Teeth Whitening in North Andover, MA
When someone new meets you for the first time, one of the first characteristics they notice about you is your smile. The impression that smile makes is important. Whether the setting is in a conference room where you are in the middle of a job interview or in a restaurant where you are enjoying the good company of family and friends, your smile speaks volumes. That's why our cosmetic dentistry includes professional teeth whitening. In just one appointment, we can take your smile from drab to fab!
Stained Teeth & Discoloration Causes
Over the years, our teeth are exposed to a number of substances and circumstances that can cause stains and discoloration. For example, if you enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, those are two commonly consumed drinks that are notorious for staining teeth. Likewise, red wine, hot chocolate and colas are culprits, too. But it’s not only what you drink; many foods, such as tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries and chocolate can also lead to darkened teeth.
Beyond drinks and foods, other common causes of stained and discolored teeth include:
- The nicotine that is in smoking and chewing tobacco
- Teeth grinding and clenching, which can darken the crowns of your teeth
- The antibiotic tetracycline if it was taken when you were young and your teeth were developing
- Some types of chemotherapy
- An injury that causes bleeding inside a tooth, which darkens the exterior appearance of that tooth
- The unavoidable aging process
- Your genes, which dictate the natural color of your teeth
Teeth Whitening Benefits
Whitening is one of the easiest and most effective ways to enhance the appearance of your smile. While there are many whitening products on the market, our dental team has found very few that offer the long lasting results Brite Smile® does.
Teeth Whitening Treatment Process
The cosmetic dentist in North Andover uses Brite Smile to whiten your smile in a single, one hour appointment. After we’ve protected your lips and gums with a rubber dam, one of our dental assistants will apply the Brite Smile whitening gel to your teeth. The gel remains on your teeth for 20 minutes and then the process is repeated two more times. At the end of the hour, you’ll see a smile that can be up to 14 shades brighter than the smile you had before whitening treatment.
If you don’t want to wait around in our office, we also offer at-home bleaching trays. These clear trays are customized to your mouth, and allow you to whiten your teeth at your convenience.
Since each smile is unique, your cosmetic dentist will need to examine your mouth before recommending a specific whitening method. You can trust we’ll find the best way to whiten your smile.
Contact Us to Learn More
If you’d like to know more about teeth whitening or the cosmetic dentistry North Andover has come to rely on for the most beautiful smiles, contact Willows Dental Group. We’ll be happy to answer any question or help you develop a plan to create your very best smile!