Teeth Whitening Commack, Smithtown & Suffolk County, NY
If you are interested in a fast and inexpensive way to improve the appearance of your smile, teeth whitening may be the right solution for you. At Michael Kampourakis DDS, we provide teeth whitening treatment for our patients in Commack, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Suffolk County, NY. Our in-office treatment produces a smile that is 5 to 10 shades lighter in one session.
Teeth can become discolored by foods, drinks, tobacco use, certain medications, and with age. If your teeth are stained, professional tooth whitening can quickly erase the problem, leaving you with a whiter and brighter smile. If your teeth are stained, but your teeth or gums are otherwise healthy, you may be a good candidate for this procedure.
Teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. There are options for in-office whitening and prescribed take home treatment products. Some patients badly stained teeth may need to use both treatments. The results are faster and better than over the counter whitening products.
The in-office treatment begins with cleaning, and polishing the teeth to remove debris. The gums are protected and a whitening gel is applied to the surface of the teeth. The product is then activated and left on the teeth for a certain amount of time, which can vary from patient to patient. At the end, the product is rinsed off with water, leaving them several shades lighter.
Some tooth sensitivity is normal after the treatment. You should not consume drinks that stain the teeth for about 24 hours, such as coffee, tea, or wine. It is important to understand that, although your teeth are whiter, the results are temporary. You need to have regular dental cleanings, good home care, and avoid foods, beverages, and habits that stain the teeth to maintain your whiter smile.
You can read more about our practice and the services we provide for patients in Commack, NY, Smithtown, NY, and Suffolk County, NY on our website. Please contact our office at 631-462-2810 to schedule an appointment with the dentist to learn if teeth whitening is right for you.
Home Teeth Whitening
In Office Teeth Whitening
The teeth have natural pits and grooves on the chewing surface that are susceptible to cavities and decay. Dentists use sealants to prevent decay in children and teens. This helps avoid cavities and the pain and cost of fillings. We provide dental sealants for patients in Suffolk County, NY, Commack, NY, and Smithtown, NY.
Before and After
Dental sealants should be applied shortly after the molars erupt, usually around the time the child is six years old. Sealants are clear or white, so they are invisible on the surface of the teeth. The treatment is fast and easy and effective for preventing decay. Sealants last up to 10 years after they are applied to the teeth.
Common Questions about Sealants
Are dental sealants right for my child?
If the molars are healthy and no decay is present, this treatment may help your child avoid decay. Your dentist can examine your child’s teeth and determine if sealants are the best way for to avoid cavities and tooth decay.
How are sealants applied?
This is a fast and painless procedure that requires no drilling or preparation of the tooth surface, other than cleaning. The treatment begins with cleaning and the application of a special gel. The sealant is then painted on the surface of the teeth and allowed to cure. Initially, your child may feel the sealant, but will adapt quickly.
What do I need to do to care for the sealants?
Once the treatment is completed, regular eating habits and teeth cleaning can be resumed. At your child’s normal dental visits, the dentist will check the sealants for deterioration and replace them, if necessary.