Now Offering Zoom! In-Office Whitening!

Zoom! in-office tooth whitening is a procedure designed to lighten the color of teeth using a combination of hydrogen peroxide gel and a specially designed LED light.  Used together, the results are maximum whitening in the shortest period of time.

During the 1 1/2 hour procedure, a plastic retractor is placed in the mouth to help keep it open and the soft tissues (i.e. lips, cheeks, gums) will be covered to ensure they are not exposed to the gel or the light.  The whitening gel will be applied to the teeth and then exposed to the light from the Zoom! lamp for three (3) 15-minute sessions.

The Zoom! whitening procedure will lighten most teeth, but the best candidates are people with dark yellow or yellowish-brown teeth.   We hope our patients will feel free to ask about our whitening options! 

Whitening, Bonding, Dental Implants, Veneers

We offer a full array of dental services to help you maintain healthy teeth. You can read more on this page about specific services.

  • Esthetic Bonding
  • Cosmetic Contouring
  • Crowns and Bridges
  • Specialty Dentures
  • Cosmetic Fillings
  • Implants
  • Veneers
  • Whitening
  • Sealants
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Extractions
  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Dentures
  • Cosmetic Dentistry



Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take a full set of x-rays for proper diagnosis of periodontal disease, decay, and any abnormalities in teeth or the jaw bone. A dental cleaning may also be accomplished at this appointment if time allows.

Esthetic Bonding
Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth`s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. Bonding is often performed in order to fill in gaps or change the color of your teeth. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit.

Implants
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures. Read More...

Veneers
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or plastic cemented over the front of your teeth to change their color or shape. Veneers are used on teeth with uneven surfaces or are chipped, discolored, oddly shaped, unevenly spaced or crooked. Read More...

Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Read More...

Teeth Whitening
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco. Read More...

Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. Read More...

Toothaches
Tooth pain should always be evaluated by your dentist. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue. Read More...

Dental Emergencies
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amont of time designing a Complete Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage. Read More...

 

Rockdale Dental Associates
Lisa M. Carvalho, DMD
499 Rockdale Ave
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 992-4608

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