Queens Medical Center offers professional teeth whitening treatment to patients with yellow, stained, or dull teeth. Everyone wants whiter teeth. We will brighten and restore your smile to give you a glossy white shine. This cosmetic treatment provides a fast and efficient way to enhance and beautify your smile. Plus, it is a smooth and cost-effective treatment to have done.
We make use of the most advanced in technology coupled with the trained hands and experience of our capable dentists to give you the brightest smile. We will also advise you on the best option for your oral health and lifestyle.
With the plethora of teeth whitening options available, patients may have a hard time selecting a product or technique that is appropriate for them. That is why we recommend booking an appointment with one of our dentists to give you a proper orientation on the differences between in-office professional whitening and at-home whitening.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
This is the first professional option for teeth whitening. It is usually performed in a dental office. A typical appointment basically involves the application of a whitening gel by the dentist to the surface of your teeth. The whole duration of your appointment shouldn’t be longer than 90 minutes and results begin to appear almost instantly.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
- Tray Whitening
Tray bleaching is a kind of professional whitening involving the use of customized fitted trays and whitening gel that you can get from your dentist alone. The customized trays are filled with the whitening gel and fitted perfectly over your teeth. Hydroxyradicals then do the job of whitening the stained teeth as the peroxide in the gel starts to disintegrate. This process, unlike strips, whitens all your natural teeth and may contain ingredients meant to give you maximum comfort. Normally, at-home professional tray whitening takes ten to fourteen days, but you may begin to see results in as little as three to five days.
- Paint-On Teeth Whiteners
Several over-the-counter teeth whitening options exist, and one particularly common whitening product is popularly called “paint-on” teeth whitener. Paint-on whiteners can be readily purchased over-the-counter and are cheaper and less effective than whitening strips or professional alternatives. Paint-on whiteners are composed of a gel that is applied to the tooth with a small brush. The gel solidifies into a film encasing the teeth before melting in the mouth. Just like any other teeth-whitening exercise, it is highly advised that you consult with your dentist before use.
- Teeth-Whitening Strips
These are thin, elastic (polyethylene) strips that have a thin film of hydrogen peroxide on one side. They come with two types of strips: strips for the upper and lower strips. You can apply the whitening agent by placing the strips over your teeth and carefully pressing the strips so that it touches all of your teeth. The strips are usually worn two times daily for 30 minutes each time. The total time for the treatment varies.
- Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash
Whitening toothpaste and mouthwashes are the cheapest options. They contain ingredients with teeth whitening capabilities that work to expel stains on the tooth surface using mild abrasives. Don’t expect to lighten the actual color shade of your tooth by using these products. They aren’t as efficient as the materials used in professional whitening procedures but they remove surface stains and will mildly lighten your teeth.
Are there any side effects with teeth whitening?
Thankfully, teeth whitening procedures are safe and highly effective with no known negative side effects. However, minor side effects may include:
- Heightened tooth sensitivity to hot or cold food/drinks
- White spots on the surface of the teeth (a potential side effect of at-home whitening systems)
- Nighttime whitening trays may trigger additional gum sensitivity or irritation
Call your friends and loved ones over to Queens Medical Center to experience the feeling of wearing super whiter teeth. Contact us today, and you could be the one to wear that captivating healthy smile that you’ve always dreamed of.