Dull, stained teeth can make you feel reluctant to open your mouth. Luckily, teeth whitening provides an easy way to rejuvenate your smile. Dr. Francesco Maratta, your New Haven, CT cosmetic dentist, shares some information about the benefits of professional whitening.
Teeth whitening turns back time
Over the years, your teeth can become stained by the foods you eat and the beverages you drink. Tea, coffee, wine, cola, sports drinks, Popsicles, berries and tomatoes leave behind stains on your teeth that brushing can't remove. Teeth whitening agents penetrate your enamel to remove those stubborn stains. When your teeth are whiter, you not only feel better about your smile, but also look a little younger.
Your dentist offers safe, effective whitening treatments
Every drugstore is full of teeth whitening products, but they aren't all created equal. Some do a good job of whitening your teeth, but irritate your gums, while others don't seem to lighten your teeth at all, even after repeated use. Professional teeth whitening offers consistent results without damaging your gums or roots. After treatment, your teeth may be three to eight shades whiter.
Your comfort is the priority when you visit your dentist for teeth whitening treatment. Every treatment starts with the application of a gel that protects your gums and roots from the effects of the whitening agent. Your New Haven dentist also uses retractors to gently pull your sensitive cheeks and lips away from your teeth during whitening.
Professional teeth whitening treatment is versatile
Do you want quick results? One one-hour session at your dentist's office is all you need to improve your smile. If you prefer to whiten at home, your dentist can provide you with whitening trays custom-made to fit your mouth. Just add the whitening gel to the trays and follow the schedule recommended by your dentist to obtain outstanding whitening results. Trays can also be used to touch up teeth occasionally if you took advantage of in-office whitening.
Ready to transform your smile? Call Dr. Maratta, your New Haven, CT cosmetic dentist, at (203) 773-1701 to schedule an appointment. Turn your smile from dull to dazzling with teeth whitening!