Everybody loves a bright white smile, and at Best Care Family Dental, we are well-educated and experienced when it comes to cutting edge whitening products and procedures. Our Jackson Heights cosmetic dentist
not only wants your teeth to be their healthiest, but look their best as well. Professional teeth whitening is your best choice when you need immediate whitening results. During our in-office bleaching, Dr. Mazhar Alhadid will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect the oral soft tissues. A bleaching agent is then applied to your teeth and a special light is used to enhance the action of the agent.
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Some of our patients prefer to do the whitening in the privacy of their own home and our Jackson Heights cosmetic dentist
offers several types of safe, effective products for use at home, which Dr. Alhadid is happy to dispense. These products are usually teeth whitening trays, strips, or products you paint on. These products contain peroxide(s) which actually bleach the enamel of your teeth. Whiteners containing peroxide come in a gel and are placed in teeth whitening trays. Some products are used twice a day for 2 weeks, while others are intended for overnight use for 1-2 weeks. We will make a custom-fitted teeth whitening tray for you that will fit your teeth exactly. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. Teeth whitening strips are flexible, thin plastic strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide bleaching on one side. The bleaching agent is applied by placing the strips over your teeth and gently pressing the strips into place to make sure there is total contact with all your teeth. Usually worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day, the duration of teeth whitening strip treatment will vary.
Another option is paint-on teeth whitening which allows you to apply a bleaching agent directly to your teeth without a strip or tray. You simply “paint” the whitener onto the surface of your clean, dry teeth and wait about 30 minutes while the paint turns to a dry film. To remove this film, you simply brush your teeth with a toothbrush. Paint-on whitening products require applications twice a day to be the most effective and the duration of treatment will vary. One main advantage to this process is that you can choose specific teeth to paint individually. If you decide you would like to go beyond regular daily care to make your smile whiter, you should investigate all of your options with our Jackson Heights cosmetic dentist
By Green Garden Dental
April 11, 2014