Teeth Whitening – North Andover, MA
Reveal a Brighter, Whiter Smile Today!
A bold, bright smile looks youthful and exuberant. Unfortunately, your enamel tarnishes over the years making it appear dull and discolored. You can turn back the hands of time and give your smile a boost with teeth whitening in North Andover. Dr. Beliveau uses professional whitening systems that are completely safe and highly effective to get your teeth several shades whiter while enjoying lasting results.
Causes of Tooth Discoloration
Your teeth are composed of three layers. The inner most layer is called the pulp, which is the nerve center for your tooth. It is protected by the dentin that is just beneath the enamel. Your enamel is the hard outer layer you see when you smile. As the years pass, your enamel naturally becomes thinner, making more of your yellowish dentin become more visible. This gives your teeth a darker appearance. Besides aging, there are various other factors that can darken your enamel, such as:
- Darkly pigmented foods and drinks.
- Smoking or tobacco.
- Poor oral hygiene habits.
- Certain medications.
Options for Teeth Whitening
If you have tried over-the-counter bleaching systems, toothpastes, or strips and did not achieve the results you wanted, it is time to ask your cosmetic dentist in North Andover about professional whitening systems. Dr. Beliveau offers 2 convenient solutions to get your teeth several shades whiter.
You can get your teeth as much as 8 shades whiter after just one appointment. A protective barrier is applied to your lips and cheeks to prevent any irritation to the soft tissues. A specially formulated whitening agent is put on your teeth, which is designed to help you achieve maximum results with minimal tooth sensitivity. A special light is used to activate the whitening agents in the gel. The light is used for about 15 minutes. On average, it is repeated 3 times to achieve your desired results.
Now, you can enjoy in-office results from the comfort of your own home. We create custom-fit mouth trays to hold a potent bleaching gel against your tooth enamel. This ensures the consistent distribution of the whitening agent for even results. You wear the gel-lined trays for a few hours every evening for the next 2 weeks. As the days pass, you will see your teeth becoming noticeably whiter. You can also use the trays to help maintain your results after your initial whitening treatment.
Maintaining Your Smile
You can enjoy a lasting bright smile by caring for your teeth properly. It is best to:
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
- Floss between each tooth every night.
- Avoid stain-causing foods.
- Do not smoke or use tobacco.
- Visit your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and checkup.
If you are ready to get the dazzling white smile you want, it is time to see if professional teeth whitening is right for you. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to rejuvenating your smile.