Did you know that whitening your teeth can make you look younger? Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dental treatment, using either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, that breaks down the surface stains of your teeth resulting in a whiter, brighter smile.
First, we give you a thorough dental exam and cleaning. Teeth whitening procedures will have the most optimal outcome within two weeks of a professional teeth cleaning. Our dentist will then help you decide whether an in-office or home-based teeth whitening system will best suit your needs. It is important to understand that not every pre-existing condition can be solved by whitening. Patients with very dark stains and discoloration, crowns or fillings, may not benefit from the whitening procedure. Our dentist will consult with you regarding your suitability for the process and offer alternatives if you are not a good candidate.
Looking for a fast, safe, and convenient procedure? In-office whitening requires one visit. Once you are comfortably settled into our chair, pick your favorite TV show, your gums will be covered with a special gel and a whitening agent will be applied to your teeth. The procedure usually last an hour and then you are ready to take on the world again.
Favor the DIY approach? If a home-based method of whitening is more up your alley, Les Belles NYC is still here to help. We can provide you with customized whitening trays to hold the whitening gel, as well as instructions on how to properly use the mouth trays and whitening gel to get the best results. You may feel some sensitivity in your teeth during the whitening procedure and this is a normal part of the process which is why we may ask you to return to the dental office every other week so we can monitor your progress and address any sensitivity issues.
How to Instantly Brighten Your Smile: The Ultimate Guide to Teeth Whitening!
Having a beautiful, bright smile can instantly boost your confidence. If your teeth are stained or yellowed, you may be looking for the best way to whiten your teeth. Fortunately, there are many options available to help you achieve the perfect white smile. At Les Belles NYC, we can tell you everything you need to know about teeth whitening, from the different types of whitening treatments to the best products to use and tips to maintain your beautiful white smile.
Introduction to Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening is a process of lightening the color of teeth to achieve a brighter and whiter smile. It is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world, with millions of people choosing to whiten their teeth every year. Teeth whitening can be done professionally at our New York City office or in the comfort of your home. There are a countless variety of products available to help you achieve the perfect white teeth.
While teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your teeth, it is important to understand that teeth whitening is not a permanent solution. Your teeth will naturally become stained and yellowed over time due to lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking coffee, and eating certain foods. It is important to practice good oral hygiene and maintain your white teeth with regular whitening treatments.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
There are many benefits to teeth whitening, the most obvious being a brighter, whiter smile. Teeth whitening can help remove years of staining and discoloration, giving you a more youthful and attractive appearance. In addition, teeth whitening can improve your self-confidence, making you feel more confident in social situations and when meeting new people.
Teeth whitening can also be beneficial for overall oral health. When your teeth are stained and yellowed, it can be difficult to keep them clean, which can lead to plaque buildup and gum disease. Teeth whitening can help to remove these stains, making it easier to brush and floss properly and keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Different Types of Teeth Whitening
There are two main types of teeth whitening treatments: professional whitening and over-the-counter whitening. Professional whitening is performed at our Les Belles NYC office. While it can be more expensive than over-the-counter whitening, professional whitening can give you faster, more noticeable and longer-lasting results.
Over-the-counter whitening kits are often considered because they have a lower price tag and are readily available at most drugstores and supermarkets. These kits typically include a whitening gel that is applied to the teeth, and a light or laser that is used to activate the gel. Over-the-counter whitening kits can give you good results, but they may take longer than professional whitening and can cause some sensitivity. They also do not consider the unique needs of each smile.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional teeth whitening is the most effective way to get a brighter and whiter smile in a short amount of time. In-office professional whitening at Les Belles NYC typically takes about an hour. During the procedure, one of our New York cosmetic dentists will apply a whitening gel to the teeth and use a laser or special light to activate the gel. The light helps to break down the stains and discoloration, leaving you with a brighter and whiter smile.
Home Teeth Whitening
Home teeth whitening can include many different store-bought products, from whitening strips and gels to whitening trays and LED light kits. While home whitening kits can be done in the comfort of your own home, they are a “cookie-cutter approach” that doesn’t consider the needs of each individual patient. Plus, they may need to be performed multiple times to get ideal results, which increases the overall expense of OTC products.
Tips for Maintaining Your White Smile
At Les Belles NYC, we want our patients to not only achieve their brightest smile with our teeth whitening services, but also maintain their results for as long as possible. To reduce future staining, it is important to maintain proper oral hygiene and consider regular whitening treatments. Here are some tips for maintaining your white smile:
- Brush twice a day with a whitening toothpaste: Use a whitening toothpaste to help remove existing stains and prevent new ones from forming.
- Floss daily: Flossing removes plaque and food particles that can lead to staining.
- Avoid foods and drinks that can stain your teeth: Coffee, tea, red wine, and dark-colored foods can all cause staining on the teeth.
- Use a straw when drinking staining beverages: Using a straw helps to keep the staining liquids away from your teeth.
- Avoid smoking: Smoking can lead to deep, yellow stains on the teeth.
- Schedule regular professional whitening treatments: Professional whitening treatments can help to remove existing stains and keep your teeth looking their best.
Why Choose Les Belles NYC for Your Professional Teeth Whitening?
- The Les Belles whitening process is proven to protect you from and reduce tooth sensitivity.
- Guaranteed 2 shades whiter as a minimum.
- High quality, effective ingredients that are safe and biocompatible.
- Extensive comfort menu of amenities including Netflix and aromatherapy during your whitening visit.
Common Teeth Whitening FAQs
Have more questions about professional teeth whitening at Les Belles NYC? We provide answers to some of the most common questions we hear below:
- Q: How long does teeth whitening last?
- A: Teeth whitening results can last for up to one year with proper maintenance and care. It is important to practice good oral hygiene and avoid smoking and foods and drinks that can stain the teeth.
- Q: Is teeth whitening safe?
- A: Teeth whitening is safest and most effective when performed by a cosmetic dentist. At Les Belles NYC, we are keenly aware of how to protect your unique smile from discomfort or harm.
- Q: Can I whiten my teeth at home?
- A: Yes, there are many products available for home teeth whitening. However, our New York office also a superior choice with professional grade whitening systems that can be used in the comfort of your home.
Get Whiter Teeth in New York
Having a beautiful white smile can instantly boost your confidence and make you feel more attractive. Professional teeth whitening is a safe, easy and highly effective way to get a brighter and whiter smile. To learn more about the advantages of investing in professional teeth whitening at Les Belles NYC versus over-the-counter whitening kits, please call our office. Get ready to show off your beautiful, white smile!