Whitening your teeth is one of the simplest ways to dramatically improve your appearance. Teeth whitening, a popular and affordable cosmetic dentistry service, is performed by Whitestone, NY dentist, Dr. Vito Clarizio. If you are looking for a dentist for teeth whitening services, contact our office to learn how quickly we can brighten your smile. Dr. Clarizio offers two types of whitening methods: in-office and at-home.
The Benefits of In-Office Treatment by a Dentist for Teeth Whitening
With in-office whitening, you realize the quickest and most dramatic results. Dr. Clarizio administers professional grade bleaching gel directly to your teeth and may facilitate the whitening effect by using a dental light to hasten the process. Visits take between 30 to 60 minutes, and the need for further treatments is determined by the level of whiteness you would like to achieve. Many patients appreciate the convenience of a one hour visit with instantly visible results.
The Benefits of At-Home Treatment by a Dentist for Teeth Whitening
At-home whitening allows you to gradually brighten your smile over the course of several weeks. After an initial consultation with our Whitestone, NY dentist for teeth whitening, you will be given a custom fit bleaching tray and a professional strength bleaching gel. Your whitening trays will be worn for several hours a day for up to four weeks.
- Custom bleaching trays are molded to fit comfortably and help ensure that the gel does not smear onto your gum tissue.
- Professional strength bleaching gels contain between 15 percent to 43 percent active ingredient, carbamide perioxide, while whitening products sold over the counter at local drugstores contain only 10 percent to 22 percent.
Patients generally choose the at-home method when they prefer a gradual change over time. Even though this method is performed in the comfort of your own home, it is still supervised by our dentist for teeth whitening and is completely safe and effective.