Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Clearing Up Confusion About Teeth Whitening

If you are unhappy with the color or brightness of your teeth, you may be interested in undergoing teeth whitening treatment. Although this procedure is relatively straightforward, there still tends to be some confusion regarding the process. Read on as we clear up the confusion about teeth whitening.

How Teeth Whitening Affects Your Enamel

Teeth whitening treatments seek to enhance your smile by brightening the shade of your enamel. This is helpful for all kinds of people, especially those who work in the professional sphere or those who often speak in public. However, some people are concerned that teeth whitening can damage your enamel. While this concern seems reasonable, teeth whitening treatments have not been shown to damage enamel. This means that you can brighten your smile in confidence knowing that your teeth will still be as strong and healthy as ever.

Duration of Effects

Some people who seek teeth whitening treatment are looking for a permanent procedure. Unfortunately, the effects of teeth whitening treatments will diminish eventually. The good news is that there are steps you can take to prolong the effects. Avoid drinking coffee, tea, wine, or other beverages that may stain your teeth. If you need your coffee to get through the day, consider drinking it through a straw to limit exposure to your teeth. It is also wise to stay away from berries or other intensely colored foods. Following these tips can allow your treatment results to last for over a year.

Relationship Between Whitening and Other Restorations

Teeth whitening treatments do not damage your existing restorations, but they do not necessarily flatter them either. If you have braces, veneers, or other restorations that matched the previous shade of your teeth, you might want to get them updated to reflect your new look.

For more information about teeth whitening treatment, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Charles Marks or visit his website. Our general dentistry office provides dentures, implants, and teeth whitening near New York. If you would like to learn more about our dental practice, feel free to call us at (212) 279-1232 today.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

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