Cosmetichi Dentistry in Alphabet City, NY 10009
Dental Teeth Whitening Will Truly Brighten Your Alphabet City, NY Life
Your teeth play an important role in the face you present to the world every day. When you are not confident in your smile, it can be immediately obvious to everyone you encounter. From coffee stains to tartar buildup, many things can make your smile appear dull. Most of us are looking for ways to improve our appearance, so it’s only natural to look for ways to make a dull smile shine brighter. Dental teeth whitening can help you regain that radiant smile you want to show the world. But there are so many options on the market it can be difficult to know which products to use or which procedures work best. So let’s discuss some common questions you might have so you can confidently decide if whitening is right for you.
Why Do People Choose to Whiten Their Teeth?
If you look closely at a very young child’s mouth, you are most often going to see a smile filled with bright white teeth. Brand new teeth are naturally white, but as time passes, they can easily start to yellow even when you have a great dental routine. Things like coffee, tea, tobacco, and wine are some of the obvious things that can stain or discolor your teeth. Unfortunately, avoiding these problematic substances might not be enough to keep your smile bright and white. There are many other things that can affect the color of your smile, and many of them you might have no control over at all. The air you breathe, the water you drink, and the health of your body can all have an impact on what your smile looks like. Of course, healthy teeth don’t necessarily need to be white to stay healthy. But the appearance of your smile can have a considerable impact on your self-esteem. A bright smile can help you look and feel your very best.
Is Dental Teeth Whitening Safe?
For most people in Alphabet City, NY, teeth whitening is incredibly safe, particularly when done by a professional. Unfortunately, however, not every individual is a candidate for professional whitening services. For example, individuals with periodontal (gum) disease will need to stabilize their condition before their dentist will recommend any whitening procedures. This could be as simple as having an in-depth cleaning completed, or it could involve further treatment depending on the severity of the disease. In addition, other dental concerns may also need to be addressed before you receive a whitening procedure. This is why it is essential to discuss teeth whitening services or products with your dentist before whitening your teeth.
Ways to Whiten Your Teeth
These days it is easier than ever to get whiter teeth. Everywhere from your local NYC beauty stores to your dentist’s office seems to have multiple options to choose from. But, of course, not all of these treatments are equally effective, so it’s important to spend a little bit of time doing your homework before you spend your hard-earned money on any Alphabet City cosmetic dentistry service.
In Alphabet City, NY dental teeth whitening products/services fall into two main groups: professional dental teeth whitening or at-home whitening products.
A quick trip to any New York pharmacy or grocery store will show you there are a truly incredible number of whitening products readily available over-the-counter. Most at-home whitening is done with one of these OTC products that often include:
– Whitening toothpaste
– Naturally abrasive cleaners (charcoal/baking soda)
– Self-whitening kits
Each of these over-the-counter products have varying levels of effectiveness. They typically involve combinations of peroxide or abrasive cleaners that bleach the surface layers of the teeth. Some methods, like whitening toothpaste, are used every day. Others involve weekly or biweekly treatments. These treatments involve applying peroxide-based gels with brushes, trays, or even strips. Each of these methods typically takes a few weeks of regular use before you start to see results. Also, anytime you use an OTC product, you should ensure that it has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA).
Professional Teeth Whitening:
In addition to typical dental services, most New York dentist offices also offer various cosmetic dentistry services, including professional dental teeth whitening. Your Cosmetic Dentistry Center dentist will bleach your teeth with a powerful peroxide formula when you receive a professional whitening service. Then a laser light treatment is usually done on your freshly bleached teeth. By combining the two, your dentist can whiten your teeth at a much deeper level. Professional whitening can get your teeth whiter and brighter than you could ever achieve with an at-home treatment.
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
So how, exactly, does your Cosmetic Dentistry Center cosmetic dentist get such excellent results? The key difference between the treatment your dentist uses and the easily available DIY home whitening kits is the strength of the peroxide used in the treatment. Your dentist can use considerably higher concentrations of the bleaching agent.
At Cosmetic Dentistry Center, we use the LaserSmile whitening system, which involves a specially formulated peroxide gel designed to work with a specific laser light. This procedure is similar to other professional treatments, as most involve a combination of heat or light. However, the LaserSmile system is considered to be one of the safest bleaching systems in the industry as it doesn’t affect the sensitivity in your teeth in the same way that other procedures can. It is also the fastest in-office treatment currently available in New York, and some patients see results in 30 minutes or less! Most patients only need one visit.
A Alphabet City, NY dental teeth whitening service can do amazing things for your smile and your self-esteem, but this purely cosmetic procedure doesn’t keep your smile white forever. No matter which whitening method you choose or how effective it is, your teeth can easily become stained all over again if you aren’t careful. However, a professional treatment by a certified New York cosmetic dentist can give you the best chance of success.
Are you interested in a brighter, whiter smile? At Cosmetic Dentistry Center, we help our patients get the smile they’ve been dreaming about every single day. Call us today at 212-829-1515 to discuss your smile goals. We can help you determine if dental teeth whitening is right for you. Are you looking for other cosmetic dentistry services? A complete list of all of our services is available on our website.
Some information about Alphabet City, NY
Alphabet City is a neighborhood located within the East Village in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Its name comes from Avenues A, B, C, and D, the only avenues in Manhattan to have single-letter names. It is bordered by Houston Street to the south and by 14th Street to the north, along the traditional northern border of the East Village and south of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. Some famous landmarks include Tompkins Square Park and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
The area that is today known as Alphabet City was originally occupied by the Lenape Native Americans. The Lenape moved between different seasons, moving toward the shore to fish during the summers, and moving inland to hunt and grow crops during the fall and winter. Manhattan was purchased in 1626 by Peter Minuit of the Dutch West India Company, who served as director-general of New Netherland. The population of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam was located primarily below the current Fulton Street, while north of it were a number of small plantations and large farms that were then called bouwerij (anglicized to ‘boweries’; modern Dutch: boerderij). Around these farms were a number of enclaves of free or ‘half-free’ Africans, which served as a buffer between the Dutch and the Native Americans. There were several ‘boweries’ within what is now Alphabet City. The largest was Bowery no. 2, which passed through several inhabitants, before the eastern half of the land was subdivided and given to Harmen Smeeman in 1647.
Many of these farms had become wealthy country estates by the middle of the 18th century. The Stuyvesant, DeLancey, and Rutgers families would come to own most of the land in the Lower East Side, including the portions that would later become Alphabet City. By the late 18th century, Lower Manhattan estate owners started having their lands surveyed in order to facilitate the future growth of Lower Manhattan into a street grid system. Because each landowner had done their own survey, there were multiple different street grids that did not align with each other. Various state laws, passed in the 1790s, gave the city of New York the ability to plan out, open, and close streets. The final plan, published in 1811, resulted in the current street grid north of Houston Street. The north-south avenues within the Lower East Side were finished in the 1810s, followed by the west-east streets in the 1820s.
Former German-American Shooting Society Clubhouse at 12 St Mark’s Place (1885), part of Little Germany
The Commissioners’ Plan and resulting street grid was the catalyst for the northward expansion of the city, and for a short period, the portion of the Lower East Side that is now Alphabet City was one of the wealthiest residential neighborhoods in the city. Following the grading of the streets, development of rowhouses came to the East Side and NoHo by the early 1830s. In 1833, Thomas E. Davis and Arthur Bronson bought the entire block of 10th Street from Avenue A to Avenue B. The block was located adjacent to Tompkins Square Park, located between 7th and 10th Streets from Avenue A to Avenue B, designated the same year. Though the park was not in the original Commissioners’ Plan of 1811, part of the land from 7th to 10th Streets east of First Avenue had been set aside for a marketplace that was ultimately never built. Rowhouses of 2.5 to 3 stories were built on the side streets by such developers as Elisha Peck and Anson Green Phelps; Ephraim H. Wentworth; and Christopher S. Hubbard and Henry H. Casey. Following the rapid growth of the neighborhood, Manhattan’s 17th ward was split from the 11th ward in 1837. The former covered the area from Avenue B to the Bowery, while the latter covered the area from Avenue B to the East River.
Map of Alphabet City, NY
Here are some dental-related links:
- American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- Ninth District Dental Association
- National Dental Association