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, happier looking smile but aren’t sure how to achieve it? You could just go to a drug store and get an over-the-counter product, but wouldn’t you rather a safer, more effective option to restoring the brilliance of your smile? Having your teeth whitened is a straightforward and safe procedure when carried out by a dentist. Rest assured your smile is safe in the hands of a board-certified specialist.

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

Teeth Whitening

Overview

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening lightens the color of your teeth by removing stains and discoloration. The outer layer of your teeth is called the enamel and depending on your genetic make-up, your enamel can be thick or thin and shiny or rough. These factors all affect the teeth whitening process as thinner enamel allows more of the dentin (the color under your enamel) to show through, and smoother or rougher enamel affects the reflection of the light off your teeth and therefore the color.

Candidates

Removing Stains

Each day a thin coating or pellicle forms on the enamel of your teeth and picks up stains. Your enamel also contains pores which can hold stains and, therefore, teeth whitening treatment needs to be an individualized plan. The most common causes of teeth staining and discoloration are using tobacco, drinking dark colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea, and red wine, not taking proper care of your teeth, and aging, as the enamel becomes thinner and darker with age. It is also possible to have stains inside your teeth which are caused by exposure to too much fluoride as a child while your teeth are still developing.

If your teeth are cosmetically stained, you could be a candidate for teeth whitening.

Whitening Options

Our Treatments

The process of teeth whitening is simple, and there are different options such as in-office teeth whitening or custom-fit at-home trays to brighten most discoloration and staining caused by aging, trauma, root canal treatments, or pigmented foods and drinks. At ARID, we offer GLO Science professional teeth whitening and Opalescence treatments.

 

Glo Science Professional

Glo Science Professional teeth whitening is recognized globally and is only available through licensed dental practitioners. When it comes to teeth whitening, we understand you want fast and dramatic results at an affordable price. The Glo whitening solution offers all this and so much more! When applied by our specialists, Glo offers high-quality whitening results in just 32 minutes. Glo is also a charitable whitening solution as, with each Glo device purchased, Glo contributes an oral health kit to a person in need.

 

Opalescence

Opalescence is a chemically-activated whitening gel which provides whiter and brighter teeth after just 40 minutes. Opalescence is also only made available to qualified dental professionals. As it is chemically activated, Opalescence does not require uncomfortable heat from a light for the solution to work. Opalescence contains fluoride to strengthen your teeth while whitening, and potassium nitrate to reduce sensitivity.

Overview

What Is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening lightens the color of your teeth by removing stains and discoloration. The outer layer of your teeth is called the enamel and depending on your genetic make-up, your enamel can be thick or thin and shiny or rough. These factors all affect the teeth whitening process as thinner enamel allows more of the dentin (the color under your enamel) to show through, and smoother or rougher enamel affects the reflection of the light off your teeth and therefore the color.

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Candidates

Removing Stains

Each day a thin coating or pellicle forms on the enamel of your teeth and picks up stains. Your enamel also contains pores which can hold stains and, therefore, teeth whitening treatment needs to be an individualized plan. The most common causes of teeth staining and discoloration are using tobacco, drinking dark colored liquids such as coffee, cola, tea, and red wine, not taking proper care of your teeth, and aging, as the enamel becomes thinner and darker with age. It is also possible to have stains inside your teeth which are caused by exposure to too much fluoride as a child while your teeth are still developing.

If your teeth are cosmetically stained, you could be a candidate for teeth whitening.

Want to know more about teeth whitening?

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Whitening Options

Our Treatments

The process of teeth whitening is simple, and there are different options such as in-office teeth whitening or custom-fit at-home trays to brighten most discoloration and staining caused by aging, trauma, root canal treatments, or pigmented foods and drinks. At ARID, we offer GLO Science professional teeth whitening and Opalescence treatments.

 

Glo Science Professional

Glo Science Professional teeth whitening is recognized globally and is only available through licensed dental practitioners. When it comes to teeth whitening, we understand you want fast and dramatic results at an affordable price. The Glo whitening solution offers all this and so much more! When applied by our specialists, Glo offers high-quality whitening results in just 32 minutes. Glo is also a charitable whitening solution as, with each Glo device purchased, Glo contributes an oral health kit to a person in need.

 

Opalescence

Opalescence is a chemically-activated whitening gel which provides whiter and brighter teeth after just 40 minutes. Opalescence is also only made available to qualified dental professionals. As it is chemically activated, Opalescence does not require uncomfortable heat from a light for the solution to work. Opalescence contains fluoride to strengthen your teeth while whitening, and potassium nitrate to reduce sensitivity.

Want to know more about teeth whitening?

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Common Teeth Whitening Questions Answered

Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

Yes and no. There are some commonly used whitening chemicals which are advertised as “peroxide free”. They can permanently damage the tooth surface. The damage is not immediately visible but is noticeable as a roughened surface which attracts staining more and can become permanently sensitive.

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

Is Tooth Whitening Painful?

This is where the 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 evaluating your teeth and your whitening goals, we can design a program to achieve the optimal result and most comfortable solution for your brighter smile.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage The Enamel?

Some teeth whitening products cause damage. It is important to go to a licensed professional that is a dentist or hygienist as they are trained to assess the biological status of your tooth and enamel. Unregulated chemicals can cause damage to your teeth. Professional quality whitening gel is not harmful at all and 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 tooth enamel
  • Deeply absorbed stains in the body of the tooth
  • Superficial stains on the surface of the tooth
  • Permeability of your tooth enamel
  • Any cosmetic bonding / fillings / veneers or crowns on the surface of your teeth

Book Your Teeth Whitening Consultation

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

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