Tooth enamel can become stained or discolored over time for a variety of reasons, such as genetics, oral hygiene, dietary habits, and even certain medications. If you’re ready to refresh your smile’s glow, talk to our team at Tribeca Dental Studio about teeth whitening in NYC. Tribeca Dental Studio offers in-office Philips Zoom Teeth Whitening, which can whiten your teeth up to eight shades with a quick 45-minute treatment.
What Causes Yellow or Discolored Teeth?
First, a quick exploration of how teeth staining works. Your tooth’s enamel is white, and the layer underneath—dentin—is yellow. As we age, the enamel wears away and exposes the dentin. This intrinsic type of discoloration is the most common, but other causes may include:
- Plaque or calculus
- Beverages like wine, soda, coffee, tea
- Certain foods including colored candies, tomato sauces, curry, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar
- Tobacco use
- Antiseptic or antimicrobial mouthwashes
- Use of certain antibiotics
- Cavities or dental trauma
- Amalgam fillings
- Too much fluoride
- Genetic disorders or genetically thinner enamel
Many types of discoloration can be reversed with a whitening treatment. If you have discolored teeth in NYC, reach out to Tribeca Dental Studio to find out if Zoom Whitening can help you!
Does Zoom Whitening Really Work?
Is it worth it? Yes! We’ve worked with a number of teeth whitening systems, and we choose to offer Zoom, because it’s the most effective one we’ve found. Additionally, our in-office Zoom treatment is performed by dental professionals, so you can rest assured it will be done right.
How Zoom Teeth Whitening Works
Your entire appointment should take less than an hour. In this time, we’ll:
- Place a shield to protect your lips and gums.
- Apply a whitening gel.
- Train a blue LED light on your mouth to help the gel penetrate the enamel.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 up to four times as needed.
- Apply a desensitizing gel to reduce any sensitivity you may experience in the days after the treatment.
The peroxide in Zoom Whitening gel has a bleaching action that whitens your teeth. This active ingredient penetrates your teeth’s enamel and dentin layers during treatment to offer a deep whitening action.
Does Zoom Teeth Whitening Hurt?
No! During treatment, you do have to sit still with your teeth exposed for about 45 minutes. You might get a little restless or uncomfortable. Your teeth may feel cold from the gel. But it’s not a painful procedure by any stretch.
Does Teeth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?
For some patients, there is a phase of sensitivity that can follow a whitening treatment. The whitening gel penetrates your enamel and dentin and temporarily dehydrates it, reducing the sensory protection that your enamel typically provides.
This dehydration, and resulting sensitivity, usually disappears within a few days, but it can last up to a few weeks for some patients. Other patients, on the other hand, experience no sensitivity at all.
We apply a desensitizing gel as part of your whitening treatment, which is a relatively new measure. And finally, if you do still experience sensitivity, a toothpaste specialized for sensitive teeth can reduce it until it goes away entirely.
How Much Does Zoom Teeth Whitening in NYC Cost?
It costs less than a new iPhone to erase years of staining from your smile!
How Long Does Zoom Teeth Whitening Last?
The benefits of our in-office Zoom whitening treatment last anywhere from one to four years. Patients can make their bright smiles last by:
- Avoiding foods and drinks that stain, and/or using a straw to drink dark beverages
- Abstaining from tobacco use
- Staying on top of daily oral hygiene
- Using a whitening toothpaste
- Coming back for regular Zoom treatments!
Get Teeth Whitening in NYC
Our in-office whitening is the perfect choice for busy patients who want to achieve stunning, dramatic improvements quickly. Book an appointment at Tribeca Dental Studio in Lower Manhattan today.