New York, NY—At-home teeth whitening has become a leading industry, reveals Dr. Marianna Farber, a cosmetic dentist in Manhattan. She indicates that part of the allure of these products is the belief that they can provide significant whitening quickly, safely, and inexpensively. However, she says these over-the-counter solutions typically cannot compare with the efficacy of KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System, a professional treatment that can offer significant, long-lasting results. To help individuals who want to improve the appearance of their smiles, she provided an informative resource about the differences between these two popular types of dental stain removal.
One of the most important differences between at-home whiteners and in-office teeth bleaching, Dr. Farber explains, is the strength of the whitening agent. Over-the-counter treatments may not contain bleach—listed either as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide—she notes. Furthermore, she says carbamide peroxide is the more commonly utilized enzyme, which is much weaker than hydrogen peroxide. This is done to make the product milder and therefore safer, she informs; however, the safest course of action will always be to receive dental procedures at a dental practice under the care of an experienced professional.
Another concern for patients will be the duration of effects, Dr. Farber continues. While at-home treatments can seem cost-effective, she suggests that the need to repeat the process to achieve the desired level of whitening often can result in a higher price than initially anticipated. As a result, she reveals that most individuals will be eager to determine how long teeth whitening will last. The Manhattan cosmetic dentist emphasizes the importance of excellent oral hygiene in maintaining the benefits for as long as possible. She recommends patients avoid consuming foods and beverages with a high potential to stain the teeth, such as red wine, berries, colas, and coffee. With care, in-office whitening could last a year or more, she states, though this will vary depending on the person.
Ultimately, Dr. Farber says that a large number of patients who seek to remove dental stains and improve the appearance of their smiles typically can achieve better results that last longer by using a professional teeth bleaching system like KöR® Whitening. She says that if an individual experiences tooth sensitivity, TMJ disorder, or another oral condition, he or she should always speak with an extensively trained dentist before trying either at home or in-office stain removal options.
About Marianna Farber, DDS
Practicing for over 15 years, Dr. Farber offers cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry care to patients in the New York City area. She attended New York University College of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, before completing additional training at the prestigious St. Barnabas Hospital. An advocate of continuing education, she is also a member of numerous esteemed dental organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). She is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Farber and her practice, please visit mymidtowndentist.com.
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