Teeth Whitening – Beverly, MA

A Quicker Way To Smile Like The Stars

A group of friends smilingStains and discoloration can leave you hiding among the crowd. When all you see is yellowed teeth staring back at you in the mirror, it’s normal to want a solution that will quickly brighten and transform your smile. It’s possible with teeth whitening! At Beverly Farms Dental, our team of dental professionals offers this unique solution to help you achieve a more beautiful smile. If you’re ready to take the first step in taking your smile from dull to dazzling, call us to schedule a consultation!

Anatomy of the Tooth

A diagram and explanation of a tooth’s anatomy

When preparing to have your teeth whitened, it’s important that you understand the anatomy of your teeth, so you know exactly how the whitening occurs. Your teeth have several layers, and it’s easy for those layers to become discolored over time.

Your outermost layer is the enamel, which has various pores that easily absorb stain-causing foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and even cigarettes. Your innermost layer is the dentin, which is more likely to become yellow in color. This is a natural occurrence, but it can also be caused by medication or excessive amounts of fluoride.

How Teeth Become Stained Over Time

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If stains appear on the enamel of your tooth, it is most likely due to:

  • Coffee
  • Wine
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Smoking
  • Colorful fruits

If the stains appear on the inner layer of your tooth, the dentin, it can cause your teeth to become yellow. This can be the result of:

  • Too much exposure to fluoride in early childhood
  • Certain antibiotics and medications
  • Trauma to a permanent tooth and internal bleeding occurred
  • Being born with dentinogenesis imperfecta, a rare condition that causes your teeth to become gray or purple.

Additionally, age is a factor when considering how teeth become stained over time. The dentin layer of your teeth will naturally become yellow, but as enamel thins over time, it can cause the dentin layer to show through.

How Teeth Whitening Works

Customized whitening trays and gel

An at-home whitening kit provided by our office is a safe and effective way to whiten your teeth. Considered a form of cosmetic dentistry, your dentist will first examine your smile to ensure you are qualified to receive teeth whitening treatment. Once we’ve established that you can benefit from this type of treatment, you’ll receive a set of custom-made trays that will fit over your teeth. You’ll also receive a professional-strength bleaching gel that will give you the results you desire. Forget about over-the-counter whitening kits! This powerful gel is stronger and more effective than anything you could find at the drug store.

After wearing your trays daily for a little more than a week, you’ll notice your teeth are 6 to 8 shades whiter. The great part about at-home whitening kits is that you can keep and reuse it over the years when you feel you need to give your smile a boost!

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

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  • It enhances your smile’s appearance
  • It’s a more cost-effective approach when considering a smile makeover
  • It doesn’t damage your teeth
  • You’ll have greater confidence
  • You’ll experience faster results than the typical over-the-counter kit
  • With customized trays, you’ll be assured a quality treatment
  • There is minimal sensitivity if any at all
  • It’s a safe and effective way to improve your smile!
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