A Few Lessons in Professional Teeth-Whitening

Your teeth stains aren’t always noticeable at first. If you pay attention to them every day as you brush and floss them in front of the mirror, then the gradual change will be even less noticeable to you. However, at some point, your teeth can lose enough of their healthy luster or become so stained that it’s no longer avoidable, and you can’t help but notice it every time you see yourself smile. There’s good news, though; with professional teeth-whitening, most patients can enjoy a brighter, healthier-looking, and stain-free smile in much less time than they expect.

What teeth-whitening actually does

Professional teeth-whitening is a cosmetic dental treatment designed specifically to deal with the stains that commonly develop on healthy teeth. These stains, known as extrinsic stains, form from different kinds of molecules in your food and beverages, substances like alcohol and tobacco chemicals, and more. They develop on the surfaces of your teeth, outside of their semi-translucent enamel, which makes them easier for teeth-whitening to erase. After being applied to the surfaces of your teeth, the professional-strength bleaching agent can safely and effectively break up these staining deposits and remove them without harming your healthy tooth enamel.

How professional treatment works

Teeth-whitening is a popular and convenient enough treatment that there are countless variations of it that you can purchase over-the-counter at most pharmacies and grocery stores. However, these options cannot provide the results they often promise, and the whitening solutions they use are significantly diluted compared to professional treatment. To ensure the success of your results, we’ll first examine your smile to diagnose the specific nature of your teeth stains and ensure that they’re extrinsic. Then, we can custom-design a set of trays made just for you, and supply a professional-strength bleaching agent that will effectively remove the stains from your teeth.

Keeping your smile bright afterward

The results of your professional teeth-whitening treatment can sometimes be more dramatic than you expected, and you can fully enjoy smiling with full confidence once again. However, it’s important to remember that teeth can stain and lose their luster naturally. Keeping up with good hygiene practices at home every day and attending regular checkups and cleanings at your dentist’s office will go a long way in helping you slow down the formation of teeth stains, and prolong the results of your teeth-whitening treatment.

Is teeth-whitening right for you?

Teeth-whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment for many different reasons. To schedule an appointment, call Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.