GLO teeth whitening in Broadway Family Dental delivers phenomenal results. GLO whitening system in Brooklyn is an effective, quick and painless teeth discoloration treatment. Come see the Broadway Family Dentistry and meet a best dentist in Brooklyn Dr. Dekhtyar.
GLO Teeth Whitening
The desire to have a naturally white and more perfect smile has never been higher, so it’s hardly surprising that GLO teeth whitening is one of the most in-demand treatments in dental offices today.
This cosmetic dentistry, advanced teeth discoloration treatment is quick, affordable and non-invasive, and it’s the perfect way to give your smile a boost and to rejuvenate and enhance your overall appearance.
Also, a GLO teeth whitening treatment can quickly lift self-confidence and self-esteem because after all, it’s impossible not to feel good when you know your smile looks fabulous.
Before and After GLO Teeth Whitening in Brooklyn, NY
Over-The-Counter Kit or a Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment?
If you are considering a teeth whitening treatment the first thing you need to decide is whether to opt for an over-the-counter kit or to visit your dental office to have your teeth whitened professionally. Over-the-counter kits are cheap, easily available and are quick to use so initially, this choice may seem extremely tempting. However, your dentist will have access to professional teeth whitening products that cannot be bought over-the-counter and which will whiten your teeth more effectively, and most importantly safely. Don’t forget, even though this is a cosmetic dental treatment it still has the potential to damage your teeth and gums if the whitening products are used incorrectly or inappropriately. Whatever you decide, a checkup with your dentist is a must before treatment.
Why Get a Dental Checkup?
Although GLO teeth whitening is great, it is only suitable for people with good oral health. You mustn’t have any existing dental problems like tooth decay or gum disease, and any issues must be treated before you can safely whiten your teeth. If you try to whiten your teeth without correcting any dental problems, you’ll find the process uncomfortable at best, and it could
worsen these issues. Also, you are unique, and nobody has teeth exactly like you! Your dentist can look at your teeth to see if they will effectively whiten because there are different types of tooth stains.
Teeth frequently discolor because of lifestyle choices such as a preference for tea and coffee, or perhaps because you like red wine or maybe you smoke. These types of choices can cause what are called extrinsic stains affecting the outer part of the tooth. Extrinsic stains typically respond well to GLO teeth whitening treatments.
Other causes of tooth discoloration can be internal or intrinsic. For example, if you were exposed to excess fluoride during childhood while your teeth were still developing, it can cause a problem called dental fluorosis. Dental fluorosis creates lacy white flecks on teeth or can even create brown or black stains. Exposure to tetracycline during childhood or while still in the womb can
also cause internal tooth stains. These types of stains may not respond so well if at all to conventional teeth whitening treatments, but your dentist will be able to suggest a way to whiten teeth that are affected.
Why Teeth Discolor?
There are other reasons why teeth discolor, and it could simply be the natural color of your teeth. Teeth can range from yellow or brown shades to grayish colors. Generally, yellow teeth respond more readily to GLO teeth whitening treatments. Age is another factor because over time your tooth enamel gradually thins, because of exposure to acid in the mouth or just general wear and tear,
exposing more of the natural shade of the tooth that is contained in the dentin underneath. This is why younger people tend to have whiter teeth!
If you have some teeth that are covered with veneers, which have been bonded or crowned, these will not change color during any whitening treatments. These are all things your dentist can discuss with you, including how to overcome these issues so you can achieve an evenly whitened smile.
Before whitening, another thing that can help is to have a hygiene treatment. Having your teeth cleaned professionally can help improve the efficacy of any whitening treatment regardless if it is over-the-counter or in your dental office. Removing all plaque and tartar buildup will leave your teeth beautifully clean, allowing whitening products to work that much more effectively.
Is There Any Difference between a GLO Teeth Whitening Treatment and a Teeth Bleaching Treatment?
Often, the two terms are used interchangeably, but if you want to get technical about it, teeth bleaching refers to a process where teeth are whitened using products that contain bleach, usually in the form of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide if you treat your teeth at home. Strictly speaking, a teeth whitening treatment simply means restoring a tooth’s natural color by removing
debris or dirt such as plaque and tartar buildup so even toothpaste could be technically considered as a whitening treatment.
Over-the-counter products are obviously the cheapest solution but typically use much lower concentrations of whitening gels compared with professional treatments. If you do choose this option, follow the instructions to the letter and don’t be tempted to overuse the whitening products because you could damage your teeth.
In-Office GLO Teeth Whitening
In as little as an hour, you could see your teeth change color by several shades, so it’s the perfect treatment if you want to achieve the very best outcome in a short space of time. Your dentist or a dental professional under their supervision will protect your lips and gums before applying professional strength whitening gel to your teeth. The gel may be activated with a dental laser
which helps it to penetrate tooth enamel more efficiently, and the gel may be wiped off and reapplied several times during treatment.
Custom Home Whitening Kits
A custom home whitening kit is another very affordable treatment. Your dentist will make whitening trays fitting precisely over your teeth and which are comfortable to wear, even overnight. They can prescribe the correct strength of whitening gel for your needs and will show you exactly how to use the trays. Wear the trays for an hour each day or while you sleep, and
you’ll see a real difference within a few days. It usually takes a couple of weeks to complete the entire treatment. One advantage of choosing a custom home whitening kit is that you can reuse the trays later on when you want to top up the results, keeping your smile sparkling white all the time.
It’s important to be realistic about any type of teeth whitening including GLO treatment because it may not give you an ultra-white smile. It all depends on the natural shade of your teeth as to how much can be safely achieved.
Do you have any questions for the Brooklyn dentist Dr. Ella Dekhtyar regarding GLO teeth whitening in Brooklyn? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the top Brooklyn cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dekhtyar of Broadway Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, please contact our office for a consultation.
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