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By William G. Corbett, DMD
August 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

When your smile isn’t your best, it could affect everything from your social interactions to the way that you smile in photos. You shouldTeeth Whitening always feel confident about flashing your pearly whites. If your smile has yellowed over the last few years, your dentist at Dental Esthetics - William G. Corbett, DMD in Staten Island, NY, and serving Tottenville, Pleasant Plains, NY can easily brighten your smile with professional teeth whitening treatment.

Ways to Whiten Your Smile
There are numerous things you can try to whiten your teeth, including mouthwashes, strips, and whitening trays that are available at your local stores. Some of these over the counter products take weeks to show any results, and some simply don't work at all. They contain relatively low percentages of hydrogen peroxide, which is why they aren’t as effective as going to the dentist.

An Easier Way to Brighten Your Smile
There’s no need to struggle with messy whitening kits that may or may not work. In just one appointment your Tottenville, Pleasant  Plains, and Staten Island, NY,  dentist can give you the brighter smile you want. It is one of the easiest dental procedures you’ll experience and it’s pain-free, so there’s no need to be anxious about this visit. After your dentist applies the gel, which contains about 30 to 40 percent hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, you’ll simply relax in the chair for about an hour. You'll emerge from your visit with what looks like a brand new smile.

Benefits of a Brighter Smile
The better your smile looks, the more attractive, young, and personable you seem to other people. In fact, a survey by the American Dental Association found that a nice, white smile tops the list of the most attractive physical features. When you know your teeth look good, you’ll feel more comfortable and confident around other people.

Make Time for a Whitening Appointment
It won't take much time for you to have a better-looking smile when you have your teeth professionally whitened at Dental Esthetics - William G. Corbett, DMD in Staten Island, NY, and serving Tottenville, Pleasant Plains, NY. Call (718) 966-1400 today to set an appointment to see Dr. William Corbett.

By William G. Corbett, DMD
June 06, 2017
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Getting your teeth whitened professionally can be a life-changing experience. Whiter teeth are associated with youth, health, vitality and even your level of professionalism in the workplace. Your dentist have the ability to improve the appearance of your teeth by up to eight shades in one short visit. Explore the following FAQs about teeth whitening so that you can decide if this cosmetic treatment is right for you.Teeth Whitening

Why is Professional Teeth Whitening the Best Option?
Over the counter whitening products are convenient but problematic for a number of reasons. For one, they take a long time to show results (sometimes weeks or months), if they ever do. Whitening kits that come with trays are ill-fitting and uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time. When you have your teeth whitened professionally, the treatment is finished within one day, in one appointment. There’s no need to disrupt your schedule by wearing a tray every day and little to no concerns about irritation of the gums since the procedure will be handled by a skilled dentist.

Who Is a Candidate?
Any patient with generally good dental health may be a candidate for professional teeth whitening. Keep in mind that some patients aren’t eligible for this treatment because they have stains that can’t be cleared with whitening gels. This is the case when the stain is “intrinsic,” which means the discoloration is at the inner layer of the tooth. You dentist can tell you if your teeth can be successfully whitened at your initial consultation.

What Will Happen at the Whitening Appointment?
Set aside at least an hour of your time for your teeth whitening appointment. You’ll sit back in your chair as the dentist inserts a device to keep your lips separate from your teeth then applies the gel. You’ll wait for anywhere between 60-90 minutes until the whitening effect has set in. Many patients choose to have this treatment performed on a lunch hour.

How Long Will the Teeth Stay White?
You can expect to enjoy your new whiter smile for about one to two years or longer. The length of time your smile will last depends on you and your dental habits. If you go back to eating the same foods and drinking the same beverages that stained your teeth in the past, the problem is likely to return more quickly. Use a straw, brush regularly and see your dentist for cleanings twice per year.

Contact Your Dentist

You will be happy with the way that your smile looks after going to your dentist for a teeth whitening treatment. If you have more questions, call for an appointment today.

By William G. Corbett, DMD
June 06, 2017
Category: Dental

Welcome to the Blog of Dental Esthetics - William G. Corbett, DMD

Whether you are an existing patient or searching for a dentist in the New York, area, we’re excited you are here. With the dental industry advancing, we recognize the importance of keeping our patients and visitors up to date with all of the new and exciting things taking place in our practice.

As we move forward with our blog, we hope to promote dental awareness as a vital part of your healthy lifestyle. Here you will find a variety of articles and topics including dental news, advancements in dental technology and treatments, practical oral health advice and updates from our practice. 

We hope you find our blog to be helpful, engaging and informational to ensure your best dental health. 

As always, feel free to contact our Dental Esthetics - William G. Corbett, DMD office with any dental questions or concerns.

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