Whitening and Bleaching
Are your teeth yellow, stained or discolored? Maintaining our teeth to their whitest is not as easy as one may think. During many of our daily lives we drink coffee, maybe smoke, and eat foods that have the ability to stain our teeth on a daily basis. Even with the proper daily hygiene and maintenance, they can still turn to lack the beautiful luster you want.
If you find you fall into this category you may be a perfect candidate for tooth whitening, bleaching and our new state-of-the-art method “Zoom”. These popular dental cosmetic procedures can help to restore your teeth back to their natural color.
At Maiden Lane Dental we provide 2 different techniques to whiten teeth. For one, we utilize the tray whitening system and two we use the ZOOM method.
- Teeth-whitening tray system: This teeth-whitening system involves wearing a mouth-guard-like tray filled with a whitening gel for several weeks. The exact duration depends on the severity of discoloration and the level of whiteness desired. The system works in the following way: We make plastic bleaching trays that fit the patient’s teeth (both upper and lower) exactly. Whenever the patient wants to wear the trays, he or she fills them with a whitening gel and places them over his or her teeth. The trays should be worn for a prescribed number of hours during the day or overnight.
- Zoom in-office whitening: This is the fastest way to make your teeth white and it is also the most expensive. It involves applying Zoom hydrogen peroxide whitening gel on the teeth using the Zoom Advanced Power Chairside Lamp. This device accelerates the bleaching process, causing the hydrogen peroxide to break down. This enables oxygen to enter the enamel and bleach the stained surface. Only the stain is removed; the structure of the tooth remains unchanged. The procedure begins with covering the lips and gums. Then the Zoom whitening gel is applied directly to the teeth. The gel is left on for 15 minutes with the Zoom light directly on them. The process is repeated three times, so the total procedure lasts about 45 minutes. At the end of the procedure, we apply a fluoride paste or gel that reduces sensitivity.
Are you looking to regain that beautiful smile? Contact us at Maiden Lane Dental today. It is the passion of our entire office staff to make people happy by bringing back their teeth to the white and natural look they use to have a dream of having again. Contact us by phone at 212-509-4585 or use our contact form.
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Meet the Doctors
Lloyd Becker, DDS
Lloyd Becker, DDS brings a fresh new approach to the dental practice. He has a deep understanding of the people in the area. His continued and advanced education adds an added layer to Maiden Lane Dental.
Dr. Demetrious Tsiokos
Dr. Demetrious Tsiokos continues to administer the most advanced treatments in General Dentistry and Periodontics and Implantology.