Teeth Whitening

Madison Avenue Dentists, PC -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Madison Avenue Dentists, PC

Comprehensive, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY

A bright white smile never goes out of style, but over-the-counter toothpastes and whitening strips don’t always provide the dramatic results you want. Stella Oh, DDS, and Ash Estafan, DDS, have more effective options at Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, in Midtown Manhattan, New York. From in-office bleaching to at-home treatments, Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, has the right teeth-whitening solution for you. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening uses peroxide-based solutions to dramatically improve the color of enamel without removing any of the natural tooth structure. This is an excellent option for patients who want to transform their smile but aren’t suitable candidates for porcelain laminates, crowns, or veneers.

Why do I have tooth discoloration?

There are many reasons you may have yellow teeth or tooth discoloration, including:

Food and drink

Red wine, coffee, tea, sodas, and some dark fruits and vegetables can cause tooth discoloration.

Oral hygiene

Failing to brush and floss regularly causes a buildup of plaque and other bacteria, which may cause your enamel shade to darken over time.

Tobacco

The nicotine and tar in both chewing tobacco and cigarettes lead to yellow tooth stains over time.

Medications

High blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antipsychotic medications, chemotherapy, and radiation can also darken tooth enamel.

Genetics

Some people naturally have thinner tooth enamel than others, exposing the dark dentin underneath.

What are my teeth-whitening treatment options?

Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, offers several teeth-whitening treatments at their office:

Bleaching

The team uses Opalescence® Boost to give you a visibly whiter smile in an hour. This unique whitening product is made with chemically activated potassium nitrate and fluoride (PF), so no harsh light is needed to whiten your teeth. Instead, your dentist coats your teeth in the solution to gently remove tough yellow stains. This is an ideal whitening treatment for instant gratification, especially if you have an event coming up. 

At-home treatment

Opalescence PF is a take-home gel that offers professional results on your own time. Available in a range of flavors and formulations, Opalescence PF is an entirely individualized treatment.

Patient satisfaction and comfort are top priorities for Madison Avenue Dentists, PC. The team advises scheduling an initial consultation before you decide on the right teeth-whitening treatment for you. During this visit, the team can evaluate your tooth sensitivity levels and recommend a procedure that minimizes your side effects.

Teeth whitening is the most popular treatment in cosmetic dentistry. To learn more about this safe, effective treatment, call Madison Avenue Dentists, PC, or book an appointment online.