How Teeth Whitening Can Restore Your Smile

Get a brilliantly whiter smile in about one hour with professional whitening.

If you have looked in the mirror and noticed that your teeth look a little dull and even a little yellow you may be wondering if it’s time to consider getting professional teeth whitening. While there are many ways to get a whiter smile if you are looking for a safe, effective and tailored whitening treatment then our Fall River, MA, dentist Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC can help you get the brighter results you want, fast.

What causes dental stains?

The harder outer layers of a tooth are known as enamel, and this reflects the shade of the tooth from the dentin layer, which lies just underneath. As tooth enamel thins from age and wear and tear the natural shade can start to come through, which may be a bit yellow. Not only does the shade of your teeth change with age, but it also can be affected by diet, smoking or even fluoride use.

Teeth are porous so it’s easy for them to pick up stains. So if you aren’t brushing regularly or as thoroughly as you should be and you are consuming things like coffee, black tea, red wine and berries then you could increase your risk for stains. Tobacco can also severely discolor teeth. These stains are external stains, which means they only affect the enamel layer of the tooth and can be removed with teeth whitening treatment.

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?

If you are an otherwise healthy individual who is dealing with yellow teeth as a result of age or diet then you could be a great candidate for teeth whitening. Before getting whitening treatment our Fall River dentist will want to perform a thorough exam to make sure that teeth are healthy and free of decay. After this evaluation, we can determine whether teeth whitening is right for you.

Before the whitening treatment, we will need to clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup beforehand. This ensures that your whitening results are more even and reach all areas of your smile. Then the whitening gel is applied and left on teeth for about 10-15 minutes (this can be customized to you based on your needs and any tooth sensitivity that you might have). During the course of a single whitening session, we may remove and reapply whitening gel 2-3 times. We can sometimes get teeth up to five shades whiter (or more) in just one treatment.

Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile, LLC in Fall River, MA, is dedicated to providing quality, full-service dental care, from cosmetic and preventive to restorative and orthodontic. If you want to get a whiter smile before a special occasion or big event give us a call today at (508) 672-6471 to learn more.