Having a sparkly white grin is an appealing thought to many people, yet our teeth don’t stay as white as we’d like them. At a glance, porous tooth enamel absorbs pigments from wine, coffee, cola, juice, sports drinks, and smoking, leading to your teeth developing a dull, yellow, stained or discolored appearance. Additionally, your enamel becomes thinner over time due to acid attacks, aggressive brushing, and regular wear and tear. For these reasons, many people seek out ways to whiten their teeth. Teeth whitening done in a dentist’s office is a safe and efficient method to lighten your smile. Professionally supervised whitening will work faster, and protect sensitive gums and tooth-root surfaces better than over-the-counter whitening products.
Did You Know?
There are two types of stains that can affect your teeth: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are caused by food, drink, or tobacco, while intrinsic stains accumulate deep within the tooth from age, medications, and genetics.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Am I a candidate for teeth whitening?
You may be a candidate for teeth whitening if you have stained or discolored teeth that are otherwise healthy and free from tooth decay. To determine if you are an ideal candidate for teeth whitening, schedule a consultation with our Flushing, Queens dentist at New York Dental Solutions.
What can I expect when having my teeth whitened at New York Dental Solutions?
At New York Dental Solutions, we utilize the Zoom™ system. The materials used in this process include: a specially formulated bleaching gel, whitening trays, and Zoom™ light. Over the course of about an hour, our New York dentist will shade your teeth to make them lighter by applying the dye-free whitening gel with a brush, followed by your teeth being illuminated with special blue lights from the Zoom™ device. The treatment takes about an hour and your teeth will likely be visibly whiter after the procedure. Depending on how badly your teeth are stained, you may need a repeat session of Zoom™ whitening to achieve the level of brightness that you desire.
What can I expect after having my teeth whitened?
For long-lasting results, it is recommended to minimize your consumption of highly pigmented foods and beverages, and maintain good oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings.