Over time, through the natural processes of eating and drinking, teeth can lose their luster. This is due to the pores on teeth, just like skin, are capable of absorbing the various substances that come into contact with them.
When we eat or drink particular foods, such as coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and tomato sauce, they seep into our teeth’s pores, staining the enamel. This is known as an extrinsic stain, and smoking is also a significant factor that contributes to the discoloration of teeth.
At Rockaway Dental Group, we understand the importance of a smile that is not only healthy but beautiful. The confidence that comes with a radiant smile can make all the difference in the world. Contact us to find out how we can enhance your dental aesthetics in just one visit!
How Teeth Whitening Works
Once stains breach the pores and settle into the enamel, not even meticulous brushing can remove them.
Naushir Lalani, DDS, coats the teeth with a highly concentrated whitening agent. This gel is left on the teeth for a short time, soaking into the pores, where it breaks down the chemical bonds of the stains, gently pushing them out while lightening your teeth by several shades.
In all, the treatment is completely non-invasive and only takes an hour. Patients should note that a cleaning is recommended before whitening procedures to maximize surface contact.
Rockaway Dental Group also offers at-home whitening products. These involve taking a digital impression of your dental structure to produce custom-molded trays that fit over your teeth.
These trays are taken home with you along with the necessary amount of whitening agent. The gel used for at-home whitening is much less concentrated than what Dr. Lalani uses in his office, where he can safely administer and observe the treatment.
Take-home whitening takes as little as 15 minutes a day, for up to two weeks, leaving you with a noticeably more radiant smile.
The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
There are numerous benefits to having your teeth whitened by a dental healthcare professional.
• A more aesthetically pleasing smile
• Higher self-confidence
• A safe, professional environment
• The expertise of a knowledgeable professional
These are just a few of the way teeth whitening can improve your smile and your life.
Radiant Smiles at Rockaway Dental Group
If your smile lacks luster, or you find yourself mildly embarrassed by the shade of your teeth, contact our practice today! Our office proudly enhances smiles in for the people of Rockaway, as well as the surrounding communities of Bayswater, Edgemere, Arverne, Inwood, and Atlantic Beach.
Contact us today to make your smile shine!