Teeth Whitening

General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Harlem, New York, NY

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in Harlem, New York, NY

White teeth can flatter anyone’s face, and it isn’t difficult to lift some of the stains that obscure your smile’s brightness. In the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, Leslie Azran, DDS, and the rest of the team at BH Dental NY offer effective teeth-whitening services that can make your teeth four shades brighter in just one appointment. Call the Harlem, New York City-based dental practice or schedule an appointment online for more information today. 

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is the process of making your teeth lighter in color by using bleaching products. While you can get some whitening products like toothpaste, strips, and mouthwashes at the local drugstore, their ingredients are not as strong nor effective as those in professional whitening treatments at BH Dental NY.

The team starts the process by examining your teeth and their stains. They can tell you what results you can expect from teeth whitening and fill you in on how to maintain your results. It’s still possible for your teeth to accumulate new stains, so great oral hygiene is essential for maintaining your whitening results. 

What are my options for teeth whitening?

Professional dentists at BH Dental NY offer two forms of teeth whitening that you can review during your consultation. You can choose the option that best aligns with your goals and timeframe. 

BH Dental NY offers:

Home teeth whitening

Home teeth whitening involves custom-made trays that fit over your teeth. The team teaches you how to place the bleaching product in the trays and how long to wear the trays. You can do these treatments on your own time at home, but it might take several sessions to get the results you would get with whitening in the office. 

Teeth whitening in the office

A 30-minute Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment at BH Dental NY happens in the office and results in immediate whitening. The team places a strong bleaching gel on your teeth after covering your gums with a protective shield, then activates the whitening product with a curing light. 

Why might I need teeth whitening?

Your teeth accumulate stains over time while at the same time getting yellower with age as your enamel wears thinner. No matter your level of staining and discoloration, it’s likely that you can benefit from professional whitening. This is even true if you’ve already tried over-the-counter products, which have weaker ingredients. 

You might benefit from teeth whitening if your teeth are stained or discolored due to:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Dark soda
  • Berries and berry juices
  • Wine
  • Tobacco and smoking
  • Certain medications
  • Tooth injuries

The team at BH Dental NY examines your teeth and can verify whether or not particular stains will improve with teeth whitening. Typically, yellow and tan stains respond best to teeth whitening, while teeth that appear dark brown or gray in color might not respond as well to teeth-whitening treatments. 

For more information on professional teeth-whitening services at BH Dental NY, call the office or schedule your consultation online today.