A professional teeth whitening treatment is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to improve your appearance and make your smile stand out. Rene Horvilleur, DDS, offers safe and effective teeth whitening treatments for his patients who are looking to rejuvenate their smiles. If you’re interested in brightening your smile, schedule a visit today at his office in New York City’s Midtown East neighborhood by booking online or calling the office.
Why aren’t my teeth whiter?
Your teeth can lose their shine for a variety of reasons, including:
- Prolonged use of tobacco products
- Consuming darkly pigmented foods or beverages
- Bad at-home care
- Certain medications
- Early exposure to tetracycline or doxycycline
Your teeth can also discolor as you age. As you get older, the hard outer enamel of your teeth thins, allowing the soft inner dentin to show through, which yellows over time.
What teeth whitening services do you offer?
Rene Horvilleur, DDS, uses the state-of-the-art Philips Zoom!® WhiteSpeed system to brighten patients’ smiles. Zoom! WhiteSpeed is an in-office whitening system, meaning that your entire whitening treatment is done in a single office visit.
Dr. Horvilleur and the team apply a special gel to your gums to protect them from the whitening solution and use a retractor to keep your lips and cheeks away from your teeth during the procedure. With your oral tissues protected, the team applies a professional-strength whitening solution to your teeth and shines a special light on them to help the bleaching agent penetrate your enamel and break up deeper stains.
With Zoom! WhiteSpeed, the team at Rene Horvilleur, DDS, can brighten your smile by up to eight shades whiter in less than an hour.
Are there any side effects to teeth whitening?
Professional teeth whitening treatments are safe with minimal side effects. The most common side effect is increased sensitivity in your teeth and gums following the treatment. This fades fairly quickly, and can be minimized by using special toothpastes designed for sensitive teeth.
Can’t I just whiten my teeth with over-the-counter strips?
Despite the increasing popularity of over-the-counter whitening strips and trays, they’re no substitute for a professional treatment at Rene Horvilleur, DDS.
The bleaching solution that these generic strips and trays use is nowhere near as effective as what you get with Dr. Horvilleur and the team. And because the strips and trays aren’t designed to hug the unique contours of your smile, the bleaching solution frequently leaks out and irritates your gums.
If you want to add some shine to your smile with a safe and effective treatment, get it done by the professionals at Rene Horvilleur, DDS. Schedule your appointment today by calling the offices or booking a visit online.