Teeth Whitening – Cortlandt, NY
Get Rid of Dental Stains & Smile Brighter
If your teeth have dulled or yellowed with age, consider teeth whitening as a solution. Dr. Taxin can evaluate your potential for successful teeth whitening based on the current color and the causes of any discoloration you’re experiencing, as well as recommend the best solution. Our Cortlandt dental office offers both in-office and at-home teeth whitening.
When it comes to stains on your teeth, there are two types: extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic stains are on the enamel surface of your teeth and are typically caused by deeply colored foods and beverages—chocolate, berries, coffee, tea, red wine and the like—as well as tobacco and even normal wear and tear. Intrinsic stains, on the other hand, form deep inside your teeth and are the result of traumatic injury or exposure to certain medications or minerals while teeth are developing. Cortlandt teeth whitening can remove both types of staining.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
Patients with deeper staining or discoloration should visit our Cortlandt dental office for in-office teeth whitening. Most smiles will only require a single procedure, though we can remove more yellowing and get the best results with more than one procedure. Dr. Taxin offers both KoR Deep Bleaching and ZOOM! Teeth Whitening. These treatments can quickly, safely, and effectively whiten your teeth anywhere from 6-10 shades in as little as an hour.
In-office teeth whitening in Putnam Valley with ZOOM! begins with a short prep to isolate your teeth and protect your lips and gums. Then, one of our dental assistants will apply the ZOOM! hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. The whitening ingredients in the gel are activated and accelerated with a special chairside light. Over the course of your one-hour treatment, the gel penetrates your teeth to break up deep stains and discoloration. Once the gel is removed, we’ll apply a fluoride gel to reduce the sensitivity that can sometimes happen after whitening.
Kor Whitening uses a gel that is continuously refrigerated and highly potent to whiten your teeth. Stored in Kor’s proprietary Tri-Barrel™ delivery system, the whitening ingredients in the gel are kept fully potent. Moreover, there is no light. Kor’s strong gel can even remove deep and resistant stains, including those caused by the antibiotic tetracycline as well as fluorosis, which causes white or brown spotting from excessive ingestion of fluoride.
At-Home Teeth Whitening
Some patients prefer to whiten at home for the sake of convenience or privacy, which is why we provide the same professional-grade products (KoR Deep Bleaching and ZOOM! Teeth Whitening) as take-home systems as well. We can provide you with custom whitening trays and the KoR Deep Bleaching or ZOOM! Teeth Whitening solution, which you will apply each night. At-home teeth whitening takes about two weeks for complete results, but you’ll likely notice changes in your teeth after just a few applications.
Teeth whitening is widely considered one of the safest cosmetic dentistry procedures available today. Contact our Cortlandt dental practice for your consultation or appointment. Dr. Taxin may also recommend other cosmetic procedures that could help improve the look of your smile, including porcelain veneers.