Cosmetic dentistry offers numerous ways to improve the appearance of your smile. Professional teeth whitening is by far the most popular treatment because it’s easy, affordable, and delivers dramatic results in a short time.
We all start out with bright smiles, but as we age, all the foods and drinks we consume, along with habits like smoking, contribute to a dull smile. You may even start to notice this change as early as in your 20s. When you're ready to reveal your best smile, turn to Dr. Danielle Leonardi for teeth whitening treatment at her Goffstown dental office.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs. Store-Bought
If you look in the mirror and see stained or yellow teeth, you might be tempted to pick up a teeth whitening kit on your next trip to the grocery store. Before you invest any of your hard-earned money in one of these treatments, however, you should understand what you are getting.
You will never see the brilliant results from store-bought whiteners than you will with a professional treatment. There are three reasons for this:
Strength of the Whitening Gel
When sold over-the-counter, the teeth whitening gel used must be of a reduced potency that is safe for the largest number of consumers.
Professional teeth whitening, however, is supervised by your cosmetic dentist, who can prescribe a much higher-strength product that delivers superior results.
Generic Whitening Trays
A store-bought kit contains a generic “boil-and-bite” tray that fits over your teeth.
When you choose teeth whitening at our Goffstown dental office, we take dental impressions to customize a whitening tray that perfectly fits all the contours of your teeth. The result is full coverage of all surfaces for beautiful, consistent results.
When you pick up a teeth whitening kit at your grocery store, you are on your own.
Choosing teeth whitening with our Goffstown cosmetic dentist means you always have a qualified professional to turn to if you have a question or problem. Experiencing sensitivity? Not happy with the results you see? Call us, and we'll adjust your treatment to better fit your needs.
Should You Consider Teeth Whitening?
There are very few people who can’t benefit from professional teeth whitening. It will work if your teeth are stained from drinking coffee or red wine, and it will work if you have hard-to-remove brown stains from tobacco use.
If you do opt for teeth whitening, ask your dental hygienist about how to maintain the bright results for as long as possible. You want to avoid deeply-colored foods and drinks like coffee, red wine, and dark berries that deposit stains and dull your smile. Practice conscientious oral hygiene, because not brushing and flossing leads to plaque and tartar buildup and yellow teeth.
Take the Step to a Brighter, Whiter Smile
With professional teeth whitening, the first step is a thorough dental cleaning with one of our hygienists. She will remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth, including the places your toothbrush doesn’t reach. Clean teeth allow the whitening product to penetrate all surfaces evenly for the brightest, most consistent-looking results.
If you would like to schedule a teeth cleaning appointment to get started, please call our Goffstown dental office. You won’t believe how great your smile will look!