Dentist Methuen Teeth Whitening Options

Methuen Teeth Whitening Options

Everyone wants a white, bright, dazzling smile that can make a great first impression or stand out in a photograph. Our teeth reflect a lot about our own personal hygiene and whitening can help people have the best first impression possible. When your teeth are stained and yellow, people may think that you don't brush your teeth or care for your health. This can make the wrong impression, fast. With the help of our Methuen teeth whitening options, we'll give you the brighter smile you've been looking for.
Whitening Toothpastes: Almost all major toothpaste brands have whitening toothpastes among there assortments. Sensodyne, Colgate, Crest, Arm and Hammer, and other top brands may even offer multiple types of whitening toothpastes. Always look for the ADA Seal for safe toothpastes that do not contain bleach. These toothpastes remove the surface stains from teeth to help brighten up your smile; however, they do not remove stains from tobacco or other substances because they cannot penetrate the tooth to change the color. 
At-Home Bleaching: Whiteners that contain peroxide can be sold over the counter at most drug or grocery stores. These kits typically come as a gel that you squeeze into trays and put over your teeth or whitening strips that stick onto your teeth. These are mid-grade bleaching methods because they are not medical quality chemicals like what you would be treated with at the dentist office. Don't hesitate to ask us more about at-home whitening to learn more and see if this option is fitting for your smile.
In-Office Methuen Teeth Whitening: Dr. Sandler's office is the place to go for the best results for teeth whitening that will penetrate the surface of the tooth to bleach stains caused by food, tobacco, wine, or age. Chairside bleaching generally only requires one visit but for people with extensive staining, more than one appointment may be necessary to achieve the desired results. 
Before trying any teeth whitening treatment yourself, especially an at-home method, make sure to consult with Dr. Sandler. Stains on your teeth may be more serious than just a coffee addiction; some stains may be signs of tooth decay or worn away enamel. 
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss our Methuen teeth whitening options further, please cal our office at 978-683-3343.