Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental treatments at Midtown Dental Care Associates. Why is it so popular? It’s simple – most people deal with stained or yellowed teeth at some point in their lives. Whether it’s because of coffee, smoking, medication, or simply getting older, tooth discoloration can be embarrassing, but it’s easy to correct with professional teeth whitening treatments. Below, we answer some common questions patients have about bleaching their teeth, including how much teeth whitening costs in NYC.
What is the best whitener for your teeth?
If you’re looking for the most dramatic results in the shortest amount of time, in-office teeth whitening is the best option available. These professional treatments are able to offer patients a dramatically whiter smile in a single appointment. That said, if your teeth only have mild discoloration, at-home bleaching might be the perfect solution for your needs.
Is professional teeth whitening worth the cost?
Yes, professional teeth whitening is worth the cost. While there are countless teeth whitening treatments available in stores and online these days, many are ineffective, potentially harmful, or only suitable for minor stains. If you have moderate-to-severe discoloration, we recommend professional teeth whitening. Even patients with less severe stains can benefit from professional teeth bleaching, as it’s faster, more effective, and safer than many store-bought whitening treatments.
Is teeth whitening covered by dental insurance?
Since it’s considered a cosmetic treatment, teeth whitening isn’t covered by dental insurance.
What is the safest form of teeth whitening?
The safest form of teeth whitening is professional teeth whitening because it is performed and supervised by dental professionals. Any store-bought teeth whitening kit that has the American Dental Association seal is considered safe, but many people use them for extended periods of time or more frequently than recommended in order to enhance their results, which can damage the enamel and cause irritation and sensitivity.
How long does teeth whitening last?
We’ll provide you with aftercare instructions; follow them and you can expect your teeth whitening results to last about a year. If you use an at-home whitening kit for periodic touch-ups, you can maintain your results even longer.
Learn more about teeth whitening in NYC
Are you ready to brighten your smile? Contact us today at 212.685.4730 to schedule a consultation at Midtown Dental Care Associates. We’re conveniently located near Bryant Park and Grand Central Station.