Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening Services in Midtown East, New York, NY

A brighter smile is just a short office visit away when you rely on Yev Davydov, DDS,  Brianna Davydov, DDS, and the team at Chroma Dental for all of your cosmetic dentistry needs. We offer awesome results in cosmetic dentistry in Midtown, New York City. Booking a visit is fast and easy with online and phone booking options.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What causes tooth discoloration?

Many factors can cause or contribute to tooth discoloration. The aging process is a primary culprit, and occurs due to the structure of your teeth. 

The outermost layer of teeth is a thin shell of hard tissue called enamel, which is naturally white in color. Just beneath is another layer of hard tissue called dentin, which is yellow. As the years pass some of your enamel wears away, revealing more of the yellow dentin. 

Additional factors of tooth discoloration include:

  • Food and drinks that stain, like coffee, wine, tea, or berries
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Certain medications
  • Traumatic injury
  • Exposure to excessive levels of fluoride
  • Smoking and other tobacco use

Clearly, some of these causes are within your control, while others are not. Regardless of what led to tooth staining, professional whitening can help. 

How does in-office teeth whitening work?

In-office professional teeth whitening relies on a powerful whitening solution made available only to dental professionals. Variations of highly concentrated Hydrogen Peroxide are used to lift and dissolve the staining products that have absorbed into the enamel of the teeth. After your dentist carefully isolates your tongue and other soft tissue for protection, they paint a thin layer of this solution on the front sides of your teeth. 

The solution dissolves internal stains, revealing a whiter, brighter smile. Some systems use a special light to activate the whitening solution. It doesn’t take long before your dentist rinses the solution away, at which point you can see your results. In-office whitening can boost your smile multiple shades in one simple visit. 

Are there options for at-home teeth whitening?

If you prefer to whiten your teeth on your own, your dentist offers professional strength at-home whitening kits. These kits use plastic trays to hold a strong whitening gel against the surface of your teeth. The trays fit much like Invisalign® or a tray retainer. 

You simply place a thin line of gel inside the trays then snap them into place. You can wear them while reading, working, or doing chores around the house. After a period of time, you remove the trays and rinse your mouth. 

At-home whitening takes longer to achieve optimal results, but it allows you to control the brightness of your smile. Once you’re happy with your whitening results, you simply put your remaining gel and trays away, saving them for when you feel your teeth need a quick whitening boost. 

Book your consultation at Chroma Dental online or by phone today to explore these options.