Stanley Harris, DDS, PC
Dentist located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY
Dr. Stanley Harris DDS provides teeth whitening patients and other cosmetic dentistry services in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY and the surrounding New York City area. Dr. Harris helps all his patients have a smile that is healthy, bright and attractive.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening, also known as tooth whitening, is a process that lightens teeth by several shades to achieve an attractive smile.
Teeth whitening products contain one of two types of tooth bleaches: hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Both bleaches break stains into smaller pieces to make the color less concentrated, resulting in teeth that look whiter and brighter. The benefits of teeth whitening can last for one to two years, depending on the individual’s personal habits and lifestyle.
Who Needs Teeth Whitening?
Almost every adult can benefit from teeth whitening. While daily brushing and flossing helps keep teeth bright, white and healthy, teeth can become dull looking and discolored from drinking coffee or tea, using tobacco products and taking medications. Time can also take its toll on teeth, stealing away teeth’s luster and appeal.
Most adults feel their teeth lack the shine and sparkle. In fact, when researchers from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked survey respondents what they would most like to improve about their teeth, the most common response was whiter and brighter teeth.
Which is Better – Professional Tooth Whitening or Home Teeth Whitening?
Professional teeth whitening is superior because a dentist can use stronger whitening agents to the teeth while still protecting the gums, tongue and rest of the patient’s mouth. Dentists use professional-grade whitening systems, which utilize a gel containing a special buffer that protects tooth enamel from damage. The teeth whitening systems used by dentists can effectively brighten teeth up to 10 shades in just one hour. Professional tooth whitening is the safest and most effective way to whiten and brighten teeth.
Professional whitening is a great jumpstart for home whitening too. Patients who whiten at home should consult with a dentist regarding any issues associated with teeth whitening, such as sensitivity.
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Words from our patients
"My experience with Dr. Harris was amazing. It's great to go to a dentist who is friendly, courteous and gentle."
"The office is comfortable, clean and lovely, the receptionist is nice and Dr. Harris is great. He's very friendly and gentle, talking you through the process."
"Dr. Harris made me feel at ease the moment I entered his office. He developed a great treatment plan, with my input; I felt advised and included in the entire process."
My appointment with Dr. Stanley Harris was far beyond what I could have imagined. Dr. Harris is very inviting, personable, and knowledgable."