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Trust your dentist in Brookline, MA for safe home whitening that really works!

Dr. Stan Kovtun prescribes effective whitening you can apply from the comfort of home.

Today, you don’t have to hide a smile tarnished by years of coffee- and tea-drinking. Reveal your healthiest, brightest smile with professional home whitening in Brookline MA prescribed by Dr. Stan Kovtun of Alpha Plus Dental Center.

Professional whitening, in a nutshell

Generally, there are two whitening options offered by your dentist:

  • In-office power bleaching – we expertly apply a powerful whitening gel to your teeth and unleash its bleaching properties with a specialized light. You can enjoy a several shades whiter smile in about an hour.
  • Home whitening – A dental tray or appliance that resembles a mouthguard is customized to fit your mouth snugly, for precision and even whitening and comfort. Whitening gel is placed in the trays. When worn as directed by Dr. Kovtun, the trays deliver active whiteners to your teeth. See visible results in a day. Your smile gets gradually whiter. Optimal results are achieved in about two weeks.

Google teeth whitening, and you get more than 140 million results. Some of those generic results include kits that are marketed as delivering professional results from home, or products such as whitening pens and strips. Many of these products don’t live up to their promises. These products largely don’t contain enough of the active whitening agents to produce a noticeable difference in the appearance of your teeth. Over-the-counter whitening trays may irritate your gums and damage tissues, because they are designed to fit all mouths. Of course, your smile is unique. For this reason, Dr. Kovtun’s whitening trays are made from impressions of your mouth. You get a tray that fits comfortably and snugly to your mouth’s unique specifications. This feature is important, because the enclosed whitening gel is delivered to your teeth evenly (for natural and attractive results), without rubbing against the teeth, gums, and inside of the cheeks. Professional-grade products also seal in the whitening gel – no messy leaks!

You avoid damage to existing dental work or gum irritation with whitening kits prescribed and monitored by a dentist like Dr. Kovtun. When you consider the risks of complications from kits bought online or at the drugstore, these options don’t seem like such a great value after all.

OTC products may be a waste of money and time, because they typically don’t contain a high enough concentration of active whitening ingredients. You may see little more than a modest or temporary improvement in the appearance of your smile. Professional kits are equipped with whitening gel that contains enough active whiteners to penetrate tooth enamel. While extrinsic stains live on the surface of your teeth, intrinsic stains reside in the deeper layers of your teeth – between tooth enamel and the underlying dentin layer. The oxygen molecules in the whitening gel prescribed by Dr. Kovtun react with the discolored molecules that make your teeth look brown or yellow. This process breaks the bonds that hold stain molecules together. As the molecules are lifted, the entire tooth is whitened.

Whiter teeth, in four simple steps

For around two weeks, you’ll get into a straightforward habit that is no more time-intensive than the usual good brushing and flossing:

  • First, load your tray with whitening gel. We’ll provide specific instructions on how much gel should be applied to the tray.
  • Second, insert the gel-filled tray into your mouth. A light tap helps the tray conform well to the sides of your teeth. Wear the tray as instructed by Dr. Kovtun.
  • Third, take out the tray and brush your teeth. Make sure to remove excess gel from your teeth. Rinse well to avoid swallowing the gel.
  • Fourth, clean the tray with a soft-bristled brush and cool tap water. Keep the clean tray in the storage case provided by Alpha Plus Dental Center.

Should you have any concerns during treatment, the dental team welcomes your questions. Thanks to advancements in whitening products, professional treatments have eliminated most of the conventional concerns associated with bleaching – such as increased gum or tooth sensitivity.

Love your new look? Keep it!

A member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology, Dr. Kovtun takes your oral health and overall wellbeing very seriously. Your oral health is often reflected in the appearance of your smile. He’ll discuss ways to maintain the beautiful results from professional bleaching, including techniques to effectively remove surface stains with a brush and floss, and habits and products that can minimize the effects of coffee, tobacco, and other significant stain-producers.

Get your healthiest and whitest smile, starting today. Call (617) 274-8494 to schedule an appointment at Alpha Plus Dental Center in Brookline, MA.

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Dr. Kovtun and his team have helped thousands of patients
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Dr. Stan Kovtun DMD

A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (with honors), Dr. Stan Kovtun is among the select few mercury-safe and biological dentists in Brookline, MA. With expertise in general, preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, as well as periodontal disease procedures, Dr. Kovtun is committed to patient education and comprehensive treatment plans. So, patients keep their teeth for life.

Patients benefit from Dr. Kovtun's focus on long-term relationships, continuing education, and investments in lasers, digital imaging, ozone, and other technologies.


Successful Stories

I recommend alpha plus they will work with you when it comes to your teeth. They are very good with all their clients will make sure you are satisfied with the service. If you are on a budget they will try to make easy for you as best as they can. I been coming here since 2013 have not had one problem. Read More
Monica K.
I drive over an hour from Cape Cod for all my dental work because Dr. Kovtun is one of the few Biological dentists around. Not only is he a master at dentistry but he offers a healthier holistic approach to oral health that is so important to me. Often times, conventional dentists overlook at the importance or how oral health effects the entire body. He and his staff are super nice and I'm glad I found them!! Read More
Margarida R.
Have been a patient here for quite a while now. It was hard to find a dentist that I trusted in the area, but I've really enjoyed this practice. They tend to be conservative with their assessment, which I really value - no unnecessary treatments, and my teeth feel and look great. Read More
Monica O.
Dr. Kovtun is great. I chipped my 7-year molar, and he was able to fit me in the very next morning! He safely, quickly, and painlessly removed my old amalgam filling and prepped my tooth with a temporary fix while I wait for a beautiful new permanent one. He is knowledgeable, informative, and accomodating. The staff is super-competent and friendly. I will definitely be scheduling other dental procedures here. Excellent, excellent, excellent!! Read More
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