Teeth Whitening Methods

before and after teeth whitening

As people age, it is inevitable that our teeth will lose their white color because the outer layer of enamel becomes thinner and thinner. For many people, a beautiful smile means having bright and shiny white teeth. Along with aging, other factors that affect teeth color are food and drink stains, smoking and tartar buildup. There are many products on the market that claim to whiten teeth, but many are not safe.

Professional Whitening

The safest route to take when wanting to whiten your teeth is through your dentist. At our office, we use the latest in bleaching technology to give you that beautiful smile. We offer two different types of whitening methods, Boost and GLO Science. The difference between the two whitening treatments is that GLO Science includes a take home option and risk of sensitivity is at a minimum. With just a 75-minute appointment, you can notice significant whitening improvements. For those with severe staining or aged teeth, crowns and veneers may be a better option.

Whitening Toothpastes

Whitening toothpastes are best for removing stains on your teeth but not for changing the natural color of them. You may still notice improvements in your teeth’s color, and using whitening toothpaste can be a great alternative to having them professionally whitened. If you do have your teeth professionally whitened, using a whitening toothpaste can be helpful to make the white color last.

Unsafe Whitening Methods

Many products available over-the-counter claim to whiten your teeth but can be very unsafe. In fact, most of these products are not regulated by the FDA and can damage your teeth. These products include charcoal, whitening strips, gels and lights.

To schedule your dental appointment, contact local Newburgh, NY dentist Dr. Michael Koumas.

Before and After patients:

Before and after yellow diseased teeth to bright white teeth

Before and after yellow, aged teeth to bright white teeth

Before and after yellow and brown crooked teeth to white straight teeth with veneers

Sources:

Dental Health

WebMD

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