Teeth Whitening Dentist Near You in NYC

A beautiful smile can enhance your life, we’ve made it easy for you to have that smile. We offer all the new technology available to get your smile white, in just over an hour! We offer in office teeth whitening to NYC residents, as well as take home trays. Please call us to discuss which option is best for you and reserve your hour, even on Saturday. In office tooth whitening is a bleaching process that reverses most discolorations of enamel. The result is a dramatic white smile! There is no loss of natural tooth structure.

In Office Teeth Whitening for NYC Residents: Your Options

In office teeth whitening is a bleaching process that reverses most discolorations of enamel. The result is a dramatic white smile! There is no loss of natural tooth structure.

KöR Premier

Developed by internationally renowned cosmetic dentist and bleaching expert Dr. Rod Kurthy, the KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching™ System is used by thousands of dentists worldwide worldwide and is used for teeth whitening at Dr. Massiah’s NYC dental practice. It is considered to be the most reliable and effective bleaching system ever developed. This is both an office and take home procedure.

Zoom 1 Hour Whitening

Treatment of Time Results Notes
45 Minutes Average 8 Shades Immediate Results
Long lasting
Less fadeback
Safe & comfortable
Performed by a Dental Professional

Take Home Whitening Kit

Professional take-home teeth whitening kits are available to any NYC residents from our office and contain a high concentration of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide and provide excellent results in 1 to 2 weeks of prescribed use. Custom-fit trays keep the whitening solution on the surface of the tooth to be whitened, and allow for only slight exposure of the solution to the sensitive gingival area. The cost of take-home whitening is considerably lower than in-office whitening.

In Office Teeth Whitening: Things to Know Before Making an Appointment

Teeth whitening is not recommended or will be less successful in the following circumstances:

  • Age and pregnancy issues.

    Bleaching is not recommended in children under the age of 16. This is because the pulp chamber, or nerve of the tooth, is enlarged until this age. Teeth whitening under this condition could irritate the pulp or cause it to become sensitive. Teeth whitening is also not recommended in pregnant or lactating women.

  • Sensitive teeth and allergies to products.

    Individuals with sensitive teeth and gums, receding gums and/or defective restorations should consult with their dentist prior to using a tooth whitening system. Anyone allergic to peroxide (the whitening agent) should not use a bleaching product.

  • Gum disease, worn enamel, cavities, and exposed roots.

    Individuals with gum disease or teeth with worn enamel are generally discouraged from undergoing any in office teeth whitening procedure. Cavities need to be treated before undergoing any whitening procedure. This is because the whitening solutions penetrate into any existing decay and the inner areas of the tooth, which can cause sensitivity. Also, whitening procedures will not work on exposed tooth roots because roots do not have an enamel layer.

  • Fillings, crowns and other restorations.

    Tooth-colored fillings and resin composite materials used in dental restorations (crowns, veneers, bonding, bridges) do not whiten. Therefore, using a whitening agent on teeth that do and do not contain restorations will result in uneven tooth whitening-in this case, making the teeth without restorations appear lighter than those with restorations. Any whitening procedure applied by a teeth whitening dentist should be done prior to the placement of composite fillings, bonding, veneers, crowns, dentures, or porcelain restorations in order to best match the degree of tooth whitening to your new tooth color. A minimum of 2 weeks following a whitening procedure should be allowed before crowns, bondings, or veneers are completed. This will allow enough time for the enamel to remineralize and optimize the bonding strength. Tooth-colored fillings will need to be replaced after the bleaching process is complete. Individuals with numerous restorations that would result in uneven teeth whitening and may be better off considering bonding, veneers or crowns rather than a tooth whitening system. Ask your teeth whitening dentist what strategy may be best for you.

  • Unrealistic expectations.

    NYC residents who expect their teeth to be a new “blinding white” may be disappointed with their results. Smokers need to be aware that their results will be limited unless they refrain from continued smoking, particularly during the bleaching process. A healthy guide as to a reasonable degree of whiteness to achieve with a teeth whitening process that would give a natural appearance to a person’s teeth is a slightly whiter color than the whites of your eyes.

  • Darkly stained teeth.

    Yellow-ish teeth respond well to bleaching, brownish-colored teeth respond less well, and grayish-hue or purple-stained teeth may not respond well to bleaching at all. Blue-gray staining caused by tetracycline is more difficult to lighten and may require up to 6 months of home treatments or several in-office appointments to successfully lighten. Teeth that have dark stains may be better candidates for another lightening option, such as veneers, bonding, or crowns. Your teeth whitening dentist can discuss the options best suited for your situation.

Advice and Risks When Teeth Whitening NYC residents Can Use

The two side effects that occur most often are a temporary increase in tooth sensitivity and mild irritation of the soft tissues of the mouth, particularly the gums. Tooth sensitivity often occurs during early stages of the bleaching treatment. Tissue irritation most commonly results from an ill-fitting mouthpiece tray rather than the tooth-bleaching agent. Both of these conditions usually are temporary and disappear within 1 to 3 days of stopping or completing treatment.

If you do experience sensitivity, you can reduce or eliminate it by:

  • Wearing the tray for a shorter period of time (for example, two 30-minute sessions versus two 60-minute sessions)
  • Stop whitening your teeth for two to three days to allow your teeth to adjust to the tooth whitening process
  • Ask your teeth whitening dentist or pharmacist for a high fluoride-containing product, which can help remineralize your teeth. Apply the fluoride product to the tray and wear for 4 minutes prior to and following the tooth whitening agent.
  • Brush your teeth with a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. These toothpastes contain potassium nitrate, which helps soothe your teeth’s nerve endings.

Follow-Up Care: In Office Tooth Whitening is Not Permanent

People who expose their teeth to a lot of foods and beverages that cause staining may see the whiteness start to fade in as little as 1 month. Those who avoid foods and beverages that stain may be able to wait one year or longer before another whitening treatment or touch-up is needed.

Tips For Maintaining Your Newly Whitened Teeth Include:

  • Avoiding the consumption of or exposure to products that stain your teeth (see first question in this document on what causes teeth to become stained). If you do choose to consume beverages that stain, consider using a straw so that the liquid bypasses your front teeth.
  • Brush or rinse immediately after consuming stain-causing beverages or foods.
  • Follow good oral hygiene practices. Brush your teeth at least twice daily and floss at least once daily to remove plaque. Use a whitening toothpaste (once or twice a week only) to remove surface stains and prevent yellowing. Use a regular toothpaste the rest of the time.
  • Consider touch-up treatments. Depending on the tooth whitening method used, you may need a tough-up every 6 months or after a year or two. If you smoke or drink lots of stain-causing beverages, you may need a touch up more often.

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