Do you ever wish for whiter, more beautiful teeth? We all do, and fortunately there’s an easy way to achieve your goal – professional teeth whitening. Of course, most of our patients have questions about this process, which is why we have provided this overview of tooth whitening and how it can help you.
How Teeth Whitening Works
Over time, teeth darken and become yellowed due to a number of conditions and factors. Those who enjoy black coffee, red wine, dark berries, and/or tobacco products are likely to have darker, more stained teeth than those who do not. However, even if you have the very best dental hygiene habits in the world, your teeth will still yellow as you get older.
Prescription teeth whitening agents that you can get from your dentist in Brooklyn contain potent ingredients (usually carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) that work to remove stains and brighten teeth better than any over-the-counter toothpaste, dental strips, or other products.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
If you have yellowed or stained teeth, you are most likely a good candidate for teeth whitening. Whitening works beautifully for tooth enamel, but there are a few cases in which it is not effective. For example, if you have porcelain veneers or composite fillings, these will not respond to whitening.
Likewise, if your enamel has worn thin and is showing the dentin beneath in yellow circles, whitening will not reverse this effect. Fortunately, though, if you have a condition that prevents teeth whitening from giving you the results you want, there are other options, such as dental veneers, to help you get the gorgeous smile you have been hoping for.
Teeth whitening is a simple process, in which your dentist will take an impression of your teeth, have custom dental trays made for you, and either do a chair-side whitening session or give you prescription teeth whitening agents to use at home.