Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in Midtown East, New York, NY

Teeth whitening is one of the fastest, most efficient ways to upgrade your smile. At Park Dental NYC in Midtown East, Manhattan, New York, experienced dentist YooKyung Park, DDS, and her team can help brighten your smile with a wide selection of effective teeth whitening options. Learn more by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that lightens the color of your teeth and removes built-up stains. Whitening treatments can take years off your smile in mere minutes. 

Most teeth whitening treatments contain hydrogen or carbamide peroxide as their active ingredients. The peroxide reacts with the natural pigments and stains on the tooth's surface, breaking them down and reducing their visibility. This process reveals a brighter, whiter, and more radiant smile.

Why should a dentist do my teeth whitening?

While there are many over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening options available, professional treatments are more effective. Only professional-grade products can whiten your teeth in an hour or less safely without damaging your protective enamel.

Park Dental NYC offers Zoom!® teeth whitening, one of the most popular and powerful solutions. By combining a proprietary peroxide-based whitening agent with a high-grade LED light, Zoom! whitens teeth more quickly than other methods.

How quickly does professional teeth whitening work?

Zoom! teeth whitening results are instant. You can expect your smile to appear up to 6-8 shades whiter when you leave Park Dental NYC. The process takes about 45 minutes. After protecting your lips and gums with a barrier, the team applies the whitening solution to your teeth. They activate the gel with an LED light, which takes about 15 minutes.

Dr. Ng-A-Fook repeats the process until you achieve your desired shade. After the appointment, you can immediately resume your regular activities.

After teeth whitening, how can I keep my bright smile?

Teeth typically darken gradually due to natural enamel wear, which exposes the dentin beneath it. Many foods, beverages, and medications can accelerate this process, including:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Soda and sugary drinks
  • Tobacco products
  • Staining foods and sauces
  • Certain antibiotics
  • Cancer treatment
  • Poor oral hygiene

To maintain a bright smile after teeth whitening, limit your intake of tooth-staining substances and maintain a regular dental hygiene routine that includes thorough brushing and flossing. Scheduling regular dental check-ups also helps monitor and ensure the longevity of your teeth whitening results, preserving a radiant and enduring smile.

Call Park Dental NYC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about teeth whitening.