Teeth bleaching is a simple dental service used to change the color of tooth enamel and is an ideal way to improve the beauty of your smile.

Since having pearly white teeth has these days become the number one aesthetic concern of most adults, there are a number of ways to whiten teeth. The most popular method is a home teeth whitening system that will easily whiten teeth a few shades. Because teeth bleaching only works on natural tooth structure, it is important to consider this before the replacement of old crowns, fillings, etc. Replacement of any restorations better be done after the bleaching so they will match the recently-whitened teeth.

Teeth whitening isn’t permanent. A touch-up may be needed every several years, and even more frequently if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.

Reasons for teeth bleaching:

  • Stained teeth.
  • Stained teeth due to specific antibiotics (tetracycline, etc.).
  • Wear of outer tooth layer.
  • Fluorosis (excessive fluoridation during tooth development).

What does teeth whitening entail?

The take-home teeth whitening usually takes two appointments. At the first appointment, impressions or molds will be taken of your teeth to make custom, clear, plastic trays.

The following visit, your dentist in Brooklyn NY will try on the trays for proper fit, and adjustments will be made as needed. The trays are worn with the whitening solution either twice daily for 30 minutes each time or overnight for two weeks depending on how stained the teeth are and your whitening goals. It is normal to have some sensitivity during the time you are bleaching your teeth, but it will subside right after you have stopped the teeth whitening process.

You will receive care instructions for the use and maintenance of the trays, and we encourage you to see your dentist regularly to maintain a white and healthy smile. If you need to get teeth whitening in Brooklyn NY, Brooklyn Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, or Park Slope, please contact Brooklyn Dentist for more information.