Teeth Whitening in Carmel, NY
Carmel Dental Associates provides professional teeth whitening services to patients located in Carmel and throughout Putman County. Call 845-225-2224 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
People often feel self-conscious about their smiles because their teeth are stained or yellow. Unfortunately, as we age our tooth enamel begins to thin, which makes teeth appear more yellow. Combine that with a habit of starting the day with a cup or two of coffee and ending it with a glass of red wine at dinner, and your pearly whites just aren’t as bright anymore. Smoking, tea, certain medications, and even childhood exposure to excessive fluoride can also cause stains and discoloration.
Luckily, many of these issues can be remedied with professional teeth whitening. While there are countless whitening treatments available over-the-counter these days, the safest and most effective teeth whitening options are those provided by dentists.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
With in-office teeth whitening treatments, you’ll get dramatic results in a short amount of time. In-office bleaching is the best solution for significant yellowing and stains, like those caused by tobacco use. While the procedure is done in about an hour, the results are quite impressive and last for years with proper care and maintenance. During an in-office teeth whitening treatment, we apply a protective gel to your gums to shield the soft tissue from damage, then we apply a strong bleaching agent to your teeth. This whitening agent is activated by a special light which enhances its results.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
At-home teeth whitening provides more gradual results than in-office whitening for patients with more minor discoloration and staining. The home whitening kits available from our office are more effective than the whitening solutions found online and in stores. They use custom-made trays designed to fit your teeth securely and a safe-yet-effective bleaching gel that can only be purchased at a dentist’s office. We will show you how to use your at-home whitening kit and include instructions on how frequently to use them and for how long.
Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
In-office teeth whitening is the most effective option, producing the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time. It’s also more convenient, requiring only a single office visit, as opposed to needing to wear whitening trays or strips every day for weeks.
Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?
When performed or overseen by a dentist (as with an at-home whitening kit), teeth whitening is not bad for your teeth. Using whitening products that do not have the ADA seal of approval or using whitening products more than the recommended amount of time can cause your teeth to become more sensitive.
How long does it take to whiten teeth?
In-office whitening treatments take about an hour. At-home whitening is usually complete in two weeks, but this depends on the amount of staining you have and your desired results.
Does whitening remove stains?
Yes, teeth whitening is able to remove most stains.
How can I keep my teeth white and healthy?
After your teeth whitening treatments, avoid smoking and drinking beverages that stain. If you do have coffee, tea, or red wine, brush afterwards or rinse with water. Be sure to brush for two minutes, twice a day and schedule dental cleanings every six months.
Call 845-225-2224 to schedule your appointment!