Teeth Whitening Specialists
The dentists at 209 NYC Dental in Midtown East use the Zoom whitening to help patients from throughout New York City enjoy brighter, whiter teeth for smiles that look naturally beautiful and healthy.
What causes teeth to turn dark?
Teeth can turn dark for many reasons, including years of stain accumulation from specific foods and beverages as well as cigarette and cigar smoke and chewing tobacco. Some medications can cause teeth to turn dark, as can some diseases. Teeth can turn dark on the outside or they can become discolored inside as a result of trauma or disease. Whitening treatments are ineffective for discoloration that occurs inside the teeth. Before your whitening treatment, your teeth will be examined to help determine the cause of discoloration to ensure whitening is the best option.
How does Zoom Whitening work?
Zoom uses a specially-formulated hydrogen peroxide-based gel developed specifically for professional tooth whitening in a dentist’s office. As a result it’s much more effective and provides more consistent and longer-lasting results than products you can buy in a store. During the Zoom whitening procedure, the gel will be applied to your teeth and an activating light will be used to help the gel achieve its optimal effects. A mouthpiece will be used to help hold your lips back from your teeth to ensure the entire tooth surface is exposed to the gel and the light. Once the treatment is finished – a process that takes about 15 minutes – the gel will be removed, revealing your whiter, brighter smile.
Will one treatment be enough to see results?
You’ll be able to see results after a single treatment, but many patients opt for three separate treatments spaced a few weeks apart to achieve the best results.
I have veneers; can they be whitened?
No, whitening products are not made to whiten and lighten restorations like veneers or resin bonding materials. If these become permanently stained, they’ll probably have to be replaced.