Posts for: August, 2014
By Frank Maratta, DMD
August 28, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening
While your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, white teeth do not always last as long. Because foods, drinks and even medications you take can darken and stain your teeth over time, this can make you appear older and as if your teeth are not healthy.
Dr. Maratta offers professional teeth whitening at his New Haven, CT dental office. While teeth whitening products may be available over the counter, they do not offer the notable results professional teeth whitening at Dr. Maratta’s can offer. Consider these three benefits of professional teeth whitening.
1. Removes Stubborn Stains
Whether you have a three-cups-a-day coffee habit or love staining fruits such as blueberries and blackberries, stains from foods can occur. They are also extremely difficult to remove without professional intervention. Because professional teeth whitening applications contain stronger whitening substances, patients are able to more significant results, including removing difficult stains.
Teeth also tend to darken as a natural part of the aging process -- however, professional teeth whitening can reverse some of these effects. This is especially true for patients whose teeth may have yellowed over time. Professional whitening tends to be very effective in removing these stains.
2. Professional Supervision
Many of Dr. Maratta’s patients come into his New Haven dentist office having had bad experiences with at-home teeth whitening kits. Because these kits are not made specifically for a patient’s teeth and smile, the whitening gel can travel to the gums, potentially irritating and/or damaging them. Dr. Maratta uses the professional Opalescence teeth whitening system, which involves creating custom whitening trays designed specifically for a patient’s teeth -- meaning the whitening gel stays on the teeth and does not migrate to damage the teeth.
3. Confidence-Boosting Benefits
The dramatic results that come from teeth whitening do more than make your teeth shine a little more brightly or appear less stained. Whiter teeth give a patient confidence, a confidence that has been studied through several dental institutions. For example, three-fourths of Americans polled believe an unattractive smile could affect a person’s chances for career success, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Nearly 100 percent of respondents (99.7 percent) said a smile is a social asset to a person.
If a patient’s smile is not revealing what he or she hopes to share with the world, professional teeth whitening can be a non-invasive step to boosting confidence and helping patients to smile more readily.
If you’re ready to experience whiter teeth, please call our New Haven, CT dental office to schedule an appointment for professional teeth whitening.