Upper East Side Tooth Whitening | Tribeca Cosmetic Dentist
A great smile can make you look healthy, happy and years younger. Teeth whitening is one of the most effective and cost effective ways to revitalize your smile and its visual impact. Studies show that we place great value on our smile, and those of us in NY are no exception! A research study conducted by the American Academy of Tribeca Cosmetic Dentistry state that nearly all adults, over 99%, consider a smile of paramount importance as a social asset, and 96% believe it makes you more attractive. Nearly three quarters of adults believe that dental issues and a dull smile can hinder career success. Finally, the number one thing people would change about their smile is to make it brighter and whiter. They aren’t alone – teeth whitening remain one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile.
As we grow older, our teeth often appear darker, yellower, or stained; which is why a whiter smile can make you appear younger. There are several reasons that teeth become discolored, with the main reasons including genetics and age, antibiotics, and certain foods. Internal tooth discoloration is precipitated by changes in the enamel of the tooth and the dentin. High levels of fluoride, tetracycline, use of antibiotics as a child, developmental disorders, tooth decay, restorations, root canal issues, and trauma all rank in the list of culprits responsible for tooth discoloration. External tooth discoloration is caused by external factors primarily foods with tannin’s (as well as other foods), coffee and tea and tobacco. If you aren’t ready to give up your favorite coffee shop, you may need us!
Although in-home treatments are readily available, professional tooth whitening, performed in a Upper East Side Dentist office is the best whitening method. Although stronger agents are utilized in a dental office, the other areas of the mouth, including the gums, are protected from these materials. The preferred whitening systems include a buffer in the gel that protect the tooth enamel from damage, are highly effective, and can revolutionize your smile in one office visit. Your teeth can be brightened by as many as 10 shades in about 60 minutes. In-office whitening transforms the front eight teeth. Your treatment can last up to one year of more, depending on your personal oral hygiene habits. Your dental professional is best qualified to help you decide if tooth whitening is for you, to help with any issues that arise such as tooth and gum sensitivity. If you live from Tribeca to the West Village, call Dr. Lattinelli today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry appointment and discuss the benefits of tooth whitening.