Dentist whitening teeth

What is Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening involves either an at-home or in-office procedure to brighten your smile.  Our practice uses the GLO teeth whitening system.

GLO In-Office Whitening

GLO in office whitening uses a high concentration, professional strength whitening gel.  When exposed to the GLO warming heat and light, the gel rapidly whitens your smile.

GLO Take-Home Whitening Kit

The GLO take-home kit is meant to complement the in-office whitening.  It includes professional strength whitening gel and everything you need to maintain your brighter, more radiant smile

                  

What Can Patients Expect?

Teeth whitening is a common dental procedure.  Some patients may feel sensitivity after whitening.  If the sensitivity becomes bad, we may recommend you stop whitening, and continue later.  The sensitivity will subside once you stop whitening.  The GLO system is a highly effective system that has been shown to maintain a brighter smile while decreasing sensitivity during the procedure.

DENTAL TEETH WHITENING

It is impossible to avoid some teeth staining throughout our lives, whether your teeth become discoloured through tobacco use, coffee consumption, medical reasons or simply as part of the ageing process. At Central Park Dentists in New York City, we provide safe and professional teeth whitening services to give you that shining smile and the confidence you need.

Professional teeth whitening services in NYC

We only get one set of adult teeth and must look after them carefully. For this reason, we would highly recommend that you carry out any whitening treatments with a trained dentist. Store-bought kits are at best ineffective, and at worst bleaching teeth at home can permanently damage your smile and your health.

Our safe whitening treatments at Central Park Dentists are carried out by Dr. Masha Pelts, a teeth whitening specialist. We can arrange either an at-home or in-office procedure to brighten your smile, whichever treatment best suits your schedule and requirements. Our practice uses GLO teeth whitening – the only dentist-invented and approved technology which provides quick teeth whitening with a sensitivity-free formulation.

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GLO in-office whitening

GLO in-office whitening provides transformative results in less than an hour with no pain. It uses a high concentration whitening gel that is available exclusively to GLO’s partner dental practices. The hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to the teeth by a dentist and, when exposed to the GLO light, rapidly whitens your smile.

GLO take-home whitening kit

The GLO take-home whitening kit is designed to complement your in-office treatment. It includes professional-strength whitening gel and everything else that you need to maintain your radiant smile in between teeth whitening appointments at our NYC office. The GLO take-home kit is available only from certain dental practices, including Central Park Dentists.

Why should I choose Central Park Dentists for my dental whitening appointment?

At our Manhattan practice, tooth whitening specialist Dr. Pelts and her experienced patient care team are here to transform your smile with the latest GLO technology. You can schedule your appointment online or call or email our office for more information about professional whitening treatments at Central Park Dentists.

Find teeth whitening near me: whitening specialists at Central Park Dentists will give you that radiant smile and the confidence you need.

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What can patients expect?

Tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the U.S. At Central Park Dentists, we use only dental-approved professional whitening products and the treatment is totally safe. The GLO whitening system has been proven to effectively transform your smile with decreased sensitivity in comparison to other teeth whitening procedures.

Can yellow or discoloured teeth be whitened?

Teeth can become yellow or discoloured for a number of reasons:

  • Food and drink: dark coloured or highly pigmented food and drink are very common causes of discoloured teeth
  • Tobacco: smoking or chewing tobacco leads to build-up of staining particles on your teeth. This discolouration becomes harder to remove as time goes on
  • Medication: taking tetracycline antibiotics as a child can cause your teeth to permanently turn dark, as the tetracycline binds to the calcium ions in the teeth
  • Dental products: it may seem counterintuitive, but certain mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine (such as Corsodyl) bind to the surface of the tooth and cause staining

Discolouration can form on the outside of the tooth (the enamel), and people with thinner enamel can also have naturally yellow teeth as the inner layer of the tooth (the dentin) is a yellowish colour. Whilst brushing and flossing help to keep your mouth clean and healthy, they alone will not improve the colour of your teeth.

You should visit a dental practice such as Central Park Dentists in NYC, where specialists use professional-grade teeth bleaching products to safely penetrate the enamel, giving you a fully shining smile.

How long does it take to whiten teeth?

Teeth whitening at a dental office is the fastest way to transform your smile. Central Park Dentists uses GLO whitening, which is proven to whiten teeth quickly and painlessly. After just an hour you will leave your appointment with a noticeably brighter smile!

Five steps to maintain a healthy white smile

Aside from professional tooth bleaching, there are ways to maintain your radiant smile:

  1. Cut down on highly pigmented foods such as curry and tomato-based sauces, and incorporate crunchy fruit and vegetables into your meals.
  2. Reduce your tea, coffee and red wine intake.
  3. Do not use tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars or chewing tobacco.
  4. Wait thirty minutes to brush your teeth after consuming acidic food and drink, such as citrus fruit or carbonated drinks, which soften tooth enamel.
  5. Avoid using abrasive toothpastes, hard-bristled brushes or home remedies such as brushing teeth with lemon juice and baking soda – this will wear down your enamel.

How long does it take to whiten teeth at dentist?

The length of time it takes to whiten your teeth will vary with the amount of discoloration of your teeth. For treatments performed by your dentist, it generally takes 30-90 minutes per visit to make your teeth brighter. It may require as little as one visit of 10 minutes and up to ten visits over a period of time.

Is dentist teeth whitening instant?

Your teeth can emerge up to 10 shades whiter after just one session of whitening. However, this is not the case for everyone. For some people we recommend more gradual approach. Come for a consultation and see what option is the best for you.

Can a dentist whiten your teeth in one visit?

This procedure is called chairside bleaching and usually requires only one office visit. The dentist will apply either a protective gel to your gums or a rubber shield to protect your gums. Bleach is then applied to the teeth multiple times, and often is activated by special lights.

Is it worth getting your teeth whitened at the dentist?

Professional teeth whiteners are safe, effective, and done under the supervision of a dental professional. In most cases, it is worth the extra cost to visit the dentist to get long-lasting, safe results. Yes, teeth whitening is very safe when done correctly. Your dentist will notice which teeth might be more sensitive to whitening, and will work around those teeth to create a pain free experience.

Does teeth whitening damage your teeth?

We hear this question quite often. The chemicals we apply to the teeth are beneficial in fighting tooth decay, which makes people who do the whitening less susceptible to caries. At the same time we would not recommend having your teeth whitened very often – the process might cause some sensitivity and may even cause a discoloration in future. That is why your should leave this procedure to professionals.