Teeth Whitening Specialist

Nostrand Dental Care PC

General Dentists located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY

As you age, it is common for teeth to become dull and yellow. Brushing immediately after eating and drinking can help prevent stains, but often, this just isn’t enough. At Nostrand Dental Care, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Alexander Solovey, DDS, can lighten the shade of your teeth with results that you will notice in just a few sessions. Whitening your teeth is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures to significantly improve the appearance of your smile and boost your self-esteem. Call the New York City office today or go online to book an appointment.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How does tooth whitening work?

Tooth whitening treatments are done with the use of peroxide based bleaching agents that penetrate your teeth’s stained enamel. As the oxygen molecules in the bleaching agent spread and react, they break the bonds of discolored enamel making your teeth whiter.

Why should I get my teeth whitened at the dentist?

Even though there are a lot of over-the-counter teeth whitening products available, these treatments aren’t as effective as when you get the treatment done professionally. Getting a teeth whitening treatment at Nostrand Dental Care has some significant advantages, including:

  • Stronger, professional grade whiteners to remove the most difficult stains
  • You will see more significant results after one session
  • Greater resistance to future stains
  • Longer lasting results

If you feel your teeth could benefit from a whitening, call the office or go online to schedule an appointment with the Nostrand Dental Care team today.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

The results of teeth whitening last longer if you take care of your teeth after the treatment. It’s important to avoid certain foods and beverages that are prone to causing stains. If you do consume these things, please be sure to brush your teeth or at the very least, rinse your mouth, immediately after.

Also, be sure to schedule regular visits at Nostrand Dental Care for professional cleanings. If you notice discoloration soon after your visit, the dental team offers custom touch-up kits for use at home.

What are some foods and beverages to avoid?

In order to help maintain the results of your teeth whitening procedure, you should avoid the following acidic and tannic rich foods:

  • Tea and coffee
  • White and red wine
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Berries and other dark colored foods
  • Sauces (tomato, soy, etc)

Whether you have used an at-home kit or have been treated at the office, it is important that you take extra care to have the results last as long as possible. If you have any questions after your treatment, feel free to call the office.

Does whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

Not necessarily, but overuse of whitening products can sometimes irritate your tooth’s nerves. Higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, one of the main ingredients in tooth whiteners, can also cause damage to your enamel if not used correctly.

If you do experience tooth sensitivity after getting your teeth whitened, the Nostrand Dental Care team can recommend special toothpastes and other products to help.

For more information about teeth whitening, or to schedule a consultation with the Nostrand Dental Care team, call the office or go online to schedule an appointment.