At Forestream Dental, our Buffalo, New York cosmetic and general dentistry staff knows there are many factors that can discolor or distort your natural tooth enamel. That's why Buffalo-area cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Evola offers safe, effective teeth whitening options for his patients, both take-home and in-office.
The surface of teeth can be stained by:
- Black tea
- Cola drinks
- Dark berries and fruit juices
- Red wine
- Soy sauce
- Some minerals in drinking water
- Plaque deposits left until they turn to tartar
Internal discoloring of the tooth can result from aging, injury, excessive fluoride, certain illnesses and taking the antibiotic tetracycline during early childhood.
Opalescence® Take Home Whitening Kits
You may opt to use the Opalescence® Take Home Kit. The tooth whitening kit includes a custom mouth piece which we will make for you, the bleaching material, and instructions. A common treatment plan is to wear the mouthpieces twice a day, one hour each session, for 14 days. Dr. Evola may request that you come in to the office to check the progress of your tooth whitening system.
It is also possible to combine the take-home treatment with in-office tooth bleaching. Dr. Evola will discuss the treatment options best suited for you depending on the different types of stains present and your specific needs.
Tooth whitening is one of the most common cosmetic dental procedures. It's easy and produces dramatic results in a short period of time. With a whiter and brighter smile, you will feel more attractive and will find yourself smiling more often.
If you live in the Buffalo, Amherst, Lancaster, or Williamsville, New York areas, call or email us today to schedule your complimentary tooth whitening consultation.