Professional Teeth Whitening in Manhattan, NYC
Teeth whitening also known as bleaching is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel. This is a simple technique to brighten your smile.
This technique usually requires one office visit. The dentist will apply a protective layer on your gums to prevent the whitening gel from harming your gums. The whitening gel is then applied to the enamel of your teeth.
The patient will come into the office to have impressions taken of their teeth. The dental technician will fabricate custom, plastic trays from the molds. The dentist will make sure your trays fit perfectly prior to giving instructions on how to place the whitening gel in the trays. The trays are worn every day or overnight until you have reached your desired color. It is normal to experience some tooth sensitivity during the time the trays are in your mouth and should go away once you have stopped bleaching.
Reasons for teeth whitening:
- Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development)
- Normal wear of outer tooth layer
- Stained teeth due to medications (doxycycline, tetracycline, etc.)
- Yellow, brown stained teeth
Teeth whitening is not permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.