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Who wants to admit their looks have changed? Yet, when you gaze in the mirror, you see your smile has faded. In Milford, CT, Dr. Bruce Schechter offers both in-office and at-home professional teeth whitening. Simple and budget-friendly, teeth whitening brightens smiles by several shades of color.
The origin of dental stains
What people eat, drink, and smoke can potentially stain tooth enamel, particularly with years of repeated exposure. Tobacco, dark soft drinks, coffee, tea, blueberries, curry, and acidic foods typically become caught in the calcified matrix called tooth enamel. Poor oral hygiene adds to the problem as do certain prescription medications.
We've all seen storefront whitening services and brighter smile kiosks at shopping malls. Plus, there's a plethora of whitening toothpastes, strips, and rinses at the local drugstore and supermarket.
Are these services and products safe? They can be if properly applied. However, gum and tooth sensitivity often happens with do-it-yourself whitening. Are these services and products effective? Again, they can be to an extent, but anything other than professional whitening gel is weak at best and cannot produce the dazzling results your dentist and his professional team can.
How professional whitening works
Professional teeth whitening is today's most popular aesthetic dental service, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Your dentist uses powerful hydrogen peroxide gel literally to lift stains out of tooth enamel.
But, before any application--either in-office or at-home--begins, Dr. Schechter will check your teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy enough for whitening. Your mouth should be free of decay and gum disease, and while some whitening patients may have crowns and veneers already in place, these restorations will not whiten and could require replacement to achieve a proper color match.
If you select in-office whitening, expect to spend about an hour in the dental chair. The hygienist will protect your gums and lips with a plastic dam and then apply the gel to your teeth. After sufficient penetration, the gel is rinsed off, leaving teeth up to eight shades brighter.
At-home brilliance is the same. However, it takes longer to achieve--about a week or so of daily applications of a less concentrated peroxide gel. You'll use custom-fitted whitening trays each day for a prescribed amount of time.
Keeping teeth white in Milford
Brush twice a day, and floss daily. Stay well-hydrated. Get whitening touch-ups as needed, and keep your regular cleaning appointments with Dr. Schechter.
For more information on teeth whitening, or to book a cosmetic dentistry consultation in Milford, CT, call the office at (203) 878-1787. Look forward to a brilliantly bright smile!
Find out how teeth whitening can turn your smile around.
It’s amazing how the years of coffee drinking can dull and darken your smile. Perhaps your once stunning smile has fallen flat. Don’t worry; this is a job for our Milford, CT, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Bruce Schechter. While whitening toothpastes and at-home kits can provide a small benefit for your smile, if you are looking to really get visible results then it’s time you turned to professional in-office teeth whitening.
Q. Do you have dull, yellowing teeth?
Q. Do you want to get a visible brighter smile quickly?
Q. Do you have a special event or occasion coming up?
Q. Do you want to feel more confident in your smile?
If you said “yes” to any or all of these questions then it might be time to turn to professional teeth whitening in Milford, CT, to get you the results you want. Imagine leaving our office in about one hour and having a visibly whiter smile? It’s not impossible with our powerful whitening system. The whitening gel contains a high-quality bleaching agent that is able to penetrate into the deeper layers of enamel to break up stubborn stain molecules.
If you have stains caused by years of coffee drinking, smoking or just the foods you’ve eaten over the years then professional teeth whitening can greatly improve the look and color of your smile. Plus, our whitening system can even get your smile several shades whiter in often just one session.
First thing’s first, we need to make sure that your smile is right for teeth whitening. In most cases, if you have a healthy cavity-free smile then you will be a great candidate for this cosmetic treatment. We will examine your smile to make sure that everything looks great before we get started.
From there, we need to protect your gums and lips so that the whitening gel doesn’t come in contact with them. We will use a simple device that will serve to keep your lips away from your teeth so that we can easily paint the gel over the front of your teeth and leave it on for up to 15 minutes.
During your whitening treatment, we will remove and reapply the whitening gel multiple times to make sure that we thoroughly remove all stains and get you the results you want.
Do you have questions about getting teeth whitening in Milford, CT? Do you want to find out if this is the right treatment for you? If so, then it’s time you called our office today to schedule a consultation. Let’s get you a radiant smile again.
When it comes to getting your whites truly white, there is one substance that is known and trusted to do the job: bleach. This whitening power isn't limited to your laundry either. If you need serious stain removal for your teeth as well, you can trust teeth bleaching from Bruce R. Schechter, D.D.S. to do the trick.
Maybe you've tried over-the-counter whitening strips, toothpastes and gels before - all with no luck. Perhaps you think your teeth are simply beyond help. Thankfully, they're not! The key is simply finding the right teeth whitening solution for you, and that solution is visiting Dr. Schechter for family dentistry in Milford, CT.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions may be effective on very minor stains, but for people with severe or stubborn staining, there is only so much they can do. Often, they simply make the teeth appear whiter without actually treating the stain. They may even damage the teeth in the process, encouraging increased staining in the future!
For teeth whitening you can trust to be safe, fast, and effective, however, you want to schedule a family dentistry appointment with Dr. Schechter in Milford, CT. Dr. Schechter offers professional grade teeth bleaching services that will have your teeth looking great in no time. You won't believe how amazing you'll look.
It doesn't matter if your teeth are slightly yellowed or even dark brown or gray - Dr. Schechter can help you restore your teeth to a brilliant white shine once again. Dr. Schechter understands the different types of teeth stains, and he knows how to treat each one for maximum results. Don't settle for generic teeth whitening creams that don't attack your specific type or degree of staining. Visit Dr. Schechter for a personalized and highly effective stain treatment plan.
If you are tired of being embarrassed by your badly stained teeth, stop hiding your smile once and for all. Visit Dr. Schechter for family dentistry in Milford, CT and get a smile you can be truly proud to show off.