Teeth whitening is one of our most requested cosmetic dentistry treatments. As you age, so do your teeth. Over time, teeth naturally become yellowed, stained, or discolored. There are many things that can discolor teeth further, including:
- Smoking or tobacco use
- Drinking coffee, wine, tea, or dark-colored sodas
- Worn or deteriorating dental restorations
- High levels of sugar consumption
- High consumption of acidic foods and drinks
- Certain medications and illnesses
Teeth whitening aims at restoring your bright, white smile. There are many types of teeth whitening and we work with you to determine what is best for your smile. Teeth whitening can be done in our office or at home. At our office, in South Salem, New York, Dr. DeLapa recommends the at-home teeth whitening method, because unlike in-office treatment, it seldom causes sensitivity and the whiting results are deeper, brighter, and last longer. The process includes taking impressions of your teeth and fabricating custom fitted bleaching trays. Then, by applying a gentle bleaching gel into the custom-made trays and wearing them just a few hours a day, at-home whitening allows you to transform your smile at your own convenience. These custom trays can then be used to perform an occasional touch-up whitening which will prevent your teeth from darkening again. The end result is a more beautiful, whiter smile that lasts! For more information, we invite you to contact our office today.