Are you looking for a sparkling, movie star smile? At Leading Edge Oral Care, we've made it our mission to make Brooklyn brighter, one smile at a time. If you've been looking for the right place to get those stains off of your teeth, Dr. Steven Mermelstein is your go-to dentist for all things teeth whitening!
Why Do Teeth Get Discolored?
Before we dive into the brightening magic, let's unravel the mystery of discolored teeth. From that daily coffee fix to certain medications, various culprits can tone down our natural sparkle. Here's the breakdown:
- Foods & Drinks: Coffee, wine, and berries are big culprits. Sometimes our favorite things can stain our teeth.
- Tobacco: Smoking or chewing tobacco can lead to yellowish teeth.
- Medications: Certain medicines and high fluoride levels can darken your enamel.
- Age: As the enamel wears down over time, the yellowish dentin beneath can show through.
Is Teeth Whitening Safe?
When done correctly and professionally, absolutely! With products specially designed for safety and effectiveness, and a seasoned dentist like Dr. Mermelstein overseeing the process, you're in good hands.
Teeth Whitening Options
We’re here to help you navigate through teeth-whitening products and options. Let’s simplify it:
Professional Teeth Whitening
- Done by our cosmetic expert, Dr. Mermelstein.
- Uses high-grade products for the best results.
- Offers long-lasting brightness.
- Visible difference in as little as one treatment.
Take-Home Whitening Kits
- Customized trays for your unique teeth structure.
- Professional-grade whitening gel for assured results.
- A flexible solution to get professional results in the comfort of your home.
DIY Teeth Whitening Remedies (and Why to Avoid Them)
You might've seen those viral hacks involving charcoal, lemons, baking soda, or some other pantry item. While they might offer temporary brightness, there's a downside:
- Potential Damage: They can permanently erode the enamel, leading to sensitivity.
- Inconsistent Results: You might end up with patchy whitening.
- Safety Concerns: Without a dentist's supervision, things can go wrong.
When you compare these DIY methods to the professional or take-home products offered at Leading Edge Oral Care, the choice is clear.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does teeth whitening last?
For many people, the results of teeth whitening can last up to a full year. However, your lifestyle — foods you eat, medications you take, if you use tobacco, etc. — could shorten that time.
Can my false teeth be whitened?
No. Because the teeth whitening product is designed for use on tooth enamel, it won’t react the same on crowns or other restorations. While it is possible the whitening treatment could restore your crown to its original hue, plan for it to remain unchanged.
Is the whitening process painful?
There might be some discomfort as our trusted dentist, Dr. Mermelstein, works around your mouth the apply the treatment, but it won’t be painful.
Can I eat normally immediately after the treatment?
After the treatment, your teeth may have some sensitivity to hot and cold. Plan to eat foods that won’t irritate that sensitivity until it goes away. Feel free to use toothpaste designed to help with tooth sensitivity to speed up the recovery, but remember to brush gently!
Pricing and Insurance: Bright Smiles on a Budget
Worried that teeth whitening might dent your wallet? Fear not! At Leading Edge Oral Care, we believe everyone deserves a radiant smile. That's why:
- Affordable Options: Whether it's in-office treatments or take-home kits, we ensure our products and services won’t break the bank.
- Insurance and Offers: Many insurance plans chip in for cosmetic procedures. Plus, keep an eye out for our special offers!
Call Us Today to Schedule an Appointment
Eager to embark on your journey to a whiter, brighter smile? Dr. Steven Mermelstein is here, armed with expertise, experience, and the best whitening products near you in Brooklyn.
Call (718) 692-1313 and let’s start crafting that dazzling smile you’ve always dreamed of. At Leading Edge Oral Care, transforming smiles isn’t just a job, it’s a passion. We can't wait to be a part of your radiant smile journey!