Improve Your Smile With Teeth Whitening
By CARL H. TEGTMEIER, DMD
October 03, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Your Mount Kisco, NY, cosmetic dentist has a solution for discolored teeth. He provides teeth whitening solutions that can make your smile teeth whiteningthree to eight times brighter.

The in-office teeth whitening your doctor uses is a safer and faster route than the over-the-counter kits. Your Mount Kisco dentist will first examine your teeth to make sure you don't have any serious issues, like cavities. He will then place a retractor in your mouth, which will keep your cheeks and lips away from the whitening gel used. The gel contains a high concentration of bleaching material and professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel that should only be handled by a professional equipped and experienced at using it. The gel is then applied and left on your teeth for about an hour, then removed.

Another way to help your smile is to use a take-home whitening kit from your doctor's office. Your doctor will make a mold of your teeth to design a custom-made mouth tray that can fit over your top and bottom teeth. You simply fill the plastic trays with gel, place them over your teeth and wait for about an hour. You may have to repeat this process several times depending on the shade you want.

Teeth whitening is a great option to improve that gorgeous smile you already have, but taking care of your teeth is just as important. There are a few tips you can follow to ensure you keep your white smile.

  • Make sure to reduce and avoid unhealthy habits, like drinking coffee or tea.
  • Quit smoking and chewing tobacco; they stain your teeth and cause oral diseases.
  • Maintaining a healthy oral regimen, like brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once will keep your teeth looking white and healthy.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment just call your Mount Kisco, NY, dentist today!

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