Central Avenue Dental
Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Valley Stream, NY & Tribeca, New York, NY
If your teeth have stains due to tobacco use, coffee consumption, aging, or oral trauma, consider teeth whitening. At Central Avenue Dental, the expert dentists offer laser teeth whitening with Philips Zoom. This advanced cosmetic dentistry technique can make your smile up to eight* shades lighter in a single visit. To make an appointment at the office in Valley Stream, New York, or the Tribeca area of Manhattan in New York City, call or schedule online today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dentistry technique that eliminates stains from the surface of your teeth. There are several types of teeth whitening, but Central Avenue Dental offers in-office laser whitening with the Philips Zoom system.
During treatment with Philips Zoom, your provider applies a translucent bleaching gel to your teeth. The gel seeps into your enamel and oxidizes the molecules within, making your teeth brighter, whiter, and more aesthetically pleasing.
What causes teeth to change color?
Your teeth naturally change color as you age. Daily activities like biting and chewing cause your enamel to wear down, revealing the yellow dentin beneath. Other factors responsible for tooth discoloration include:
- Tobacco use
- Drinks with dark pigments like red wine, coffee, and cola
- Plaque buildup
- Oral trauma
- Certain medications
Before recommending in-office teeth whitening, your Central Avenue Dental provider conducts an oral exam. During the exam, they identify the underlying cause of your tooth discoloration and develop a custom treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
What does teeth whitening involve?
At Central Avenue Dental, teeth whitening is a quick procedure that typically takes less than 90 minutes.
If your provider determines you qualify for Philips Zoom, they cover your gums and tongue with a protective dam and apply a translucent bleaching gel to your teeth. After the gel sits for several minutes, your provider points a laser light at your teeth. The laser light activates crystals within the gel, brightening your smile.
Your Central Avenue Dental provider repeats these steps until you’re satisfied with the shade of your teeth. Following treatment, they provide care instructions.
Are the results of teeth whitening permanent?
The results of teeth whitening aren’t permanent, but they last an average of four to six months* and sometimes longer. To keep your smile bright and healthy, Central Avenue Dental recommends:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day
- Flossing your teeth before going to bed
- Visiting the dentist two times each year
- Eating healthy snacks with low-sugar content
If you drink dark beverages like coffee, cola, or black tea, cut back or consider consuming them with a straw.
To transform your smile with teeth whitening, make an appointment at Central Avenue Dental by calling the nearest office or scheduling online today.
*Individual results may vary.
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