How to safely whiten your smile with your Melville, NY dentistDec. 15 2019
There are many reasons why patients may experience staining and discoloration of their natural teeth. Oftentimes, habits such as tobacco use may be to blame, or continued consumption of dark beverages such as red wines and coffee. Fortunately, at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island, patients in the area of Melville, NY can obtain teeth whitening solutions that can brighten their smile and combat these surface stains. Patients can feel at ease when they have targeted the cause of their discoloration and found an effective solution to bring the brilliance back!
Teeth whitening options available with a dentist
One way to quickly address staining and discoloration is with teeth whitening solutions available at Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island. Dr. Dean Glasser is pleased to offer two varieties, including take-home whitening kits and in-office power bleaching. In-office methods of whitening are monitored and performed by our dental staff, ensuring patients see noticeable results. Our take-home whitening kits are also reliable, and allow patients to brighten their smile in the comfort of their own home. Patients wear the trays for a specific period of time each night with the doctor-supplied bleaching gel to gradually improve their smile.
Ways to keep the smile clean
In addition to working with a dentist to brighten the smile, patients can also take certain steps at home to ensure they are maintaining the brilliance of their teeth. Below are just a few ways in which patients can improve their smile’s appearance and address staining and discoloration:
- Have the teeth cleaned on a regular basis. In addition to brushing and flossing after every meal, patients should visit Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island for a full evaluation and thorough cleaning by one of our dental hygienists. This can remove many surface stains.
- Watch what you eat. Certain foods and beverages can stain the teeth, so eating these foods and drinking these beverages in moderation is highly recommended to reduce discoloration.
- Use whitening toothpaste. After whitening the smile with the dentist, many patients can maintain the results by using a whitening toothpaste. These will not provide dramatic results, but can complement any whitening option recommended by Dr. Dean Glasser.
Learn more about teeth whitening options
Call Dr. Dean Glasser of Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island today to schedule a consultation visit. Melville, NY area patients can call (631) 423-6767 and visit the office at 458 Old Country Road. New and existing patients are welcome.
Dr. Dean Glasser is a respected Cosmetic and General Dentist, serving Melville, NY and the greater Long Island area. A Professor at Columbia University Dental School, Dr. Glasser is recognized as a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and as a Fellow of the following organizations: the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Association of Hospital Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute.