Teeth Whitening Specialist

Luxury Dental, PC

Dental Clinic located in Lynbrook, NY & Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Be it for a wedding, class reunion, prom, or because you want to show the world a more confident smile, teeth whitening is an easy, effective way to enhance your appearance. At Luxury Dental, PC, in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn, New York City, and Lynbrook, New York, the team offers professional laser teeth whitening treatments so you can have whiter teeth and a brighter smile. Call the office to schedule a consultation today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

There are a number of reasons that your smile might have lost its shine, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Eating or drinking stain-causing substances, like berries, red wine, and coffee
  • Smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco
  • Certain medications

Your teeth also naturally lose their color as you age since your enamel eventually wears down and exposes more of the inner layer of your tooth, which gets yellow over time.

How does teeth whitening work?

There are numerous over-the-counter and professional teeth whitening options available today, and some work better than others. 

Most teeth whitening gels contain either carbamide or hydrogen peroxide. Both of these work as bleaching agents to penetrate tooth enamel and lighten stains.

Hydrogen peroxide works faster than carbamide because carbamide has first to break down and become hydrogen peroxide. Products with hydrogen peroxide typically work faster and offer more dramatic results that last longer. However, hydrogen peroxide can also cause tooth sensitivity. 

Professional teeth whitening gels work best because they have the highest levels of effective ingredients compared to over-the-counter whitening treatments. 

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, teeth whitening is safe and effective. The ingredients are not harmful, although you may experience side effects like tooth sensitivity or gum irritation. 

Typically, these side effects are minor and temporary, with minimal discomfort. It also helps to use a toothpaste that provides relief from sensitivity while you’re whitening your teeth.

What laser teeth whitening system is available?

Luxury Dental, PC, uses the Ezlase™ system or ZOOM  for teeth whitening treatments. Ezlase is an in-office laser whitening procedure and can give you a smile that’s 6-12 shades lighter in a single office visit.

Your dentist first uses special tools to protect your gums, lips, and cheeks and then carefully applies a special hydrogen peroxide-based gel to the surfaces of your teeth. 

Next, they shine a state-of-the-art laser on your teeth that activates the whitening gel, helping it to penetrate more deeply into your enamel and break up tougher stains.

Within 20 minutes, you have a beautiful bright smile that you are proud to share with the world. And because Ezlase whitens your teeth more quickly than other methods, you’re less likely to experience sensitivity and discomfort.

To learn more about teeth whitening, call Luxury Dental, PC, to book an appointment today.