If you have yellow, stained, or discolored teeth, teeth whitening can improve their appearance, allowing you to smile, laugh, and speak confidently. At Dr. Sameh Aknouk Dental Services PC, with two convenient locations in Union Square, Manhattan, and the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, New York, Daniel Aknouk, DDS, and his team provide teeth whitening treatment on-site using the Phillips ZOOM!® system. If you want a bright, white, Hollywood-worthy smile, schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or booking online today.
Yellow teeth are a normal part of the natural aging process. As you get older, the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) wears down and flakes away. Over time, this reveals the inside of your teeth (dentin), which is a yellow color. The more your enamel wears away, the yellower your teeth appear.
Several other factors can also cause your teeth to look dingy, including:
You might also develop yellow teeth if you take a prescription medication that contains tetracycline.
Teeth whitening cosmetic dentistry procedure that is used to remove discoloration and stains from the surface of your teeth. No two whitening systems are exactly alike, but the majority use carbamide peroxide as their main ingredient.
Carbamide peroxide is completely harmless and presents no risk of adverse side-effects. When applied to your teeth, it automatically makes them lighter and brighter.
The team at Dr. Sameh Aknouk Dental Services PC offers in-office teeth whitening treatment using the Philips ZOOM!® system. Philips ZOOM! provides stunning results and can make your teeth up to *eight shades whiter during a one-hour procedure.
Your provider covers your tongue and gums with a rubber dam and carefully applies the ZOOM! whitening solution to all your teeth.
Once the solution sits for 10-15 minutes, your provider points a special light at your teeth. The light triggers a bleaching process, removing stains caused by wine, smoking, artificially colored foods, and more. Your provider repeats these steps several times until achieving your desired results.
Teeth whitening isn’t permanent, but the results typically last for 4-6 months. If you want to keep your teeth bright and shiny, it’s important to brush and floss daily and visit the dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and exam.
If possible, you should also avoid bad habits like using tobacco or drinking dark beverages. Stick to water or sip your favorite drinks with a straw instead.
Don’t let stained or discolored teeth negatively affect your self-esteem. Schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Dr. Sameh Aknouk Dental Services PC by calling the nearest office or booking online today.