In-office New York Teeth Whitening is Better Than Home Trays or Whitestrips

Our New York Teeth Whitening team includes 16 cosmetic dentists, specialists and lab ceramists in one high-end office. We offer intelligent and honest diagnosis based upon 31+ years of experience with high-end multi-specialty cosmetic dentistry. We offer in-office teeth whitening so you don’t have to waste months of time with home bleaching trays or Whitestrips. In addition we can match new beautiful porcelain adjacent to your new whiter teeth. Our treatment is quick and comfortable. We use the finest materials and top labs. Before and after photos on teeth whitening was performed in our NYC Teeth Whitening Bleaching office. By the way teeth whitening and teeth bleaching are synonymous.

New York Teeth Whitening applied in our midtown office.
New York Teeth Whitening is applied in our office

The cheek and tongue retractors protect the movable soft tissue from the red bleach. The blue gum barrier around the teeth protect the non-movable gums. The visit will usually take about 45 minutes. It would typically take six weeks of daily use of home bleaching trays to achieve a similar whitening result.

There are multiple ways to achieve New York Teeth Whitening

Bonding, Porcelain Veneers (Laminates), Porcelain Crowns (Caps) and Bleaching (Whitening). Whitening visibly changes the color of the teeth without altering their physical structure. As an example: If you took Clorox bleach (this is NOT what we use) and put it on a blue shirt, the area it was applied to would turn white but the fabric would stay intact. [By the way, Clorox is toxic, can kill you, and will not bleach your teeth; it should NEVER be used to modify your tooth color!] Patients can bleach their teeth through home bleaching kits or professional office bleaching. Related photos on our website.

Teeth whitening at home involves the use of fabricated plastic mouthpieces or trays that look like mouth guards. The patient must wear these trays filled with hydrogen peroxide-based bleach for four to eight  hours a day for four to eight weeks. Those who have worn these trays can attest that most of the chemicals squash out of the trays and are swallowed when they are inserted on the teeth. Therefore how much actually remains on your teeth? Alternatively, Crest Whitestrips don’t involve trays but they do require hours of wear per day. In contrast New York teeth whitening in our office is more expensive. However it is a lot easier and faster for patients. The decision is partially based upon valuing your free time or our office time.

In-office New York Teeth Whitening

Depending upon the tooth color desired, patients usually come in for one or more forty-five minute visits. A lip retractor pushes the lips away from the teeth, while the bleach is placed directly on the tooth surface. Any excess saliva is drained through gentle suction. There are no shots or drilling. During the procedure, patients will frequently relax with Nitrous Oxide gas and music.  Substantial color changes can be seen after the first appointment.

Due to the quick results and simplicity, office bleaching is preferred over home bleaching.  With office whitening, the bleach is in full contact with the teeth for a longer period of time. This is because the home bleaching trays lose most of the bleach once the tray is inserted into the mouth (the rest is hopefully spit out and not swallowed). Consequently, the amount of bleach left in the tray is minimal, and what is left is mostly washed away with saliva. In the office, bleach is placed on the teeth in a careful and controlled manner. Throughout the duration of the visit the bleach is in direct contact with the teeth. We have been whitening teeth for many years and have found office bleaching to be not only very effective but very safe as well.

The main considerations in New York Teeth Whitening

The concentration of the whitening product, the length of time that it is in contact with the teeth, and the expertise of the dentist are the most crucial factors in whitening teeth. Many companies untruthfully market their own unique brand of light and/or laser light as a product that enhances teeth bleaching, however scientific research actually illustrates no added benefit. It is much more important to find a skilled cosmetic dentist to bleach your teeth than to get drawn in by advertisements or be treated by newly graduated dental students.

Teeth whitening only affects the natural tooth structure so if you have bonding or porcelain on your teeth those areas will NOT bleach. It is important to take this into account before getting your teeth whitened because old bonding and/or porcelain may look yellow in comparison to the much whiter teeth.

In conclusion Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman created all of the dentistry shown on this 4,400 page website. In brief we offer intelligent and honest diagnosis backed by 31+ years of experience. Why not learn all your Professional Tooth Whitening options including how it may affect your Cosmetic Dentistry before you begin? Visit us when you want it done right the first time; you will save money by initially spending more. Therefore please call The Center for Special Dentistry®.