Teeth Whitening




Smiles On The Upper Westside provides teeth whitening services in New York, NY. Call 212-222-5225 to learn more and schedule your appointment. 

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments for one simple reason: almost everyone deals with yellowed or stained teeth at some point in their lives. Tooth discoloration doesn’t mean you have poor oral hygiene—even just the habit of starting your morning with a cup of coffee or tea can cause stains over time, as can certain medications, tobacco use, red wine, and aging. At Smiles on the Upper West Side, we offer a variety of teeth whitening options for all types of stains.

GLO Professional Teeth Whitening


What It Is: In-office and at-home teeth whitening

Ideal For: Moderate to severe staining and patients with hyper-sensitivity

Since introducing the GLO Professional system at our practice, it has quickly become one of our favorite teeth whitening solutions. GLO combines a powerful professional-strength whitening gel with the warming heat and light from the GLO device. The at-home system can be used on its own or in conjunction with in-office treatments to maintain results between visits.


ZOOM!® 2 Whitening


What It Is: A 90-minute in-office teeth whitening treatment and take-home whitening treatments

Ideal For: Light to moderate staining

If you’ve watched ABC’s Extreme Makeover show, you’ve seen the impressive results of ZOOM! 2 whitening. This in-office treatment is safe, effective, and best of all, very fast. It involves a hydrogen peroxide bleaching agent that is applied to the teeth and then activated by a laser. The laser light breaks down the hydrogen peroxide, which allows oxygen to be absorbed by your enamel and dentin, bleaching away stains and discoloration while leaving the rest of the tooth unchanged.


Kör® Whitening


What It Is: A combination of in-office and take-home whitening treatments

Ideal For: Moderate to severe staining and patients with hyper-sensitivity

We offer two levels of KöR Whitening at Smiles on the Upper West Side—in-office and at-home treatments. This system involves using custom-molded mouth trays that are filled with whitening gel; you’ll put them on just before you go to sleep and whiten your teeth overnight. After the at-home treatment is complete, a two hour in-office whitening treatment further enhances the results. KöR provides the whitest possible smile, making it a great fit for patients with deep staining, but it’s also gentle enough for patients who have sensitive teeth.


Frequently Asked Questions About Teeth Whitening

Is teeth whitening bad for your teeth?

When performed or overseen by a dentist, teeth whitening isn’t bad for your teeth, although some patients may experience some sensitivity after their treatments. Using over-the-counter teeth whitening kits too often, teeth whitening products that are not approved by the American Dental Association, or abrasive DIY whitening methods can cause damage to your teeth by wearing away the enamel, which is why it’s important to discuss teeth whitening treatments with your dentist before you get started.

How can I whiten my teeth in one day?

If you’re looking for fast results, ZOOM! 2 is the whitening treatment for you. You’ll see dramatic results in a single 90-minute appointment.

Can yellow teeth be whitened?

Yes, yellow teeth can be whitened. The key is to determine why your teeth have yellowed; this allows us to choose the best whitening system to address the cause of your stains. When teeth have yellowed due to thinning enamel, for example, KöR is an excellent solution because it penetrates down to the dentin.

Does professional teeth whitening last?

Yes, professional teeth whitening can last up to three years, but it’s important to take good care of your teeth to ensure that your stains don’t reappear. If you go back to your old habits after your whitening treatments, your results may only last for a few months.

Call 212-222-5225 to schedule your appointment.