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COVID-19: Office Updates

The health and wellbeing of our team, patients, and community is our highest priority. We look forward to continuing the highest level dental care when cleared to do so by health officials.

Salem Dental Arts is closed until 6/8/2020
We will remain open for Emergency Patients

My dental office is closed, what does that mean for me?



Although the office is closed, we are still here for you. The office is following the recommendations from the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and has been closed for any elective treatment since March 16th. We will re-open to our regular schedule when the recommendations change and allow us to do so. As of now, we plan to be back in the office on June 8th, 2020. If this changes, we will notify you. We are available for dental emergencies as well as teledentistry. Teledentistry allows the patient to consult with the doctor without coming into the office to determine the necessary treatment plan.
COVID-19 Dental Protocol

Professional Teeth Whitening
Salem, WA


Before and after photo of teeth whitening treatmentIf you are dissatisfied with the brightness of your smile, you are not alone. Teeth whitening treatment is one of the most common cosmetic procedures we perform here at Salem Dental Arts. This is because professional whitening treatment is safer and more effective than store-bought alternatives. You, too, can experience the wonderful benefits of in-office whitening treatment!

How Your Teeth Stain


There are two types of staining: intrinsic and extrinsic. Intrinsic stains occur when the inner structure of the tooth, called dentin, darkens or yellows over time. Often, this type of stain is the result of excessive fluoride exposure as a child, tetracycline antibiotics, or facial trauma. Unfortunately, intrinsic stains do not respond to whitening or bleaching solution.

Extrinsic stains, on the other hand, are the result of pigment-heavy foods and beverages, such as tea, coffee, and wine. Tobacco use is also a big contributor to extrinsic stains. The outer layer of our teeth, the enamel, is porous and picks up these types of stains as we age. During your initial appointment, Dr. Pamela Maragliano will be able to determine if your stains qualify for a professional whitening treatment.

In-Office Whitening


During your appointment, we first place a rubber sheet over your gums to protect them during the whitening process. Next, we apply a high-concentration bleaching gel directly to the surfaces of your teeth. The gel is usually left on the teeth for about 20 to 30 minutes. In some cases, we may aim a LED light at the teeth to activate the gel and improve your results. Once your time is up, we may reapply a new coat of bleaching gel. This process is repeated until we achieve the desired results. In-office treatment may also take several appointments.

Before we begin treatment, we may take photographs of your teeth to establish a baseline and monitor your progress. By the end of your treatment, your teeth could be up to eight shades whiter than your baseline! Whitening treatment may lead to tooth sensitivity. For this reason, we may ask that your brush with a desensitizing toothpaste in the days or weeks following your appointment.

PolaWhite: an At-Home Whitening Solution


The whitening process is an ongoing one. Your teeth may recollect stains, depending on your diet and personal habits. As a part of your ongoing treatment, we may recommend an at-home system. This involves the use of milder whitening gel and a bleaching tray. We will take an impression of your teeth to ensure your tray is custom-fit to your mouth. A custom-fit tray provides more effective results than a stock or boil-and-bite tray. At Salem Dental Arts, we recommend PolaWhite as your at-home teeth whitening solution.

The gel may be milder than the high-concentration solution we offer in the office, but it will still be stronger than store-bought products. Many people try whitening toothpaste, strips, rinses, and gels before they move forward with professional treatment. Many people also find that these store-bought alternatives do not provide satisfactory results.

Schedule Your Appointment


If you are interested in professional teeth whitening call (978) 219-6566 and schedule your appointment today!

Learn more about cosmetic services offered at Salem Dental Arts




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