What are the characteristics of an attractive smile? While not every person is born with a perfect smile, qualities such as straightness, cleanliness, or whiteness of teeth may come to mind. Thanks to developments in the field of cosmetic dentistry, people can change the smile they were born with into a smile they love. Teeth whitening from our Montebello dentist, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS, is one of the easiest and fastest ways to transform your smile.
Keeping our teeth their whitest is a lot harder than it sounds. With all the coffee, wine, smoking, and foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis, even proper maintenance sometimes leaves them a little lackluster. Our teeth whitening services are an excellent way to restore the natural, bright color of your teeth. Whitening of the teeth is performed for patients who desire a brighter smile. Teeth whitening can be performed by our Montebello dentist to reduce discoloration and staining, or simply to provide the patient with whiter, brighter teeth. The term "teeth whitening" can refer to a number of techniques to improve the brightness of the patient's teeth. Among them are chemical whitening, mild acid whitening, abrasive teeth brightening, and the newest technique, laser teeth whitening. If you are a candidate for teeth whitening, teeth can generally get three to eight shades brighter and it usually only takes several 30- to 60-minute in-office visits. The bleaching solution is usually much stronger than at-home kits. Also, heat, light, or a combination of the two may be used to speed and intensify the whitening process. You can help maintain the results by flossing and brushing daily. Also, avoid acidic and tannin-rich foods and beverages such as black teas and coffee, white and red wine, sports drinks, carbonated beverages, berries and other strongly-colored foods, as well as certain sauces like soy, tomato, and curries. Tooth bleaching can make teeth temporarily sensitive, or be uncomfortable for people who already have sensitive teeth. So once again, always consult with us first.
Teeth whitening is not a permanent procedure. Results can last for one or more years, depending upon your personal habits. In most cases, the whitening procedure is very effective. At the office of Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS, our goal is to make you feel satisfied with your smile. Having whiter, brighter teeth can make a world of difference, allowing you to eat, talk, laugh, and smile with confidence. If you desire teeth whitening, then we are exactly the Montebello dentist you should visit. Please call our office today for the brighter, whiter smile of your dreams.
By Baruch B. Lifshitz, D.D.S.
August 23, 2016