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3 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Teeth Whitened This Summer!

The arrival of the summer season brings everyone outside and into fun in the sun. At Cusumano & Stuver Dentistry of Arlington, we can give you that brilliant beach smile you are looking for. OpGo is the perfect whitening source to get your smile summertime ready!


Teeth whitening is also more affordable than you may think! For a limited time, Cusumano & Stuver is delighted to offer new patients FREE Opalescence Go™ take-home teeth whitening pack (a $75.00 value) if you book a dental cleaning and exam between July 1st - 31st, 2021.




Why You Might Need Teeth Whitening

Teeth discoloration can be due to several factors, such as having a diet rich in food and drinks that stain your teeth (think coffee, tea, red wine, and berries), certain oral medications, tooth trauma, root canal therapy, and the effects of aging and smoking.





The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

A brighter and whiter smile can lead to many benefits, including:

  1. Boosting Your Health It’s healthy to smile! Studies have shown that smiling boosts your immune system, relieves stress, and may help you live longer.

  2. Increasing Confidence Teeth whitening is a fairly inexpensive and non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can help increase your confidence.

  3. Looking Your Best for Special Occasions Whether you’ve got an important job interview or presentation, or if it’s your wedding day, treat yourself to the best accessory — a brighter, whiter smile!


What Happens During Teeth Whitening Treatment?

At Cusumano & Stuver, we offer Opalescence Go™ take-home teeth whitening trays. The proven hydrogen peroxide formula of the teeth whitening gel works deep inside the tooth to remove stains that are difficult to reach. The pack includes 10 UltraFit™ material prefilled trays with the right amount of teeth whitening gel. The tray fits comfortably in your mouth making it ready to use right out of the box, any time, any place.

Simply place the prefilled tray inside your mouth and suck down in order for it to adhere to your teeth. The outer tray can then be removed and you can relax for around 20 minutes while the gel does its work. Each tray is recommended to be worn for 20 minutes per day over the course of 5-10 days. Unlike some in-office whitening treatments, Opalescence Go™ teeth whitening trays are chemically activated and do not rely on LED teeth whitening lights, activated charcoal, or other trends. Watch this video on how to use Opalescence Go™.



What Do I Need to Do After Teeth Whitening?

The 48 hours after teeth whitening are very important. The enamel on your teeth is more porous than usual, which means that your teeth are more susceptible to staining. You should avoid staining food and drinks such as red wine, coffee, tea, soda, berries, red sauces, mustard, ketchup, soy sauce, and smoking.

Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Teeth whitening is safe. Your teeth and gums may be sensitive for a short time. If you have gum recession, exposed dentin (the layer underneath the enamel surface), cracked teeth, cavities, or broken down restorations you may experience increased sensitivity. This should reduce over the course of the day. Do give our team a call if sensitivity persists.


For more information about teeth whitening, our new patient special, or to schedule your next appointment please contact our team!