Teeth Whitening

Serenity Laser Dental PC

Dentistry & Dental Spa located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Teeth whitening is a simple, cost-effective way to improve your smile and gain a boost of confidence. Alexander Kirzhner, DDS, and the team at Serenity Laser Dental PC, located in the Bay Ridge, Canarsie, and Marine Park areas of Brooklyn in New York City, offer teeth whitening in combination with laser dentistry to brighten your teeth up to several shades. To see how teeth whitening can help you, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening improves the brightness of your smile by bleaching the enamel on the surface of your teeth using specially formulated solutions and custom-fitted trays. This cosmetic dental treatment can improve the color of your teeth by up to eight shades. 

Teeth whitening is an affordable option for those whose teeth are healthy, but who are unhappy with their gray, yellow, or unevenly colored teeth. Teeth whitening works well for natural teeth but doesn’t affect crowns, fillings, or dental implants.

Why are my teeth discolored?

Your teeth become discolored when stains accumulate on your enamel. Staining happens naturally, over time but could be worse if you:

  • Drink red wine
  • Drink coffee or tea
  • Eat berries
  • Smoke or chew tobacco
  • Take certain medications
  • Have oral trauma

Teeth whitening is a temporary treatment that needs occasional maintenance to keep your smile bright and white. You may require maintenance treatments sooner if you smoke or consume these staining foods or drinks. 

Should I have my teeth whitened?

Teeth whitening treatments aren’t ideal for every patient. Typically, professional teeth whitening is best for those who:

  • Are over the age of 16
  • Aren’t breastfeeding or pregnant
  • Don’t have periodontal disease
  • Don’t have decaying teeth or cavities
  • Don’t have multiple dental restorations

If you aren’t an ideal candidate for teeth whitening, the team at Serenity Laser Dental PC helps you meet your goals using other cosmetic dental solutions.

What does teeth whitening entail?

In-office teeth whitening is stronger and more effective than at-home kits and can give you significantly more impressive results. Your teeth whitening treatment plan may require several visits to achieve optimal results.

During your visit, a member of the Serenity Laser Dental PC team cleans your teeth. They also apply laser dentistry technology to the surface of your enamel to enhance and speed up the bleaching effect of your treatment.

Then they apply a professional-strength bleaching solution to each tooth. They may also apply ultraviolet light to bond the solution to the surface of your teeth and boost the whitening effect.

Once you achieve your ideal teeth whitening goals, you may need to return every few years for a maintenance treatment. To extend your results, practice good oral hygiene and avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth.

For professional teeth whitening, call or schedule an appointment online with Serenity Laser Dental PC today.