Teeth Whitening Specialist

Zen Dentistry NYC

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Whitening your teeth is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to look 10 years younger. The team of cosmetic dental experts at Zen Dentistry NYC offer high-quality and professional-grade teeth whitening treatments to add some sparkle to your smile and turn back the hands of team. To learn more, schedule a consultation at their offices, conveniently located in New York City’s Upper East Side. You can book your visit by phone or online.

Teeth Whitening

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

There are many reasons why your teeth might become dull or discolored, such as:

  • Dietary habits or consuming too many darkly pigmented foods and beverages
  • Bad oral hygiene and at-home care
  • Medications, like certain antihistamines, antipsychotics, and high blood pressure medications

Genetics and age also play a role in the color of your teeth. The inner layer of your teeth (dentin), naturally yellows over time, while the outer layer (enamel) gets thinner as you age, or is just thinner to begin with because of genetics. Thin enamel allows the yellow dentin to show through, which affects the color of your smile.

Am I candidate for teeth whitening?

While teeth whitening is an incredibly accessible and convenient procedure, not everybody is a candidate for it. Certain restorations, like crowns, bridges, and veneers, don’t respond to whitening treatments like your natural teeth do, and will end up looking a different color from the rest of your whitened teeth.

The team at Zen Dentistry NYC can give you a comprehensive cleaning and exam to determine how successful a teeth whitening will be for your smile. 

What teeth whitening solutions do you offer?

Zen Dentistry NYC offers two different types of teeth whitening: in-office whitening and a take-home whitening kit.

In-office whitening

In-office whitening can give you dazzling results with a single office visit. Your dentist or hygienist uses professional-quality tools to shield your gums and lips, then carefully applies a whitening solution to your teeth. Within an hour, your teeth will be noticeably whiter.

Take-home whitening kit

The Opalescence® tooth whitening system gives you noticeably whiter teeth with a treatment that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Your dentist takes an impression of your smile that’s turned into a custom bleaching tray. You fill this bleaching tray with a whitening solution and wear it on your teeth for a prescribed amount of time. Your whitening gel includes potassium fluoride to strengthen your enamel, decrease your sensitivity, and improve your cavity protection. You’ll have a noticeably brighter smile in just a few days.

Can’t I just use a store-bought product?

Store-bought products, like generic whitening strips and trays, have become popular due to their cost and convenience, but they’re not nearly as effective as what you get at Zen Dentistry NYC, and in some cases can even be damaging to your oral health.

The whitening solution used in these products isn’t nearly as effective as what you get in a professional treatment, and because the trays and strips aren’t designed to fit your unique smile and aren’t being applied by a professional, the whitening gel frequently leaks out and irritates your gums.

For a professional-looking smile, get a professional treatment. Schedule a consultation with Zen Dentistry NYC today to learn more about how you can improve your appearance and confidence with a teeth whitening treatment. You can book your visit by phone or online.