Teeth Whitening in Stamford: Keeping Your Whites Pearly

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The best way to keep your teeth the color of pearls is by getting them professionally whitened in Stamford.

The days of conference calls where your voice could carry you are over. Not only are we Facetiming and Zooming, more and more of those videos are being shared for everyone to see.

We want to put our best face forward and smile for the camera.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Stamford

So many things we enjoy can stain our teeth, wine, coffee, tea, and even those foods that are good for us, like beets, berries, and curry. 

You can follow a good oral hygiene program and still end up with stains on your teeth, making them look more like dirty chalk than shiny pearls.

Professional whitening takes the time to make a mold of your teeth so the trays used to apply the gel that whitens, does the best work for your mouth. 

Over The Counter Treatments

While there are many over the counter teeth whitening kits, there are two major differences when considering professional treatment:


  1. The professional treatment uses a stronger solution
  2. The professional treatment provides custom-made trays.


The over-the-counter kits provide generic trays which can’t fit everyone. They can cause the whitening agent, which commonly uses a strong peroxide, to come into contact with your gums, tongue, and the inside of your cheeks. This can cause inflammation and pain.

Possible Side Effects of Whitening

Many things should be considered before deciding to have your teeth whitened. 


  • If you currently experience tooth sensitivity, the chemicals involved may increase that sensitivity. 
  • Soft tissue damage can occur, especially if you are using whitening solutions on a regular basis. This can lead to inflammation, reddening of the soft tissue, and in extreme cases, bleeding, and pain.


Things To Consider Before Teeth Whitening

The result might not be all you’d hoped for. If your teeth are extremely discolored, or if you have only a few teeth that are discolored, the results may appear uneven. The color of your teeth can only be whitened so much.

The time it takes is also a factor. Achieving the look that you want may not be an overnight success. In some cases it can take up to a few weeks of application before there is a noticeable difference.

Also, if you have caps, crowns, veneers, or fillings, whitening will not work on them. The color will remain the same. 

Some prescription medications, as well as nicotine, are known to cause staining. While you can’t stop taking your prescriptions, you can avoid tobacco products to keep the brown off of your pearls.

Usually, a good oral hygiene plan and regular cleanings are all your mouth needs. If you feel that you want to brighten up the Zoom even more, it’s always wise to speak with our Dental staff about any procedure that you are considering. Make sure to call us at (203) 324-7777 to set up a consultation to see what is best for your mouth..