Professional Teeth Whitening in Midtown, Manhattan
Having an attractive and sparkling white smile can inspire you to smile frequently and with confidence. After all, your smile is the first impression you make when you meet people.
Our smiles say a lot about us and can influence the way others in our lives view us. When compared to yellow, less vibrant smiles, whiter teeth look youthful and healthy! When our teeth are whiter and brighter, we appear friendlier, happier, and even more successful.
Unfortunately, everyone’s teeth darken with age and stain from food and drinks over time. The good news is that even when your smile yellows, we can restore its beauty with professional teeth whitening in Midtown, NY. Whether you have an active social life or are a busy professional who wants results fast, our in-office Zoom! laser teeth whitening will give you exceptional results in a single visit.
To learn more about our 10022 laser teeth whitening, we invite you to schedule a visit with our Midtown dental office today by calling (212) 644-0004.
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Professional Teeth Whitening in Midtown
Professionally whitening your teeth is the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to remove unwanted stains. Whether your teeth are yellow, dark, or just lacking the youthful brilliance they used to have, we can help restore your smile’s natural beauty with laser teeth whitening.
Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Helma Philips can brighten your teeth several shades using the Philips Zoom! laser whitening system, and you will see results in just one visit.
Philips Zoom! whitening is an in-office treatment that uses a laser to activate a specially formulated gel. We protect your gum tissue with a liquid dam (barrier) to ensure that the gel only touches the surface of your teeth. We then reapply the gel two to three times every 15 minutes to deliver professional, clinically proven results.
What About Over-the-Counter Teeth Bleaching Kits?
When you’re in a hurry or worried about professional tooth bleaching feeling like a hassle, you may feel tempted to pick up a teeth whitening kit at the drugstore. Although these over-the-counter products might seem like a quick fix, you will typically find yourself disappointed with the result.
Many over-the-counter teeth whitening products are inefficient and not potent enough in hydrogen peroxide or other ingredients to achieve brilliant results. Because these are mass-produced products available in pre-assembled kits, it’s impossible to design them to fit any individual smile. With a drugstore teeth bleaching kit, your whitening strips or trays will not be customized to the size or unique shape of your mouth.
Another common problem we see when patients choose drugstore teeth bleaching gels is that their smiles are not clean enough to absorb the effects of treatment successfully. Teeth whitening works best on teeth that just received a professional cleaning, as this ensures there is no stubborn tartar preventing the teeth from absorbing the whitening gel. An easy way to avoid this problem is to schedule your six-month teeth cleaning appointment immediately before your in-office Zoom! treatment.
To avoid disappointment or prolonged tooth sensitivity, stick with your dentist!
How Can I Keep My Teeth White?
After your in-office Zoom! teeth whitening treatment, Dr. Philips will give you custom-made trays fabricated from impressions of your teeth for in-home maintenance. You should use these trays throughout the first week post-whitening treatment and repeat the at-home touch-ups every six months, preferably after your routine teeth cleaning.
These customized teeth whitening trays prevent saliva from diluting the whitening gel when used at home or the whitening solution from penetrating the gum tissue.
We encourage our patients to use their custom teeth whitening trays one hour a day for a week after their office procedure and then again for about a week every six months to maintain a beautiful and healthy color. Our office will provide written instructions as well.
In addition to maintaining your smile’s brilliance through the use of our professional whitening products, you can also make lifestyle changes to maximize your results. Many foods and drinks will naturally stain your teeth, especially when you consume them often—so do what you can to slow the darkening process by applying the following suggestions:
- Avoid cigarettes and tobacco products at all costs.
- Limit your intake of brightly-colored foods that are hard on teeth. If its pigment could leave residue on your skin or tongue, it can also color your teeth.
- Use a straw aimed toward the back of your throat and away from your teeth when drinking dark-colored beverages such as coffee, red wine, and tea.
- Drink plenty of water when consuming high-pigment foods, such as berries, tomato sauces, and curry.
- Rinse your mouth out thoroughly after meals, and brush your teeth about 30 minutes after eating.
If you do find yourself with repeated tooth staining despite following these guidelines, you can always call our dental office to schedule a laser teeth whitening appointment in Midtown Manhattan.
What If My Teeth Are Sensitive?
If you have sensitive teeth or gum recession that makes teeth whitening painful, Dr. Philips can help you achieve a white smile safely and with minimal discomfort.
Additional dental treatments, such as fluoride or desensitizers, can make teeth bleaching without the discomfort possible. Our Midtown NYC cosmetic dentist will be happy to discuss your options for a brighter smile with you. We will customize a treatment plan so you can still enjoy some level of professional teeth bleaching without having to worry about severe sensitivity or irritation.
Laser Teeth Whitening in Midtown Manhattan
Life moves quickly here in Midtown, and we understand the vital role a beautiful smile can have in your personal and professional Manhattan life. If you’ve been struggling with how you feel about your smile when you look in the mirror, professional teeth whitening treatments can make a huge difference.
Our in-office Zoom! laser teeth whitening can take years of stains and yellowing off of your smile, and the effective treatment will have you feeling more confident in a New York minute.