Teeth Whitening Specialist

Foster Dental

Anthony H. Foster, DMD

General Dentistry located in Brooklyn, NY

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth, they can still become stained or discolored from aging or certain foods and drinks you consume. At Foster Dental in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Anthony Foster provides highly effective teeth whitening treatment to enhance your smile and boost your self-confidence. Treatments to whiten your smile by several shades can be done either at the office or at home on your own time with detailed instructions. If it’s time to give your smile a touch up, call or schedule a teeth whitening online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes teeth to become discolored?

As much as you try to care for your teeth, it isn’t always easy to keep them perfectly white. Of course, you can’t help it when simply getting older causes your teeth to naturally lose some of their pearly whiteness. Your teeth are exposed to a number of factors every day that can cause stain and discoloration, such as:

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Smoking and tobacco use
  • Sugary or acidic foods
  • Dark-colored drinks, such as coffee or wine
  • Certain medication and illnesses

Luckily, professional teeth whitening can effectively address stains and discoloration, restoring your smile.

How does teeth whitening work?

At Foster Dental, Dr. Foster and his staff offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments to treat all stains and spots, no matter the cause. In-office teeth whitening can be completed in as little as an hour and whiten your smile by multiple shades.

At-home teeth whitening takes a number of days or weeks, depending on your individual goals and treatment plan. Both whitening systems work in a similar fashion. Dr. Foster applies a whitening gel containing a powerful bleaching agent directly onto your teeth. The whitening gel is absorbed into your tooth enamel, the outer layer. As it does, it bleaches away discoloration, stains, spots, and dark marks by breaking up their concentration and giving your teeth a whiter appearance.

For at-home whitening, you wear comfortable plastic trays that fit snugly over your teeth and which contain the whitening gel. Dr. Foster goes over specific instructions with you for your at-home whitening regimen. He also monitors your progress and makes sure your at-home whitening trays are providing your desired results.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

The results of your teeth whitening treatment largely depend on you and how dedicated you are to maintaining good oral hygiene habits. If you brush and floss regularly with solid technique and keep up regular visits with Dr. Foster for checkups and cleanings, your teeth whitening results can last several years, if not more.

Avoiding the consumption of foods and beverages in excess that can lead to stains and discoloration also will go a long way toward keeping your teeth white and healthy-looking.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, when a professional like Dr. Foster performs teeth whitening, it is perfectly safe. Right after treatment, you may experience some minor tooth sensitivity, but side effects like this subside quickly and do not linger.

If you have always wanted a whiter smile, call or schedule a consultation with Dr. Foster online today.