Affordable Teeth Whitening Services in Your Area
Do you want a brighter smile? Are you looking for teeth whitening treatment with professional results? At Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa, Dr. Haim Fedida and his team provide complete cosmetic dental solutions that enhance patients’ natural smiles. Dr. Fedida provides Zoom! Teeth Whitening treatment in his office or as a take-home treatment. The in-office treatment provides immediate results, while take-home care provides treatment for patients in the comfort of their own homes.
The tooth enamel can darken or become discolored over time. Dark foods and beverages such as coffee and wine contain pigments called chromogens that can stick to teeth. Smoking and tobacco use often yellow the tooth enamel. Receiving professional teeth whitening treatment helps to remove years of stains for a more youthful smile.
Teeth Whitening: Why You Shouldn’t Do it Yourself
Teeth whitening is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures. It’s not surprising that people are trying to do it themselves. But, looks can be deceiving! Doing it yourself can also lead to damaging side effects such as tooth sensitivity, and in some cases, tooth discoloration.
Professional teeth whitening is the best way to get a whiter smile. It is an in-office procedure that we can complete in a single visit. There are many reasons why you should choose professional teeth whitening for your teeth. One of the main reasons is that it will provide you with longer lasting results than store-bought products do.
Over-the-counter teeth whitening gels, strips, and kits can cause tooth sensitivity and irritate the gums and enamel. Store-bought treatments may have inconsistent results or may take weeks to whiten teeth. Professional teeth whitening offers more effective and consistent results in a shorter amount of time. We are also able to provide touch-ups in our office or using take-home treatment.
Zoom! Teeth Whitening in Jackson Heights, NY
To begin our in-office teeth whitening treatment, our doctor will apply a protective covering on your lips and gums. This protective covering ensures that the whitening gel does not irritate your gums or lips. Then, we evenly apply a bleaching gel onto the teeth. A special light activates the gel to begin the whitening process. We can repeat this many times to achieve the best results.
In-office Zoom! Teeth Whitening takes less than an hour, typically around 45 minutes. If you choose take-home teeth whitening treatment, it can take several weeks to get the results you want.
For patients who want to take a more DIY approach, we do offer take-home teeth whitening. However, we caution our patients about the risks of doing it themselves and recommend following instructions to the letter. To receive the take-home kits, you will only have to come to our office once. The kit will contain Zoom whitening gel, custom trays, and instructions. We will recommend the amount of time needed to wear the trays and go over any other questions you may have.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
There are several questions that our patients may have about professional teeth whitening treatment.
How can I treat deep stains on my teeth?
Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are great options for patients with stubborn stains or discoloration on one or more teeth. These cosmetic solutions cover the tooth enamel and blend in with natural teeth. Patients with deep stains on their tooth enamel that do not take well to whitening treatments may benefit from veneers or bonding.
How long does tooth whitening last?
It may take some time before the effects of professional teeth whitening treatment are visible. We recommend that you continue with daily brushing and use of fluoridated toothpaste. We also recommend that patients receive treatment every four to six months for teeth whitening touch-ups. Refraining from smoking or using tobacco products helps maintain results. Staying away from staining beverages like coffee, tea, and wine will also help keep long-lasting results.
How long after tooth whitening should I wait to eat or drink?
Wait around 20 minutes before drinking even water after whitening. For staining foods and beverages like coffee, wait around 48 hours for the best results. Teeth whitening leaves the pores on your teeth open for some time after the whitening process is complete. Your teeth are extra susceptible to staining during this period of time.
Should I brush my teeth before or after tooth whitening?
Tooth whitening works best when you have a clean mouth. For in-office whitening, schedule your whitening treatment right after a dental cleaning. If you are whitening at home, get your whitening kit after an office cleaning as well. You’ll get the best results this way.
Is tooth whitening right for me?
We’ll perform an oral exam to determine if professional teeth whitening is right for you. While most patients are eligible, some people have stains that don’t respond to traditional whitening techniques. An exam allows us to see if this is the most effective treatment for you.
Receive a brighter smile with professional teeth whitening treatment. Call Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa in East Elmhurst at 929-552-6315. Alternatively, you may schedule an appointment online with Dr. Fedida.