Teeth Whitening Specialist

Happy Smile

Jong Hoon Park, DMD

General Dentist located in Lincoln, RI

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so maintaining a bright and radiant set of teeth can make a huge difference in your appearance. Jong Hoon Park, DMD understands the importance of a dazzling smile, which is why he offers professional teeth whitening at Happy Smile in Lincoln, Rhode Island. If you want a smile that lights up the room, call Happy Smile or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dentistry due to its ability to dramatically enhance the brightness of your smile in as little as one appointment. Besides improving your smile’s appearance, teeth whitening may boost your confidence and promote positive changes in how you interact with the world.

Dr. Park wants you to feel good about your smile, which is why he provides in-office teeth whitening services to remove stains and discoloration from your teeth. The result is a sparkling set of pearly whites you can’t wait to show off.

What causes yellow teeth?

Yellow or discolored teeth are extremely common, especially as you age. Some types of teeth discoloration are due to issues that affect dentin, the hard tissue beneath your tooth’s transparent enamel.

More often, teeth turn yellow or become stained due to certain foods and beverages that cause discoloration, such as:

  • Red wine
  • Coffee and tea
  • Chewing or smoking tobacco

Other factors that can cause yellow teeth include:

  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Inadequate dental hygiene

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

You may have seen various teeth whitening kits in stores. While these options may seem tempting, getting your teeth professionally whitened by Dr. Park at Happy Smile offers several advantages, such as:

  • Stronger and more effective whitening than store-bought kits
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Overseen by a medical professional
  • Gentler for sensitive teeth
  • Faster treatment
  • Cost-effective smile revitalization

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is an easy way to give your smile a makeover without significant work. However, this treatment isn’t right for everyone. Teeth whitening may not be a good option if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Extremely sensitive teeth or gums
  • Discolored dentin due to tooth trauma or disease
  • Deep stains that resist whitening

The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening is to discuss your concerns and goals with Dr. Park during a consultation. If teeth whitening isn’t right for you, he may suggest another treatment, such as dental veneers.

To learn more about your options, call Happy Smile or book an appointment online today.