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If you’re about to whiten your teeth with a teeth whitening treatment, then there are some things you should consider before doing so. This is recommended because there might be some things you don’t completely know and understand about the treatment. So, Dr. David Solomon is happy to tell you what to consider.

First, not every stain can be whitened with teeth whitening treatment. This means if you have stubborn tooth discoloration, regular treatments aren’t likely to remove it, which would result in you wasting your time. So, it’s best to consult with your dentist before starting a treatment so you know which one can give you the results you desire.

Second, some whitening treatments aren’t covered by dental insurance. If they’re not covered, they can get pretty costly. This is why we recommend calling your dental insurance company and seeing if the treatment is covered.

Third, there are some differences between in-office and over-the-counter whitening treatments. In-office treatments are quick and effective and they can remove stubborn stains. Over-the-counter treatments can brighten your smile within the walls of your own home, but it might take some time to notice the results. This treatment is also weak when removing stubborn stains.

If you have any questions about teeth whitening in Melrose, Massachusetts, or if you would like to schedule an in-office treatment with our dental team at Solomon & Wright Associates, P.C., please call us at 781-665-5222 when you can. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to hearing from you!