Teeth Whitening

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror

- Rabindranath Tagore

Teeth Whitening Boston

Do you want to restore the brilliance of your smile?

Do you want a healthier looking smile but aren’t sure how to achieve it? You could go to a drug store and get an over-the-counter whitening device. But wouldn’t you rather a safer, more effective option? ARID's solution whitens teeth and restores the brilliance of your smile. Having your teeth whitened by a dentist is a simple and safe procedure. Rest assured your smile is safe in the hands of a board-certified specialist.

Teeth whitening can turn your smile into a bright and inviting asset.

Teeth Whitening

Overview

What Is Teeth Whitening?

It involves lightening the color of your teeth. It does this by removing stains and discoloration. The outer layer of your teeth is called the enamel. Your enamel can be thick or thin and shiny or rough. These factors all affect the process. This is because thinner enamel allows more of the dentin (the color under your enamel) to show through. Smoother or rougher enamel affects the reflection of the light. This will then affect the color.

Candidates

Removing Stains

Each day a thin coating or pellicle forms on the enamel of your teeth. This pellicle picks up stains. Your enamel also contains pores which can hold stains. Therefore, treatment needs to be an unique plan for each patient. There are a number of causes of teeth staining and discoloration. Some include using tobacco, drinking dark colored liquids. Also, not taking proper care of your teeth. Aging also affects staining. This happens as the enamel becomes thinner and darker with age. Exposure to too much fluoride as a child can cause staining.
If you have cosmetically stained teeth, you could be a candidate for whitening.

Whitening Options

Our Treatments

The process is simple, and there are different options. These include in-office or fit at-home whitening customized tray. This helps brighten most discoloration and staining. Staining may be caused by aging. Most often, it is caused by trauma, root canal treatments, or foods and drinks. At ARID, we offer GLO Science whitening and Opalescence treatments.

Glo Science Professional

Glo Science teeth whitening is recognized globally. It is now only available through licensed dental practitioners. We understand you want fast and dramatic results. Paired with a great price. The Glo solution offers all this and so much more! Our dental specialists will apply the treatment. Glo offers high-quality results in just 32 minutes.
Glo is a charitable whitening solution. With each purchase, Glo donates an oral health kit to a person in need.

Opalescence

Opalescence is a chemically-activated whitening gel. It provides whiter and brighter teeth after just 40 minutes. Opalescence is only offered to qualified dentists. The solution does not require heat from a light for it to work. This heat can often be uncomfortable for the patient. Opalescence contains fluoride to strengthen your teeth while whitening. Potassium nitrate will reduce the sensitivity.

Overview

What Is Teeth Whitening?

It involves lightening the color of your teeth. It does this by removing stains and discoloration. The outer layer of your teeth is called the enamel. Your enamel can be thick or thin and shiny or rough. These factors all affect the process. This is because thinner enamel allows more of the dentin (the color under your enamel) to show through. Smoother or rougher enamel affects the reflection of the light. This will then affect the color.

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Candidates

Removing Stains

Each day a thin coating or pellicle forms on the enamel of your teeth. This pellicle picks up stains. Your enamel also contains pores which can hold stains. Therefore, treatment needs to be an unique plan for each patient. There are a number of causes of teeth staining and discoloration. Some include using tobacco, drinking dark colored liquids. Also, not taking proper care of your teeth. Aging also affects staining. This happens as the enamel becomes thinner and darker with age. Exposure to too much fluoride as a child can cause staining.
If you have cosmetically stained teeth, you could be a candidate for whitening.

Want to know more about teeth whitening?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Whitening Options

Our Treatments

The process is simple, and there are different options. These include in-office or fit at-home whitening customized tray. This helps brighten most discoloration and staining. Staining may be caused by aging. Most often, it is caused by trauma, root canal treatments, or foods and drinks. At ARID, we offer GLO Science whitening and Opalescence treatments.

Glo Science Professional

Glo Science teeth whitening is recognized globally. It is now only available through licensed dental practitioners. We understand you want fast and dramatic results. Paired with a great price. The Glo solution offers all this and so much more! Our dental specialists will apply the treatment. Glo offers high-quality results in just 32 minutes.
Glo is a charitable whitening solution. With each purchase, Glo donates an oral health kit to a person in need.

Opalescence

Opalescence is a chemically-activated whitening gel. It provides whiter and brighter teeth after just 40 minutes. Opalescence is only offered to qualified dentists. The solution does not require heat from a light for it to work. This heat can often be uncomfortable for the patient. Opalescence contains fluoride to strengthen your teeth while whitening. Potassium nitrate will reduce the sensitivity.

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Common Teeth Whitening Questions Answered

Is tooth whitening safe?

Yes and no. Some commonly used whitening chemicals are said to be “peroxide free”. They can permanently damage the tooth surface. The damage is not visible straight away but is noticeable. A roughened surface attracts staining more. This surface can then become permanently sensitive.

This is why it’s important to receive your treatment from a specialist dentist. They can take care of your oral health and still provide brilliant results.

Is it painful?

This is where most problems arise. If you have good enamel thickness then no. If you have erosion and enamel loss on your teeth, or receded gums, then yes. This can be very painful if the wrong tooth whitening treatment is performed on you. In addition to the pain, it will not deliver a lasting result. By assessing your teeth and your whitening goals, we can design a program to achieve the optimal result. The most comfortable solution will be chosen for your brighter smile.

Does the treatment damage the enamel?

Some teeth whitening products cause damage. It is important to go to a licensed professional. This may be a dentist or hygienist. They are trained to assess the status of your tooth and enamel. Many chemicals can cause damage to your teeth. However, professional quality whitening gel is not harmful at all. It causes about the same effect on teeth as drinking a glass of orange juice.

What can affect the results of my teeth whitening?

  • The thickness of your enamel
  • Deeply absorbed stains in the body of the tooth
  • Superficial stains on the surface
  • Permeability of your tooth enamel
  • Any cosmetic bonding / fillings / veneers or crowns on the surface of your teeth

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If you’re interested in having your teeth whitened please contact our friendly team today.

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