Teeth Whitening in Buffalo NY
In the following educational dental video, experienced Buffalo dentist Douglas Hamill DDS discusses the many questions patients have on teeth whitening.
How long do the results of teeth whitening last?
Whitening teeth may be a quick process, but it requires long-term upkeep. An initial whitening takes about seven to 10 days, an hour at a time. We recommend doing a touch up once every two months, as your teeth will not maintain their whiteness if treatment does not continue at regular intervals.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
There are two types of whitening that we provide. We have a take-home option, in which we create models of your teeth and design trays and you whiten your teeth at home. This treatment costs $299. Our Zoom option, in which we bleach your teeth at our office and give you the trays afterwards, costs $499. We also have specials every month. If you are interested, our office will let you know if we are currently offering any discounts.
Does teeth whitening affect crowns or fillings?
Tooth whitening will not affect crowns or any fillings. If you have a cavity, it is recommended not to whiten your teeth while the cavity is active. What you have to keep in mind, though, is that if you have several teeth that have crowns and other teeth that you want to whiten, the crowns are not going to whiten as well as the other teeth will.
Does whitening toothpaste work?
Whitening toothpaste will not lighten your teeth to any measurable degree. The toothpaste can help reduce stains on the enamel, but it will not internally bleach the teeth.
Can teeth whitening damage your teeth?
As long as you follow the regular regimen that your dentist has assigned, there should not be any damage. If you over-bleach your teeth or whiten your teeth more often than you are supposed to, there may be complications.
Are you interested in teeth whitening? Contact Douglas Hamill DDS to schedule a consultation. He has over 25 years of experience in cosmetic dentistry and prides himself on providing affordable dental care in a professional environment utilizing the latest in dental technology.