Teeth Whitening

Regardless of how well you care for your teeth, it’s natural for discoloration to occur over the years. But with professional teeth whitening, you can have a white and bright smile that will make you feel—and look—your youthful best.

If you are unhappy with the color of your teeth, talk to Dr. Thien Van Tran about teeth whitening. Depending on the existing color of your teeth and the amount of dental work you have had done previously, you might be a good candidate for teeth whitening. During your examination, Dr. Tran can go over your options, and you can decide which is the best for you.

Why Teeth Become Discolored

It can be more difficult to keep teeth white as we age because as we get older, the once bright enamel on our teeth begins to erode, exposing more of the layer of dentin below. Dentin is naturally dark yellow in color, so when more of it shows, it makes our teeth appear yellow.

Teeth can also become discolored based on lifestyle choices and habits. Consumption of stain-producing food and beverages—blueberries, curries, colas, coffee, tea, and red wine—can also impact the whiteness of your smile. Tobacco products are even worse. They can produce staining that is so severe that even professional teeth whitening cannot always remove it.

The Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is an affordable way to quickly improve the look of your smile—along with your self-confidence. Our Canton, MA practice offers teeth whitening kits you can use at home, or you can opt for treatment in our office. Both can produce beautiful results, although the amount of whitening will vary from person to person. Dr. Tran can talk to you about the results you might expect.

With in-office treatment, your teeth can be whiter in the time it takes for one dental appointment—about an hour. Our at-home treatments take a bit longer, usually requiring daily use for a couple of weeks to see maximum results. The whitening gel used for both has a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide than over-the-counter kits you can get at your local drugstore. Both options are safe, with most of our patients reporting minimal sensitivity after treatment.

Call Today to Arrange an Appointment

If you are interested in teeth whitening, we usually recommend that you have your teeth cleaned before treatment so you can achieve the best possible results. We also encourage you to stay on top of regular dental visits to ensure that your teeth and gums are as healthy as they look.

When you are ready to take a step toward a brighter smile, call Sequoia Family Dental. We look forward to seeing you!