Teeth Whitening

Forest Hills Orthodontic Associates

Emanuel Mizrahi, DDS

Orthodontist located in Forest Hills, NY

Smiles that dazzle or light up a room usually have one thing in common: They feature perfectly straight, white teeth. At Forest Hills Orthodontic Associates, Emanuel Mizrahi, DDS, offers professional teeth whitening services that add brilliance to your smile, making you look as young and vibrant as you feel. If you’re in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, and you’d like to dramatically whiten and brighten your smile, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do teeth become yellow and discolored?

If it’s becoming harder for you to maintain your pearly whites, you’re not alone. In fact, Americans spend a whopping $1.5 billion on whitening products each year to fight off the forces that discolor and dull teeth.

The first of these forces is perfectly natural and inevitable: aging. Your teeth are equipped with a white, protective enamel that shields them throughout your life. Over time, however, your enamel begins to wear down, which means more of the yellowish brown dentin inside your teeth begins to show through, creating an overall yellowing effect.

The second culprit is staining. If you think about all that you eat and drink every day, you begin to understand what a great job your enamel does. But even the strongest enamel can’t hold up against a constant barrage of coffee, tea, wine, and added food coloring. If you throw tobacco use into the mix, there’s only so much your enamel can do to keep your teeth white and bright.

What are my options for teeth whitening?

If you want to see an appreciable difference in the color of your teeth in very little time, Dr. Mizrahi offers professional teeth whitening. Using professional-grade bleaching gels, Dr. Mizrahi can whiten your teeth several shades quickly and efficiently.

This is especially useful if Dr. Mizrahi has recently removed your braces, revealing teeth that may have succumbed to discoloration while they were behind braces or aligners. The perfect way to show off your newly straightened teeth is to have Dr. Mizrahi restore them to their previous white color.

How often do I need my teeth whitened?

The answer to this relies a fair bit on the care you provide your teeth after your whitening. If you brush twice a day, floss once, and rinse after meals, you’re off to a good start. You should also keep up with your regular dental cleanings twice a year.

If you also cut out foods and liquids that stain, as well as habits like smoking, you can preserve your newly whitened teeth for even longer.

Still, nature and time can’t be stopped, and the wear in your enamel may begin to become evident again, at which point you simply return for a touch-up.

To learn more about professional teeth whitening at Forest Hills Orthodontic Associates, call or request an appointment using the online scheduler.