Are yellow, stained or discolored teeth impacting the beauty of your natural smile? Corbin Dental can provide experienced care for your cosmetic needs for a whiter, brighter smile.
Tooth whitening can offer an economical smile makeover, taking years off of your natural appearance with quick and painless cosmetic dental treatment. Corbin Dental in Bayside and Oyster Bay, NY offers professional teeth whitening options to meet your specific needs, goals, and budget. Whitening your smile will improve your confidence and also supports long-term dental health and wellness. Corbin Dental offers ZOOM! teeth whitening for a safe, effective treatment that will provide superior results when compared to over-the-counter options.
Teeth Whitening: Choosing The Right Option
The first step in your teeth whitening treatment is a dental exam with your local Corbin dentist. This provides the opportunity for our team to evaluate the reason for your tooth stains or discoloration and recommend the most suitable option for your needs.
There are certain types of tooth stains that may be resistant to teeth whitening products. Our dental team will make alternative treatment recommendations when necessary which can often provide long term results. These can include:
- Tooth bonding
- Dental crowns
- Dental veneers
Take-home Teeth Whitening
This option will enable you to whiten your smile in the comfort of your home. Professional take-home teeth whitening will require one brief visit to your local Corbin Dental office where we will take dental impressions. These are used to create custom-fit bleaching trays to be used daily at home for the duration of your treatment. The bleaching trays will fit over your teeth like a mouthguard and facilitate a safe and consistent distribution of the professional bleaching agent. With a take-home kit, you will experience gradual results over a period of 1-2 weeks time.
In-office Teeth Whitening
An in-office treatment will provide an instant smile makeover, complete in about an hour and a half. Using the ZOOM! teeth whitening treatment, your gums will be protected by a special mouthpiece while your teeth are whitened up to 8 shades brighter. ZOOM! products are specially formulated to protect your tooth enamel and minimize sensitivity.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How long does teeth whitening last?
Professional teeth whitening at the dentist can last about 2 to 3 years. This will depend on how well you take care of your teeth, if you smoke, and how often you drink wine and coffee. Naturally, your treatment will not last as long if you smoke often or consume foods that stain teeth. Teeth whitening from store-bought kits do not last as long as getting your teeth whitened at the dentist.
Will teeth whitening make my teeth sensitive?
Initially, after your treatment your teeth may become temporarily more sensitive to hot and cold foods. This is normal, but not experienced by most patients. The bleaching solution used to whiten teeth can remove minerals within the enamel causing temporary sensitivity. This goes away in about 24 to 48 hours.
Can teeth whitening treatment whiten my dental crowns?
No, the material used in a dental crown is not tooth enamel, so it does not respond to traditional teeth whitening. Although, we can replace your discolored crowns so that they naturally match your teeth.
Can I eat immediately after tooth whitening?
After teeth whitening patients should avoid eating foods that could potentially stain or irritate sensitive teeth. Foods high in sugar or foods with deep color are likely to stain teeth so they should be avoided for at least 24-72 hours following the procedure.
How do I close the pores on my teeth after whitening?
After whitening patients can close the pores of their teeth by using a toothpaste. This will close the pores of your teeth and increase whitening effects.
What to expect after whitening teeth?
After whitening teeth patients may feel some tooth sensitivity. This should go away after 24-72 hours and is not a long-term concern.
Schedule an Appointment at Corbin Dental
Corbin Dental serves the New York metro area from three convenient office locations in Bayside and Oyster Bay. We welcome new patients of all ages and can meet all of your dental care needs under one roof. Contact your local Corbin Dental office to schedule an appointment and learn more about cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening in Bayside.