Numerous ads for whitening products in our local Staten Island media contain terms such as ‘white brite’, ’22 carbamide peroxide’ and ‘peroxide teeth’. They look tempting, but how do you separate tooth bleaching fact from fiction?
First, and especially for our local Staten Island, NY patients, we recommend talking to Dr. Fred Hecht DDS at Staten Island Dental Care. Just because teeth whitening products are readily available, it doesn’t mean they are all safe or appropriate for every person. Getting a professional opinion is a good first step.
Don’t be fooled by smile whitening hype and risk damage, especially if you need tetracycline teeth whitening. If you have existing cosmetic dental work such as crowns, bonding, partial dentures or bridge work, it is especially important to talk to a dental professional about worry-free dentistry teeth whitening.
Teeth whitening kits are not the only way to quickly improve your smile. Many of your neighbors have benefited from porcelain veneers. There are several brands of veneers such as Lumineers by Cerinate, da Vinci and Mac. We can help you decide on which is best for you.
Veneers are sometimes called ‘instant orthodontics’ because they can correct tooth misalignment and gaps as well as provide instant teeth whitening.
Porcelain veneers can also fix chipped teeth and cover stains. The vast majority of Staten Island veneer recipients are extremely pleased with the results.
- Dr. Fred Hecht DDS
- Staten Island Dental Care
- 1520 Richmond Ave.
- Staten Island, NY 10314
- (718) 761-5757
Providing comprehensive dental care for Staten Island families since 1983.