Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening: Do It Right

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As the years go by, our teeth naturally lose their luster. Dark colored foods and drinks speed up the process, but even people who avoid coffee, wine and cola are not immune to yellow or gray teeth. Want to brighten up your smile? Have you considered tooth whitening? Teeth whitening at Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht is one of the quickest and most affordable ways to look younger and more attractive.

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Though some Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht teeth whitening patients experience a little short-term sensitivity, most experience no pain at all.

There are several different methods for whitening teeth but each uses a solution containing peroxide to remove the stains that have accumulated in the microscopic cracks in your tooth enamel.

DIY Whitening Products
First of all, the strips, mouthwashes and paint-on whiteners use a lower concentration of whitening agent than in-office methods. They rarely remove all of the stains on your enamel. If you have gum disease, cavities, crowns, dental bonding, or porcelain veneers, Dr. Frederick Hecht recommends first visiting your dentist for a teeth whitening consultation. You are always better off having teeth whitening performed by a professional. This will protect your existing restorations and ensure the best possible results.

Don’t assume that tooth whitening offered at NYC mall kiosks is risk-free. The industry is largely unregulated and the staff often have little dental training. Do you really want to take chances with your smile?

At Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht, we are currently accepting new patients at our Staten Island office. My friendly team of skilled dental professionals would love to serve you with porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain crowns, root canals, or teeth whitening. You can schedule an appointment by calling 347-695-4380.

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Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:

347-695-4380

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
10314

 

How To Get The Whitest Teeth

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Some people’s teeth are whiter than others, but I think it’s safe to say that most of us Staten Island residents want our teeth to be pearly white! If you are one of those people, then Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht can help you achieve that remarkable smile you deserve. Today we want to share some tips on teeth whitening and what we can do for you!

Don’t Forget to Brush
The first tip seems like a no-brainer, but many men and women still forget this practice. We are talking about daily tooth brushing. Brushing your teeth with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste is one of the best ways to keep your teeth clean and prevent cavities. Often our teeth become discolored or stained because of what we consume (drinks, food, etc.) but when we brush our teeth, it decreases the damage.

After brushing teeth, another tip is using a fluoride rinse to finish the cleaning job. Fluoride helps get into the cracks where bacteria can be hiding away. When the bacteria is killed, it restricts it from spreading and discoloring your teeth. When you are shopping for a fluoride rinse, check the labels. Some ordinary mouthwashes don’t contain fluoride.

Sometimes the discoloration is too acute to be reversed by home remedies. That’s why we at Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht offer other effective procedures to brighten your smile. We provide in-office teeth whitening and take home teeth bleaching kits. Each of these treatment plans provide an effective solution to teeth whitening. The comfortable at Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht will work with you to find the best solution to beautify your smile.

 

Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:

347-695-4380

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
10314

 

Affordable Teeth Whitening?

Affordable NYC Tooth Whitening If you are like most NYC web users, you have probably seen the multitude of ads for ‘free teeth whitening kits’.

Some show a ‘real Brooklyn mom’ who discovered a ‘tooth whitening secret’. Others assure you that their system is the one that ‘Manhattan dentists don’t want you to know about’. Many contain a link to a page that contains a convincing Bayonne tooth whitening testimonial. They bolster their legitimacy by aligning themselves with respected companies such as CNN, USA Today and Forbes.

Unfortunately, most of these are rip-offs. In a recent article, the Better Business Bureau explains the scam:

The countless Web sites for various teeth whitening products claim to offer a no-risk, money back guarantee, free trial of the product. To sign up, customers must provide a credit or debit card number to cover shipping. Complainants to BBB state that they are billed before their trial ends and continue to be billed after they have told the company they want to cancel.

Complainants also may find mystery charges for other companies and services that they didn’t realize they were signing up for with their ‘free’ trial.

The BBB has received complaints about the following company/product names:

  • Dazzle White
  • White Smile
  • Teeth Smile
  • Dazzle Smile
  • Ivory White
  • Max White
  • My Whitening
  • Gleaming White Smile
  • Advanced Wellness Research

Don’t trust your smile to an internet scammer. Your NYC tooth whitening dental office is the only place for safe teeth bleaching. You don’t want to take a chance with your credit card number or your tooth enamel! Call us at Staten Island Dental Care for advanced cosmetic dentistry and worry-free tooth whitening. You can reach us at (347) 695-4370

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Should Bayonne Teens Whiten Their Teeth?

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Getting a smile just like their favorite singer or movie star might be high on your teen’s priority list. However, you may want to talk with your Brooklyn, Manhattan, or NYC dentist before buying an at-home tooth whitening product.

As with any cosmetic dentistry procedure, teeth whitening should be overseen by a professional. There are a number of factors that can affect results such as an existing crown or teeth that have not yet erupted. Some medical conditions can cause teeth to darken. Your NYC dentist can determine if a teen’s tooth stains are a symptom of an underlying condition.

It’s always a good idea to stress prevention over treatments, especially with kids. Make sure your Staten Island teen is practicing proper oral health habits and help them understand that coffee, tea, cola, and energy drinks can stain their teeth. And if they need another reason not to smoke, remind them that tobacco products will destroy their beautiful smile along with their lungs. Lastly, warn them of the dangers of oral piercings which include tooth damage and infection.

If you or any member of your family decides to use an over-the-counter teeth whitener, be sure to follow the instructions exactly, as the bleaching agents used can damage your mouth and gums.

My name is Dr. Frederick Hecht. I am a child-friendly Staten Island family dentist. My passion is helping each of my patients achieve and maintain a healthy, attractive smile, regardless of their age. My practice, Staten Island Dental Care, offers the following services:

Porcelain veneers
Cosmetic dentistry
Porcelain crowns
Root canals

And more! So, if you are in the Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Bayonne area and are in need of cosmetic dental care or have a question about affordable smile makeovers, please give us a call at (347) 695-4370.

Dr. Frederick Hecht
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
(347) 695-4370
https://www.afraidofthedentist.com/pages/about.htm

The following website was used as source material for this blog:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/tooth-discoloration, accessed on July 25, 2013

Does Whitening Toothpaste Work For NYC?

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Are yellowing teeth getting you down? If so, you are not alone! Some of the most common concerns of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne dental patients pertain to cosmetic dentistry procedures like teeth whitening.

Because many dental products such as toothpastes and mouthwashes say they can brighten your teeth, it’s natural to look at changing your brand of toothpaste.

Whitening toothpastes work by adding chemical agents that can gently polish and whiten teeth. However, these substances can only remove stains that are on the surface of the teeth. This commonly results in whitening by roughly one shade.

On the other hand, plenty of Staten Island dentists offer speedy in-office teeth whitening procedures that can generally enhance your teeth anywhere from three to eight shades. That is quite a difference!

Once you see the dramatic changes that can happen with in-office whitening, why not go for the whole smile makeover? Using industry-leading cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, crowns, inlays, braces, dental implants, bonding, and gum contouring, NYC dentists are helping patients get the terrific look they desire.

Hi, I’m Dr. Frederick Hecht, a Staten Island dentist. If you are looking for quality dental care in the Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Bayonne area, I hope you’ll give us a call at (347) 695-4370.

Here at Staten Island Dental Care, we offer porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain crowns, and root canals.

Call for your appointment today!

Dr. Frederick Hecht
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
(347) 695-4370
https://www.afraidofthedentist.com/pages/about.htm

Whitening vs Bleaching At Staten Island Dental Care

Whitening vs Bleaching At Staten Island Dental Care

NYC teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dentistry service that Staten Island Dental Care provides in-office or through a take home kit. Results vary, but most patients experience significant lightening that lasts up to a year. Our Staten Island and Brooklyn teeth whitening patients affirm that a whiter smile boosts self confidence and can take years of wear and discoloration away to reveal a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening and teeth bleaching, however, mean two different things. Surface cracks and stains occur on tooth enamel, exposing the yellower dentin below the surface. Discoloration can be the result of the natural aging process, illness, genetics, or dark colored food or drink. Foods and beverages that are both dark colored and acidic – like wine, coffee, and tomato sauce  – have even greater staining power.

Teeth whitener can refer to any product used to remove stains from tooth enamel: toothpaste, do it yourself strips, and certain mouthwashes are safe and inexpensive and can turn teeth whiter with continued, regular use. The extent of whitening varies, and it takes dedicated, consistent use to see results.

Whitening products that do not contain bleach can usually make teeth two to four shades lighter. These are a good choice for NYC men and women with sensitive teeth and gums that can react to products containing harsher whitening chemicals. For pregnant or nursing mothers, the non-bleach whitening products are the safer choice.

Teeth bleaching is used to describe a tooth whitening product that contains a form of bleach, either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, in varying concentrations. For best results, NYC teeth bleaching should be done in-office by your New York cosmetic dentist. Bleaching can achieve more noticeable results, sometimes up to seven shades lighter. Intrinsic stains on the dentin, as well as surface stains can be effectively lightened under an experienced NYC dentist’s supervision.

Call the comfortable team at Staten Island Dental Care to schedule a consultation!

Frederick Hecht
Staten Island Dental Care
Providing advanced general and cosmetic dentistry since 1976
www.afraidofthedentist.com/
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The following online articles were used as source material for this post:
Linda Dyett, ‘Teeth Whitening: How it Works and What it Costs,’ Consumer Guide to Dentistry, September 12, 2011, http://www.yourdentistryguide.com/teeth-whitening/.htm, accessed on Feb 6, 2012
‘How to Whiten Teeth,’ What’s Cooking America, http://whatscookingamerica.net/HealthBeauty/TeethWhitening.htm, accessed on February 6, 2012

Whiter Teeth for Staten Island

Whiter Teeth for Staten IslandTeeth whitening has become very popular in Staten Island, New York as an easy way to change your smile with little effort and no pain.

Staten Island Dental Care can help you understand your options for teeth whitening, and can help you understand the results you may expect from various teeth whitening options.

Over the counter whitening products can give varied results, with most customers feeling unhappy or dissatisfied with their over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions.

Your professional Staten Island, New York dentist can help you whiten your teeth effectively, with professional results. If you are ready to try a teeth whitening product, please give us a call, or come into our dental practice, and let us share with you the options available and the results you should expect.

-Frederick S. Hecht

 

Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Staten Island

Teeth Whitening For 3 Types Of Tooth Stains In Staten Island

Hello Staten Island! If your smile could use some brightening, what are you waiting for? Professional teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are the easiest ways Brooklyn residents can dramatically improve their appearance.

It is important to realize that not every Staten Island smile responds the same to teeth bleaching. The degree of whiteness attained and the treatment time necessary depends on the type of stains being treated.

1. Surface or extrinsic stains are the most accessible and easiest to remove. They are caused by the usual suspects: coffee, tea, wine, cola, smoking and the natural aging process.

2. Intrinsic stains can be lightened but it may take a bit longer. These stains form from the inside out but are visible through the enamel. They can be caused by trauma, tetracycline antibiotics, infection, or excessive fluoride use in childhood before the enamel is fully formed.

3. Combination: Some Staten Island folks have both extrinsic and intrinsic staining. As we age, our teeth change – regardless of how well we take care of them. Two things that work against us is that our enamel thins while the dentin underneath fades and yellows. Again, the extrinsic stains on the enamel are the quickest to lighten, but ongoing treatment with a peroxide-based penetrating whitener can lighten the deeper discoloration.

It is best to trust fast teeth whitening treatment to the care of an experienced cosmetic dentist such as Frederick Hecht of Staten Island Dental Care in Staten Island. Frederick Hecht and the experienced team of dental professionals at Staten Island Dental Care have been brightening smiles since 1976. We also offer sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers and crowns, root canals and dental implants.

Upgrade your face value by brightening your smile!

Help For Tetracycline And Fluoride Stains At Staten Island Dental Care

Help For Tetracycline And Fluoride Stains With Staten Island Dental Veneers

Here at Staten Island Dental Care, our mission is making the smiles of all New York residents white and bright. My name is Frederick Hecht and today we are going to talk about ways to enhance your beautiful smile.

Maybe as a self-conscious Staten Island teen you were prescribed tetracycline to combat acne, but have now been left with discolored teeth. Or maybe the municipal New York water you drank growing up had excessive fluoride, another cause of tarnished teeth.

If you are like many of my Staten Island patients you have sipped one too many dark beverages such as coffee, soda, and wine; and now your teeth are dark and dingy. Call me today at (347) 695-4370 to talk about our extensive treatment plans.

One of the options we recommend at Staten Island Dental Care for treating discolored teeth are dental veneers which are sometimes called porcelain laminates. The reason I recommend veneers is that veneers not only restore discolored teeth, but they can cover worn, chipped, and cracked teeth.

This is done by placing a thin composite of porcelain over the damaged tooth or teeth leaving a gorgeous, white, flawless smile. At Staten Island Dental Care we feel that teeth veneers are the least invasive form of cosmetic dentistry, yet the results are stunning. The smiles of our happy Staten Island veneer patients are dazzling.

My staff and I at Staten Island Dental Care also offer teeth whitening in Staten Island, dental restorations and Brooklyn invisible braces. Come see why the residents of Staten Island have been improving their smiles at Staten Island Dental Care since 1976.

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Get A White Smile In Staten Island With Professional Tooth Whitening

What does it take to really change the way you look? Hours upon hours at the gym? Expensive trips to the most cutting-edge salon in the Staten Island area? What about a routine trip to your dentist?

You may not love going to the dentist, but you will love the results when they help you find the best way to whiten your teeth. Teeth whitening in Staten Island is a simple cosmetic dentistry procedure, but the dramatic results never cease to impress.

Your Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Bayonne dentist can work with you to develop a teeth whitening regimen that will be most effective. This may include any of the following three methods:

1. Bleaching done in-office. Sometimes called chairside bleaching, a special light is used while a bleaching agent is applied to the teeth. A rubber shield or protective gel is used to keep your tender gums safe from the whitening agent.

2. Teeth Bleaching at home. Even though this is done at home, the peroxide-containing whiteners used do have potential side effects, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your dentist. Also, there are many at-home whiteners available in Staten Island, New York drug stores, and your dentist can direct you to the best ones.

3. Toothpastes with whitening properties. When a toothpaste carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, it means that it contains special chemical or polishing agents. These will provide additional stain removal which complements the surface stain removal offered by all toothpastes.

My name is Dr. Frederick Hecht of Staten Island Dental Care in Staten Island. Helping my dental patients establish good habits is important to me, as is helping them achieve the smile they want using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, teeth whitening, bonding, and complete smile makeovers.

My practice, Staten Island Dental Care, is currently accepting new patients, so give us a call at (347) 695-4370 to make an appointment!

We hope to hear from you soon!
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
(347) 695-4370
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