Tooth whitening is a procedure used to lighten the natural color of the teeth. This procedure will not remove the surface of the tooth. Teeth Whitening is designed to help you improve your smile and boost your confidence.

Teeth Whitening

Am I a Candidate For Teeth Whitening?

Not everyone has shiny white teeth. Also, as we grow older, our teeth can become more discolored. Foods and drinks like tea, blackcurrant, coffee, red wine can stain the teeth. People who smoke also tend to have discolored teeth over time. The color of your teeth can also be affected by ‘Calculus’ or tartar. Antibiotics or tiny cracks in the teeth can cause staining under the surface. People who are in this category will benefit from teeth whitening.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Your teeth whitening treatment will be done by a professional dentist in Brooklyn, New York. You will discuss with Dr. Alex Onatsky, who will tell you if you are suitable for the procedure. First, your doctor will put a rubber shield or a gel on your gums to keep them protected. After, the whitening product will be applied to your teeth with the aid of a specially made tray. For teeth whitening, the ‘active ingredient’ is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As this ingredient is broken down, oxygen travels to the enamel on the teeth and it lightens the color of the teeth. This procedure is very effective on yellow discoloration, and can and have less effect on brown or gray discolored teeth caused by exposure to exposure to tetracycline antibiotics while the teeth are still growing (before age 8). You get what you pay for when it comes to this procedure. You can get teeth whitening kits from the drugstore at a cheaper price. However, the kits are slower and less effective than professional teeth whitening by Dr. Alex Onatsky. If you want shiny white teeth, get professional teeth whitening administered by a dentist in Brooklyn, New York.

How Much Does The Procedure Cost?

The cost of teeth whitening will depend on the dentist and the region. You will discuss this with your dentist. Make sure you get a written estimate of the cost of the procedure before you start.

Will The Result Last Forever?

The results of teeth whitening are believed to last for two to three years. However, the result will vary from person to person. For example, if you smoke or consume foods that stain the teeth, then your results may not last long. Discuss with your dentist before you start.

How Do I Care For My Teeth After Whitening?

After you whiten your teeth, you would want to maintain the result. To do this, you should reduce the amount of food and drinks that stain the teeth. IF you are a smoker, you should consider quitting to prevent discoloration and stains.

Follow these tips;

  • Brush your teeth before you go to bed and at least once during the day
  • Reduce sugary foods and drinks
  • Visit your dentist regularly or as recommended by them

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