Did you know that whitening your teeth can make you look younger? Teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic dental treatment, using either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide, that breaks down the surface stains of your teeth resulting in a whiter, brighter smile.
First, we give you a thorough dental exam and cleaning. Teeth whitening procedures will have the most optimal outcome within two weeks of a professional teeth cleaning. Our dentist will then help you decide whether an in-office or home-based teeth whitening system will best suit your needs. It is important to understand that not every pre-existing condition can be solved by whitening. Patients with very dark stains and discoloration, crowns or fillings, may not benefit from the whitening procedure. Our dentist will consult with you regarding your suitability for the process and offer alternatives if you are not a good candidate.
Looking for a fast, safe, and convenient procedure? In-office whitening requires one visit. Once you are comfortably settled into our chair, pick your favorite TV show, your gums will be covered with a special gel and a whitening agent will be applied to your teeth. The procedure usually last an hour and then you are ready to take on the world again.
Favor the DIY approach? If a home-based method of whitening is more up your alley, Les Belles NYC is still here to help. We can provide you with customized whitening trays to hold the whitening gel, as well as instructions on how to properly use the mouth trays and whitening gel to get the best results. You may feel some sensitivity in your teeth during the whitening procedure and this is a normal part of the process which is why we may ask you to return to the dental office every other week so we can monitor your progress and address any sensitivity issues.