Helma Philips, DDS
Aesthetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry in Midtown NYC
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What Are the Best Ways to Whiten Teeth?

December 20, 2021
Posted By: Helma Philips, DDS
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Everyone wants a white, bright, red-carpet smile. But what’s the best way to attain pearly whites that can enchant any crowd? Or how do you remove years of coffee or cigarette stains from teeth? Professional teeth whitening may be the answer for you! 

Professional teeth whitening is the best method for thoroughly removing stains and improving the color of your teeth. Over the years, our teeth collect pigments for various reasons, including:

  • Aging 
  • Genetics
  • Food and drinks 
  • Certain medications 
  • Illness and disease 
  • Environmental factors 
  • Poor oral hygiene 
  • Smoking and tobacco use 

Professional Teeth Whitening in Midtown 

Professional teeth whitening is a quick and affordable way to transform your smile from dull to dazzling. We offer customized Philips Zoom! in-office and take-home teeth whitening options for patients. 

In our dental office, we use Zoom! laser teeth whitening to quickly and effectively remove stains and discoloration and whiten patients’ teeth by several shades. After the in-office treatment, we provide patients with custom-made whitening trays to maintain their white smiles at home or touch-ups. 

Keeping Your Teeth Clean and Stain-Free 

You can keep your teeth white by using our custom whitening trays at home and taking extra care of your teeth. Here's what we recommend for maintaining healthy smiles: 

  • Avoid drinking soft drinks (e.g. coffee, red wine). 
  • Avoid eating highly pigmented foods (e.g., tomato sauce, dark berries). 
  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco products. 
  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. 
  • Practice excellent oral hygiene and health habits. 

Also, daily flossing and brushing help remove plaque and stain-producing bacteria. Receiving routine dental cleanings allows our dental team to clean your teeth and clear away any particles left behind that your toothbrush and floss can’t reach. Of course, these activities do not whiten your teeth as professional teeth whitening can, but they do keep your teeth clean and in excellent health. 

Zoom! Laser Teeth Whitening in Midtown, NYC 

Do you desire a white, bright, and dazzling smile? Dr. Helms Philips can eliminate your dental stains and discoloration so you can feel young and beautiful again. With a white, bright smile, you can command any stage, set, or boardroom with confidence. 


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