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Teeth Whitening 101


There are many ways to whiten your teeth and improve your smile. Brushing and flossing are two main ways to keep your teeth white. Patients want to improve their smile by whitening their teeth. If you are in the Commack area you should make an appointment with Bonnie Helfner DDS. At Bonnie Helfner DDS., they can help clean your teeth, improve your smile, and whiten your teeth.

Teeth whitening is a process that makes your teeth appear whiter by removing stains and any other discolorations in your teeth. Different ways to whiten your teeth include whitening toothpaste, strips, mouthwash, trays, and in-office treatments. Some toothpaste is designed to be used for teeth whitening because they have chemicals that help remove stains effectively. They contain chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide to help whiten the color of your teeth. Whitening strips and gels are both coded with the peroxide-based gel that helps whiten your teeth. If you use whitening strips or gels, expect to start seeing small results after a few days and final results after a couple of months. Mouthwash rinses can also brighten your teeth, but it is not as effective as toothpaste and strips.

Trays are filled with a gel whitening chemical that is worn a couple of hours a day. It is an at-home treatment that can be worn for up to two weeks. If you want immediate results, then Zoom! Whitening is for you.  Call for an in-office whitening treatment. It involves putting gel on your teeth and shining an ultraviolet lamp on your teeth.

Teeth whitening risks include tooth irritation and sensitivity. Both risks are common results of teeth whitening and can be easily treated. They usually subside after a couple of days. If conditions are still ongoing, see your dentist.

It is important to have a healthy smile. Teeth whitening is perfectly safe and will improve your smile. Bonnie Helfner DDS located in Commack. can help you whiten your teeth and give you recommendations on how you should whiten your teeth. Call to make an appointment.




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