If you could have your very best smile, what would it look like? According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, most people want the whitest teeth possible. At New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY, your dentist, Dr. Brandon Huang, makes those smile dreams come true with professional teeth whitening services. Given your choice of lightning-quick in-office whitening, or more gradual at-home treatments, you can enjoy a bright smile that gets noticed.
How dental stains develop
Tooth enamel becomes stained from the inside out (intrinsic stains) or from the outside in (extrinsic stains). Oral injury and some pharmaceuticals (such as tetracyline and chemotherapy) are responsible for those intrinsic and exceptionally stubborn stains.
Conversely, extrinsic stains are truly just surface discolorations as organic matter becomes caught in the enamel, the outermost layer of your tooth structure. These discolorations come from tobacco and darkly pigmented foods and beverages--blueberries and coffee as notable examples. Tobacco---either smokeless or cigarettes and cigars--darken tooth enamel as well. Poor oral hygiene worsens these stains.
How professional whitening helps
If your teeth and gums are healthy (no gum disease or decay), you're probably a candidate for Philips Zoom! whitening with Dr. Brandon Huang. He'll confirm that with a careful oral examination and the offer you the choice of the in-office or at-home version.
Also, you should know that either version of professional whitening protects you from the dental and gingival (gum) sensitivity many people experience with retail whitening systems, says the American Dental Association. So, a trip to see your dentist in Midtown Manhattan is well worth it.
Let's say you choose in-office whitening. First, your hygienist will clean and polish your teeth. Then, Dr. Huang will protect your gums and lips with a plastic dam and apply the Philips Zoom! whitening varnish. Depending on the version you choose, the light-activated whitening varnish will produce dramatic results in as little as half an hour. Another in-office version takes 45 minutes. Either way, your teeth will lighten up to eight shades brighter.
Results with at-home whitening are similar. You apply the whitening agent via custom-fitted trays. Wearing them for a specified amount of time for up to two weeks, you'll get a whiter smile in the privacy of your own home.
Your teeth will stay white
Just be careful with your brushing and flossing habits, and see Dr. Huang every six months for exams, cleanings and whitening touch-ups as needed. Avoid tobacco, and reduce your intake of staining dietary choices, too.
Find out more
Philips whitening and you. They can be an unbeatable combination. Why not contact New York Dental Studio in Midtown Manhattan, NY for your personal evaluation by your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Brandon Huang? Call (212) 588-1809.