Maiden Lane Dental

Zoom Teeth Whitening, a Reliable System in NYC and Beyond.

If you’re looking for the best teeth whitening treatment in NYC, Maiden Lane Dental is well qualified to meet your needs. Zoom teeth whitening is a reliable system that improves your smile and gives you more confidence. Here are some important things to know about the whitening process so you’ll feel more at ease with the process.

How Effective Is Teeth Whitening On Teeth of Different Colors?

Zoom teeth whitening is a system that works on teeth of various colors. Yellow teeth react well to bleaching, but teeth that have a brown tinge do not respond as well. Teeth that are purplish are gray may not whiten with bleaching at all. Teeth that have been stained from tetracycline are especially difficult to whiten. It may take up to six months of both in-office and at-home treatments to see a difference. Teeth stains that are very dark may be best treated with another method, including bonding, crowns or veneers. It’s best to discuss the best whitening options for your teeth with your dentist before beginning any procedure.

It’s also important to remember that with all whitening products, the degree of whiteness varies for every individual. The results will depend on the health and condition of the stain, the source or nature of the stain, the length of time the bleaching product stays on the teeth and the concentration of bleach applied.

Is Follow-Up Necessary?

After your Zoom whitening treatment, the dentist may schedule a follow-up appointment for a few days later. At the follow-up, the dentist will check the condition of your teeth and gums and make adjustments to your dental regimen if needed. If you’re using an at-home whitening kit under dentist supervision, the dentist may also want to check your progress after one week, then again two weeks later.

When Do I Need A Touch-Up?

Teeth whitening is not permanent. After a few months, you may need to visit the dentist for a touch-up. Eating a variety of foods and beverages can cause teeth staining, such as coffee, wine or tomato sauce, which can cause staining to fade in as little as 30 days. If you avoid teeth-staining foods and drinks, you can maintain the effects of teeth whitening for a year or longer before you need another treatment.

How Do I Maintain My Smile?

Once you get your whitening treatment, avoid foods that stain the teeth. Use a straw to consume coffee, colas or wine so that the liquid will go past the front teeth. After eating, brush and rinse immediately. This lessens the chances that the food particles will have time to stain the teeth. Be sure to stick to other hygiene practices like flossing daily to get rid of plaque and use whitening toothpaste to maintain the look of your teeth.

What Are The Risks of Teeth Whitening?

While teeth whitening is usually safe for most people, there are two main side effects that can occur. Tissue irritation in the mouth and tooth sensitivity is somewhat common. Usually, the irritation comes from the mouth trays not fitting correctly, and not from the whitening product itself. Both side effects are temporary in most cases and disappear in one to three days.

Contact Maiden Lane Dental to get more information on teeth whitening and other dental services that will keep your smile healthy. You’ll consult with the top cosmetic dentist NYC offers, and we’re happy to answer all of your questions. Our office also provides teeth whitening to Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, NJ, and surrounding area individuals. We understand that you may be uneasy or nervous about visiting the dentist. Our staff will do all we can to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Email us today to set up your consultation or appointment.