Looking for a confidence boost for that upcoming wedding, reunion, or special event?
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments offered today. It can provide a quick, economical smile makeover for a more youthful appearance. Bella Smiles offers Zoom! Teeth Whitening in our Roslyn, Nesconset, and Riverhead dental offices for a fresh, bright smile that can be up to 8 shades whiter after an in-office treatment.
A professional tooth whitening performed in our dentist office provides safe, lasting results that are superior to those achieved with over-the-counter options. The treatment is easy and only takes about 90 minutes to complete.
Professional Teeth Whitening vs Over The Counter Methods
A professional teeth whitening performed in our dentist office provides safe, lasting results that are superior to those achieved with over the counter options. Even though those options are less expensive, over the counter teeth whitening products will likely not deliver the same quality results.
They will also take much longer to achieve the same results as well. Most people use them three or four times before losing patience with them. You must be diligent about using the product and you must use it correctly to see results. Teeth Whitening is done by our experienced cosmetic dentists who have performed the procedure many times.
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 a safe, consistent, and lasting result.
Other Teeth Whitening Options
Zoom Teeth Whitening is appropriate for most tooth discoloration and staining, 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 social and professional interactions with a smile you feel great about.
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 approximately one hour and is completed in the comfort of your local Bella Smiles dentist office. 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 your comfort.
The Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel will be placed on your teeth and activated by a special light for dramatic results. The Zoom light will penetrate the teeth to bleach the stains or discoloration.
This process will be repeated 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 professional whitening treatment some patients may experience whitening of their gums. This is actually a burn from the whitening gel, but it is not harmful. It can be compared to a sunburn, and typically goes away within 24 hours after the whitening treatment. If your gums begin to flake off do not be alarmed, as this is entirely normal and is just part of the healing process.
How long does professional teeth whitening treatment last?
The longevity of whitening treatments effects varies depending on the whitening agents used. Different dentists used varying concentrations and different methods. On average professional teeth whitening treatment can last anywhere between six months to three years. If you are curious about how long your whitening will last consult your dentist and ask about your options.
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.