Your teeth will naturally darken over time. While this is normal, that does not mean you have to live with yellow or discolored teeth. Teeth whitening is a popular and easy way to instantly improve your smile. That’s why it’s the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatment requested at our Oyster Bay dentist office.
Teeth whitening is a process that removes stains from teeth. In most cases, we can complete teeth whitening in a single visit at our dental office. Getting whiter teeth at home is also an option, but it usually takes longer and may not be as effective.
Dr. Richard Corbin and Dr. Bruce Corbin offer convenient and affordable teeth whitening options to fix yellow teeth. We can accommodate any budget. You can choose an in-office or at-home tooth whitening system at our office. We also provide other more permanent options. Our professional treatment guarantees optimal results with minimal side effects. A common side effect is a sensitivity to the teeth and gums.
What Causes Discolored Teeth?
As we age, all of us will experience discolored teeth. Over time, the enamel layer on your teeth wears down, exposing more of the yellowish dentin layer that’s underneath. Age brings years of lifestyle choices as well. Smoking tobacco causes yellow stains on your teeth. Drinking certain beverages like coffee or tea often can stain your teeth, too. The longer you have these habits, the more staining you’ll experience.
Certain diseases and medications can impact the coloration of your enamel or dental layer. Tetracycline and doxycycline especially cause problems. Particularly when they’re given to children whose teeth are still developing. Genetics can play a factor in how thick and bright the enamel layer is on your teeth. And, of course, poor oral hygiene and gum disease can lead to discoloration. Plaque and tartar stay on the teeth, causing staining.
In-Office Teeth Whitening in Oyster Bay, NY
In-office teeth whitening usually takes about an hour. The dentist will apply a gel to the patient’s teeth and then use a high-intensity light to activate the gel. This light can penetrate through layers of enamel and remove stains from the tooth surface.You can get rid of yellow teeth in one visit.
In-office teeth whitening will give you instant results but is often more expensive than at-home whitening. Corbin Dental in Oyster Bay, NY utilizes the ZOOM! teeth whitening treatment. ZOOM is a dentist-administered treatment that produces the fastest and safest results.
This system uses a thicker peroxide gel for better control. The gel reduces tooth sensitivity as well. We recommend a consultation to determine if this is the right treatment for tooth staining or discoloration.
About ZOOM! Teeth Whitening
The ZOOM! teeth whitening treatment should only take about an hour. Your Oyster Bay, NY dentist will first clean your teeth to remove any plaque, tartar, and debris to ensure better results. After completely exposing your teeth, your dentist will apply the whitening gel evenly over the surface.
We use a special blue light positioned to shine directly on your teeth, so it can break up stains and discoloration. Then we will repeat the process about three times for fifteen minutes. Your white teeth will be up to 8 shades brighter once the treatment is complete.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Corbin Dental in Oyster Bay, NY offers take-home teeth whitening kits! Would you prefer to whiten your teeth from the comfort of home? During a brief in-office appointment, your dentist will take dental impressions to create your trays.
Your custom fit trays will fit perfectly against your teeth to allow for balanced whitening. We will give you specific directions on how to apply the bleaching agent and wear the bleaching trays. You can expect gradual and natural-looking results over a brief period of about one to two weeks.
Other Whitening Options
Corbin Dental also offers more permanent options to whiten your teeth. For some patients, even professional tooth whitening is unable to brighten their smiles. There are certain types of stains that may not respond to or certain medication that causes permanent staining. For these patients, we recommend other cosmetic dentistry treatments such as:
- Porcelain veneers Treatment in Oyster Bay
- Tooth bonding Procedure in Oyster Bay
- Dental crown Treatment in Oyster Bay
Schedule a Teeth Whitening Consultation
Professional teeth whitening is easy and convenient. It can instantly brighten your smile, giving you more confidence in your social and professional life. Do you want to learn more? Contact our Oyster Bay, NY dentist office today and schedule a cosmetic consultation to learn more about your options. Our expert cosmetic dentists will help you choose what treatment is right for you.
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Corbin Dental in Bayside and Oyster Bay are a family owned and operated Bayside and Oyster Bay dentist offices for patients of all ages. Our team is committed to improving smiles through patient-focused comprehensive dentistry.
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