Brighter Smiles with Teeth Whitening
Teeth whitening uses modern technology and innovative processes to bring brilliance back to your smile. Having bright white teeth is no longer out of reach for any patient of Dr. Richer or Dr. Rivera. Immediate results compounded by multiple whitening sessions mean you’re closer than ever to the most dazzling smile of your life, thanks to the R+R Dental office in Hicksville.
Who Benefits from Teeth Whitening?
Because of society’s extreme consumption of artificially colored and highly staining foods and drinks, most of us have some degree of staining on our teeth. Coffee and dark colored sodas are top culprits of tooth discoloration, along with tea, wine, and a variety of foods that are artificially flavored. Smokers are also particularly susceptible to tooth staining, because of the presence of harsh chemicals in cigarette tobacco.
Other sources of tooth discoloration are the excessive application of or exposure to fluoride, as well as exposure to certain medications and chemicals in utero. You may have struggled with discolored teeth your whole life, with or without a known cause. Discoloration can even reach below the top layer of enamel and into the dentin below, creating deep stains that are difficult to remove.
Perhaps you have a tough time trusting at-home bleaching treatments or drugstore kits. Maybe you have used whitening toothpaste and mouthwash with no real benefit. You might even feel resigned to the fact that you may never have the vividly white smile you’ve always hoped to achieve.
If you feel self-conscious because of the color of your teeth, you’re not alone. Fortunately, technology today provides us with painless and safe methods of brightening teeth, with results in as little as one application. Results can vary, but many patients see immediately visible improvements when having treatments at R+R Dental.
Because of the ease of our process, R+R Dental offers whitening to a variety of patients. Patients with sensitive teeth, compromised enamel, and even severe discoloration may benefit from in-office whitening. Our safe methods give clear results, helping patients to overcome the staining that holds them back from sharing their smiles.
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?
Dr. Michael Richer and Dr. Nadia Rivera utilize Zoom! Teeth Whitening in their dental office. This professional-grade whitening protocol involves a form of peroxide that breaks up yellow stains. Because a dental professional applies the formula, your results are uniform and noticeable.
Lightening your teeth in the office takes as little as one hour, with marked results after repeated sessions. Your dentist will apply the peroxide gel, then expose your teeth to a light that activates the solution. When combined, these two elements form a stain eliminating solution that leaves your smile whiter and brighter.
While you are undergoing treatment, the only part of your face allowed exposure to the targeting light is your teeth. We take care to protect your gums and lips, ensuring that the peroxide gel stays on your teeth and maintains full coverage, even back to your molars. Even patients with crowns, veneers, or other restorative dental work can safely whiten their teeth.
How Does Teeth Whitening Compare to At-Home Methods?
While home whitening kits may cost less than a dental visit for professional whitening, there are risks associated with whitening your teeth at home. Overexposure to ingredients in whitening products, including adhesive strips, can cause damage to your teeth. Conversely, the amount of whitening ingredients in over-the-counter methods may not whiten your teeth noticeably at all.
If you use an at home kit, your teeth may whiten unevenly due to inadequate application of gels or strips. Teeth in the back of your mouth may not receive any whitening benefits at all, depending on how thoroughly you apply the solution. Whitening toothpaste can brighten and whiten your smile over the long term, but will not provide quick results.
Ideally, products sold in stores would whiten teeth just as effectively as the methods available to dental professionals. Unfortunately, that is not the case, which is why R+R Dental offers in-office whitening for the convenience of its patients.
Walk into their Hicksville, NY office and walk out with a significantly whiter smile, reduced sensitivity in your teeth, and a lasting confidence boost. Schedule repeat visits for additional treatments, since the Zoom! Whitening protocol is safe and effective when monitored by your professional dentist.
If you would like to try Zoom! Teeth Whitening in the office, contact R+R Dental to schedule your appointment and start your journey toward whiter and healthier teeth.