Allen & Schwarz Dental
Prosthodontists & General and Cosmetic Dentistry located on Central Park South, Manhattan, NY
If your teeth are dark, yellowish, or otherwise discolored, you need professional whitening to get a truly impressive change. That’s where chairside or take-home whitening at Allen and Schwarz Dental in Central Park South, New York, comes in. Get the white teeth you dream of by scheduling your appointment online or by phone today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
When do I need teeth whitening?
If you’re unhappy with the color of your teeth, whether they’re just a little dark or significantly stained, professional teeth whitening at Allen and Schwarz Dental may be right for you. The most common causes of tooth discoloration and staining include:
- Age-related enamel loss
- Red wine, coffee, or tea
- Fluorosis (too much fluoride when teeth were developing)
Professional whitening at Allen and Schwarz Dental can lift stains and give you considerably whiter teeth in most cases. But, in rare situations where teeth whitening isn’t effective — for example, severe stains from tetracycline — your dentist can suggest another option like porcelain veneers.
How does chairside whitening work?
Allen and Schwarz Dental offers Zoom!® Whitening on-site. With this advanced treatment, you can whiten your teeth as much as eight shades in one visit.
Your care provider starts by using cheek retractors to keep your mouth open, with teeth exposed, for the treatment. Then, your care provider protects your gums and paints the whitening gel onto your teeth.
Next, your care provider exposes your teeth to the Zoom! halide light, which activates the whitening gel, for a period of 15 minutes. After your care provider removes the gel and rinses your mouth, they’ll repeat the process twice more for a total of 45 minutes treatment time. You’ll leave the office with much whiter and brighter teeth!
How does take-home whitening work?
Take-home teeth whitening works best when you have custom-made whitening trays that distribute the whitening product evenly across all your teeth. Your first appointment consists of making impressions of your teeth so the molds can be made.
When your custom whitening trays are ready, you’ll return to Allen and Schwarz Dental so your dentist can check the fit. You’ll go home with the whitening trays and whitening solution. Depending on your goals and needs, you’ll wear the whitening trays for either 30 minutes daily for two weeks or overnight for 1-2 weeks.
Whiter teeth can brighten not just your smile, but your whole face. To take the first step towards the smile you want, click online scheduling or call Allen and Schwarz Dental to make your appointment today.