Professional Laser Teeth Whitening; Teeth Bleaching Kits; Teeth Whitening Systems and More
Because we offer the best teeth whitening in Manhattan, our dental tooth whitening and professional laser teeth whitening is by far the most popular cosmetic procedures requested by our patients. There are so many whitening options now available that is possible for almost anyone to achieve a beautiful and bright smile.
I am an expert in dental tooth whitening procedures and teeth whitening systems and will help you to decide which the best choice is for you.
What is the Difference Between Tooth Bleaching and Tooth Whitening?
Tooth bleaching is just another name for tooth whitening. We use hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide in all tooth whitening procedures.
Why Do Our Teeth Change Color as We Age?
Enamel, the surface material of our teeth, is similar to porcelain, and protects our teeth from normal wear and tear. As we age the enamel can become worn and more transparent, allowing the yellow color of the core of the tooth (dentin) to show through. Millions of tiny cracks also appear and can fill up with debris resulting in a dingy, dull appearance. As NYC's best teeth whitening dentist, our tooth bleaching and tooth whitening will remove the debris and stains but will not repair the cracks. Therefore, tooth whitening usually needs to be repeated now and then.
Can Tooth Whitening Kits Remove All Kinds of Stains?
Basically there are two types of tooth stains, extrinsic and intrinsic. Tooth whitening can be effective in removing both types of stains.
- Extrinsic stains are usually caused by normal wear or years of drinking coffee, smoking, and eating certain foods. When extrinsic stains cannot be removed by normal cleaning, then I may recommend professional tooth bleaching or tooth whitening.
- Intrinsic stains reside on the inside of the tooth. These types of stains are caused by aging, injury or certain minerals that may have been present during the formation of the tooth (such as the antibiotic, Tetracycline). For these types of stains I usually follow-up the in-office whitening procedure with a tooth whitening kit to be used over a long period of time.