The sooner you call, the closer you are to a whiter, brighter smile.
Call First Dental Associates at (781) 435-7290. You can also fill out our contact form online to request an appointment and we’ll get back to you shortly. We look forward to helping you enhance and improve your gorgeous smile!