328 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021
"My smile is very important to me. I never really had huge issues with my teeth but I did have some spacing that I was not happy with. Deciding to get invisalign was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The hard part was finding a facility that would tend to my needs and make me feel at home. I researched for quite some time before actually picking a place, but I finally ended up choosing Luxury Dentistry.”
- Darween F.
Tooth discoloration can be caused by a number of factors. If your parents have yellowish colored teeth, it is possible that your teeth will eventually become yellow as you age, as tooth color is linked to hereditary factors. Additionally, many everyday substances and lifestyle choices can alter the natural color of our teeth. Childhood intake of certain antibiotics and excessive fluoride exposure can result in stains on the teeth. Certain medical conditions, traumas, and even dental procedures can lead to discolored teeth. Many foods can stain the teeth, including tea, coffee, wine, blue berries, soy sauce, dark sodas and beers, and many others. Chewing and smoking tobacco is known to cause stains and darkening. Poor dental hygiene will contribute to discoloration, as the buildup of plaque and tartar make it easier for stains to accumulate on the surface of the teeth. Additionally, some supplements and prescription medications can lead to discoloration. On top of all of these factors, teeth simply tend to darken as we age.
Some individuals have naturally very light or whiter shades of teeth. Other people have a naturally occurring yellowish tint to their teeth. In order to achieve the best cosmetic results in teeth whitening, it is important to be able to determine the original natural color of the teeth. It is also important to understand the cause of the color change. Only a highly skilled and qualified dentist, like the dentists at Luxury Dentistry NYC, will be able to accurately determine your natural tooth color and diagnose the reason for the change in color, so that a proper whitening treatment plan can be created.
In today’s culture, the appearance of our teeth is very important. White, healthy looking teeth are highly valued, and the appearance of your teeth will be judged in all aspects of your life. Whiter teeth will give you the confidence you need to put yourself out there, both professionally and socially. In order to combat the discoloration that comes with age and/or external factors, you should discuss whitening options with your dentist.
Thanks to the importance of bright, light-colored teeth in our society, many teeth whitening systems have been developed. These range from over-the-counter toothpastes, rinses, and gels to advanced whitening treatments that are performed in a dental office. After your dentist determines the cause of discoloration, he or she will be able to recommend that best treatment course for you. If stains are only superficial and the discoloration is minimal, an at home treatment may suffice; however, in many cases, an in-office treatment will be the best way to obtain lasting, noticeable results.
The Zoom! Teeth Whitening system has proven remarkably effective at whitening teeth in a short amount of time. It provides lasting results, is pain-free, and takes only one hour to perform. For this reason, Zoom! is the preferred approach of many patients, and is the treatment course most recommended by Luxury Dentistry NYC. In just one hour, you can experience teeth that are up to eight shades lighter. You will be able to avoid the hassle of lengthy at home whitening programs that can cause tooth sensitivity and provide only temporary results. To get one step closer to the smile of your dreams, make an appointment with Luxury Dentistry NYC today. Once the cause of discoloration is determined, your dentist will be able to recommend the best way to brighten your teeth. Our office is located in the Upper East Side, Manhattan.
328 East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021