Teeth Whitening

Hayley L. Barocas, DMD -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Hayley L. Barocas, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Family Dentist located in Stamford, CT

Many popular foods and drinks can stain teeth, making you self-conscious or ruining your beautiful white smile. Hayley L. Barocas DMD, LLC, and her experienced team in Stamford, Connecticut, offer Ultradent at-home and in-office teeth whitening to make your teeth many shades whiter after just a few sessions. Don’t live with unsightly, discolored teeth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Barocas by phone or online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening at Hayley L. Barocas DMD, LLC, uses professional-strength Ultradent whitening products to achieve whiter teeth without invasive treatments. Teeth whitening is fast, painless, cost-effective, and produces dramatic improvements in the appearance of your teeth.

Why are my teeth stained?

Teeth staining happens to just about everybody over time. Why? Foods, drinks, and other factors contribute to yellowish, brown, or gray-tinted teeth. Examples include:

  • Sodas
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Wine
  • Popsicles
  • Dark juices
  • Tomato and soy sauces
  • Tobacco products
  • Aging
  • Some medications

While you might not be able to prevent staining, periodic teeth whitening can keep your teeth the beautiful shade of white you desire.

What happens during teeth whitening?

Prior to teeth whitening, Dr. Barocas reviews your medical and dental history and examines your teeth. She uses dental X-rays to find out if you have oral health problems that require treatment. For example, if you have tooth decay, dental restoration is necessary before you’re a candidate for teeth whitening.

In-office teeth whitening

During in-office teeth whitening, you sit in a comfortable chair. Dr. Barocas puts professional-strength whitening gel in trays and places them on your upper and lower teeth. You relax while the teeth whitening takes effect. The procedure can last less than 30 minutes.

At-home teeth whitening

Dr. Barocas offers at-home teeth whitening kits that are stronger and more effective than over-the-counter whitening products. She gives you instructions on how to apply the whitening gel to your teeth at home. Multiple treatments, or in-office plus at-home whitening sessions, can help you achieve the best possible outcome.

How can I keep my teeth white?

While teeth whitening isn’t a permanent solution, it’s long-lasting if you adopt good dental hygiene habits:

  • Brush your teeth with whitening toothpaste twice daily
  • Floss each day
  • Avoid smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Limit foods and drinks that stain teeth
  • Attend routine dental cleanings
  • Complete teeth whitening periodically

Dr. Barocas and her team let you know how often to safely complete in-office or at-home teeth whitening to maintain beautiful white teeth long term.

Don’t let stained teeth make you self-conscious about your smile. Schedule a teeth whitening appointment with Hayley L. Barocas DMD, LLC, by phone or online today.

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