Clean white radiant teeth brighten up the whole face and it is indeed one of the features everyone desires to have. However, even those who brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly may find that food, environmental factors, and time eventually make the teeth lose natural radiance. Tooth whitening is an effective way to lighten or eliminate stains and achieve a natural white smile. Numerous products may be available in the market to whiten teeth, however professional dentist-supervised treatment is safer and offers more reliable results.
Types of Teeth Whitening Procedures
- Non-Vital Whitening: Non-vital tooth whitening is done on a tooth that has had a root canal and is dead, which means it no longer has a nerve. The tooth needs whitening because it is stained from the inside, where the pulp of the tooth used to be. To whiten the tooth, the dentist puts a whitening agent inside. The tooth is then covered with a temporary filling. It usually takes some days to show results.
- Vital Whitening: The most common type of vital tooth whitening uses a gel-like whitening solution that is applied directly to the tooth surface. This product contains some form of hydrogen peroxide.
Different Options of Teeth Whitening Treatment
- In-surgery Teeth Whitening: In-surgery teeth whitening treatment provides immediate results and requires less time. This treatment is pain-free, fast and effective.
- Take-Home Teeth Whitening: The take-home method is designed for individuals who want to whiten their teeth from the comfort of their own home, in their own time. It takes at least one week to show results. A whitening gel and tray will be prescribed to the patient. Wearing the whitening tray while at home, individuals can enjoy whiter, brighter teeth without dental appointments.
Teeth whitening can do more than revitalize your smile, it can revitalize your self-image and the impression that you make on others. It can change your life.
Cosmetic Dentistry in New York City
Make a change in your life that will have a positive, lasting impact. To arrange a teeth whitening appointment, contact Dr. Aki Shirakura& Associates. Dr. Aki Shirakura DDS has been changing lives through teeth whitening. Our other procedures include veneers, crowns and implants. Call us today to fix an appointment at 914-303-6150. Our service areas are Westchester, NY and Greenwich, CT.