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By Dr. Francesco Maratta
August 19, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

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

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!

By Frank Maratta, DMD
August 28, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  
teeth whiteningWhile 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.