Teeth Whitening in Long Island City, NY
Let's be honest, you're on this page because you either think your teeth are yellow or you believe they could be whiter. Regardless of which one it is, our dentists are experts at whitening teeth in Long Island City.
Yes, you're on the right page!
Signs that you may benefit from teeth whitening
Bleaching your teeth may be a cosmetic procedure but some notable benefits are improved self esteem and improved aesthetics. There is really nothing wrong with having whiter and healthier teeth!
Here is a visual guide that our dentists in Long island City have put together for you. It shows various conditions which you may want to consider whitening your teeth.
How we whiten teeth in Long Island City
We, at 1311 Jackson Ave Dental only uses the most effective system to whiten your teeth and it is called KoR Whitening.
What makes it so effective is because it comes shipped to us in an ice box. Studies have shown that whitening material will degrade the longer that it becomes exposed to heat. In other words, products which sit on shelves aren't as effective as refrigerated ones.
This whitening system can be done in two ways:
Take home whitening kit
Take home WITH in-office whitening
Take home whitening
Regardless of whether you want to do the in-office or not, you must start with the take home kit. The protocol specifically states that you cannot do the in-office whitening if you do not see results with the take home! Therefore, the first step is to whiten your teeth at home.
What to expect:
Take molds of the upper and lower teeth.
Make customized trays.
Pick up the whitening kit.
Squirt whitening gel into the trays.
Wear the trays and sleep with them.
Repeat for 14 nights straight.
You should have a little left over for touch ups.
If the take home sessions were successful, you may add on the in-office whitening (at an additional cost). The entire procedure will take about 90 minutes total, it consists of three 20 minute sessions back to back.
What to expect:
Isolate the teeth with cotton rolls.
Protect the gums with a barrier.
Paint whitening material all over the teeth.
Wait 20 minutes.
Suction off the whitening gel.
Repeat steps #3-5 two more times.
Now you're all done!
Before and After teeth whitening results
These are before and after results of using KoR teeth whitening. We must say that they look fairly impressive. All of the teeth have gotten significantly whiter.
Just as a disclaimer, the results will vary but most people should lighten up by one or two shades. Your teeth will definitely get whiter than they before starting treatment.
Additional Resources on Teeth Whitening
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does teeth whitening last?
Once, again it will depend on your eating or drinking habits and the quantity of the offending items. The good news is that you can keep up the maintenance by purchasing whitening gel refills.
Oh yes, you will definitely feel sensitivity in your teeth after whitening. In fact it is an increasing level of sensitivity from the take home product only to the in office treatment. If you found the take home hard to handle, our LIC dentists would not recommend trying the in office treatment.
Are you wondering how long does the sensitivity last after teeth whitening?
It may last for a few days and even up to a week!
Do you want to know how to stop teeth sensitivity from whitening?
You can't stop it completely but we've found that simply wearing your custom whitening trays that we made for you throughout the day helps! It blocks the wind and air from coming into contact with your chompers. We also hope that you used the desensitize during the treatment. Last but not least, use lots of sensodyne toothpaste. After you finish brushing your teeth and rinse out your mouth... glob on some sensodyne and let it sit on your teeth for a good 5-10 minutes before rinsing out.
If you're curious whether or not it does, please check out our blog post! Fluoride is great for your teeth.
There are also alternative home remedies to brighten your teeth:
Some people claim that strawberries can whiten your teeth.