The beauty behind a smile starts with your teeth whitening consultation.
Visit Midtown Dental Design in Manhattan, New York for your Teeth Whitening needs.
Always consult with your dentist to determine if using a teeth whitening product is appropriate for you. Do not use this product as a substitute to dental treatment. Crowns, caps, fillings, dentures, cavities, or bridges will not whiten or change color. Also, do not use teeth whitening products if you are pregnant, nursing, or have braces. If swelling of the gums, pain, or any other questionable symptoms occur during use, stop immediately and consult your dentist. All teeth do not whiten the same.
What are the benefits of in office teeth whitening (Professional vs. at home treatment)
Since teeth whitening has now become the top aesthetic concern of many patients, there are many products and methods available to achieve a brighter smile. Professional teeth whitening (or bleaching) is a simple, non-invasive dental treatment used to change the color of natural tooth enamel, and is an ideal way to enhance the beauty of your smile. Over-the-counter products are also available, but they are much less effective than professional treatments and may not be approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Our office uses Zoom! Philips Professional Teeth Whitening and Opalescence Boost.
This whitening treatment is done at our the dental office and you will see results immediately. It may require more than one visit, with each visit lasting 30 to 60 minutes. While your gums are protected, a bleaching solution is applied to the teeth. A special light may be used to enhance the action of the agent while the teeth are whitened
At-home products usually come in a gel form that is placed in a custom-fitted mouthguard (tray), created from a mold of your teeth. The trays are worn either twice a day for approximately 30 minutes, or overnight while you sleep. It usually takes several weeks to achieve the desired results depending on the degree of staining and the desired level of whitening. For those interested in purchasing at-home whitening products, our office sells Opalescence Boost Home Whitening Kits.
Zoom In-Office Teeth Whitening
Philips Zoom is the #1 patient-requested professional whitening treatments. In fact, over 10 million patients have already used Zoom to achieve brighter, healthier smiles.
Philips Zoom is not only proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades, it’s also safe. While other whitening products can harm teeth and gums, using Philips Zoom with Relief ACP actually gives you greater luster and protects enamel. Philips Zoom is only available at a dentist’s office to ensure optimum safety, and comes in different treatment types and strengths to fit your lifestyle and sensitivity.
Opalescence Ready-To-Go Take Home Whitening
Quick, convenient, and easy to use, Opalescence whitening trays are pre-filled with mint-flavored gel. 7 day treatment made of a super-thin material, they mold to each tooth for maximum comfort and effectiveness. Best of all, they’re disposable—use a new tray each day for up to seven days and enjoy a dazzling, more youthful-looking smile.
How long will the teeth whitening results last?
Since teeth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, it is also important to evaluate replacement of any old fillings, crowns, etc. before bleaching begins. Once the bleaching is done, Dr. Sadeghi can match the new restorations to the shade of the newly whitened teeth. Since teeth whitening is not permanent, a touch-up may be needed every several years to keep your smile looking bright. A touch-up maybe needed every several years, and more often if you smoke, drink coffee, tea, or wine.
What causes my teeth to yellow or darken?
As we age, the outer layer of tooth enamel wears away, eventually revealing a darker or yellow shade. The color of our teeth also comes from the inside of the tooth, which may become darker over time. Smoking, drinking coffee, tea, and wine may also contribute to tooth discoloration, making our teeth yellow and dull. Sometimes, teeth can become discolored from taking certain medications as a child, such as tetracycline. Excessive fluoridation (fluorosis) during tooth development can also cause teeth to become discolored.
Does insurance cover teeth whitening?
Our staff is happy to assist you in determining whether your dental treatment cost will be covered by your insurance company. If the treatment is covered by insurance, we will help you file your claim.