Teeth Whitening

Teeth by Keith: Keith Marshall, DDS

General Dentistry & Preventive Dentistry Specialist located in Gramercy, New York, NY

Teeth whitening is one of the quickest, most affordable, and most effective ways to give your smile a boost. At Teeth by Keith: Keith Marshall, DDS in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, experienced dentist Dr. Marshall offers teeth whitening and bleaching options that get better results than you can buy at the pharmacy. To learn more about teeth whitening, call the New York City office or schedule an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Does teeth whitening work?

If you have healthy teeth that are stained or discolored, whitening can get great cosmetic results. A whitening treatment can make your teeth several shades brighter. It works especially well on external stains from drinking coffee or tea, smoking, or eating acidic foods like berries.

Whitening agents only affect natural enamel. That means whitening is most effective if you have a full set of healthy teeth.

If you’ve gotten minor restorative or cosmetic work, like fillings and veneers, you can still get teeth whitening. Dr. Marshall can replace your restorations so they match your brightened smile.

Teeth whitening may not be the best option if you have damaged, decayed, or infected teeth, but don’t be discouraged. Dr. Marshall offers a number of cosmetic and restorative procedures, including implants and veneers, that can restore your smile.

Is it worth going to a dentist for whitening?

The market is full of products that claim to whiten teeth, including toothpaste, strips, and gels. You may have already tried some of these yourself. 

If you’re frustrated with at-home teeth whitening, you may wonder if going to Teeth by Keith: Keith Marshall, DDS will be more of the same.

To get the best whitening results, you need to go to a dentist. One advantage is that you can get an in-office treatment, which is a faster process than at-home treatment and can get dazzling results in just one session. 

Even if you choose to get an at-home treatment at Teeth by Keith: Keith Marshall, DDS, there are significant advantages. Dr. Marshall has access to stronger bleaching solutions than those you can buy yourself. He also customizes your treatment, while commercial whitening products are one-size-fits-all.

When you get teeth whitening at Teeth by Keith: Keith Marshall, DDS, you receive custom whitening trays that fit your mouth comfortably and ensure the bleaching solution fully covers your teeth.

The hygienists at Teeth by Keith: Keith Marshall, DDS can provide a thorough cleaning before you undergo whitening. This removes built-up plaque and tartar and spot cleans stains, so the final results can look even better.

Does teeth whitening make my teeth healthier?

Although you may associate a bright smile with healthy teeth, whitening is purely a cosmetic procedure. Whitening works best when you start with a healthy mouth, and the results last longer if you take good care of your teeth. 

Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and get cleanings at Teeth by Keith: Keith Marshall, DDS every six months.

To stop new stains from forming, minimize the amount of coffee and tea you drink, and quit smoking if you haven’t already. With good habits, you can maintain the results of teeth whitening for up to three years.

To learn more about teeth whitening, schedule an appointment at Teeth by Keith: Keith Marshall, DDS online or over the phone.