About the Procedure

Teeth whitening, or bleaching, has become a very popular and common procedure, allowing you to increase the whiteness of your teeth by several levels using peroxide formulations. For many people, home preparations available over-the-counter provide adequate whitening of healthy teeth. If you are uncomfortable managing these chemicals at home, we can provide a whitening procedure by trained professionals in the comfort of our office.

It is a good idea to discuss whitening with your dentist or hygienist before undertaking any procedure on your own. Trained professionals can help you to set reasonable expectations and offer any cautions based on your personal dental hygiene. Because the process of whitening of teeth may soften or damage the tooth's enamel, your dentist or hygienist may also recommend fluoride treatments in conjunction with your whitening procedure.

About the Division of Dentistry

The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry is a hospital-based group practice containing multiple dental specialists under one roof. Like traditional dental practices, we are open to the public and provide all aspects of preventive, therapeutic and restorative dental care.