Teeth whitening is a simple, safe oxygenating procedure used to lighten and brighten discolored teeth. Whitening is most effective in restoring teeth which have become discolored due to yellowing from age, tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, medications, chemically-induced stains, excessive fluoride, accidents, trauma, and decay. Whitening is not effective in whitening existing crowns or porcelain veneers. We have had moderate success in lightening bonding.
There are many teeth whitening products on the market such as toothpastes and whitening strips. These products are effective at maintaining white teeth but they are less effective at removing years of stains embedded into the surface. Our at home teeth whitening kits are much more concentrated and effective than over the counter solutions.
The at home do-it-yourself method of teeth whitening consists of the application of a mild whitening solution inside a custom made tray that is molded to fit your teeth. The tray is then worn for several hours at a time overnight or during the day. The at home teeth whitening method can take up to 2 weeks for substantial results.
We provide Zoom! Teeth whitening at our New York City dental office. Learn more about it here.
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