TYPES OF TEETH WHITENING
It’s no secret that teeth can lose their white gleam over time. It happens to everyone; although drinking coffee, tea, or soda and smoking can definitely speed the process up. Even though normal darkening of the teeth isn’t itself a health risk, it’s understandable why most people want to keep their teeth as white as possible. Whiter teeth make a smile look brighter and more radiant, which translates into confidence.
Dr. Zusin is happy to offer professional teeth whitening to patients who want to make their smiles a little bit brighter. He offers TWO different options for our patients:
IN-OFFICE TEETH WHITENING –
Professional teeth whitening in a dental office is the preferred whitening method because stronger agents are applied, while the rest of the mouth, including the gums, is protected. Our whitening system features a buffer in the gel that protects the tooth enamel from damage. It is extremely effective, and your teeth can brighten up to 10 shades in as little as a single office visit!
In-office whitening affects only the front eight teeth and is a great jump start for at-home whitening trays, which are always part of an effective whitening program.
Tooth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, if you follow up regularly with an at-home whitening product for regular maintenance.
AT-HOME TOOTH WHITENING SYSTEM –
While over-the-counter tooth whitening products are available, dentist-supervised professional tooth whitening remains the safest, and most effective method for brightening your smile. Here are some key reasons why:
- Properly Fitting Mouth Trays. Often, over-the-counter tooth whitening trays do not fit the patient’s mouth properly. Improperly fitting trays may cause the tooth whitening gel to leak, which can result in gum irritation and a less effective treatment.
- More Comfortable Solutions. With our supervised professional at-home system, even patients with sensitive teeth can undergo teeth whitening treatment.
Of course teeth whitening is no substitute for regular dental cleanings. Cleanings not only help remove stains, they allow us to get at plaque and tartar build up you may not be able to reach by brushing or flossing. Regular periodontal cleanings are also important to keep your gums healthy.
Dr. Zusin is happy to sit down and talk about the benefits of each professional teeth whitening option with you. He also offers a variety of other cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as veneers and bonding.
Contact us to schedule your consultation today!
The following is a partial list of the communities we serve:
The following is a partial list of the communities we serve: New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania.