Teeth whitening may just seem like a cosmetic procedure but research shows that whiter teeth create a more confident smile and that promotes better self-esteem. Our Downtown Brooklyn cosmetic dentist at Hanson Place Dental performs supervised teeth whitening tailored to each particular patient. The process can be done to reduce discolored or stained teeth, or simply provide our patients with a brighter, whiter smile to face the world with. We can brighten your smile in just one hour and, if properly maintained, the results can last for many years.
Before your whitening process, our Downtown Brooklyn cosmetic dentist will usually clean your teeth, fill any cavities and check your gums to make sure they are healthy enough to continue. Most in-office procedures use a hydrogen peroxide paste and a high intensity light to speed up the bleaching chemical reaction. The procedure can actually whiten your teeth four to six shades lighter after only one 60 minute treatment. Our cosmetic dentist also offers teeth whitening systems you can use at home where the whitening can be seen in just days. This involves taking molds of your mouth so we can have soft, custom mouth trays made for you. After a thin ribbon of the chemical is put into the tray, wear it for two hours a day or while you sleep, and your teeth will become their whitest in one or two weeks. The combination of in-office and at-home systems can actually achieve up to 12 to 15 shades of whitening in most patients.
There are many types of teeth whitening procedures available and during your initial consultation our Downtown Brooklyn cosmetic dentist will explain the procedure and products he prefers and help you decide what type of tooth whitening and bleaching product is best for you. Whether in-office or at home, the strength of the bleaching gels and the level of whiteness desired will also be decided on. If you should choose to go with an at-home system, our dedicated staff at Hanson Place Dental will be available for you throughout the treatment period if you should have any questions or concerns. When monitored and supervised by our Downtown Brooklyn cosmetic dentist, teeth whitening procedures are considered safe and very effective.