Teeth Whitening Midtown Manhattan
Tooth whitening is a conservative, non-invasive treatment that results in a brilliant, opal smile.
Tooth whitening should be considered under these circumstances:
- Yellow, brown or gray staining of teeth
- Stains due to medications
- Stains from excess fluoridation (fluorosis)
How Long Does It Take For Professional Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening usually require one 60-minute visit, but might need two or three, depending on the degree of staining. Dr. Blau uses a combination of in-office and at-home techniques to achieve the desired level of whitening.
How Does In-Office Teeth Whitening Work?
During your initial (and possibly your only) visit, I will paint a 35% to 38% solution of hydrogen peroxide directly on your teeth, which will then be exposed to a high-intensity xenon halogen light for 20 to 40 minutes. During that same visit I will prepare custom-made trays that you will use at home for 8 to 10 days with a solution of 10% to 15% carbamide peroxide. You need to apply them only 30 minutes a day, and they may be worn during sleep. (If worn longer than 30 minutes, no harm will occur, because after 30 minutes the solution will break down to water.)
How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?
Bleaching (teeth whitening) is not permanent and may require a touch-up every few years.
Side Effects Of Teeth Whitening
The treatment entails minor, short-term inconveniences—temporary sensitivity and recommended avoidance of the following foods during the one- or two-week bleaching process:
- dark juices
- red wine etc.
Bruce B. Blau D.D.S., F.I.A.D.F.E.
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