Often, the fastest and most effective way to improve the appearance of your smile is with a whitening treatment. Many adults find that coffee, red wine, and pasta sauce has left their teeth discolored, and lifting those stains can dramatically improve their smile and confidence. Drs. Imam and Kahn of the Maine Center for Dental Medicine in Skowhegan helps his patients determine which whitening treatment is best.
For patients who are looking for speed, in-office teeth whitening is often the best choice. With this treatment, patients achieve dramatic results in a single appointment while they relax or listen to music. First, a whitening gel is carefully applied to the teeth and then it is activated using a special light or laser. The dental team monitors the patient so the result can be completely customized.
For those who prefer a more gradual approach or want to whiten in the privacy of their own home, Drs. Imam and Kahn offers at-home whitening. In this case, the patient will use a customized tray to ensure a perfect fit, fill it with a professional grade whitening gel, and use the tray each day for approximately two weeks. The patient can multitask and whiten their teeth while reading, answering email, or performing light household activities. Because the trays are a custom fit and the gel is supplied by the dentist, patients can be sure that the gel is placed properly on the teeth and leads to less sensitivity following the treatment.
While many drugstores offer whitening products, these often fail to live up to their claims and can cause damage to the teeth. By working with a dentist, patients can safely and effectively achieve the results they want.
To schedule a whitening appointment, call (207) 474-9503.
With over 30 years of expertise Dr. Imam regularly updates himself on modern techniques and methods whilst continuing to invest and perform procedures using the best technology and equipment to ensure his patients receive the best and most bio-compatible oral care possible.
An alumnus of New York University, Dr. Shafiulla Khan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained over his 35 plus years of practicing dentistry. He is well known for his passion to improve his patients’ lives with his service. While being a SMART certified professional, Dr. Khan’s areas of specialty includes Tempro-mandibular Disorders, TMJ therapy and smile make overs. He remains a prestigious member of the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) amongst many others.