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At Maine Family Dental Practice we understand that making decisions about your oral health can be hard and the best way to be confident is by having all of the information. Although we are more than happy to discuss any questions or concerns you may have at your personal consultation, we also have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to provide you with some quick answers.
If you have any further questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact our office at (207) 947-1166!
Safety is a common concern for patients who are considering whitening their teeth. Dr. Buxton and your team at Maine Family Dental are here to assure you that whitening your teeth is definitely safe and won't cause breakdown of your enamel.
Side effects of whitening
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.
Why use professional teeth whitening?
The products that your dentist has access to are much stronger so you'll achieve better results, but they're also formulated to reduce and even eliminate sensitivity. OTC whitening products cannot offers these same benefits.
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 to learn more about teeth whitening.
There are many different ways to improve the appearance of your smile. Ultimately, the best choice for you should be determined based on the current state of your smile and your aesthetic goals for the future.
Veneers or Crowns
For instance, veneers are so effective at improving the appearance of inconsistencies and flaws in teeth, that many people find them well worth the cost. Others may choose cosmetic crowns, depending on their preference.
One of the most affordable ways to enhance your smile is through professional teeth whitening treatments. Unlike take-home kits that you buy at the drugstore, professional whitening services are customized specifically for you.
Professional whitening can have a very dramatic effect on the appearance of your smile. White teeth are associated with health and youthfulness, so whitening can give you a younger, healthier appearance. Professional whitening is known for being much more effective than drug store kits, and can actually whiten your teeth several shades in only one visit. Whitening done by your dentist is so powerful that it may be able to banish stains that over-the-counter treatments can't.
The effects of your whitening treatment are fast and long-lasting. Ask about how professional whitening may be able to improve your appearance for your upcoming event. Contact our office today!