Americans spend millions of dollars each year on products that promise a brighter smile. When we ask our patients how they feel about their smile, the vast majority respond in the negative. Teeth whitening is fast becoming one of the most requested cosmetic treatments here at Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS, and we are ready to provide comfortable and affordable options to our patients.
Why Teeth Become Yellow
As we age the strong outer layer of our teeth starts to wear away due to constant use, bad habits, and poor oral hygiene habits. Sometimes, even if you visit us twice a year and brush your teeth every day, you may still have yellow teeth.
A white smile can be interpreted as a sign of youth, health, and education. This is why millions of people will spend much money to get that perfect smile. A brilliant smile is also important when trying to make a good first impression at work or in your personal life.
People with yellow teeth are sometimes seen as lacking education and good oral hygiene habits. This can be alienating and lower self-esteem.
Whatever the reason for your yellow teeth, the good news is that countless options in the market can help you achieve a more attractive smile.
What Whitening System Works Best?
The number of options for teeth whitening can be overwhelming. You probably see ads on TV that promise to give you perfect teeth if you just use their product. While some of these toothpaste, strips, and mouthwashes help to brighten your teeth, many of them only work on the surface.
Another thing you should worry about is home remedies that populate the internet. Some could work, but others can be extremely damaging to your teeth. If you are ever in doubt about whether you should try something you saw online, please ask us first.
In general, the safest and most effective way to accomplish teeth whitening is by doing a treatment in our office. While it can be costlier than an over-the-counter option, we know precisely how much whitening agent to apply without damaging the enamel.
Additionally, we protect your gums to prevent tooth sensitivity. Some of the products used for whitening your teeth can damage the gum tissue. Getting your teeth whitening at our office will ensure that you are not hurting your teeth or gums.
Do Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Products Work?
The big problem with over-the-counter whitening products is that they only take care of the surface stains and they could have too much whitening solution. While this could be a cheaper option when you need a retouch for a special occasion, we don’t recommend using it as your preferred option.
You should also keep in mind that not everyone should use products that are sold at the grocery store or pharmacy. They are best for people with healthy teeth and gums.
If you are thinking about starting a tooth whitening treatment call Thiells Dentist - Michael Bleyzer, DDS at (845) 429-8060 to schedule a consultation and go over your options.
Michael Bleyzer, DDS
14 Thiells Mt. Ivy Road
Pomona, NY 10970-3038
Right off of Exit 13 Palisades Parkway
Additional hours may be available by appointment
Serving entire Rockland County New York: Pomona, Suffern, Valley Cottage, New City, Congers, North Rockland Towns of Thiells, Stony Point, Garnerville, Haverstraw and West Haverstraw, and Tomkins Cove.