Teeth Whitening Specialist

Dental Arts of Orange County -  - General, Cosmetic and Family Dentist

Dental Arts of Orange County

General, Cosmetic and Family Dentists located in Florida, NY

Many adults experience stained and discolored teeth over the course of their lives. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular improvements patients seek to enhance their smiles. Dr. Lesia Batorfalvy offers expert teeth whitening to patients in Florida, New York. Let Dr. Batorfalvy give you a picture-perfect smile; call or book an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Dental Arts of Orange County

What causes teeth to become stained and discolored?

A variety of factors can cause discoloration and staining of your teeth. It’s usually a result of what you’re eating and drinking on a regular basis. The most common culprits include:

  • Berries
  • Citrus fruits
  • Soda
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Coffee, tea, and wine
  • Cigarettes and other tobacco products

Your teeth can also become internally discolored from illness, trauma, and certain medications. Interior discoloration usually can’t be fixed with traditional teeth whitening and typically requires a new crown to achieve a whitening effect.

What’s the difference between in-office and at-home teeth whitening?

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that the safest and most efficient whitening treatment is custom-fitted mouth trays created by your dentist. Dr. Batorfalvy offers many teeth-whitening options and will help identify the best option for your particular case.

Dr. Batorfalvy offers in-office teeth whitening treatments that she can finish in just a single appointment. She uses Zoom Whitening to comprehensively bleach and quickly whiten your teeth. You can typically expect the entire appointment to last for around 90 minutes.

If you would prefer a take-home whitening treatment, Dr. Batorfalvy can provide you with prescription-strength Opalescence® whitening trays. These trays conform to your smile without the need for impressions and custom molds. Depending on your case, you can typically expect to wear the trays for up to 10 days, 30-60 minutes a day.

It’s common to experience some sensitivity during or after the whitening process, and Dr. Batorfalvy will provide instructions on how to proceed if sensitivity occurs.

How do I maintain my teeth-whitening results?

Once your teeth whitening treatment has ended, there are several ways to maintain your new smile:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily with a teeth-whitening toothpaste
  • Floss daily
  • Eliminate foods and drinks from your diet that cause tooth discoloration
  • Use a straw to help prevent direct contact of liquids to your teeth
  • Avoid chewing tobacco products and smoking

If you suffer from stained or discolored teeth and want a brighter smile, professional teeth whitening could be right for you. Call or book an appointment online with Dr. Batorfalvy for a consultation.