Everyone wants—and deserves—a beautiful smile. But the things you eat and drink every day can gradually make your teeth dull, discolored, and even yellowish. Coffee, red wine, green tea, and berries are common culprits, but who wants to give up coffee just to get whiter teeth? The good news is that you don’t have to. All you need is a little help from your cosmetic dentist.
There are lots of methods of removing surface stains from teeth, but by far the most effective one is professional-grade teeth whitening solution. You can only get this from your dentist’s office. At Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer the Sinsational Smiles® teeth whitening system. It takes less than one hour, and you can see the results right away. In fact, your teeth can be lightened several shades in just one visit!
In-office teeth whitening, also referred to as chairside teeth whitening, involves filling a comfortable silicone tray with prescription-grade whitening gel. When fitting the tray to your mouth, the dentist will take care to protect your sensitive gum tissue. Once your teeth are exposed to the solution, the dentist will use a special LED light to activate the bleaching agent and further accelerate your whitening results.
While in-office teeth whitening doesn’t require a lengthy appointment, some people still prefer to whiten their teeth at home. This method takes longer to achieve results, but with a professional-grade whitening gel, you can still achieve teeth that are whiter by several shades. Unlike the whitening strips you can buy in the supermarket, these take-home kits won’t cause irritation to your sensitive gum tissue. That is because the dentist will create custom-fitted trays for you to use at home.
Many oral care products available over the counter contain whitening ingredients, like baking soda. Note that OTC products do not contain the professional-grade whitening gel that you can get from a cosmetic dentist, so you shouldn’t expect dramatic results with these products. However, you can use these whitening products after undergoing professional teeth whitening. They will help remove light surface stains to preserve the results of your teeth whitening treatment.
Whenever you choose an oral care product, always look for the seal of the American Dental Association (ADA). Toothpaste, mouth rinse, or other oral care products that carry the ADA seal have been proven to be safe for use as directed.
You can find out the best teeth whitening method for your smile when you visit the team at Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry. Sit down with Dr. Nick or Dr. Elliot during your one-on-one consultation and discuss your expectations for your smile. In addition to in-office teeth whitening, we offer custom-fitted take-home trays with professional-grade whitening gel. To enhance your whiter smile further, consider talking to the cosmetic dentist about one of our other treatments, like Invisalign and tooth-colored fillings. Get in touch today to request a consult in Huntington, LI.
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