Teeth Whitening Specialist

286 Madison Dental -  - Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

286 Madison Dental

Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Midtown, New York, NY

Would you like a brighter, whiter smile? If so, professional teeth whitening is worth considerating. The experienced team at 286 Madison Dental in Midtown, Manhattan can help you boost the wattage of your smile safely and effectively. Look forward to a smile you’ll love to share with the world. Begin the process today by booking your visit online or calling the New York City office today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes tooth discoloration?

The most common cause of tooth discoloration is the aging process. The outermost layer of your teeth is a thin white enamel. 

Just beneath this is a layer of dentin, which is naturally yellow in color. As the years pass, your enamel begins to wear away, revealing more of the yellow dentin that lies beneath. 

Additional causal factors in tooth discoloration include:

  • Choosing food and beverages like cola, coffee, tea, berries, and wine
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Trauma to a tooth
  • Certain medical conditions and medications

In many cases, a combination of these factors causes your teeth to lose their bright white gleam over time.

What is professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening is a treatment that uses dental-grade whitening solutions to break apart stains and whiten the shade of your teeth. 

At 286 Madison Dental, a combination of in-house teeth whitening and at-home custom-crafted bleaching trays create outstanding results. 

In-office teeth whitening

The in-office portion of the process takes very little time. You rest in the dental chair as your teeth are cleaned, and a device is placed to hold your lips off the surface of your teeth. Your practitioner carefully applies the whitening solution to your teeth, avoiding your gum tissue. 

A special light activates the whitening solution for a period of time. Then the solution is removed, and you rinse your mouth. A set of custom-fitted bleaching trays and a special solution go home with you so you can extend those results. 

At-home teeth whitening

You can also choose an at-home whitening option that does not require any in-office treatments. You go home from 286 Madison Dental with your custom trays and full instructions on how to use them to achieve a whiter smile. 

What about over-the-counter teeth whitening systems?

Virtually every drugstore and grocery store offers numerous products that promise to whiten your smile. While these options can sometimes help with superficial staining, they cannot match the power of professional whitening solutions available only to dental professionals. 

In-office teeth whitening can boost the color of your teeth by several shades, and the results can last as long as five years. 

If you’d like to explore the benefits of teeth whitening in more detail, call 286 Madison Dental to set up an appointment today. Online scheduling is also available.