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Tooth Sensitivity Whitening SolutionsWhitening technologies and products develop at a rapid pace. During the past few years many patients have discovered that most whitening products and procedures are not identical.
Laser light activated gels, home whitening kits, bleaching trays and other types of bleaching gels all have different effects for different patients.
Crest toothpaste and other similar product manufacturers are now commonly providing whitening agents available for routine home use.
More recently, consumers can now purchase their own "laser light" that supposedly mimics professional teeth whitening products.
This highly competitive area of direct-to-consumer marketing unfortunately has produced problems for many and yet, ironically, led to the development of improved whitening products.
Sensitivity Issues in Teeth BleachingAs a Reconstructive Dentist who is routinely involved with soft and hard tissue modification, Dr. Koeppel has always maintained a focus on the tooth and gum sensitivity issues that can accompany different types of smile brightening products and treatments.
Discus Dental, creator of the Zoom technologies, gels and professional treatments used by dentists, even revised their original gel formula. Not too long after Zoom became popular, Zoom2 was created that produced less sensitivity side effects for some patients. Later, Power Zoom was developed and made available which has a more potent whitening agent yet may be unsuitable for some patients.
Individual DifferencesAs a general rule, a patient's current oral health condition, oral hygiene habits, nutrition, consumption preferences of stain causing foods and beverages and dental treatment histories determine what concentrations of bleaching solutions should be used that will minimize undesirable side effects.
Dr. Koeppel quickly developed a keen understanding of the different gel products and solutions (both take home and professionally administered) and how they interacted with different types and conditions of gingival tissues and tooth structures.
Product Suitability AssessmentDr. Koeppel has developed proprietary combinations of teeth whitening services and take home kits that enable patients to obtain nearly any degree of whiteness and brightness desired without the often devastating and painful side effects of increased tissue sensitivity.
In our practice, assessments are made for each and every patient, focusing on the characteristics of tooth enamel, supportive gum tissues, existence of potential lesions and dentin health.
There is no one-size-fits-all concept in dramatic tooth color change treatments. Each product has different whitening compounds. Zoom, Bravo, Nite White and other Discus Dental agents all have unique qualities.
Dr. Koeppel is able to recommend the best whitening procedure and product for every patient, which assures the cosmetic result possible, while minimizing the effect of sensitivity problems and even excessive bleaching which can make teeth appear translucent.
Aqua Brite Deep BleachingPatients seeking a standard of teeth brightness that currently exceeds all of the popular brands and technologies currently available are invited to consider a custom hybrid of teeth whitening that not only creates cosmetic results that are not only outstanding but can last for years.... with only minor maintenance.
The unique bleaching process enables patients to eat and drink anything they desire. No more avoiding red wines, coffee and tea. The specially applied formula whitens stains that can eliminate the need for veneers and crowns for some patients (e.g., tetracycline stains, bulimia).
Review our Aqua Brite Power Whitening page for more details.
Questions and AnswersCall us today at (631) 689-9777 to learn more about which whitening product combination will produce the results you are looking for while avoiding potential sensitivity and over-bleaching problems.
Technically specific questions about whitening technologies or tooth sensitivity problems not addressed here can be sent to Dr. Koeppel personally by using our on-line Ask The Dentist form. He will respond to you directly with the answers you are looking for.
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New York Reconstructive Dentist
Ira Koeppel, D.D.S.
126 Gnarled Hollow Road
East Setauket Long Island New York NY 11733
Nassau - Suffolk County Spa Dentistry