Get a Bright Smile with Teeth Whitening Service at Glen Cove
Teeth stains are inevitable. Whether it is due to age, smoking, or other drinking and eating habits, most people experience tooth discoloration at some point or the other. You can take simple steps to prevent stains and remove them with professional teeth whitening at the Glen Cove office of One and Truly Dental. Professional tooth whitening is the most common cosmetic dentistry procedure. It is safer, more effective, and comfortable than whitening with a store-bought kit.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your teeth, we would be happy to discuss your options for teeth whitening.
What is the Difference between Professional Teeth Whitening and Over-the-Counter?
Adults along with many teenagers are faced with pressure to reach the beauty standard. More and more individuals are turning to over the counter teeth whitening products as the fastest and least inexpensive way to whiten your teeth. There are several options available at drugstores and department stores in the USA. Such products are usually safe and work if used consistently. However, few people ask which method is best for teeth whitening and whether they should be undergoing the procedure at all. Any damage to your enamel or past dental treatment can cause whitening products to have unexpected results.
In professional teeth whitening procedure, your dentist will assess your teeth to determine whether you are an eligible candidate for teeth whitening or not. Then, the dentist will decide the type of teeth whitening depending on your teeth. Such a process is safer than over the counter drugs as the treatment is done by a professional dentist who will monitor the results and take care of any side effects. This process involves the usage of highly concentrated bleaching compounds leading to more noticeable and faster results.
What are the Types of Tooth Stains?
Depending on the type of tooth stains, your dentist will recommend the treatment. Two types of stains make teeth dull or discolored, which are:
Extrinsic Stains (above the enamel)
Extrinsic stains occur above the enamel. They are caused by habits such as tobacco use, dark-colored foods, and beverages, irregular and poor dental care. Such stains can be prevented by maintaining daily oral hygiene as regular dental checkups and cleaning.
Intrinsic Stains (below the enamel)
Intrinsic Stains occur below the enamel and usually happen due to aging and other factors. These stains do not respond to topical bleaching, which means an individual with intrinsic stain is an eligible candidate for teeth whitening. The intrinsic stain might not respond well to either of the teeth whitening treatments.
What are the Types of Teeth Whitening Methods?
The two most common methods of the teeth whitening in Glen Cove include:
This procedure involves the application of hydrogen peroxide solution on the teeth that are visible while you smile or speak. The gel is activated by a special kind of light. It is applied for one hour approximately and makes the teeth look 6-10 shades whiter.
Take-Home Whitening Trays
These trays are customized to fit your smile. A hydrogen peroxide solution is spread along with the trays and you have to wear them daily for 30 minutes over two weeks.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe for Your Teeth?
Although teeth whitening is not bad for your teeth, however, the bleaching processes can sensitivity the tooth temporarily. Certain products provided by cosmetic dentists are made with fluoride and potassium nitrate which reduces enamel strength and reduces sensitivity.
While using over-the-counter trays for teeth whitening, their solution may seep. This irritates the soft tissue and increases tooth sensitivity. So, it is better to work with your dentist for teeth whitening.
Book your teeth whitening session now at One and Truly Dental, Glen Cove.
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#240 Glen Cove NY
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Wed: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
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