Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening
Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Victor NY
There are many causes of discolored teeth. While the natural color isn’t bright white, and color varies from person to person, it’s undesirable to have stained and darkened teeth. With the help of Finger Lakes Dental Care of Victor, we’re able to help you achieve the shade you’re looking for. 
What causes teeth discoloration?
  • Drinking tea, coffee, red wine, or other food and drinks with strong colorings.
  • Smoking can result in teeth appearing yellowish.
  • As people grow older, their teeth can become darker naturally.
  • Tooth decay, fillings, and tartar buildup can cause discoloration.
  • Teeth have nerves and blood vessels inside them. If these nerves and blood vessels are damaged, the tooth may become darker - even several years after the trauma.
  • Staining can be caused by diseases or medicines. Tetracycline, an antibiotic, will cause a distinct discoloration if given to a child whose adult teeth are still developing.
There are also measures you can take at home to help prevent the discoloration of teeth. With regular cleanings and tooth brushing, the cessation of smoking, and the reduction of your intake of strongly-colored foods, you could slow down the coloration process. With our in-office whitening solutions, you will see the quickest results.
In-Office Whitening
There are a few different methods for teeth whitening. Continue reading to learn more.
External Whitening
With laser technology, we can whiten your teeth in just one to two hours. We place a rubber seal around your teeth to protect your gums, and paint a whitening gel onto your teeth. With a bright laser, this process is quickened for results you can see almost immediately.
Internal Whitening
Internal whitening is only an option for patients who have had a root canal treatment. We isolate the gums from the teeth and make an opening from the back side of the tooth. Then, we place a strong whitening solution on a cotton pellet and seal the opening. This will be left on for a week. Once we check the color, we will determine how much longer it will be needed before the desired color is achieved.
At-Home Whitening
With this method, we would make an impression of your mouth to create a custom tray, which would hold the gel against your teeth. You would only need to wear it for a few hours a day for about one to three weeks before seeing results.
How long will whitening last?
Results will always vary from patient to patient, depending on the severity of your teeth. Depending on your eating, drinking and smoking habits, whitening can last longer. 
Side Effects
Sometimes, patients report an increased but temporary sensitivity in their teeth, as well as tender gums.  
Am I a candidate for whitening?
If you have fillings, crowns, veneers, or partial or full dentures, sadly the answer is no. If the color of your teeth matches the color of your dental work before whitening, your natural teeth will be the only ones that see results.

Also, if you are interested in teeth whitening, your gums should be healthy and any decay should be treated before commencing your whitening. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not receive teeth whitening treatments.
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