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Teeth Whitening Specialist

East Village Dental Center

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in East Village, New York, NY

Your teeth are naturally white and porous, which means they’re as prone to staining as your favorite white shirt or socks. At East Village Dental Center in East Village, New York City, teeth whitening is the most commonly requested cosmetic dental procedure. The professionals use high-quality bleaching products to remove as much staining as possible without damaging your enamel. To start on your teeth whitening treatments, call or click for an appointment at East Village Dental Center today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening is a simple and popular cosmetic dental procedure that quickly makes your smile look much brighter and whiter. The effect can make you look more professional, approachable, or attractive, so it’s no wonder why so many people pursue it. The process itself is fast and simple.

East Village Dental Center provides custom-created teeth whitening trays that fit over your upper and lower rows perfectly. They fill your trays with a substance called carbamide peroxide that reacts with water to turn into hydrogen peroxide, a bleaching agent. 

You get to take these trays home and use them, as instructed, at your leisure. Depending on the strength of the bleaching agent, you’ll need to wear them for a set amount of minutes or hours, or overnight as you sleep. Once you’re finished with your whitening regimen, your teeth are noticeably several shades whiter.

What kinds of staining does teeth whitening reduce?

Teeth whitening treatments, like those offered at East Village Dental Center, specialize in removing extrinsic staining, a type of tooth stain caused by colorful or staining substances coming into contact with your teeth. A few examples are:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Beets and beet juice
  • Grape juice
  • Dark sodas
  • Some antibiotics
  • Tobacco

Another type of staining, called intrinsic staining, usually appears from the inside of your tooth. It usually looks gray or dark brown in color and is caused by certain medications, radiation treatment, or trauma to the face. This type won’t respond to your teeth whitening treatment, but you can get veneers to cover it instead.

How long do the results of teeth whitening last?

If you continue taking care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and getting regular professional cleanings, you can expect for the whitening effect of a single treatment to last for up to five years. You can maximize the time that it lasts by avoiding some of the staining foods, drinks, and substances mentioned above. 

How does professional teeth whitening compare to drugstore products?

The customized teeth whitening trays that you get at East Village Dental Center are more powerful and effective than the kits that you can get at the drugstore. While some of them do lighten your teeth a bit, the kits from your dentist contain professional-grade products that are guaranteed to lighten your teeth every time with dramatic results.

To get a bright, radiant smile with teeth whitening trays, call East Village Dental Center or book your appointment online today.