Posts for: March, 2020
Distressed over dental stains? Teeth yellow as they age, but injury, prescriptions, smoking, and dietary choices, are responsible too. At Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, cosmetic dentistry treatments, such as teeth whitening and veneers, brighten smiles. Just ask our dentist, Dr. Eugene Porcelli.
A renewed smile
You don't have to live with stained teeth. Your cosmetic dentist in Garden City, NY, helps people overcome dull, dingy smiles with:
- Thorough hygienic cleanings
- Zoom! 2 in-office whitening
- Porcelain veneers
To decide what will work best for you, Dr. Eugene Porcelli does a complete oral exam. He's looking for healthy teeth and gums, the best foundation for any cosmetic treatment.
If all is well, you'll talk over the changes you'd like to see. Most people in the United States desire whiter tooth enamel, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). That's why professional teeth whitening is in high demand. Cosmetic dentistry is on the rise!
Before any whitening or veneer procedures, you'll receive a thorough dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar as well as tooth polishing. Sometimes this is all a patient needs as long as he or she brushes and flosses consistently at home.
Tooth whitening and dental veneers
Other people, however, elect Zoom! 2 Whitening. Your dentist applies powerful hydrogen peroxide gel and accelerates the active ingredient with a special light. Then, Zoom! Your teeth brighten by several shades. The entire process takes about an hour and happens right in the treatment room.
Another choice is the placement of porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells of fine ceramic. They cover severe stains (from root canal therapy or some drug therapies) and also improve enamel durability.
Traditional veneers require enamel reduction so they bond onto your teeth accurately and comfortably. These veneers are considered permanent.
Another choice is Lumineers. These are called "no-prep" laminates because they are so thin they need no enamel resurfacing.
Whatever you decide, rest assured your smile will look dazzling.
To avoid stains:
- Brush and floss daily.
- Stop all tobacco, both smoking and chewing.
- See your dentist twice a year for an exam and cleaning.
- Get whitening touch-ups if needed.
- Cut down on coffee, tea, soy sauce, and other staining foods and drinks.
Dr. Eugene Porcelli recommends whitening toothpaste and rinses to reduce discolorations too.
Come see us
At Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, Dr. Eugene Porcelli and his team offer many cosmetic dentistry treatments that beautify smiles and help people feel good about themselves. Call us to explore the possibilities, including veneers and whitening: (516) 739-1851.