Teeth-Whitening

Safe and effective teeth-whitening by Dr. Jerry Zanni

 

Whitening with Bleaching Tray

There are many benefits of having your teeth whitened. It:

  • quickly and easily brightens your smile
  • takes years off your age, and
  • eliminates discoloration and stains from your teeth caused by coffee, tea, cola drinks, tobacco, and red wine.

Studies show that teeth-whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure today. In fact, the procedure is so popular, that many people choose to whiten their teeth themselves, especially since there are numerous teeth-whitening products you can purchase inexpensively from your corner drugstore.

DIY teeth-whitening products vs. having your dentist whiten your teeth

So, if it’s so easy to find and use a DIY teeth-whitening kit, why go to a dentist at all to have the procedure done? Why not do it yourself in the comfort of your own home?

The answer is simple. It has to do with “education” and “supervision.” I provide the needed education and direct professional supervision to whiten your teeth effectively, safely, and successfully. This is important, since there are factors to consider prior to the process that may make your efforts unsuccessful and the results unsatisfactory.

Factors to consider BEFORE you whiten your teeth

When you schedule an appointment with me, I will first perform an examination to see if the procedure will work for you. For instance:

  • If you have teeth that are not in alignment with the others, a whitening strip will not work, since it will skip the teeth in question.

I take an impression of your mouth, and then configure the whitening tray to your mouth, so it is custom made for you. This will allow each tooth to be reached by the whitening agent.

  • If you have crowns, bonding, or veneers on any of your front teeth, a whitening strip will not work, since it will only whiten natural tooth structure—not crowns, veneers, or other bonding material.

I can whiten your natural teeth if you have crowns, bondings or veneers. I will change those teeth with bonding, crowns or veneers to match the color of your newly whitened, natural teeth so the colors ultimately match, and you are happy with the result.

There’s also a safety factor to consider, since the active ingredients in tooth-whitening kits can cause side effects that include gum irritation and burning if not used correctly—and there are many opportunities to use them incorrectly.

So yes, while many over-the-counter teeth-whitening products can whiten your teeth if the conditions are right, hands down, your results are best when professionally done by a dentist. I perform a tooth-whitening procedure that is simple, safe, and effective. But more importantly, I can achieve the results you are looking for.

When you come to my office for a free consultation, we will discuss the tooth-whitening options available to achieve the look you want. Together, we will decide the course of treatment that is right for you. Learn more about my cosmetic dentistry services below, or contact me to schedule a free consultation or second opinion today.

Dental Bonding  |  Dental Implants  |  Teeth-Whitening  |  Dental Crowns  |  Dental Bridges

I have been a patient of Dr. Zanni since the early ’90s. I can honestly say he has changed my dental history. After seven crowns (painless procedures) and the use of simple teeth-whitening trays, I am beyond satisfied with my smile!!!!!”

–Sue Busiek

Be in Touch

Phone: 781-631-2044
Fax: 781-639-0933
Email: jzanni@comcast.net

EMERGENCIES:
(before/after hours)
781-710-8072

Our Location:

277 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

Office Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Our Google Reviews

Cherelle Scardina
Cherelle Scardina

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Dr. Zanni is the most caring dentist I have ever gone too. I won’t be going anywhere else after seeing him. He is the best!! Him and his whole team! Highly recommended!!

Christopher Mooney
Christopher Mooney

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Dr Zanni and his team always take care of me, they really do go above and beyond. Switching to them a couple years ago was the best decision I could've made for my teeth. They fixed me up and also created a long term plan including teeth whitening and preventive measures. A painless experience, I highly recommend.

Reza Marukelli
Reza Marukelli

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

I and my wife have been going to Dr. Zanni for many, many years. We now live 2 and 1/2 hours away but still make special trips to see him for all of our dental needs. We trust him and his staff and depend upon the great work done. In the words of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe, "most satisfactory".

©Jerry A. Zanni, DDS