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A dull, yellow smile can have an adverse effect on your life in multiple ways. Beyond the mere inconvenience of using mild retail-grade whitening products, it can also cause you stress and can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance.

Many people who find themselves in a situation like this will contact Staten Island Dental Arts Center to schedule a whitening consultation.

Dr. Matthew Scaffa will start by protecting your gums with a special gel or a rubber dam. A small amount of concentrated dental bleach will then be poured into a mouth tray. This tray will be held in your mouth for a few minutes to allow the bleach to whiten deep into your tooth enamel.

The duration of the bleaching treatment might vary depending on the depth of the stains. Severe stains might take additional time to fully eradicate. Afterward, Dr. Matthew Scaffa might use a special ultraviolet light for additional whitening in textured areas of tooth enamel.

Once your smile has been fully whitened, you might want to cut back on certain dark foods and beverages. It might also help to brush your teeth with a whitening toothpaste to continue to remove surface stains before they get a chance to set in.

If you are struggling with significant smile staining issues and you’re interested in a whitening treatment in Staten Island, New York, you should call (718) 948 4393 to schedule a whitening consultation with Dr. Matthew Scaffa.