Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile at JD Howard

If you want to remove stains and get noticeably whiter teeth, check out our teeth whitening services.
Get a Whiter, Brighter Smile at JD Howard
Teeth Whitening

Why Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening treatment can remove or minimize stains from soda, coffee, or other dark beverages, smoking, and aging. It may not reverse staining from antibiotic use, but each case is different. The experienced dentists at Restorative & Aesthetics Dentistry can provide the best treatment option.

What to Expect


Before treatment, our dentist will make sure that you are a good candidate for teeth whitening. If you have any of these issues, you may not be a good candidate for getting this procedure. Ask our dentists to learn more:

  • Gum disease
  • Teeth decay
  • Extreme teeth sensitivity
  • Restorations

Brush your teeth gently the night before the treatment and avoid any dark, potentially staining liquids.


There are two options for getting a teeth whitening treatment, in-office, and at home.

Teeth whitening treatment done in our Dover, NH dental office involves first applying a gel that is painted onto the teeth. Then, a light is used to activate the gel. The procedure takes 90 minutes, and you can expect your teeth to be up to seven shades whiter.

For the at-home teeth whitening solution, a dental professional will create a custom whitening tray that you can wear for one hour a day for around 2-3 weeks.


With both the professional at-home teeth whitening and the in-office treatment, you should see a significant difference in the shade of your teeth following treatment. These results are not permanent, and food, drink, smoking, and age determine how long the treatment will last before the teeth become stained or yellowed.

How to Prolong Teeth Whitening?

  • Avoid dark-colored beverages like coffee, red wine, soda, and dark beer.
  • When drinking, sip through a straw to minimize contact with your teeth.
  • Brush and floss multiple times a day.
  • Use a mouthwash to help remove stains every day.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Follow up with your dentist to have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months.


Your First Visit

If you decide to improve your smile with our in-office teeth whitening services, you can expect to see visibly whiter teeth in a single, 90 minute treatment. For more dramatic results, several teeth whitening appointments may be required.
Modern Dentistry

Modern Dentistry

You can find all the latest technology at our Dover, NH offices.
Judgment-Free Office

Judgment-Free Office

We're here to help you feel confident in your smile. We provide a safe, judge-free zone for any dental issue or concern you have.
On Your Schedule

On Your Schedule

Taking care of your dental health should fit within your schedule. We are open late and on weekends so you can get the care you need.

and Financing

Are you worried about the cost of a teeth whitening visit? Don’t panic. We work with your insurance plan and offer flexible payment plans for your convenience.

No Insurance?
No Problem.

Making An Appointment Is Easy

Don't have insurance? That's not a problem with us. We offer payment plans and accept most major credit cards, personal checks, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does teeth whitening take?

Depending on the type of teeth whitening treatment selected, it can take a few hours to several weeks to whiten teeth. Each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Your dentist will recommend the best type of teeth whitening for your specific needs.

How long does professional teeth whitening last?
With upkeep, teeth whitening lasts for months. However, drinking coffee, tea, or soda, smoking, and not brushing regularly will cause teeth to stain and return to their original shade quicker.
Does teeth whitening damage your enamel?
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective treatment that has been used for decades. Your dentist can review any individual risks and answer specific questions you may have.
Does teeth whitening treatment hurt?
Tooth sensitivity is different for every patient. Teeth whitening is available in different strengths, so it’s best to speak with your dentist about your level of sensitivity and the results you're trying to achieve. Teeth whitening has come a long way, and few patients have discomfort.