Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Brightening your smile with professional teeth-whitening treatments can make you feel like you’ve had a makeover, doing wonders for your self-confidence. If you live in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, or the nearby communities, you can get state-of-the-art whitening at DNTL, the dental practice of Dmitriy Kuznetsov, DDS, and Semyon Tilis, DDS. The dentists and their skilled dental team offer teeth whitening to men and women who wish to improve the aesthetics of their smiles. Call today to schedule an appointment or book online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do teeth turn yellow?

Just like your hair eventually turns gray, teeth tend to yellow as you get older. It happens gradually over time as your enamel — the outer layer of your teeth — gets thinner due to wear and exposure to certain acidic foods and beverages.

At the same time, the dentin — the inner part of a tooth — darkens. Enamel is translucent, so the darker dentin reflects through the enamel and appears yellow.

Your teeth also turn yellow or become stained as a result of other factors, such as:

  • Genetics
  • Silver fillings
  • Taking tetracycline medications during childhood
  • Damaging a tooth
  • Drinking coffee, tea, or wine
  • Smoking

Drinking coffee, tea, and other dark-colored beverages stains the enamel but doesn’t affect the dentin.

How is professional teeth whitening more effective than over-the-counter methods?

Professional teeth-whitening products and treatments contain the highest level of effective ingredients. Many professional products are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) and have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This means the whitening product meets the ADA guidelines for safety and effectiveness.

When you receive professional whitening treatments from DNTL, either in the office or at home, these treatments contain the highest levels of either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Over-the-counter products contain less of these active ingredients and do not have such a certification.

Professional teeth-whitening treatment also means that you first have a consultation with your dentist to discuss your oral health goals and your desired level of teeth whitening. This is an important part of the safety and effectiveness of teeth whitening that you can’t get with drugstore products. Additionally, your DNTL dentist can protect sensitive gums and minimize any discomfort during the process.

What types of whiteners are best for my teeth?

Your DNTL dentist examines your teeth to determine which type of stains or yellowing you have to determine which whitening treatments are most effective. Professional in-office and at-home teeth-whitening treatments can help improve discoloration from intrinsic yellowing, when the dentin is darker, as well as extrinsic staining from foods and beverages. The bleaching gels in professional teeth-whitening treatments safely lighten many types of stains so your teeth appear several shades brighter.

If you’d like to feel more confident every time you smile, contact the office by phone or through the online booking system to schedule a consultation for professional teeth whitening.

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