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Teeth Whitening

Hartsdale Cosmetic Dentistry

General Dentistry located in Hartsdale, NY

White teeth are one of the most sought-after features in regards to the appearance of your smile. At Hartsdale Cosmetic Dentistry in Hartsdale, New York, you can enjoy brighter and more beautiful teeth with teeth-whitening treatments or cosmetic dental bonding. Larry Honigman, DDS, and his team specialize in procedures like these that make your teeth look their best. To learn more about whitening or bonding, call Hartsdale Cosmetic Dentistry, or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the process of lightening the color of your teeth, which tends to change over time, with products and in-office services. While you can find a plethora of whitening products on the shelf at your local drugstore, the teeth whitening treatments available at Hartsdale Cosmetic Dentistry go above and beyond to lift stains from deep in your tooth enamel.

Your teeth naturally become a bit more yellow and dull as you age. On top of that, your enamel absorbs many of the foods, drinks, and substances you consume and develops stains as a result. If you have yellowing or browning on your teeth, it may be partially due to:

  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine and pigmented juices
  • Dark soda

Teeth whitening treatments at Hartsdale Cosmetic Dentistry are great for removing or minimizing stains like these. However, if your teeth appear to be blue or gray in color instead of yellow or light brown, a bleaching teeth-whitening treatment might not make much of a difference. 

What are my options for teeth whitening?

Hartsdale Cosmetic Dentistry offers traditional teeth whitening using bleaching products. During the treatment, your dentist places a protective cover over your gums before applying a bleaching solution to the exposed surfaces of your teeth. Then, they shine a powerful light on your teeth to activate the bleaching product. They may do several rounds of this process during your visit. 

In addition to traditional teeth whitening with bleach, Hartsdale Cosmetic Dentistry offers dental bonding as a treatment option. Dental bonding isn’t strictly a whitening treatment, but it involves a tooth-colored resin that your dentist can use to repair the damage. 

You can also choose dental bonding to cover teeth with heavy staining or discoloration and improve their color. 

How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

Professional teeth whitening will make your teeth shine for 2-3 years at a time. In order to reach the longer end of that range, you should pay close attention to your dentist’s instructions for home oral care. This includes:

  • Attending professional cleanings every six months
  • Avoiding staining foods, drinks, and substances
  • Brush twice every day 
  • Floss between your teeth every day

When you see stains start to reappear on your teeth, or when you notice your teeth don’t shine as much as they did after your treatment, you can book appointments for touch-up treatments at Hartsdale Cosmetic Dentistry.

To find out how much whiter you can make your teeth with teeth whitening or dental bonding, call Hartsdale Cosmetic Dentistry or book an appointment online today.