Looking for a confidence boost for that upcoming wedding, reunion, or special event?
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that dentists offer today. It provides quick, economical smile makeovers for a more youthful appearance. The end result is a fresh, bright smile that can be up to 8 shades whiter after an in-office treatment. Bella Smiles offers Zoom! Teeth Whitening in our Roslyn, Nesconset, and Riverhead dental offices.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs Over The Counter Methods
A professional tooth whitening treatment performed in our dentist office provides safe, lasting results. The treatment is easy and only takes about 90 minutes to complete. These results are superior to those achieved with over-the-counter options. Even though those options are less expensive, over-the-counter whitening products do not deliver the same quality results. Additionally, it will take much longer to achieve whiter teeth with those products. Most people use them three or four times before losing patience with them. You must use them correctly and even then, you should not expect much change in the color of your teeth.
A cosmetic dentist with years of experience will perform the procedure many times, correctly ensuring that you get whiter teeth in less time. In one visit to one of our Ling Island dentist offices, your teeth will brighter and whiter. Choosing a professional to whiten your teeth is important for safe, consistent, and lasting results.
Other Teeth Whitening Options
Zoom Teeth Whitening works for most tooth discoloration and stained teeth, but there are certain types of stains that may not respond to a professional bleaching agent. For staining as a result of certain medical conditions, genetics, or medications, Dr. Lotardo can offer alternative treatment options to permanently whiten your smile.
Options can include:
A whiter smile can take years off of your appearance, boosting your confidence in both your social and professional life.
The Teeth Whitening Process: what to expect
Your Bella Smiles dentist will meet with you to discuss your cosmetic goals and evaluate your dental health. The Zoom Teeth Whitening treatment takes about one hour. We offer it at our three dental offices in Long Island. We may recommend teeth cleaning before the treatment for optimal results.
Next, our team will prepare for treatment by placing a protective covering around the lips and gums for protection.
Your dentist will place the Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel on your teeth and activate it with a special light for dramatic results. The Zoom light will penetrate the teeth to bleach the stains or discoloration.
We will repeat this process several times during the hour, whitening your teeth each time for a result that is up to 8 shades whiter. The specially formulated gel will reduce sensitivity while brightening your smile.
After your whitening treatment, your dentist will advise you to avoid dark beverages including tea, coffee, red wine, sodas, etc. We also strongly advise our patients to not smoke or use tobacco. By following these tips, the effects of your whitening treatment will last much longer.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How long will my gums stay white after teeth whitening?
After a whitening treatment, some patients may experience whitening of their gums. This is actually a burn from the whitening gel, but it is not harmful. You can compare it to a sunburn and it will most likely go away within 24 hours after the whitening treatment. If your gums begin to flake off, this is actually very normal and simply part of the healing process.
How long does professional teeth whitening treatment last?
This will depend on the whitening agents we use. Different dentists used different agents and methods. On average, a professional procedure can last about six months to three years. For more information about how long your whitening results will last, consult with your dentist and ask about your options. Results will last longer if you practice good oral hygiene and dental care. This includes daily brushing and flossing and having your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year. Also, we suggest that you avoid or limit certain foods and beverages that may stain your teeth. This includes coffee, tea, red wine, berries, and dark cooking sauces.
Do your teeth continue to whiten after treatment?
After a professional teeth whitening treatment patients can expect their teeth to continue to whiten for up to 24 hours. When the bleaching agents used in teeth whitening gels come in contact with teeth they begin to work, and cause the surface of teeth to absorb their active ingredients. After contact they work for 24 hours, bleaching and whitening the surface of each tooth that they come in contact with.
Schedule A Teeth Whitening Consultation
Are you looking for a dentist that offers Zoom!™ in Riverhead, Nesconset or Roslyn, NY? Bella Smiles offers a wide variety of cosmetic dentistry treatments. We gladly welcome new patients. Call us today or schedule an appointment online.