Posts for tag: teeth whitening

By Garden City Family Dental
July 26, 2019
Tags: teeth whitening  

According to statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, teeth whitening is today's most popular aesthetic dental service. Here at Dr. Eugene Porcelli's office in Garden City, NY, your cosmetic dentist offers this service in the form of in-office Zoom! Whitening, a method that is able to improve tooth color by eight shades in under one hour. Interested? Read on to learn more!

FAQs about teeth whitening

Teeth whitening only works on light dental stains, right? No, your Garden City cosmetic dentist uses in-office Zoom! Whitening to brighten a variety of dental discolorations. From tobacco and coffee stains to changes in tooth enamel from prescription medications, in-office whitening works wonders.

Will my teeth hurt after they are whitened? Over-the-counter whitening systems, if not used correctly, often cause painful tooth and gum sensitivity. Fortunately, professional whitening with Dr. Porcelli is safe and won't cause tooth discomfort!

What is the active ingredient in teeth whitening gel? It's highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide. After applying it, the dentist or hygienist uses a special LED light to activate the chemical so it can do its work quickly, effectively, and without causing discomfort.

How long will my bright smile last? You should enjoy your beautiful smile indefinitely—for years, in fact, if you brush/ floss regularly and get your teeth professionally cleaned at Dr. Porcelli's office twice a year. Additionally, you should avoid both cigarettes and chewing tobacco, as well as limit your coffee and tea intake (or drink it with a straw). Finally, consider upping your daily water intake to rinse your teeth and increase saliva production, for saliva is a natural teeth whitener and anti-bacterial agent.

Interested? Give us a call!

Why not call today for a consultation? Phone (516) 739-1851 today to schedule an appointment at our Garden City office—we have convenient hours Monday through Friday (excluding Wednesday) and on alternating Saturdays.

By Garden City Family Dental
February 14, 2019
Tags: teeth whitening  

Go to the dental care aisle of any grocery store or pharmacy and you're sure to see dozens of whitening toothpastes, gels, and Teeth Whiteningmouthwashes, all claiming to give you a brighter, more beautiful smile. While these products do eventually whiten your smile, only an in-office dental whitening treatment by Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York gives you fast, effective, and lasting results. Below are a few of the reasons why choosing an in-office whitening procedure is the best choice for your appearance, your wallet, and the health of your teeth!

Immediate results

Over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments gradually whiten teeth over several weeks or months of consistent use. This can be frustrating, especially when you have to purchase multiple kits or products. A whitening treatment from your Garden City dentist, however, consists of one 60-minute appointment. That's because all of the products we use are professional-grade and high-quality; the store-bought products are typically less concentrated to save customers money in the short term. Teeth are often five to ten shades whiter in the time it takes for the average lunch break!

Long-lasting effects

Whitening your teeth at home, can take a relatively long time. The treatments must also be continued in order to ensure that your stains don't return. The whitening system that we use at Garden City Family Dental, however, often produces results that last over a year before you'll need another appointment.

Safety and accuracy

Although whitening your teeth at home is considered to be a generally safe treatment, the one-size-fits all appliances often don't distribute the whitening solution evenly. They can also put your gum tissue in contact with the solution, leading to discomfort. With our trained staff in charge of your whitening treatment, your Garden City dentist will make sure your gums are protected and each of your teeth are exposed to the proper amount of solution, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction!

To schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York, contact us today!

By Garden City Family Dental
June 12, 2018
Tags: teeth whitening  

How a teeth whitening treatment from your dentist in Garden City can revitalize your smile

Teeth Whitening

Would you like to revitalize your smile? Has your smile become stained from coffee, red wine, or tobacco use? Is your smile showing your age? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s time to whiten and brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening. Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, can share what you need to know about professional teeth whitening and how you can get a whiter smile easily.

If you’ve tried over-the-counter whitening products, you may have noticed they don’t give you dramatic results. The results may only last a few weeks too. Many over-the-counter products have not been tested for safety and may even contain harmful, harsh chemicals, and abrasive agents which can make your gums and teeth sensitive.

When you choose professional teeth whitening, you can be sure of:

  • Dramatic results, because you can whiten your smile up to 8 shades whiter.
  • Long-lasting results, because your brightened smile can last up to 5 years.
  • Safe results, because professional teeth whitening materials are rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness and approved by the American Dental Association.

Professional teeth whitening is also kind to your budget, often costing less than other cosmetic dental services.

Dr. Porcelli offers an in-office professional Zoom! Whitening treatment that takes about an hour. During your whitening appointment, a highly-skilled dental professional will apply prescription strength whitening gel to your teeth. The brightening action of the gel is then accelerated using a high-tech ultraviolet light.

There are many reasons why your smile can benefit from a professional teeth whitening treatment. Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine can cause dark stains on your teeth. Smoking and using other forms of tobacco can add thick brown stains. Aging also plays a role in darkening your smile. As you age, your tooth enamel becomes thinner, exposing the layer underneath, called dentin. This dentin layer is naturally yellow and shows through, causing your smile to have a yellow cast.

No matter what has caused your smile to go dark, professional teeth whitening can revitalize your smile. If you want to get a whiter smile easily, just pick up the phone and call Dr. Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, NY, today!

By Garden City Family Dental
August 28, 2017

How teeth whitening treatments from your Garden City, New York dentist can enhance your smileteeth whitening

If you envy the white, beautiful smiles of your friends, it’s time for you to get a white smile too! You don’t have to live with darkened, stained teeth. You also don’t have to rely on over-the-counter whitening products which have little or no effect. It’s time for you to discover professional teeth whitening. Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York, wants to share how you can say goodbye to your dental stains.

There are many things which can stain your teeth, but some of the most common culprits are tobacco use, drinking coffee, drinking red wine, or eating highly-pigmented foods like berries. Even the normal aging process will make your teeth appear yellow and darken your smile. That’s because as you age, tooth enamel becomes thinner and more transparent, allowing you and others to see the layer underneath, called dentin. This dentin layer is yellow and gets even darker as you age.

Over-the-counter products may be convenient, but they often produce a limited whitening effect which doesn’t last very long.

The answer to saying goodbye to your dental stains is a professional whitening treatment. A professional teeth whitening treatment is the best choice because it is:

  • Quick, producing dramatic results in about an hour
  • Effective, producing a smile several shades whiter
  • Long-lasting, producing results that can last up to 5 years
  • Inexpensive, when compared to other cosmetic dental treatments

Dr. Porcelli offers ZOOM whitening which is performed in the office in about an hour. Professional strength whitening gel is applied to your teeth and accelerated with a high-tech ultraviolet light. The result is a dazzling white smile. ZOOM whitening is quick and effective, making it the perfect choice for your busy schedule.

It’s time to say goodbye to your dental stains with ZOOM whitening. To find out more about this state-of-the-art professional teeth whitening treatment call Dr. Eugene Porcelli at Garden City Family Dental in Garden City, New York. Call today and get back your beautiful white smile!

By Garden City Family Dental
June 16, 2017

Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist have the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.Teeth Whitening

Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.

Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. You dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.

What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.

How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.

Contact Your Dentist

You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.



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