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By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
January 27, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: teeth whitening  

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.

By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
November 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedure

How your dentist in Fall River can brighten your smileteeth whitening

Are you tired of living with an uninteresting, dull smile? Do you wish your teeth were whiter and brighter? If so, it’s time to think about professional teeth whitening! Modern teeth whitening methods and materials can make your smile whiter and more dazzling than ever before.

Dr. Suhair Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile in Fall River, MA wants to share how you can get a whiter smile easily, thanks to professional teeth whitening.

She offers two options for teeth whitening, each with their own benefits. Consider:

In-office whitening, if you want a bright white smile in a short amount of time; In-office whitening takes about an hour and is a perfect choice for busy people who want to look great. Professional strength whitening gel is applied to your teeth and then the whitening action is boosted using a high-tech ultraviolet light.

Take-home whitening, if you want to whiten in privacy whenever the time is right; you will receive a kit containing gel and custom-made trays to whiten at your convenience.

There are many ways your teeth can become darker. You may have picked up stains from eating dark foods like berries, or you may have tobacco stains from smoking. Drinking coffee, tea or red wine can also produce heavy stains on your teeth. Whatever is causing your stains, professional teeth whitening can make your smile bright again.

You may have noticed your smile getting more yellow as you age. This is a natural process because your enamel becomes thinner, allowing the dentin underneath to show through. This dentin layer is yellow and gets darker as you age. If your teeth are showing the signs of aging, professional teeth whitening can make your smile white again.

A professional teeth whitening treatment is easy, inexpensive, and quick. You can whiten your smile up to 8 shades and you can keep your bright smile for up to 5 years! Professional teeth whitening also costs far less than other cosmetic treatments. It’s time for you to get a whiter smile easily by calling Dr. Shamoon at Dentistry With A Smile in Fall River, MA today!

By Dentistry With A Smile, LLC
November 07, 2016
Category: Dental Procedure

Want a dazzling smile? Professional teeth whitening removes years of stains and the process is safe and hassle free. Dr. Suhair teeth whiteningShamoon at Dentistry With a Smile, LLC in Fall River, MA offers professional solutions for patients who are interested in whitening their smiles. If you are considering teeth whitening, here's what you need to know.

Teeth Whitening Consultation

Professional teeth whitening is suitable for most adults, and may be suitable for teenagers, with their parents’ permission. Before deciding whether professional teeth whitening is right for you, your Fall River dentist will conduct an examination of your gums and teeth to ensure proper health. Individuals with teeth with worn enamel or gum disease are generally discouraged from undergoing a teeth whitening procedure.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

If you are looking for a dramatic, fast solution, consider in-office teeth whitening. First, a protective rubber guard is placed over your gums to help avoid sensitivity to the hydrogen peroxide. Then the teeth are coated with a bleaching gel and a light is aimed at them to speed up the whitening process. The procedure takes about 60 minutes and it will make your teeth a dozen of shades whiter. 

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Your Fall River dentist can custom-fit you with dental trays, which you fill with a hydrogen peroxide gel and wear at home. Take-home teeth whitening kits contain a professional strength hydrogen peroxide and provide fantastic results in 1 to 2 weeks of use. 

Want a Beautiful Smile? Call Us Today!

Get a beautiful smile right now. Call Dentistry With a Smile, LLC in Fall River, MA at (508) 672-6471 today to book an appointment for a teeth whitening session with Dr. Shamoon. Professional teeth whitening will give you the smile of your dreams.