Teeth Whitening Specialist

Dr. K Dental

Dentists located in Gramercy Park, New York, NY & Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY

Stained yellow-colored teeth are unsightly and can keep you from showing off your smile. Don’t let discolored teeth ruin your self-confidence. The team of cosmetic dentists at Dr. K Dental can whiten your teeth at their Union Square office in Manhattan, New York, or Manhattan Beach of Brooklyn, New York. They use in-office or at-home whitening products to give you the beautiful bright smile you desire. Call Dr. K Dental to learn more or use the online scheduler today.

Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple, noninvasive cosmetic dental procedure that uses teeth whitening gel and a special light to reduce stains and make your teeth significantly whiter. Over the years, tooth enamel wears down, and teeth often become discolored. The dental providers at Dr. K Dental specialize in teeth whitening and other cosmetic procedures like veneers that create beautiful smiles.

What causes teeth staining?

Teeth staining often occurs over time with aging, smoking, or consuming certain foods and drinks. Examples include:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Colas
  • Red wine
  • Berries and dark juices
  • Tomato sauce
  • Popsicles
  • Soy sauce
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Beets

Poor brushing habits and lack of routine dental cleanings increase your risk of stained teeth. Fortunately, simple teeth whitening solutions are within reach.

What should I expect during teeth whitening?

When you arrive for your consultation at Dr. K Dental, you have two options for teeth whitening treatments. Your dentist lets you know which one best matches your needs.

In-office whitening

In-office whitening produces a significant color change in about an hour. During the procedure, your dentist protects your gums with a special shield and applies a high-concentration peroxide gel to your teeth. They use light to enhance the effectiveness of the gel and give you a whiter smile in a short amount of time.

At-home whitening

At-home whitening involves taking home a whitening kit your dentist provides for you. While at-home kits aren’t as strong as in-office whitening, you’ll still notice significant whitening. You can wear trays containing whitening gel several hours daily or overnight, and you’ll do this for a few days or weeks.

How effective is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening can make your teeth 9-12 shades whiter in just one in-office sitting. Your teeth might remain white for up to three years if you reduce stain-causing foods and drinks and avoid smoking. 

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is safe but isn’t recommended for pregnant or nursing women. Your dentist might not suggest it for patients under age 18 unless certain circumstances arise.

When you’re ready to find out which teeth whitening products are right for you and achieve an attractive bright smile, call Dr. K Dental or use the online scheduler.