Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Old Saybrook, CT

Opalescence® teeth whitening is an excellent way for patients to get a brighter smile. It is a quick and effective treatment for removing any stains and making the patient’s teeth a few shades whiter.

How Does Opalescence® Teeth Whitening Treatment Work?

Opalescence uses a combination of hydrogen peroxide and potassium nitrate to whiten teeth, reduce teeth sensitivity, protect against cavities and strengthen the tooth enamel. The treatment starts with a thorough cleaning that gets rid of food debris stuck between teeth. Digital images are taken for record purposes. The gums will then be painted with a coat of resin that protects the teeth before Opalescence whitening gel is applied. Each coat of whitening gel is applied for approximately 15 minutes before your dentist cleans it off and applies a new coating. Patients see noticeable results following the treatment. However, if you’ve recently undergone certain dental procedures or suffer from some tooth decay, your dentist may recommend an alternative treatment option. Schedule a check-up to see if you can get Opalescence today.

Patients Have Renewed Confidence After Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening gives patients peace of mind knowing that they’re getting reliable treatment from a qualified professional. The dentist will also be able to better advise patients on properly caring for and maintaining their new smile.

Reasons your teeth may be stained and yellow include:

  • Having poor oral hygiene
  • Regular consumption of heavily staining foods like berries and curry.
  • Not rinsing after consuming beverages like coffee and red wine.
  • Bad lifestyle habits like smoking.

While there are other reasons teeth may become discolored, these reasons significantly contribute to your teeth turning yellow. Teeth will also naturally become more yellow over time as the inner layer of your teeth starts to show. Teeth whitening is not a permanent treatment option, and patients will have to come in for further treatment to maintain their results.

If you’re feeling insecure about any stains, yellowing, or discoloration, come to Saybrook Family Dental Care. In Old Saybrook, CT, we’re a dental clinic that provides teeth whitening treatments. Visit us or call our front desk to arrange your next appointment today.


How long does a teeth whitening treatment take?

Typically, an in-office teeth whitening session takes about one hour.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, professional teeth whitening is safe and supervised by our experienced dental team.

How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

Results can last from several months to a few years, depending on your oral hygiene and lifestyle habits.

Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?

Some patients may experience temporary sensitivity, but it usually subsides shortly after treatment.

Can teeth whitening remove all types of stains?

Teeth whitening is effective for most surface stains caused by food, drinks, and smoking. However, deeper stains may require alternative treatments.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

The cost varies depending on the type of whitening treatment. Please contact our office for specific pricing information.

How can I maintain my whitened teeth?

Maintain results by practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding stain-causing foods and drinks, and visiting your dentist regularly.

Can anyone get their teeth whitened?

Most people can benefit from teeth whitening, but a consultation is necessary to determine if it’s suitable for you.