Teeth Whitening

Professional Teeth Whitening

Tooth Whitening Patient of Dr. Handschuh, a dentist near ScarsdaleActual tooth whitening patient of The Dental Design Center near Scarsdale, NY.Most people are candidates for some type of tooth whitening procedure.

Professional teeth whitening is a wonderful and minimally invasive way to enhance your smile.

Tooth whitening is also painless, other than short-term cold sensitivity for some people.

Specific types of tooth whitening procedures work better for different stains. Most perform best on stains that are brownish or yellow.

Benefits of Teeth Whitening

Grayish stains or discolorations can also be treated with some types of tooth whitening, but some deep stains coming from beneath the enamel may not respond to tooth whitening treatments. In these cases, porcelain veneers can be an attractive option.

General stains (such as from coffee, tea, tobacco, soda, wine, and from age) can be successfully treated using teeth whitening procedures, dramatically lightening the teeth in about an hour at our Westchester County office.

Professional Teeth Whitening Options

At The Dental Design Center in White Plains, we offer a variety of tooth whitening processes that will improve the color of your teeth.

After a cosmetic consultation, our cosmetic dentist Dr Handschuh will determine which procedure would work best and help you achieve the results you want.

We offer in-office procedures and take home tooth whitening procedures, for your convenience.

In-office professional tooth whitening at The Dental Design Center in Westchester County includes:

  • ZOOM® Advanced Teeth Whitening

For many White Plains and Scarsdale patients, an alternative to in-office tooth whitening is an at-home procedure. This process will provide you with another wonderful option to enhance your smile.

Over-the-Counter vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in White Plains,NY
At-home teeth whitening treatments can be an effective and inexpensive way to get a brighter smile, but the results are not nearly as reliable or as strong as professional teeth whitening. Popular over-the-counter methods include strips, trays, and charcoal teeth whitening powders, but their results can be varied depending on the nature of the stains on your teeth. Professional teeth whitening methods used in our White Plains office include ZOOM® Advanced Teeth Whitening and POLAOFFICE®, both of which can get your teeth up to six shades brighter in one hour. While some mild discomfort may result from the heat emitted from the lights used in the process, teeth whitening does no damage to your teeth or gums.

Free “Brightening For Life” Program

Free Teeth Whitening for Life Patient In Westchester CountyYou can enroll in our free Brightening For Life program that gives you free whitening for as long as you are a patient after completing any in-office tooth whitening program at our regular fees.

At each recommended preventive care visit, we will evaluate your smile and provide you with a complimentary touch up kit of tooth whitening gel when suggested by Dr. Handschuh. This ensures that you can keep up your bright smile for life.

Learn more about our Brightening For Life program by visiting the page on this website or by giving us a call in White Plains today.

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Teeth Whitening FAQ

How much does teeth whitening cost?

Teeth whitening typically costs between $300-$700. Teeth whitening is usually not covered by insurance.

Does teeth whitening damage teeth?

Professional teeth whitening does no damage to teeth. At-home teeth whitening methods also do not damage teeth if instructions are followed correctly.

How often should I get my teeth whitened?

Teeth whitening should be limited to once every six months at the most. At-home methods should be done for no longer than 14 days in a row.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The effects of teeth whitening vary depending on your lifestyle, but effects can last up to 3 years or as little as 6 months.

Why are my teeth sensitive after whitening?

Sensitivity after teeth whitening is common, due to the mild heat emitted from the lights used in the process. This can last up to a few days at most, and toothpaste and mouthwash for sensitivity can reduce these effects.