Health and Fitness

Teeth Whitening – New York Dentist Dr. Marvin Mansky Upper West Side NY, NY

Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures performed by professionals like https://bensalembucksdental.com. Several factors can contribute to the darkening of teeth, including the effects of age, certain foods and drinks, smoking, and medication. Whitening is a process that involves placing a whitening solution in contact with the teeth causing oxidation of stains on the surface of the teeth as well as whitening the color underlying the outer enamel surface.

  • None A variety of factors cause stains on teeth. The color of teeth comes from the dentin, a highly calcified substance underneath the enamel cover on the surface of the teeth. The bleach in Zoom or at-home whitening systems go through the enamel surface and bleaches the dentin. It also eliminates stains on the enamel surfaces
  • None Who should not whiten their teeth?
  • None People under the age of 14.
  • None Any person with known allergies to any component of the bleaching system.
  • None People with large fillings or crowns in the front teeth. Existing crowns will not whiten so there may be a color discrepancy after whitening. Some filling may whiten but it is not known before whitening which filling will whiten. However, if you are willing to changing older crowns in your smile line, existing crowns and fillings can be redone after whitening and made to match the newly whitened teeth.
  • None People with decay and periodontal/gum disease should avoid whitening until those problems are corrected.
  • None Pregnant and nursing women should not use this product.
  • None People with heavy stain or plaque or tartar buildups should wait until the teeth are cleaned first.
  1. What is the difference between Zoom whitening and at-home whitening?
  2. At-home: Comfortable thin plastic customized trays are fabricated by the dentist and dispensed to you with a whitening gel.

Instructions are given. With the system we use the ideal procedure is to use the trays with gel for 2 one half-hour sessions each day

until your teeth are as white as you would like or as white as they can get. At-home whitening takes from 1-3 weeks, depending on the

The initial shade of teeth and length of time the trays are worn.

  1. Zoom in-office whitening: The Zoom system uses a whitening gel and a special light to speed up the whitening process. For the most effective results, it requires a 2 ½ hour visit. The first ½ hour is to prepare your mouth for the whitening process. The next 2 hours are for actually whitening your teeth. During this time you have the option of watching a DVD or listening to music or the radio.
  2. Extreme Whitening: For people who have special whitening needs,tetracycline-stained teeth, for example, a combination of in-home and in-office whitening works best. A free consultation can determine the best approach for you.
  3. How white can my teeth get? Although it is usual for teeth to whiten 6 to 10 shades it can not be accurately predicted how white any individuals teeth will whiten. With the Zoom whitening system extending the time we spend on the process from the company recommended ¾ of an hour to 2 hours dramatically increases the results.
  4. How long does whitening last?

It varies dramatically. Some people may need to touch up the whitened teeth every month, others every 6 months or a year. Touch up usually requires a day or two of tray whitening.

  1. What if I experience sensitivity of discomfort?

Few people may experience some degree of sensitivity. Sensitivity is usually short-lived and tends to decrease as the whitening treatment progresses. Using the newly developed Prospec MI paste effectively prevents sensitivity.

  1. Is it OK to swallow the whitening gel?

Yes, the whitening gel will not harm you in the quantities swallowed under normal use.

  1. Are the results that I get from bleaching permanent? The results are not permanent. It can last from a few months to years depending on lifestyle habits and maintenance bleaching.
  2. Couldnt I save money by making my own trays with the boil and bite technique? Trays customized to your mouth are the most comfortable and fit better. The bleaching material in customized trays is better placed against the teeth. This approach is recommended by the American Dental Association as the proper technique for at-home tooth whitening.
  3. How do I store my gels once I receive them and how long is their shelf-life? All of your gels should be stored in your refrigerator; however, for best results we recommend that you let the gels come to room temperature before using them for whitening purposes. Never freeze your syringes; and of course, always protect your gels from heat and direct sunlight. If kept under the proper conditions some gels have a shelf-life of up to one year.
  4. What do I do if the gel comes into contact with my eyes?

Your whitening gels are irritant to your mucous membranes and therefore should be kept out of contact with all body tissues except for your teeth. If contact does occur, rinse the area with plenty of water and seek medical attention.

  1. Will my fillings, crowns, or other porcelain restorations whitening when I bleach my teeth?

A color of permanent restoration is permanent and so the color will not change when your teeth. We recommend that you whiten your teeth to your desired shade prior to having new restorations placed to match your new tooth color.

  1. Will your bleaching system work to treat tetracycline or minocycline discolored teeth?
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