Best Teeth Whitening in Yonkers, New York!
Few things can project a sense of self-confidence as greatly as a bright, healthy smile. A bright smile says a lot about you. It can signify that you are in good health. It gives you a greater sense of confidence in yourself, which can further open up other doors in your life, such as with romance, career, and socializing. When you have a healthy smile, you are more apt to use it, rather than shy away from it. At our office in Yonkers, NY, we can help you achieve the smile that you deserve with professional Teeth Whitening (Tooth Bleaching)!
What Affects a Smile?
A number of factors can negatively impact the brightness of your smile, starting with the foods you eat and drink every day. A number of us are used to drinking at least one, and sometimes, more than one cup of coffee or tea each day. However, the problem is that these liquids are naturally dark and, thus, have the power to stain your teeth. Staining doesn’t happen overnight, but it does happen every day. Staining occurs slowly over time so that it isn’t as noticeable at first. Coffee and tea aren’t the only drinks that can darken your smile.
- Fruit Juice
- Red Wine
How Can You Reclaim a Brighter Smile – Teeth Whitening?
If the liquid is dark, chances are great it can stain your teeth. While it isn’t logical to eliminate the teeth-staining foods and drinks from our diet, there are some things that you can do to keep your smile bright.
First, and foremost, brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day, every day. Flossing your teeth also is important to remove debris from the crevices between your teeth as well as your teeth and gums. A whitening or tartar-control toothpaste can be helpful. If the thought of flossing turns you off, you may want to consider a water flosser, which will allow you to gently remove debris between your teeth and at the gum line with a spray of water.
If you must indulge in a dark colored drink, use a straw whenever possible. When you sip from the brim, you are essentially letting the liquid flow over your teeth first. Sipping through a straw directs the liquid to the back of the mouth.
Don’t negate a good professional teeth whitening session with your dentist. Dr. Morrow can help you brighten your smile with a professional whitening solution. Retail whiteners are handy when you are between professional dental whitening sessions, but they cannot achieve the level of brightness that a professional whitening solution can achieve. Not to mention, a chairside whitening provides you with fast results, usually within an hour.
There are, however, some tooth stains that are more stubborn and may require additional treatments.
Additionally, professional teeth whitening is not recommended for those under age 16, or those who are pregnant or lactating mothers. The dental pulp in children under age 16 is generally enlarged and, thus, may make for increased sensitivity to the professional whitening agents.
Teeth whitening treatments can work well if your teeth are stained yellow or brown. However, there are some types of stains that are more difficult to remove, such as with those who are taking certain kinds of medications. Also, if you wear dental restorations such as crowns, veneers, or if you have fillings, keep in mind that these will not whiten as your natural teeth will.
For those who have dark or gray teeth, schedule an exam with Dr. Morrow to discuss your options. If tooth bleaching isn’t a good option for you, there are other cosmetic dental solutions available that can still provide you with the bright smile that you desire.
What About All of Those Retail Whiteners? Won’t They Brighten My Teeth?
Retail whiteners come in a wide variety of options these days ranging from toothpastes, rinses, trays, strips, and many more. While they can provide some whitening benefits, it can take a while to achieve the results you want, and even then you still may not reach your brightest possible smile with retail tooth bleaching. This is due to safety reasons. The whitening agents used in retail whiteners are not as potent as those used under the supervision of your dentist.
Retail whiteners may be a good whitening option if you need a touch-up while you are between professional whitening appointments. However, if it’s your brightest smile that you seek, a professional teeth whitening session is what will allow you to reach your goal and fast.
When was the last time you had your smile brightened? If your teeth are stained and you’d like to achieve a gorgeous smile that turns heads, call the Yonkers dental office of Dr. Ira S. Morrow, DMD, today at (914) 476-4040 to schedule an appointment and learn more about the cost of teeth whitening. We can’t wait to give you that bright, gleaming, beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of!