Posted: May 10, 2012
From dark-colored foods and beverages to smoking to the aging process to certain medications like tetracycline, there are many things that can cause your teeth to become discolored over time.
Likewise, at the office of East Amherst, New York, cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Evola, we offer a number of teeth whitening options to restore your vibrant, healthy looking smile. Popular and effective means for treating stained teeth include:
Opalescence BOOST is a professionally applied, in-office treatment that removes surface discoloration and some internal stains. BOOST can provide you with a visibly brighter smile in a single, one-hour treatment. Unlike many other professional teeth whitening treatments, BOOST contains fluoride and potassium nitrate, which can help strengthen your enamel and protect your teeth from plaque buildup.
We also offer Opalescence take-home kits, which are safer, easier to use and more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening products available in retail stores. Opalescence take-home kits feature professional-grade whitening agents and custom-fit trays that provide even coverage of the whitening gel.
If your stains are deep below the surface, you may not respond as well to teeth whitening treatments. In these cases, porcelain veneers may be a better option.
Porcelain veneers are thin, shell-like slivers of porcelain that are custom-made to resemble your natural teeth and are affixed over the fronts of your discolored teeth. Porcelain veneers look and feel like your natural teeth, and they can also correct minor cosmetic issues such as:
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Misshaped teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth
If you live in the Buffalo, Amherst, Lancaster or Orchard Park, New York, areas and would like to learn more about your teeth whitening options, please contact Forestream Dental to schedule your appointment with accomplished cosmetic dentist Dr. Larry Evola.