Teeth Whitening in New York City
A professional teeth whitening treatment offers New York residents the quickest and most affordable way to completely revolutionize the appearance of their smiles! It’s simple, cost-effective and can be completed in as little as just one appointment with us here at Glassman Dental. We offer New York residents the very latest and most advanced teeth whitening treatment for smiles that have become dulled, stained and/or discolored as a result of a great variety of factors: the KÖR Teeth Whitening System.
Check out our Teeth Whitening Simulator to see the difference this cosmetic treatment could make to the appearance of your smile!
What Causes Discolored Teeth?
Healthy teeth typically appear a nice pearly white color, hence the term “pearly whites.” But, over time, our teeth can become dulled and darker or even stained by the artificial colorants and dyes or the natural tannins and pigments in the foods and beverages we consume. Coffee, tea, red wine, dark sodas, dark vegetables and tobacco-use are prime culprits for the discoloration of your teeth.
Having said this, there are many New York residents who simply have darker dental enamel than others and the overall yellowed appearance of their smile can make them feel especially self-conscious. A teeth whitening treatment can help these patients as well as those whose teeth have become discolored and stained as a result of aging, tobacco-use and foods.
Can Teeth Whitening Treatment Remove all Stains?
Teeth whitening is very effective in the removal of surface stains and discoloration. When you drink coffee, for example, the tannins in this beverage percolates into the tiny pores in your dental enamel. While drinking water and brushing your teeth can remove most of the residual coffee in your mouth, a few tiny traces are left behind. Over time, these traces accumulate in your dental enamel and become visible as a yellow or even brown discoloration.
Deeper stains that may be a result of “fluorosis” (overexposure to fluoride, typically as a child) or of a dental health problem, such as decay or gum disease, cannot be effectively addressed with a teeth whitening. You will likely need to receive proper treatment for the latter condition before the team here at Glassman Dental will consider proceeding with cosmetic improvement. If the presence of deep staining only affects the appearance of your teeth, but doesn’t actually require treatment, we may recommend a dental veneer to camouflage any cosmetic imperfection.
In any case, we always perform a thorough dental examination first to ensure that you are in excellent oral health before making any recommendations for treatment.
Can Smoker’s Teeth be Whitened?
Teeth whitening really can improve the appearance of smoker’s teeth, which typically become yellowed or even browned after many years of this habit. However, just because your teeth will look healthier after a treatment, doesn’t mean you aren’t at just as high a risk of developing gum disease and oral cancer as you were before.
Additionally, the effects of a teeth whitening treatment won’t last as long if you keep up the habit. It is advised that you at least cut down on smoking and use your teeth whitening experience with us here at Glassman Dental as the first step towards a newer, healthier and more beautiful you!
Professional vs. Over-the-counter Teeth Whitening Products in Manhattan
Local grocery stores, pharmacies and supermarkets stock a staggering variety of teeth whitening products, so naturally one of them most popular questions our team of cosmetic dentists get asked is how our teeth whitening treatments differ from over-the-counter teeth whitening products.
Being qualified medical professionals, we are legally allowed to prescribe a teeth whitening treatment that contains a much greater percentage of the active whitening ingredient, which is hydrogen peroxide. Without professional recommendation and supervision, the misuse of the hydrogen peroxide bleaching agent can do serious damage to your teeth and gums. This is why over-the-counter products, which aren’t prescribed and their administration not monitored, are legally required to contain a much smaller percentage of the bleaching agent.
With a fractional percentage of hydrogen peroxide, New York residents will find over-the-counter teeth whitening products to work far slower and much less effectively, whereas a single professional treatment with us can achieve fantastic outcomes in just one appointment! Over-the-counter products can be good for the maintenance of beautiful white teeth once you’ve had a professional treatment, but if you’re starting out with stained and discolored teeth, it is highly recommended that you first pay us a visit.
What’s the Best Option for Teeth Whitening in New York?
The KÖR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System is regarded as a “breakthrough” in the field of cosmetic dentistry as it is able to reliably achieve fantastic outcomes for New York residents looking for that perfect red-carpet-ready smile. We now offer this celebrity teeth whitening treatment at our NYC dental practice, in addition to our at-home teeth whitening product, StarBrite toothpaste.
How Does the KÖR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System Work?
- You come in for an appointment during which we will make sure your teeth are healthy and professionally cleaned. We will then take a mold of your teeth, which will enable us to custom design your whitening mouth tray. You will then be sent home with your custom tray, an instructional DVD, the special whitening gel and a tooth desensitizer.
- The treatment is administered in the comfort of your own home by wearing the mouth tray filled with the whitening gel to bed every night while you sleep.
- Finally, after a period of two weeks, you’ll end your treatment with a final appointment at our NYC practice, during which we’ll add the final touches.
Read more about the KÖR Teeth Whitening System.
Are There Any Side Effects of Teeth Whitening?
The most common side effect of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity, which is a feeling of discomfort when eating or drinking anything hot or cold. The teeth whitening kit you will be sent home with contains a tooth desensitizer, which you should use over the course of your treatment. This will help to keep you comfortable. If you ever feel nervous about a side effect, simply contact us and we’ll advise you what to do straight away.
Please Note: It is vitally important that you adhere to the dosage recommendations and treatment times laid out by your cosmetic dentist. If you fail to do so, you can put yourself at risk of alkaline burn of the gums and bad tooth sensitivity.
For really effective monthly maintenance we also recommend StarBrite toothpaste, which many of our celebrities clients make use of!
To find out more about our dental services or to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled and experienced New York dentists, simply call our New York City dental practice at 800-396-7898. Alternatively, you can conveniently request an appointment with us by filling out the form on our Contact Page.