How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?

Professional teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry services; however, many people wonder how it’s any different than using at-home whitening products. Whether you want to whiten your teeth for a special event or you just want to be more confident in your everyday smile, professional teeth whitening is the perfect solution! In this article, we’ll go over the basics of professional teeth whitening and why it might be right for you!

The Professional Teeth Whitening Process

While DIY teeth whitening products are widely used by people trying to achieve a brighter white smile, the results are not nearly as fast and effective as professional teeth whitening. Here at Gentle Dental, our teeth whitening process is customized to each of our patient’s needs because every patient is different! In general, the first step is to thoroughly clean the teeth, making sure there is no plaque or tartar left over. We’ll then place a barrier along your gumline to ensure the whitening products will only be on your teeth. Next, we apply a mixture of dental-grade whitening products to your teeth using a custom-fit mold, then activate the products using a special light. These dental-grade whitening products are designed to bleach out the yellow stains on your teeth quickly and efficiently! Once the process is complete, the results should last for two to three years, much longer than any at-home whitening method. At Gentle Dental, we also offer our patients dental-grade whitening strips that can be used anytime at home and are much more effective than over-the-counter whitening strips. If you have any questions about the professional teeth whitening process at Gentle Dental, feel free to contact us at any one of our locations in Southern Maine!

Is Professional Teeth Whitening Right For Me?

Professional teeth whitening is most effective for patients whose teeth have been naturally yellowed over time. For patients whose teeth have become grey or brown due to decay, other cosmetic procedures like veneers are generally more effective. If you have questions about whether teeth whitening is right for you or not, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentistry specialists!

Contact Gentle Dental Maine!

If you have any questions about the professional teeth whitening process at Gentle Dental Maine, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We provide professional family dentistry services at each of our offices in South Portland, Biddeford, and Topsham. Give us a call at any one of our offices, or if you’re not yet a patient with us, please fill out the new patient form on our website!