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Teeth Whitening Overview

Are you someone who hides their smile because you are embarrassed or uncomfortable about the color of your teeth? If so, teeth whitening may provide the perfect solution. At Ballston Dental in Ballston Spa, NY, we offer a long list of cosmetic dentistry treatments, and tooth whitening is one of the most frequently requested. While you can lighten your teeth by several shades with just one visit with our tooth whitening specialist, we encourage you to read on and learn a bit more about it.

Simple Facts About Teeth Whitening

As your cosmetic dentist in Ballston Spa, we are glad to discuss teeth whitening as part of your ongoing care. It might be a treatment we suggest just before you obtain veneers or crowns as this ensures your future smile is the brightest possible. We might also suggest it if your oral health is already good but you are self-conscious about your smile because of discoloration.

We can do both in-office teeth whitening or provide you with take home kits. The results from the in-office care will be more immediate and powerful. Though you get compounds similar to the in-office options in your take home kit, they are not as strong, and you will find you need to wear your customized trays for longer periods. However, take home kits are great for touching up the results of the professional whitening.

Unfortunately, whitening is not permanent, and especially if you continue with the habits that might have caused discoloration to begin with. For example, if you smoke, drink staining beverages, or eat a sugary diet, your staining may return. This could be a good reason to change habits or make whitening part of your regular care.

If we discover that the discoloration or staining of your teeth is due to an issue that traditional whitening cannot alleviate, we have a long list of cosmetic solutions that can be used to permanently address the issue. Veneers, crowns, and bonding are some of your alternative solutions.

Contact Our Ballston Spa Cosmetic Dentist

Are you eager to learn more about our options for tooth whitening treatments? If so, feel free to give us a call at our Ballston Spa, NY office at 518-885-8321. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.