Teeth Whitening Brightens Your Smile
Bright, white teeth can give you a dazzling smile that you can be proud to share with everyone you meet. Dr. Donald Kahn, Dr. Angela Ferrari, and Dr. Daniel Aldieri perform professional teeth whitening using the advanced Philips Zoom! system at our Farmingdale, NY, office.
We also provide take-home kits. Our bleaching formulas can eliminate stains and discoloration to brighten your teeth by several shades, creating a more beautiful look. Contact our office today to learn more about teeth whitening, or to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
Teeth Whitening Candidates
Many patients want to whiten their teeth, but you must meet certain qualifications to be eligible for this treatment. To be a good candidate for teeth whitening, you should:
- Be in good dental health, without decay.
- Have healthy gums free from periodontal disease.
- Be at least 13 years old.
- Wish to eliminate dental stains.
- Not suffer from conditions that could compromise your immune system (such as uncontrolled diabetes), as these may complicate whitening.
- Be willing to practice good dental hygiene to maintain your results.
Dr. Kahn, Dr. Ferrari, or Dr. Aldieri can determine if you qualify for teeth whitening at your initial consultation. If you are considering a treatment like veneers or crowns, consider having your teeth whitened first so that your restorations will match the bright white color of your teeth.
The Whitening Process
If you choose in-office teeth whitening, one of our dentists will apply Philips Zoom! professional-grade hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to your teeth in three 15-minute sessions. We will also use a special lamp to intensify the effects of the bleach. Chairside treatment can lighten your teeth up to eight shades, and often requires just one appointment.
We can also create trays for patients who want to lighten their teeth at home using Philips Zoom! NiteWhite®. For this treatment, you will choose the strength of your bleaching formula, either 16 or 22 percent concentration, and apply it to your customized plastic tray to wear for a short time each day. Depending on the strength of the bleach you choose, you can expect to see results within a few days to one month. Our dentists will help monitor your progress and make themselves available for any questions you may have during at-home treatment.
Maintaining Your New Smile
To keep your smile white, you should make sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly, attend routine cleaning appointments, and avoid consuming staining foods or drinks as much as possible. If you have had in-office whitening, we provide you with take-home whitening materials at no charge to help you touch up and preserve your new smile. Patients who have chosen to whiten at home with NiteWhite® can purchase additional bleach to use with their trays as needed.
Enjoy Brighter Teeth
Our teeth whitening treatments provide a simple way for you to enhance your smile and boost your self-esteem. To learn more about teeth whitening, or to schedule a consultation with our dentists, contact our office today.