Teeth stains are inevitable due to our consumption of a variety of foods anddrinks (soda, spicy food, coffee, etc.). However, advanced teeth whiteningtechnology has enabled dentists to whiten teeth without adversely affecting thetooth structure.
Almost all whitening methods are similar in concept, but some are much moreeffective because of the way the whitening material is delivered to the teeth.Another contributing factor is the concentration of the material, which is whyless potent over-the-counter whitening systems usually dont give patients theresults they are hoping for.
The two main methods of professional whitening are tray whitening andin-office whitening. In tray whitening, an impression is taken and a custom trayis made for the patient. Then, a supply of whitening gel is given to the patientand he/she wears the tray for a few hours each day (techniques differ) for aperiod of time until an acceptable result is achieved. Sensitivity of the teethis a normal side-effect of this whitening method and is almost alwaystransitional.
On the other hand, in-office whitening is the most efficient means ofwhitening. There are a number of different types used, but the process is very similar for these methods;youcan have your teeth whitened in one session and achieve significant results.Your dentist can give you more detailed information and help you decide whichmethod is more suitable for you and your teeth.
If you have any questions about teeth whitening andcosmetic dentistry and you live in or around New York, give us a calltoday!
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