Whitening options for the smile
When Bronx, NY area patients think of a beautiful smile, they often picture Hollywood style, brilliantly white teeth. Unfortunately, not everyone has naturally white tooth enamel, and some patients may partake in habits that can cause discoloration, such as drinking dark beverages or smoking cigarettes. If you have been considering ways to brighten the smile, it might be a good time to connect with the team at Montefiore Medical Center to learn more about tooth whitening options available.
Why whiten the smile?
Cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening are extremely popular. They allow patients with a dull or discolored smile to dramatically enhance the appearance of the teeth for a more healthy, brilliant boost. Below are a few of the ways in which patients can lighten natural tooth enamel:
• Over-the-counter whitening products. The oral health aisle of any drugstore will have a plethora of whitening solutions available for patients to consider. This includes whitening strips, trays, pens, and toothpastes. This is an economical way to brighten the teeth at home for patients who need minimal brightening.
• At-home professional trays. Montefiore Medical Center also provides whitening trays that are custom-made for the patient and include bleaching products that are highly concentrated—above and beyond what is available over-the-counter. Patients can utilize these products each day to gradually whiten over the course of several weeks, and can use the products as needed for touchups and maintenance.
• In-office power bleaching. Another option that is incredibly popular is the in-office power bleaching option. In less than two hours, patients can brighten their smile dramatically, ensuring same-day results. The entire process is administered and monitored by our dental staff for safety and efficiency. Patients can use this whitening for fast results for an upcoming wedding, reunion, or other special event.
Learn more about whitening the smile
If you are located in the Bronx, NY area and are interested in working with our dental associates to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile, contact Montefiore Medical Center at (888) 700-6623 to schedule an appointment at any one of our 11 convenient locations. We can educate you on ways to cosmetically enhance the smile with professional whitening products.