Stains and discolorations can certainly diminish the power of your smile. They can create a distraction that seems to be magnified in pictures and videos. When brushing and flossing aren’t enough to resolve the issue, it may be time to schedule a discussion about cosmetic dentistry with your dentist.
A cosmetic dentist is equipped with the tools that can eliminate many of the stains that affect our teeth. Your daily cup of coffee or your evening glass of red wine can leave behind a residue that slowly steals the shine from your smile. Medications, age, smoking, and lackluster oral hygiene can have a similar effect, leaving you with tough, unsightly stains.
For the vast majority of stains, professional teeth whitening is the solution of choice. It is requested more frequently than any other cosmetic dentistry procedure, and it is considered to be among the most conservative procedures currently available. This is primarily due to the fact that teeth whitening or bleaching does not alter the composition or the structure of the enamel.
The efficacy of a professionally-formulated whitening solution, combined with the naturally oxygenating power of peroxide, affords you the opportunity to eliminate years of deep stain without any risk or long-term commitment. After your teeth have been whitened, you will resume your normal oral hygiene habits and you may also continue with your favorite foods and beverages.
Moving forward, you may choose to continue having your teeth whitened periodically in order to maintain your bright smile. Many patients pay a special visit to their cosmetic dentist for a smile enhancement in preparation for an upcoming event such as a wedding or class reunion, in which case teeth whitening may be a one-time request. This decision is also acceptable, since whitening does not require any additional maintenance or follow-up care.
Contact the office of our cosmetic dentist at 718-389-1120 to find out what professional teeth whitening can do to brighten and enhance your smile.