Although multiple options are currently available for teeth whitening, from over-the-counter kits at your local drugstore to teeth bleaching kiosks at the mall, you will only get the best results with professional teeth whitening.
At our office, we take the time to customize your whitening treatment to fit your teeth and your goals. Our skilled hygienists and assistants will take impressions of your teeth to custom fabricate an individualized whitening tray for both your upper and your lower teeth. No drugstore kit or bleaching kiosk offers this kind of personalization and results.
Is Professional Teeth Whitening Right for Me?
If your teeth and gums are healthy but your smile is no longer looking its best, professional teeth whitening might be the boost you need to give your smile back its sparkle. Teeth can lose their luster and develop a yellowish shade for a variety of reasons. Some common culprits are smoking and consuming beverages that stain such as coffee, tea, cola, red wine, and fruit juice. Certain medications can also affect the color of your teeth, and genetics and aging play a distinct role as well.
Because the product used in professional teeth whitening has an added desensitizing agent, even people with sensitive teeth can achieve brighter, whiter, more beautiful teeth. When you call our Keene, NH dental office to find out about teeth whitening, we will schedule you for an examination with Dr. Drower. He will check the condition of your teeth and gums and talk to you about the possible causes of your staining as well as the results you would like to see with your whitening treatment. If whitening is not right for you, Dr. Drower will discuss other treatment options to help you improve the health and beauty of your smile.
The Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening
While professional teeth whitening costs more than over-the-counter kits and other bleaching options, most patients find that the personalized care and treatment of professional whitening provides more effective and more efficient results. The concentration of the whitening ingredient in professional products is much higher than that found in drugstore kits, which means you can get your results much faster. The customized tray helps you get more even results and reduces the risk of getting whitening gel on sensitive soft tissues such as your lips and gums.
After you complete your whitening treatment, you will be asked to return to our office. This gives us the opportunity to check your results and discuss your maintenance options. Once you have completed a full whitening treatment, maintenance is typically quick and easy and is only required periodically.
To help your results last longer, you may wish to consider making some lifestyle changes. For instance, if you smoke, now would be a great time to think about quitting. We can discuss ways to quit and provide support during this important time. Additionally, reducing your consumption of beverages known to be staining may help your teeth stay whiter for longer.
Call us today to schedule your examination with Keene dentist Dr. Sean Drower and find out if professional teeth whitening is right for you.