Teeth Whitening

Tribeca Dental Studio

Cosmetic Dentistry & Pediatric Dentistry located in Tribeca, New York City, NY

Teeth whitening is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures to easily revamp your smile. Located in New York City, Tribeca Dental Studio’s expert cosmetic dentists offer a variety of teeth whitening options for patients looking for a brighter smile. Learn more by booking an appointment online or by phone today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Your teeth are made of layers. The surface layer, called enamel, is extremely hard and naturally white but susceptible to acids and staining. The second layer, or dentin, is softer and yellowish in color. Changes in enamel and dentin can cause teeth to turn yellow, brown, or other colors over time.

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic procedure that erases many common stains to give you whiter teeth. Most whitening treatments use a peroxide-based bleach to remove stains, sometimes with the help of light or heat.

The two main types of teeth whitening are in-office procedures and at-home whitening kits. If you want to significantly brighten your smile, in-office whitening uses more powerful lightening agents to transform your smile.

Why do teeth get discolored?

Discoloration can affect the tooth’s enamel, dentin, or both. Enamel discoloration is often the result of staining. Dark-colored foods and beverages like coffee and tea can stain teeth. Smoking causes the enamel to yellow. Acidic foods like tomatoes can wear away the enamel.

Changes in dentin can also cause teeth to discolor. Common causes of this type of discoloration include certain antibiotics or other medications and trauma to the tooth.

Sometimes, tooth discoloration is a combination of internal and external factors. Many people find that enamel gets thinner over the years, and the yellow coloration of the dentin begins to show through. This is known as age-related discoloration.

What types of teeth whitening treatments are available?

Tribeca Dental Studio offers a variety of teeth whitening options to patients. When you visit the office for teeth whitening, you and your dentist discuss your goals for treatment to determine which whitening service will help you get a smile you love.

Philips Zoom! in-office whitening is a patient favorite. It’s a very effective whitening option that uses strong bleaching agents to lighten teeth up to eight shades. Zoom! whitening takes 90 minutes at the office and you’ll leave with a significantly whiter smile.

For patients with less staining or more sensitive teeth, Epic™ laser whitening from BIOLASE® is a great option. Laser whitening treatments take just 30 minutes, minimizing the amount of time the whitening gel sits on your teeth. BIOLASE whitening is capable of lightening your teeth 6-12 shades in one session.

There’s a teeth whitening treatment that’s right for you at Tribeca Dental Studio. Find out more by making an appointment by phone or online.