Find out how you can get a whiter smile quickly with in-office teeth whitening.
Is your yellowing, dull smile making you feel self-conscious? Do you feel awkward or even embarrassed to smile at those around you? If you find that you actually smile less because of dental stains, then our Forest Hills, NY, cosmetic dentist, Dr. Richard Lestz, is here to provide a simple solution: teeth whitening.
What causes teeth to become yellow?
Unfortunately, this is a common part of the aging process. In this case it is the layer underneath the enamel—known as the dentin—that actually begins to darken. If you are a teeth grinder you may find that enamel thins out faster and your teeth become dull and yellow rather quickly.
Besides aging’s effects on your teeth, the foods and drinks you consume can also lead to a stained smile. If you are a smoker, then chances are pretty good that you deal with some pretty unpleasant stains as well. Some may even be rather dark and embarrassing.
Of course, dental stains can also be internal. Direct trauma, excessive fluoride consumption, taking certain medications such as antibiotics for a long period of time or even genetics can affect the color of your teeth.
Who is right for professional teeth whitening?
When it comes to getting teeth whitening in Forest Hills, NY, there are some things you should know. First of all, the stains that will respond to this treatment will be external stains. Our in-office teeth whitening system is strong, and it’s probably the highest concentration of bleaching gel available; however, this doesn’t mean that it can reach those deeper layers of the tooth to remove these stains. External, yellow stains caused by smoking, aging and what you eat will respond best to this treatment.
When you choose to get in-office teeth whitening, you’ll see results the moment your treatment is over. In fact, you may only require one whitening session to get the results you want. A lot will depend on the severity of your stains and just how much whiter you want your smile.
It’s also important to talk to us about any tooth sensitivity you may already have, as this treatment can sometimes temporarily increase sensitivity for a few days. Those who have restorations like fillings, crowns and bridges should also know that teeth whitening treatment will not whiten artificial structures; however, restorations can be replaced to match your more radiant smile.
If you have questions about teeth whitening and what it can do for you, call our Forest Hills, NY, dental office today to schedule your consultation. We would love to help you figure out whether teeth whitening is the right choice for you.