Teeth Whitening in Bangor, ME

What comes to mind when you think of looking your best? Maybe you think of a new haircut or flattering clothes – but what about the way your teeth look? Do you see yellow stains or discoloration that detract from your healthy smile? Would you like to be able to smile confidently again because you know you look your best?

Teeth Whitening Rescues a Dull Smile

Yellow teeth and dark stains are unattractive but easy to resolve with professional teeth whitening in Bangor, ME. The process is fast and produces brilliant results. With teeth whitening services at Maine Family Dental Practice, your smile will become your best accessory.

Teeth whitening is one of the simplest and most affordable cosmetic improvements that you can make to your smile. But even with its modest price tag, teeth whitening can make a dramatic positive impact to the whiteness of your teeth. A whiter smile helps you look healthier and more youthful and vibrant.

Call Us Today to Get Started

Don’t sell your smile short by using over-the-counter whitening kits. Visit us for the best way to whiten.

You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Travis Buxton today by calling (207) 947-1166 at our convenient Bangor, Maine, location. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about whitening options, including financing.

Benefits of Whitening Your Teeth

If you want to get rid of yellow teeth or coffee and red wine stains, you have two choices for whitening.

The first is a focused in-office whitening treatment that produces results in about an hour. We also offer customized take-home whitening kit that you use at home for about two weeks.

Both produce brilliant results and will whiten your teeth by about six shades, so the one you choose depends on your preferences and timeline.

If you are still on the fence about investing in professional teeth whitening, here are a few benefits to consider:

  • You will love the way you look – From the moment you get a peek of your newly-whitened teeth at your dentist’s office, you will be in love with your new smile. Don’t be surprised if for the first few days after treatment you find yourself stopping at every mirror to admire the stunning results!
  • Others will be drawn to you – When you feel good about the way you look, you can smile as if you mean it. And when you do, others will be attracted to you because a healthy, beautiful smile conveys confidence.
  • Your confidence will soar – If you feel self-conscious about your teeth, you may try to hide your smile or cover your mouth when you speak. But loving your appearance and knowing that it attracts others to you boosts your confidence and makes it possible to engage in positive, rewarding interactions. 

Why Choose Custom Teeth Whitening?

You’ve probably seen teeth whitening kits in grocery and drug stores that are inexpensive and seem easy to use. However, we recommend professional teeth whitening for several reasons. For one thing, your professional whitening service will be supervised by a dental professional to ensure the highest level of safety and the best possible results.

We customize the teeth whitening process for optimal comfort and effectiveness. Your dentist uses custom whitening trays designed just for you. Custom trays keep the whitening gel on your teeth and away from soft (and sensitive) tissue.

Dr. Buxton can also customize the strength of the whitening gel for your treatment. You can achieve the brilliant results that you desire even if you have sensitive teeth! Discuss your teeth whitening goals with Dr. Buxton at your hygiene appointment, and your he will be able to suggest the best whitening options for your needs.

Professional in-office teeth whitening in Bangor, ME is fast and effective. We can quickly get your smile ready for an upcoming event such as a wedding, job interview, or class reunion. In fact, our treatment can whiten your teeth by several shades in just one short visit.

Tips for Maintaining Your Bright Smile

We all want to maintain a bright smile, but we don’t make it easy on ourselves! Consuming staining foods and beverages, smoking, and lack of adequate oral hygiene all contribute to a dull, stained smile. Not to mention that everyone’s teeth will show signs of dulling or discoloration as they age.

Keeping a white smile may be a trade-off. You can continue to smoke and drink staining beverages, but you can’t maintain white teeth if you do. Consider cutting down on or eliminating foods and drinks such as:

  • Coffee
  • Dark tea
  • Red wine
  • Dark berries
  • Soy sauce
  • Tomato sauce
  • Curries containing turmeric

Another trade-off may be to stop smoking or chewing tobacco. You can smoke or chew, or you can have a white smile, but you can’t do both at the same time. Smoking deposits ugly yellow and brown stains on teeth and will quickly undo your beautiful teeth whitening results. Keeping your smile bright and fresh may be the motivation you need to finally kick the habit.

If you have had a teeth whitening treatment at our Bangor, ME dental office, Dr. Travis Buxton can offer advice on which foods and drinks to avoid. Since excellent oral hygiene is essential for maintaining whitening results, ask our dental hygienist for tips on how to get the most out of your daily teeth cleaning routine.

Trust a Dentist for Safe Teeth Whitening

Worries about sensitivity or harming teeth is a common concern for patients who are considering whitening their teeth. We can assure you that professional teeth whitening is perfectly safe and won't cause your dental enamel to break down.

Prevent Tooth Sensitivity

Some of the side effects that many patients commonly experience when whitening their teeth are sensitivity or injuries to their soft tissues. These side effects can easily be avoided by choosing to work closely with your dentist for teeth whitening rather than using over-the-counter (OTC) products purchased at your local grocery store.

Achieve Brighter Results

The products that dentists have access to are more potent, so you'll achieve more dramatic results. But they're also formulated to reduce and even eliminate sensitivity. OTC whitening products cannot offer these same benefits.

Customized Whitening Trays

Your dentist will also create whitening trays that are customized just for you. This will ensure that they fit snugly against your teeth, which will eliminate excess gel from escaping during whitening and causing injuries to your gums or other soft tissues.

If you would like to learn more about your options for a whiter, brighter smile, we encourage you to contact Maine Family Dental Practice and schedule an appointment.

Schedule a Dental Cleaning to Get Started

The teeth whitening process starts with a visit to our Bangor, ME dental office for a teeth cleaning with one of our skilled hygienists. Starting with sparkling clean teeth ensures that you get the most dramatic, consistent results from the whitening process.

Please call us today to schedule your dental cleaning so we can get you on your way to your brightest and best smile.