Our smiles are the first thing that people see and remember about us. A healthy, bright smile is sure to brighten anyone’s day. So it’s no surprise that teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures performed today. Teeth whitening is the most affordable way to immediately improve your physical appearance and look younger, more vibrant, and more confident.
At NYC Dental Office, we utilize the Zoom! teeth whitening system. This dentist-supervised, in-office procedure uses a combination of laser light and hydrogen peroxide gel to improve the color of your teeth by 8 to 10 shades in just one office visit. It also includes a desensitizer that minimizes gum and tooth sensitivity – a common side effect of the procedure.
In four 15-minute segments, your teeth are exposed to the Zoom! laser light, which activates the hydrogen peroxide in the gel. As the peroxide breaks down, oxygen permeates the tooth enamel and dentin, bleaching away stains. A protective buffer is used to prevent harm to the mouth and gums.
One of the greatest benefits of teeth whitening, from your dentist’s perspective, is the heightened attention to oral hygiene once the process is complete.
Watch our short video below for additional information about teeth whitening. And practice these tips to keep your new smile healthy:
- Brush twice daily with a whitening toothpaste
- Floss once a day to prevent plaque from rebuilding
- Avoid food and drinks that cause staining
- Eat healthy fruits and vegetables that naturally whiten your teeth
- Visit your dentist regularly