Should I consider tooth whitening?

Why aren’t my teeth white?

Over time, our tooth enamel gets discolored as a result of what we eat and drink, and also as a result of the aging process. Cola, tea, coffee and red wine are some of the worst offenders when it comes to discoloring teeth. Smoking and other tobacco use can cause significant discoloration.

How does tooth whitening work?

tooth whitening Pembroke Duxbury Kingston MATooth whitening, or bleaching, changes the color of the tooth itself, removing both surface and deep stains. In the process, carbamide peroxide produces the active bleaching agent hydrogen peroxide. We use the innovative Sinsational Smile® tooth-whitening system. A special FDA-approved gel consisting of carbamide peroxide in the most effective combination of ingredients is applied to the teeth in a Sinsational Smile® patented silicone tray that allows your jaw to stay relaxed. The specially-designed tray and minty flavor of the gel keep your teeth whitening experience comfortable. Thanks to an LED accelerating light that speeds up activation of the gel’s whitening agents, the in-office procedure takes only 20 minutes. A take-home maintenance pen keeps your smile looking its best with touch-ups as needed between visits to your dentist.

Teeth whitening is best done following a thorough professional cleaning.

Isn’t tooth whitening expensive?

Your smile is your greatest asset and deserves an investment. Happily for anyone interested in a brighter, whiter smile, tooth whitening is less expensive than it was even a few years ago. In fact, Sinsational Smile® tooth whitening is half the cost of our former method.

Does tooth whitening hurt?

Tooth whitening is not a painful procedure. A small percentage of people experience a tingling sensation while the gel is working on their teeth, but it subsides when the teeth are rinsed. In some cases, tooth whitening temporarily increases tooth sensitivity, but this side effect quickly subsides.

Is tooth whitening safe?

Though tooth whitening is not recommended for women who are pregnant, or individuals under the age of 14, research shows it is safe for normal, healthy teeth. Professional whitening is also safe for your fillings, veneers, crowns and other dental work, though it will not whiten them. Tooth whitening should be done under the supervision of your dentist. Be sure to discuss use of any whitening toothpastes or home whitening kits. The American Dental Association advises against unsupervised long-term use of teeth whitening products, as permanent damage has been reported.

How do I know if tooth whitening is right for me?

Are your teeth discolored? Do you know you could have a brighter, whiter smile? Would you like the confidence of a beautiful smile? Your smile is the first thing most people notice about you. Tooth whitening is a safe and effective way to achieve and maintain a beautifully healthy smile that people will notice for all the right reasons.

If you have naturally gray teeth, or if your tooth discoloration is a result of decalcification or certain medications, tooth whitening will not be effective for you, and we will not suggest it. We will never advocate any type of treatment you do not really need.

Why should I choose Joy O’Keeffe, DMD and the Sinsational Smile® whitening method?

If you live in the Pembroke, Kingston or Duxbury, MA area, Joy O’Keeffe and her professional caring staff are the best choice for all your dental care needs. Sinsational Smile® is a proven teeth whitening treatment that provides excellent results. A beautiful white smile at an appealing price; what could be more attractive?

We agree with Sinsational Smile®: “You deserve to have a beautiful and exceptional smile.”

Serving Pembroke, MA, Plymouth, MA, Kingston, MA, Duxbury, MA, & Marshfield, MA