Teeth Whitening – Gramercy Park, NY
Producing Brighter Smiles in Less Time
Everyone wants a beautiful, healthy-looking smile but sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, stains and discoloration can still develop. Whether it’s age, overconsumption of dark-colored foods and beverages, or smoking, when stains appear beneath the tooth enamel, you’re going to need a professional to give you back your brighter, whiter smile. While some people reach for an over-the-counter whitening kit, you’ll most likely be throwing away your hard-earned money for a product that promises a lot but delivers nothing in return. This is why Dr. Ira Newman offers a better alternative that promises outstanding, dramatic results every time – Glo teeth whitening in Gramercy Park! To learn how you can get started on the path to a brighter smile, contact us today.
How Do Teeth Discolor?
Before our team recommends any specific teeth whitening treatment, we will take the time to determine the underlying cause of your dental discoloration, including:
- Consumption of staining foods and drinks
- Years of wear that thins tooth enamel revealing the yellow-colored dentin tooth layer
- Smoking and tobacco use darken the color of tooth enamel
- Fluorosis due to overconsumption of fluoride as a child causes brighter white areas on the tooth
- Tetracycline medications taken during dental development can lead to darker staining on teeth
How Does Glo Teeth Whitening Work?
Dr. Newman offers two ways to receive Glo teeth whitening: in-office or at-home. Should you opt for professional treatment performed in-house, your cosmetic dentist in Gramercy Park will begin by using a shade guide to determine desired results. Once your personalized treatment plan is created, he will use a specialized mouthpiece that combines warming heat and a safe LED light that works to accelerate the hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. Penetrating the enamel of each tooth, the light and gel combination blasts away stains, providing long-lasting results in under an hour. This makes it possible to achieve your desired smile in less time and without the necessary process of taking impressions for customized trays.
If you’d rather whiten your smile at home, on your own time, we can provide you with a take-home Glo teeth whitening kit that includes the special mouthpiece and several Glo vials for touch-ups when necessary. Following Dr. Newman’s instructions, you can expect to see dramatic results in about two weeks.
Why is Glo Teeth Whitening Better Than Store-Bought Whiteners?
Glo teeth whitening offers patients smiles up to 12 shades brighter in just one visit to our office. In addition to saving time, you will also receive predictable results under the supervision of our skilled cosmetic dentist. This means you’ll achieve the desired end results in complete comfort with reduced risk for dental sensitivity that can occur following teeth whitening treatments.
How Long Will My Whitening Results Last?
Your in-office teeth whitening results can last months or years with proper care. This should include twice a day brushing, daily flossing, and biannual appointments with our team. You will also want to limit or forego consumption of staining foods and drinks like coffee, berries, and red wine. If you use tobacco or smoke, your teeth will also discolor more quickly, so kicking this habit can help extend your results. We can also offer you professional take-home whitening kits, so you can touch up the results a few times each year.
Teeth Whitening FAQs – Gramercy Park, NY
At Gramercy Dental Studio, we want all of our patients to love the way their smile looks. And since nearly everyone develops stains and discoloration at some point, we often recommend teeth whitening as a great place to start. Below, you’ll find answers to several FAQs about teeth whitening in Gramercy Park. But don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or want to schedule a consultation. We’ve helped hundreds of patients achieve whiter, more beautiful teeth, and we’d love to help you too!
Am I a Good Candidate For Teeth Whitening?
Whitening is a great option for many people. However, since we want you to have a smile that’s both healthy and beautiful, Dr. Newman will make sure there aren’t any issues such as cavities or gum disease that need to be addressed first.
In addition, we may recommend alternative treatments or simply postponing whitening for the following patients:
- Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Those under age 18
- Anyone with severe stains from fluorosis or tetracycline use in childhood
- For people with extensive enamel wear or who have enamel defects such as pitting
Does Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?
Teeth are covered in hundreds of tiny pores that temporarily “open” during the whitening process. Due to genetics, some people are more susceptible to this than others, which explains why certain people get temporary sensitivity while others don’t.
That said, just one of the advantages of professional whitening is that it contains ingredients like fluoride that “insulate” the pores in the teeth and strengthen the enamel. This blocks temperature and pressure from reaching the nerves of the teeth and greatly reduces sensitivity.
You can also use a sensitivity toothpaste at home before and during your whitening treatment. The effects are cumulative, so you’ll get the most benefit by using it for 2-3 weeks before you whiten. In addition, people who are especially prone to sensitivity often do great with take-home whitening. This allows them to whiten at their own pace, so instead of wearing the trays every day, they can simply be worn every second or third day. While this approach takes a bit longer, it still provides great results and minimizes or eliminates sensitivity.
Will Teeth Whitening Change the Color of My Veneers or Crowns?
No. Unfortunately, the only way to change the color of existing dental work is to replace it. In fact, many people prefer to whiten before they get new veneers or crowns so that the color can be matched to whiter, brighter teeth from the beginning.