Professional Teeth Whitening in Midtown, NYC

Having an attractive and sparkling white smile can inspire you to smile frequently and with confidence. After all, your smile is part of the very first impression you make when you meet a new friend or colleague.

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 naturally yellows, we can restore its beauty with professional teeth whitening. 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.

Professional Teeth Whitening in Midtown

Professionally whitening your teeth is the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to remove unwanted stains from your smile. 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. man during laser teeth whitening exam in midtown nyc

While there are many different types of teeth whitening available on the market, undergoing a whitening treatment that an experienced dentist supervises will always yield the best results. 

Midtown Manhattan cosmetic dentist Dr. Helma Philips can brighten your teeth by several shades using the Philips Zoom! laser whitening system, and you will see results in just one visit. Because we understand our dental patients' unique and busy New York lifestyles, we pride ourselves on offering dental treatments that quickly and consistently improve your smile without disrupting your daily routine. 

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. Each time you visit our dental office for whitening, you only need to spend about an hour with us to achieve your desired look. 

What About Over-the-Counter Teeth Bleaching Kits?

When you’re in a hurry or worried about professional teeth 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 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. 

Common complaints from patients who choose over-the-counter teeth whitening products include:

  • Increased sensitivity from whitening gel seeping out onto gums 
  • Inconsistent whitening results when trays or strips don’t reach or cover every tooth fully
  • Unnoticeable results or results that fade quickly due to the lower potency of the whitening gels
  • Whitening materials, such as bleaching trays, that don’t stay in place and shift around inside the mouth
  • Increased sensitivity or even damage to teeth as a result of whitening agents being left on for too long or using agents that contain abrasives that can harm enamel
  • Higher costs over time after having to purchase teeth whitening kits more frequently to maintain the whiteness 

friends after teeth whitening in midtown nycAnother 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. 

The only reliable and lasting way to whiten your teeth is with a professional whitening treatment. Only your dentist can recommend the professional-strength whitening solution that will work best for you, which is why over-the-counter treatments are so rarely successful. When you want to whiten yellow teeth in Midtown NYC, laser teeth whitening is the most effective choice. 

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 will perfectly seal your teeth and keep saliva from diluting the whitening gel when used at home. Even though our in-office teeth whitening is very powerful, the at-home application is also essential to stabilize the initial laser whitening results. Some patients don’t appreciate that without the custom trays, optimum results can fade within a month. 

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.

In addition to maintaining your smile’s brilliance through the use of our professional whitening products, however, you can also make both big and small 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 with high-pigment foods such as berries, tomato sauce, 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?girl with tooth pain in midtown nyc

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 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. 

Contact us at (212) 644-0004 to book an appointment with Dr. Philips and learn how you can have your whitest, most youthful-looking smile in just one visit.