Brian A. Noonan, DDS
General Dentist & Comprehensive and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Ann Arbor, MI
Do you wish you had a brighter smile? Brian A. Noonan, DDS, and his team can brighten your teeth by several shades in just one office visit to his private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Noonan also offers convenient touch-ups so that your sparkling smile will last a lifetime. Add some shine to your smile by scheduling an appointment today. You can call the office or book your visit online.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
Why aren’t my teeth white anymore?
Some of the more common reasons that teeth lose their luster include:
- Staining from coffee, wine, soda, or tobacco
- Early exposure to tetracycline antibiotics
- Medications, like certain antihistamines and high blood pressure medication
- Physical trauma
- Overexposure to fluoride
Your teeth also naturally get discolored and yellow as you age. The soft inner layer (dentin), yellows over time, and the hard outer layer (enamel) gets thinner as you age, which lets the darkened dentin show through even more.
Do professional teeth whitening treatments fix all discoloration?
Professional teeth whitening is incredibly effective in fixing most teeth discoloration. There are particular cases, however, such as a damaged tooth or discoloration due to tetracycline, where traditional whitening is not a viable solution. In those cases, you might need to pursue an alternative treatment — such as porcelain veneers — to get the color you want.
If you’re curious about whether or not your teeth are a candidate for professional whitening treatments, schedule a consultation with Dr. Noonan. He can determine whether whitening will be effective for you, and can recommend other cosmetic procedures if necessary.
What happens during my teeth whitening visit?
At his office, Dr. Noonan and his team of experts eradicate stains and restore the shine to your smile by applying a special light-activated bleaching agent to your tooth enamel. You’ll notice significant changes to the color of your teeth in just one 30-45 minute treatment.
When you come in for your treatment, you sit in the dental chair while Dr. Noonan applies protection to your gums to reduce sensitivity. Next, he applies a whitening agent to your teeth that contains between 25% and 40% hydrogen peroxide, taking extra care to avoid touching your gums and soft tissue.
Dr. Noonan then shines a special curing light onto the bleaching gel to activate and enhance the whitening process. After a set period of time, he rinses your teeth and sends you home with an instantly more radiant smile.
Your results will be long-lasting, but Dr. Noonan can help you can maintain them for even longer with touch-up procedures and at-home whitening trays.
What are the benefits of professional whitening treatments?
Professional whitening treatments are quick and effective. Unlike over-the-counter whitening kits, which can take 4-6 weeks to work and entail a messy and time-consuming application of strips or paint-on gels, professional whitening gets you better results in an hour-long office visit without any hassle.
A professional whitening treatment will also give you a whiter smile than what you can get with other options, and Dr. Noonan’s professional supervision will ensure that you’re protected from harming your gums or teeth.
Make your dream smile a reality by scheduling a teeth whitening treatment with Dr. Noonan. You can book your visit by phone or online.