Many people with an interest in cosmetic dentistry share the goal of making their teeth whiter. There are commercially available products that offer to do this, but they produce limited benefits. What our Astoria, NY dental practice can do is prepare a take-home whitening kit for your personal use. With this kit, we can give you the means to fight stains from different foods and drinks as well as discoloration problems from fluorosis, tooth trauma, and changes brought on by tetracycline.
There are many advantages to choosing a professional teeth whitening treatment over a store bought treatment option. Simply put, store bought treatments can lack the kind of potency needed to make your smile as bright as you would like. Patients who use professional whitening agents can look forward to more significant benefits when fighting advanced stains and other causes of discoloration, and it means easier care with a personalized treatment kit. Before proceeding with this approach, we can look for signs that you might benefit from another approach, such as dental bonding treatment or the placement of porcelain veneers.
We provide a custom treatment known as Ultradent, which will include custom trays for applications and a potent bleaching gel to effectively fight discoloration. The trays make it easier to perform your daily applications; you can wear yours while you sleep, or you can apply them at a specific time of day. Seven to ten days of daily applications can be all you need to see changes, as in that time the peroxide formula will be able to penetrate the enamel and dentin and lighten both structures!
To keep your smile bright, our practice can provide guidance on protecting yourself against new discoloration. In addition to receiving this guidance, you can take advantage of your trays and perform touch-ups that fight changes to your enamel color after your treatment.
Our practice is ready to help patients take on the embarrassment they feel over the color of their teeth. To find out how personalized teeth whitening treatment can help you, call the practice of Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz in Astoria, NY at 718-728-8320.