New study: Teeth Whitening

Why Have Your Teeth Professionally Whitened?

Professional teeth whitening is one of the fastest ways to improve your smile and to create a more youthful and healthy appearance. It’s little wonder it’s incredibly popular, but is it safe?

The good news is that provided your teeth whitening is carried out by a dental professional then you can rest assured that the results will be safe and predictable and will not damage your teeth and gums.

This is because your cosmetic dentist in Brooklyn, NYC will have carefully checked your teeth and gums beforehand to ensure they are perfectly healthy and free from disease. It is important to have a healthy mouth prior to whitening as otherwise you run the risk of unwanted side effects such as increased tooth sensitivity and even pain.

Certain Teeth May Not Whiten as Well as Others

Another important factor in having your teeth professionally whitened is that your dentist will be able to advise you of the level of whitening that can be safely achieved. For example some colors of teeth respond better to dental bleaching than others.

Teeth that are yellow will often whiten more easily than teeth with grey tones. If you have had root canal treatment, then it is possible that this tooth may have darkened, and in this case it may need bleaching internally or even veneering.

Teeth that have already been veneered, or which have been crowned, will not change color when bleached.

If you have dental fluorosis, a condition caused by excess exposure to fluoride, then some of your teeth may have white, brown or even black flecks. These teeth do not always respond so well to professional whitening and may need to be veneered or treated slightly differently.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

We can whiten your teeth safely and comfortably with our European laser teeth whitening system. This is a particularly gentle but effective teeth whitening system that will not damage your tooth enamel, and which minimizes sensitivity following teeth whitening. It uses LED technology to lift stains from your teeth, leaving you with a sparkling smile.

After your treatment is complete we will give you advice on how to care for your newly bleached teeth. It helps to follow an all-white diet for the first couple of days until your teeth settle down, and you can make the effects last longer by watching what you eat and drink. Certain foods such as tomato based sauces and red wine and coffee are well-known for staining teeth.

You will be able to top up the results at regular intervals, and we will advise you as to how often it is safe to do so. One question often asked is “how white can I bleach my teeth?” If you want a natural result then you should always aim for a color no lighter than the whites of your eyes.

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