Teeth Whitening

General Dentists located in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, NY

Teeth Whitening

Dull, yellowed teeth can make you look older and distract from the beauty of your smile. At Alvarez Smile Design in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, skilled general dentist Bradley Alvarez, DMD, and his team offer teeth whitening services to ensure you can have full confidence when you smile and talk. To learn more about the teeth whitening options available, contact the New York City office or contact the team online today.

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening at a dental office goes beyond the over-the-counter whitening solutions that focus on removing extrinsic stains — the ones on the surface of your teeth. Having your whitening done by professionals will tackle surface staining and go deeper, using higher concentrations of whitening agents.

This process uses a peroxide solution on your teeth that can penetrate the hard enamel. The solution breaks down and removes the stains, and it’s safe and effective when administered by skilled dental professionals like the Alvarez Smile Design team.

Alvarez Smile Design offers Philips Zoom!® whitening to deliver stunning results in only an hour.

What can I expect during my teeth whitening appointment?

When you go in for your appointment, let the team know if you struggle with tooth sensitivity so they can ensure your comfort. You then relax in a chair with protective eyewear, and your provider applies a solution to your lips and gums to protect them from the whitening gel.

The gel remains on your teeth for 15 minutes under an LED light to activate it. Then, the team repeats the process twice more: applying the gel and using the Zoom lamp to accelerate the stain-removing process.

After the treatment is complete, you can rinse your mouth and get your first look at your brighter, whiter smile. Philips Zoom whitening treatments can lighten your teeth by up to eight shades.*

How often can I get my teeth whitened?

You can make this an annual treatment at Alvarez Smile Design. It’s not recommended to have in-office whitening more than once a year, but your results should last 12-24 months with good maintenance habits.

To protect your brighter smile, you can:

  • Avoid smoking or drinking staining liquids like wine
  • When you do drink coffee or wine, be sure to brush afterward
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings and exams
  • Maintain healthy oral hygiene

To learn more about how you can combat stubborn stains and see the whitest smile you’ve had in years, contact the Alvarez Smile Design office or book a teeth whitening appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary