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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Liana Smiles

Liana Stein, DDS

Dentist located in Staten Island, NY

A beautiful set of pearly whites can help boost your self-esteem and give you a strong, confident smile. At LianaSmiles, located in Staten Island, New York, Liana Stein, DDS, offers teeth whitening services to erase discoloration and give you a bright, white smile. Call or book an appointment online to learn more.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth yellow?

Yellowing teeth can dim your smile and hurt your confidence. Unfortunately, teeth tend to discolor with age, due to a variety of factors, including consuming or using:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine
  • Tobacco
  • Sports drinks
  • Certain sauces
  • Berries and other foods that cause tooth stains
  • Poor dental hygiene

As you get older, the enamel on your teeth will begin to wear down and expose the dark dentin underneath. In elderly adults, brushing, flossing, and using whitening toothpastes are usually not enough to remove deep tooth stains.

Why should I consider professional teeth whitening?

There are plenty of over-the-counter options for whitening your teeth, such as:

  • Whitening toothpaste
  • Whitening strips
  • Whitening mouthwash
  • Activated charcoal
  • At-home whitening kits

While these solutions may seem convenient on paper, they are not nearly as effective as in-office teeth whitening treatments, which can deliver fast, immediate results. Furthermore, in-office whitening treatments can make your teeth up to 12 shades whiter.

Dr. Stein uses the GLO™ whitening system in her office to give you the brightest, whitest smile possible, without pain. The system uses warming heat and light and a professional strength whitening gel to whiten teeth quickly and efficiently in under an hour.

What happens during a teeth whitening appointment?

First, Dr. Stein will apply the GLO whitening gel to your teeth for a period of time, which will depend on your desired level of whiteness. Next, she will use heat and an LED light to accelerate the whitening process.

Professional teeth whitening works best on patients with yellow teeth. It is less effective on patients with brownish teeth, so talk to Dr. Stein about your treatment options before making a decision.

Are there side effects?

Teeth whitening is a relatively gentle process when compared to other dental procedures. However, your teeth may feel sensitive for a few days after your appointment. Depending on your situation, Dr. Stein may recommend avoiding certain foods and drinks following your whitening session.

To minimize your chances of experiencing tooth sensitivity, try using toothpaste designed for men and women with sensitive teeth one week prior to your appointment.

Call or book an appointment online today with LianaSmiles to learn more about your teeth whitening options.

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