Everyone can benefit from a brighter smile. Over the years, it’s natural for your teeth to start to look dull and discolored, making you feel self-conscious about your appearance. But professional teeth whitening at Mann Family Dental can rejuvenate your smile leaving it looking fresh and healthy again.
A Brighter Smile Will Boost Your Confidence
We commonly associate white teeth with good overall health and attractiveness. Surveys show that nearly 75 percent of adults feel an unattractive smile would hurt their chance for career success. For this reason, if you want to enhance your appearance and give your confidence a boost, teeth whitening is an excellent, cost-efficient option.
The first step is to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and to treat any problems before you think about whitening. If Dr. Mann finds that you need any work done, he will recommend a treatment plan to restore your oral health and get your teeth ready for whitening.
Professional Take-Home Whitening Kits
At Mann Family Dental, we offer professional-strength take-home teeth whitening kits that use Opalescence gel. It is a leading prescription take-home teeth whitener and cannot be purchased over the counter.
Dr. Mann uses digital impressions of your teeth to make a mold and ensure that the application tray fits your mouth perfectly. The whitening agent we prescribe is a gel-like substance that clings to the teeth. These two elements of the kit work together to eliminate any leakage from the tray onto your gums. This is why the process is safer for your gums than the over-the-counter methods and more effective overall.
If you wonder why we don’t offer in-office teeth whitening, the reason is that unlike an in-office treatment where the gel only sits on your teeth for about an hour, you wear your take-home trays every day for about 30 minutes over a two-week period. We believe that this consistent use over a longer provides more dramatic and longer lasting results.
Keeping Your Smile Bright after Whitening
After treatment, you can continue to use your trays and any remaining gel for monthly touchups to keep your smile looking bright and fresh.
You can also prolong the effects of treatment by brushing twice and flossing once daily and avoiding staining beverages like red wine, coffee, and dark tea. Some foods that are notorious for staining teeth are curries, tomato sauce, and soy sauce. And nothing will ruin a newly-whitened smile faster than tobacco use, so now you have another reason to quit!
Call Us to Arrange a Cleaning Appointment
We always recommend a professional cleaning before whitening for optimal results. A cleaning with one of our skilled hygienists removes all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth that could cause uneven whitening and less-than-optimal results.
Please call us at (603) 716-9812 or use our convenient online contact form so we can get started!