White teeth are the perfect complement to any newly straightened smile. At Bayside Orthodontics in Bayside, New York, orthodontic specialists Inna Gellerman, DDS, and Emanuel Mizrahi, DDS, offer professional teeth whitening that delivers fast, noticeable results. Professional teeth whitening is the fastest way to dramatically improve the appearance of your smile. To learn more, call Bayside Orthodontics or schedule an appointment online today.
Any product that claims to whiten your teeth typically contains a peroxide-based solution. Peroxide products, such as whitening toothpastes, strips, or mouth rinses, lift stains from the enamel.
Unfortunately, many over-the-counter (OTC) products can’t penetrate the deeper layers of your teeth. They may remove extrinsic stains — discoloration on the surface of your tooth enamel — but they can’t reach intrinsic stains. Only professional teeth whitening can remove these deep stains from your teeth.
The oxygen molecules that professional-grade products contain can break down the stains deep inside your enamel to reveal a visibly brighter, whiter smile in less than an hour.
Anybody with tooth discoloration can benefit from professional teeth whitening. As you age, your teeth typically begin to yellow and darken. While this is natural and expected, certain factors that can accelerate tooth discoloration include:
Coffee and tea Red wine Carbonated soda Soy sauce Marinara sauce Dark berries Poor oral hygiene Tobacco use Certain medications
How white your teeth look depends on the thickness of your tooth enamel. If you have genetically thin enamel, the darker dentin underneath shows through, making your teeth look brown or yellow. Tooth enamel tends to thin with age, which is why your teeth may look darker now than they did when you were younger.
Bayside Orthodontics is proud to offer a variety of professional whitening products with VenusWhite®. The two most common treatments are:
Chairside teeth whitening is quick and effective. After protecting your lips and gums with a special plastic device, the team at Bayside Orthodontics applies a professional-grade peroxide solution to your teeth. The solution gradually breaks up the unwanted pigment in your teeth until you achieve your desired results.
If you want to whiten your teeth on your own time, VenusWhite offers custom take-home trays.
The team at Bayside Orthodontics takes digital impressions of your teeth to create your custom-made trays. Once your trays are ready, you’ll receive professional-grade whitening gel that you add directly to your trays.
Every treatment is different, but most people see visible results after wearing their trays for about one hour a day over two weeks or more.
To learn more about teeth whitening, call Bayside Orthodontics or schedule an appointment online now.