Teeth Whitening in Massapequa
Jay B. Lubliner, DMD provides teeth whitening treatments in Massapequa, NY.
We use the Philips Zoom! in-office whitening system. The Zoom! light-activated whitening gel’s active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide. As the hydrogen peroxide is broken down, oxygen enters the enamel and dentin of the teeth, bleaching discolored substances while the structure of the tooth is unchanged. The entire process takes about an hour from start to finish.
Call 516-798-0223 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
FAQs about Teeth Whitening
Can’t I just use an over-the-counter product or whitening strips?
Over-the-counter products vary in terms of their price, effectiveness and difficulty of use. Regardless of the type of over-the-counter product that you use, however, you will not be able to achieve the whitening results that we see from in-office Zoom! whitening treatments (typically 6-8 shades lighter in one visit).
Does it hurt?
Zoom! whitening is not painful, but some patients experience some initial tooth sensitivity that dissipates quickly after the procedure is over.
What causes tooth discoloration?
Tooth discoloration is due to many factors. Aging can cause teeth to yellow, but many common food and beverage items can also stain teeth. These include, but are not limited to, red wine, coffee, tea, and soda. Tobacco use is also known for its tendency to discolor teeth. In addition, the use of tetracycline, some antibiotics, and an excess of fluoride can cause discoloration in children’s developing teeth.
Is tooth whitening right for me?
Tooth whitening can help virtually anyone with healthy but discolored teeth. However, whitening treatment may be more or less effective for different patients, depending on the nature of the discoloration. Dr. Lubliner will provide a thorough oral examination and assessment to determine whether tooth whitening is the best choice for you.
Ready to schedule your appointment? Call us today at 516-798-0223.