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Teeth Whitening

54th Street Dental

General Dentist located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Are your teeth yellow or stained as a result of poor oral hygiene or simply the natural aging process? If whitening toothpastes don’t make a significant difference, you may want to consider professional teeth whitening. At 54th Street Dental in Midtown West Manhattan, the team offers Philips Zoom! teeth whitening and take-home trays. To make your appointment, call the New York City office or click the online booking tool today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth yellow and stained?

Though you might not realize it, yellowing teeth is part of the natural aging process. As you get older, the outer layer of your teeth, called enamel, chips, cracks, and flakes away. 

Over the years, this causes the inner portion of your tooth, called dentin, to become more visible. Dentin is naturally yellow in color. 

Other factors that cause your teeth to become yellow and discolored include:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Tobacco use
  • Drinking dark-colored beverages
  • Taking prescription medications with tetracycline

You might also develop yellow teeth due to your genetics. For example, if your parents or grandparents had yellow teeth, you’re more likely to as well. 

What type of teeth whitening is right for me?

The team at 54th Street Dental can help you determine the type of teeth-whitening treatment you’ll most benefit from. 

Following an exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals for treatment, your provider at 54th Street Dental develops a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs. 

Do you offer different types of teeth whitening treatment?

At 54th Street Dental, the team offers two different types of teeth-whitening treatments:

Philips Zoom! teeth whitening

Philips Zoom! teeth whitening is an in-office treatment that can make your smile up to *8 shades whiter. During Philips Zoom! whitening treatment, your dentist covers your gums and tongue with a rubber dam and carefully applies a bleaching solution to the surface of your teeth. 

After the solution sinks in, your dentist points a special light at your teeth that triggers a chemical bleaching reaction. Your dentist repeats this process 3-4 times, transforming your smile. 

Take-home trays

54th Street Dental offers take-home trays so you can whiten your teeth at your convenience. Take-home kits are available in different strengths, so your dentist works with you to determine the best whitening kit for your teeth and ensures you know how long to wear your trays each day. 

These treatments whiten your teeth with little to no sensitivity, and you can notice results in as little as two weeks.*

Is teeth whitening permanent?

Teeth-whitening treatment isn’t permanent, but your results can last for between four and six months at a time. 

To extend your treatment, brush and floss regularly, visit the team at 54th Street Dental once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam, and avoid tobacco use.

Don’t let yellow, discolored, or stained teeth negatively affect your confidence and self-esteem. Request a consultation at 54th Street Dental by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today. 

*Individual results may vary