Get Whiter Teeth with Rockland County Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Baruch Lifshitz
Everybody loves a bright white smile and we want to help you smile wider and brighter! Some people are satisfied with the sparkle they get from brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and regular cleanings at our Suffern dental office. However, if you decide you would like to go beyond regular care to make your smile look brighter, you should investigate all of your options. There are a variety of products and procedures available to help you improve the look of yours. Tooth whitening can begin with your Rockland County cosmetic dentists at the office of Dr. Baruch Lifshitz DDS! We invite you to schedule a visit with Dr. Lifshitz to learn whether whitening procedures would be effective for you.
Teeth Whitening Procedures in Rockland County
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth. The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
Food particles are naturally attracted to a tooth’s enamel by a certain protein. Products like coffee and tea, berries and soy sauce are notorious for staining teeth. Over time, teeth actually become more absorbent and vulnerable to staining from food and other substances.
One type of stain-caused by traumatic injuries, medications and fluorosis-actually begins inside the tooth; brushing and flossing don’t help. Another type of stain-one that can be more easily attacked by brushing, flossing and rinsing-is caused by external factors such as foods.
More and more people today are choosing tooth-whitening procedures to reverse the effects of aging and abuse from food and tobacco stains.
Some commercially available “whitening toothpastes” can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter. However, many of these products have abrasive substances that can actually wear away your tooth’s enamel, not something that your trusted Rockland County cosmetic dentists suggest.
Whitening agents actually change the color of your teeth, but only are effective on certain types of stains. For example, bleaching agents have a difficult time removing brownish or grayish stains. These products also are not as effective on pitted or badly discolored teeth, or on restorations such as crowns, bridges, bonding and tooth-colored fillings (porcelain veneers or dental bonding may be more appropriate in this case).
Professional Teeth Whitening
Professional whitening performed by our Suffern cosmetic dentist office is considered to be the most effective and safest method; done properly, tooth whitening can last as long as five years. Over-the-counter whitening systems are somewhat effective as long as they are monitored and directions followed closely.
At our Rockland County dentist office, you can choose our in-office procedure, Laser Bleaching, which uses a laser with a whitening gel. The translucent bleaching gel is applied to the teeth and a laser light is used to activate the crystals to absorb the energy from the light and penetrate the teeth enamel to increase the lightening effect on the teeth. The length of time in the cosmetic dentist’s chair depends on the degree of discoloration you have. One advantage to this teeth whitening procedure, exclusively offered at our Executive Boulevard dental office location is that it only takes one visit to have noticeably brighter teeth! However, this is the more expensive of the procedures available, because it is the quickest.
If your teeth are stained or not as white and beautiful as you would like them to be, we’d like to help! We promise, when you leave our dental office, you’re going to love the way you look and feel. Schedule an appointment today with the best cosmetic dentist in Rockland County, Dr. Baruch Lifshitz. We serve the following areas of Rockland County: Suffern, Monsey, Tallman, Sloatsburg, Spring Valley, Hillburn, Mahwah, and Pomona. Call 845-694-7946 or visit our dental office at 2 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100 in Suffern, NY 10901.