Tooth Whitening

Our Upper East Manhattan office offers tooth whitening. We use the newest and most sophisticated whitening techniques that help decrease sensitivity and achieves a more brighter white smile. Our patients love the results they get from our power bleaching techniques.

Are whitening toothpastes, rinses and over the counter strips effective?

Dr. Sarmiento recommends using over the counter products as a whitening maintainer and not as a definitive treatment to whiten teeth. The key for white teeth is to have them professionally whiten, brush your teeth daily and use over the counter whitening products periodically.

What causes tooth discoloration?

The following can cause discoloration to the teeth:
Red wine
Dark soft drinks (cola)
Other foods and oral tobacco products with strong content of pigments
Tobacco (tar)
Medication side affects such as tetracyclines
Enamel hypoplasia
Poor Oral Hygiene

The American Dental Association recommends to have your teeth checked by a dentist before undergoing any whitening method.