Teeth can become stained for a variety of different reasons, as a liking for a glass of red wine, or a coffee, tea or nicotine habit can all take its toll on the appearance of your teeth. Some people will have stained looking teeth due to taking certain antibiotics, while genetics can also influence tooth color. If you are less than happy with the color of your teeth, but are otherwise quite happy with their overall shape and arrangement, then there are quite a few things that we can do to help you and they are not even very expensive.
The first thing you need to do is to book an appointment with Dr. Nishita Gandhi This will help determine the exact cause of your tooth discoloration, and Dr. Gandhi can discuss all the various treatments available with you.
Scale and Polish
Your treatment plan will depend on the severity of your tooth staining, as it could be all that’s required is a normal scale and polish. This helps to remove the build-up of tartar or calculus on your teeth which consists of hardened plaque bacteria. Tartar can develop if you miss certain areas of your teeth while brushing and flossing, and can only be removed by being scaled or scraped away. This can make quite a difference to the look of your teeth as tartar can appear quite yellow.
However if your staining is more severe than you might want to consider a process called air polishing. This is much gentler than a normal scaling and polishing but is very effective at removing stains and tartar. You’ll find the process extremely comfortable as the stains are removed by a fine jet consisting of pressurized air and particles of bicarbonate of soda to gently polish your teeth. It is a very gentle yet effective way of cleaning your teeth.
An alternative would be to have your teeth whitened. We offer two different types of whitening which includes in surgery whitening and at home whitening kits using customized trays. For the best and brightest results you might want to consider using a combination of both treatments. For this we recommend using the custom made whitening trays at home for a few days, which kick starts the process of whitening your teeth. The next step is to coming into our surgery to have a more in-depth whitening procedure. You should see a considerable difference You should see a considerable difference by this stage. Treatment is followed up at home with continued use of the whitening trays.
Covering up Stained Teeth
Sometimes these treatments might not be enough to brighten up badly stained teeth as the stains can sometimes be internal. In this case your Bronx Cosmetic dentist may suggest using dental veneers or perhaps crowns to cover-up the teeth. Another alternative would be to bond the tooth with composite resin which is a very cost effective way of improving a smile.
Schedule A Consultation With Fordham Dental Office, Bronx, NY
We value your trust in us as part of your family’s total healthcare team and look forward to getting to know each of you as the wonderfully unique individual that you are. Each one of us loves what we do and we believe at Fordham Dental Office that it shows in the quality of our work and our patient interactions an d it is one of the reasons why Fordham Dental Office is the clear choice for the dental patients in the surrounding neighbourhood.
We hope that each of our patient has a happy and healthy smile makeover and that means protecting your teeth and your oral health. We care for your smile and to have a detailed understanding regarding your oral care, you can always schedule a consultation with our dental hygienist at 586 Morris Avenue, Bronx, New York, NY 10451 or 573E Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458 by calling us at (917) 962-9990.
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