Teeth Whitening in Midtown NYC
Teeth whitening can provide a dramatic difference in a short amount of time.
Midtown Dental Care Associates provides teeth whitening services in New York, NY. Call 212-685-4730 to learn more or schedule your appointment.
If you have healthy but stained or discolored teeth, professional teeth whitening can help. Pitting and deep staining will not respond to whitening, but will instead require a different solution such as dental veneers. For most people though, it is a simple matter of choosing between in-office and at-home bleaching.
In-Office Bleaching: We can whiten your teeth by 3 to 4 shades in a single, one-hour office visit. First, we will cover your gums with a protective gel or a rubber shield to prevent damage to the soft tissues. Then, we will apply a carbamide peroxide-based bleaching agent to your teeth. We enhance the whitening action with a specialized light..
At-Home Bleaching: If you want to whiten your teeth at home, either in addition to or instead of the in-office option, we will take impressions of your teeth and create a customized mouth tray. You will add whitening gel containing carbamide peroxide to the tray, and wear it at night according to our instructions. Depending on how many shades you want to lighten your teeth, the process could take several days or weeks.
Maintaining Your Smile
Ultimately, teeth whitening is a temporary solution that must be repeated periodically. Dental veneers are the only way to ensure a consistently white smile for many years to come. However, there are proactive steps you can take to lengthen the time period between whitening appointments.
First, be scrupulous with your oral hygiene and see us twice a year for professional cleanings. After consuming tooth-staining foods or beverages such as coffee, tea, soda, red wine, or dark berries, thoroughly rinse your mouth with plain water. The less time your teeth are exposed to these stain causers, the less they will darken your smile.
The right shade of lipstick can also make your teeth appear whiter. Choose a shade with pink or blue undertones.
Note that if you have crowns, veneers, or other dental restorations, they will not darken in the same way as your teeth, nor will they respond to whitening. If you have your teeth whitened before getting a restoration, you will need to have them bleached regularly to keep the color match. Likewise, if your restoration was matched to darker teeth, having your teeth bleached will make your restoration look dull.
Call 212.685.4730 to schedule your appointment.