More than 60% of Americans have naturally sensitive teeth. This is most often caused by genetics, thin enamel, or crack/damaged teeth. During the whitening process, it is completely normal for sensitivity to occur. The teeth become temporarily dehydrated which reduces their ability to insulate the nerve from changes in temperature. Sensitivity will disappear 12-36 hours after whitening. Dentists and hygienists recommend a post-whitening fluoride treatment to nourish the teeth and promote rehydration.

Ultra-violet (UV) light is a frequency of light that works by accelerating the whitening gel to act faster. This process is FDA regulated and only offered under dentist supervision. Although it does whiten very quickly, it is not an option for people with sensitive teeth. Further, the results are temporary and must still be maintained (often with custom-fitted whitening trays or repeat dental visits). The process is incredibly expensive and time consuming.

No product on the market can whiten in a few minutes or a day. Chemically, it is impossible for any whitening agent to safely penetrate deep enough into the teeth at that speed.  Customers with severe stains must be patient with the process and know that each whitening session removes years of stains. Once those stains are gone, it is incredibly easy to maintain.

When artificial caps and veneers are installed, they are created to match the color of your surrounding teeth. The material is created a darker (or lighter) color and can never be changed. Caps and veneers will neither whiten nor stain. Teeth whitening will not damage dental work.

mmediately after whitening (regardless of the product you use), your teeth are more susceptible to restaining. The pores in your teeth are slightly more open and can more easily allow stains in. Smile Brilliant and dentist professionals recommend whitening before bed as it reduces the opportunity for staining and gives your teeth the night to begin rehydrating and remineralizing. To speed up the remineralizing process, the Doctor applies  fluoride infused desensitizing gel to nourish and replenish.

Regardless of your stains, the natural color (and genetic makeup) of an individual's teeth are set at birth. The only thing a whitening product can do is remove all the stains that have accumulated over time.  You'll never know just how white your teeth can be until you try. We want to provide the world with that opportunity.

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  "Our goal is to provide you with the highest standard of dental care possible in an environment that is relaxing and friendly. We offer a full range of both restorative and preventive dental services. With our commitment to quality dentistry utilizing the latest techniques and most advanced materials, you can be assured your comfort and appearance are foremost in our minds. You are the reason we are here. Working together, you can have the smile you've always wanted.".
  Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.  This website is a resource of knowledge, we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting. We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more. Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call at 718 295-1615 or 845 827- 5617, if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment. - Dr. J. M. Alvarez and Dr. Ivonne Alvarez.
 

      583 Rt. 32 Suite 1L

Highland Mills, NY 10930

        (845) 827-5617

      2400 Hughes Ave.

   Bronx, New York 10458

          (718) 295-1615