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Teeth Whitening in Shirley

Teeth whitening is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure performed at dental offices in America. In as little as one treatment, you can reverse the signs of aging, as well as stains caused by issues, like tobacco use. It’s fast, totally pain free, and affordable.

At Nashoba Valley Dental, Dr. Matthew Annese uses the latest teeth whitening products from Zoom and KoR to provide the very best teeth whitening services in Groton, Shirley, Lunenburg, and Pepperhill.

Teeth Whitening before and after

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Every teeth whitening product, from toothpaste to mouthwash, and professional whitening treatments, uses the same basic principles.

The primary ingredient in teeth whitening treatments is peroxide. Peroxides, like carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide contain special, volatile oxygen molecules.

These molecules are highly active, so when they contact surface stains on tooth enamel, a violent reaction occurs. This reaction breaks the molecular bonds that hold stains onto your teeth. Essentially, they are “bleached” away.

In turn, this provides you with a brighter, more natural smile.

What Can Teeth Whitening Treat?

Teeth whitening can only treat external stains on the teeth. Stains caused by smoking or tobacco use, drinking coffee and wine, or eating dark-colored fruits – like berries – can be removed by teeth whitening products. Teeth that have yellowed due to age can also be treated by teeth whitening.

Teeth that are discolored due to internal problems, like an amalgam filling, tooth decay, or a reaction to antibiotics, like tetracycline, cannot be treated with traditional teeth whitening solutions.

What’s The Difference Between At-Home And In-Office Teeth Whitening?

We offer both in-office and at-home whitening services at Nashoba Valley Dental. Both options provide you with a brighter smile. The main difference is in how long each treatment takes.

For in-office teeth whitening, we typically use Zoom whitening products. Zoom is a specialized teeth whitening treatment that is very fast and effective. In-office whitening is a good idea if you need immediate results, like a bright smile for a wedding or important event.

In as little as 45 minutes, Dr. Annese can provide you with a smile that’s up to 5-10 shades whiter. This is because a UV light is used to “activate” the Zoom peroxide and lift surface stains quickly.

However, if you don’t mind waiting a little longer for results, or you prefer to spend less time in the dentist’s chair, we offer at-home teeth whitening. We use KoR whitening products for at-home whitening.

Dr. Annese will create a customized set of trays for you at Nashoba Valley Dental. Then, you simply take these trays home and wear them according to the instructions Dr. Annese gives you. Within just a few weeks, you’ll have a noticeably brighter smile!

Schedule Your Appointment Today At Nashoba Valley Dental!

Teeth whitening is affordable, completely safe, and convenient. So, don’t wait. Get a better smile today by scheduling your teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Matthew Annese at Nashoba Valley Dental.

With high-quality Zoom and KoR whitening products, we deliver the best results, whether you’re in Pepperhill, Leominster, Harvard, or anywhere else in the region. Contact us now at (978) 425-9088 for your appointment, or stop by our office at 228 Great Road, Shirley, MA 01464.


“Working With Patients to Create Healthy Smiles,
For Life”

- Dr. Matthew Annese


Our office is located about 30 miles outside of Boston, in Shirley, MA. We offer full-service dental care to the entire local community.

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