Summer has arrived! Which means you’ll likely be attending events in your community, hanging out with friends, or meeting new people. If you want to have a brighter smile throughout your summer , then talk to your Astoria, NY, dentist about cosmetic dentistry. With professional teeth whitening and other esthetic treatment options, we can help you enjoy a beautiful smile!
Why Do Our Teeth Become So Stained?
Often, our daily habits impact the color of our teeth. For example, if you tend to drink beverages with dark pigments, such as coffee, tea, red wine, and soda, this could stain your teeth. Smoking and tobacco use also stains teeth (and increases your cancer risk). Finally, lack of proper oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, could allow plaque buildup to form, which makes discoloration more visible. As part of your initial exam, we will assess the cause and severity of your teeth stains, which means offering tips on keeping your smile brighter for longer!
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Our office provides a unique at-home system to brighten teeth. We begin by creating a custom-made set of plastic trays and prescribing a bleaching gel. When you get home, you will fill the trays with gel and wear them, usually for between 30 and 45 minutes. The trays will ensure the gel is spread evenly across your smile. After about a week to ten days, your smile may be brightened by several shades. The system is designed to address minor and severe staining, and to also limit tooth sensitivity. You can keep the trays and leftover gel for touch-ups down the road!
How Do I Keep Them Bright?
Routine care can help your smile stay brighter, which means brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes, in the morning and again before bed. You also need to floss before going to bed as well. These actions remove food particles and limit the amount of plaque buildup that forms on the teeth. You also need to make time to see our team every six months, so we can examine the teeth and then clean them, removing plaque and helping them stay bright. With the right steps, you can keep your teeth bright and help reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease in the process. If you have any questions about removing teeth stains, or about preventing discoloration completely, then please contact our team today.
Do You Want a Brighter Smile?
Let’s find the perfect solution for your discoloration, so you can enjoy a brighter smile just in time for summer fun. For more information on our cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation with us by calling Jeffrey Leibowitz, DDS, in Astoria, NY, today at 718-728-8320.