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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Adirondack Dental Group

Dentists located in Clifton Park, NY

Discolored teeth can be embarrassing and damage your self-esteem. Laurie Singh, DDS, and Andy Singh, DDS, are experienced dentists at Adirondack Dental Group in Clifton Park, New York, and they understand the importance of teeth whitening for their patients. The practice offers numerous teeth whitening options and is willing to work with patients to determine which one is best for personalized treatment plans. To schedule a teeth whitening consultation at Adirondack Dental Group, call today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a noninvasive dental procedure designed to restore and enhance your smile by correcting discolored tooth enamel. The simple procedure is not permanent and needs to be repeated every few years to maintain a white smile. It may need a touch-up sooner if you smoke or drink coffee, tea, or wine. 

It’s important to note that teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel. If you have any old fillings or crowns, you should evaluate them prior to the procedure.

Why might I need teeth whitening?

Tooth discoloration can come from a number of factors. Common reasons for teeth whitening include:

  • Too much fluoridation during development
  • Normal wear of the outer tooth layer
  • Medications 
  • Lack of proper nutrients in your diet  
  • Frequently drinking coffee, tea, or wine
  • Naturally occurring stained teeth

Prior to deciding to whiten your teeth, let the team at Adirondack Dental Group advise you on whether teeth whitening is right for you, and if so, which method. 

What are the types of teeth whitening?

You typically have many options for teeth whitening. The team is more than willing to help you navigate the various choices and determine which procedure is right for you. 

Teeth whitening methods include:

  • Whitening toothpaste
  • Bleaching gel
  • Over-the-counter whitening strips
  • Veneers 
  • Natural remedies

Adirondack Dental Group also offers a take-home kit that is proven to whiten your teeth and improve your smile. At your initial consultation, the team makes molds of your teeth for clear, plastic trays. Your next appointment ensures the completed trays fit your teeth correctly, and adjustments are made as needed. 

You then take the trays home and wear them with a special whitening solution either twice a day for 30 minutes or overnight. The length of time for this option depends on how long it takes to reach your desired color. Throughout the process, you might experience temporary tooth sensitivity. 

To learn more about teeth whitening and to schedule an initial consultation at Adirondack Dental Group, call the office today.