Teeth whitening procedures are very common these days. At Dr. Joe’s in Smithtown, NY, we get clients asking us about how they can whiten their teeth. Some of them want to do it at home while others prefer to get the fast procedure done in-office.
While whitening seems straightforward, we realized that there are certain facts people aren’t aware of. At Dr. Joe’s, we want you to know all there is about any procedure you’ll go through. Our dentist near you at Dr. Joe’s in Smithtown has been offering teeth whitening in Smithtown, NY to residents of Huntington, Commack and the surrounding communities.
Have a wedding to go to tomorrow and want to have the brightest possible smile? We get a lot of clients who want fast results. In-office whitening commonly involves having to come in for several visits, with each one lasting about 30 minutes.
We have faster techniques available now, though. We can whiten your teeth in a single two-hour visit so you can get to that wedding with maximum results.
Whitening is considered a harmless procedure. Some people experience temporary increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, but this only lasts a few days for most people. We also recommend visiting us before beginning to whiten your teeth on your own.
The excessive use of bleaching agents can erode your teeth and damage them. To prevent this from happening, visit our office, and we’ll be able to give you advice on how to effectively whiten your teeth at home without damaging them.
Unfortunately, false teeth can’t be whitened. We receive complaints from people who had their teeth whitened at home or the dentist’s office but didn’t notice changes to their false teeth. That’s because only natural teeth are affected by whitening agents. Implants, bridges, and other forms of false teeth won’t be whitened.
Your teeth should stay white for about three years. Once they start to stain again and lose their brightness, you can whiten them again. To keep them white as long as possible, cut back or abstain from tobacco products and caffeine. These substances play the biggest role in staining and darkening our teeth.
If you are looking for a dentist in Smithtown, NY, call us today and book an appointment.