After decades of eating, drinking, perhaps smoking and taking various medications most adults have teeth that are yellowed or discolored. Unfortunately, brushing won’t bring back the white shine and the drug store whitening kits either don’t work or the whitening simply doesn’t last. Teeth whitening procedures from our Borough Park dentist, Dr. Steven Rubin, DDS can bring the gleaming white back to your smile. Dr. Rubin and our entire staff understand how important clean white teeth are and how a renewed smile can positively impact your life. Our general, cosmetic and restorative dental practice has been restoring the smiles of people in Borough Park and the surrounding communities for many years.
Teeth whitening is a simple, non-invasive dental procedure that changes the color of your teeth’s natural enamel. While teeth whitening can have dramatic results it will only work on natural enamel, so there will be no whitening effect on crowns or old fillings. These may have to be replaced after the teeth whitening has been completed. Teeth whitening requires two visits to our office. During the first visit impressions of your mouth will be made so that custom, clear plastic trays can be fabricated. During the second visit to our office you will try on the trays and our Borough Park dentist will make any adjustments that are necessary for a proper fit. At home you will wear the trays filled with a special whitening solution for either 30-minutes twice a day or overnight for a couple of weeks, depending on the degree of staining and the desired degree of whitening.
After the teeth whitening period of time has finished your smile will be considerably whiter and brighter. The effects are not permanent and you may need a touch up whitening every few years, depending on whether you smoke or drink coffee, tea or red wine. After the whitening is done our Borough Park dentist will confer with you as to whether any of your previous dental work, such as crowns, fillings or other restorations need to be updated to match your whitened teeth. If your teeth aren’t as white as you’d like them please set up an appointment to see if teeth whitening is right for you.