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In-office vs. At-home Teeth Whitening

By Stephen Rogers on February 06, 2014

Long Island Teeth WhiteningA dull or yellow smile can leave many patients reluctant to show their teeth. If you find yourself hiding your smile because of embarrassment of stains or tooth discoloration, it may be time to consider teeth whitening. At Greater Long Island Dental, our cosmetic dentists offer teeth whitening treatments that can be performed either in-office or at-home. Both of these methods are supervised by our dentists in order to ensure safe and professional results that can be achieved on a schedule and within a setting that works best for each of our patients.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

In-office teeth whitening is the fastest way for patients to achieve the greatest level of teeth whitening. In fact, using our ZOOM!® in-office treatment, patients can whiten the teeth by up to ten shades in just a single 45-minute appointment. These teeth whitening results are second to none. The ZOOM!® treatment will begin with the application of a professional-strength whitening gel. Once the gel has been applied to the teeth, the teeth will be exposed to a high powered light in 15 minute increments. This light serves to increase the bleaching power of the whitening gel and accelerates the whitening process. In approximately 45 minutes, treatment will be complete and the teeth will be drastically whiter. While most patients achieve their desired results after just one treatment, additional treatments can be scheduled if necessary.

At-home Teeth Whitening

While our in-office teeth whitening treatments are fast and effective, we understand that there are some patients who prefer the comfort or convenience of at-home treatments. Unfortunately, the teeth whitening products that are available over the counter are not as effective as professional teeth whitening products and are also more likely to result in dissatisfactory results or other complications.

Because we want all of our patients to benefit from the beautiful results of professional teeth whitening, we offer an at-home teeth whitening treatment that far exceeds the results of over-the-counter whitening alternatives. NiteWhite® is an at-home treatment that patients wear while they sleep. The results of NiteWhite® are faster and more effective than other at-home products, with the average patient achieving teeth that are up to six shades whiter after just three nights of use. In addition to the effectiveness of NiteWhite®, this at-home treatment offers patients the following benefits:

  • The convenience of at-home treatment combined with the supervision of a dental professional to ensure safe, effective results
  • Lower sensitivity following treatment compared to other teeth whitening options
  • Stronger and healthier tooth enamel thanks to the unique ingredients found in the bleaching gel
  • Improved luster on the surface of the teeth

Schedule an Appointment

If your smile lacks luster or is not as white as you would like, teeth whitening is one of the fastest and easiest options for brightening the teeth and improving the overall appearance of the smile. At Greater Long Island Dental, our in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments help patients obtain the smile they desire. If you would like to learn more about these professional teeth whitening options, schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentists at your earliest convenience. We look forward to meeting you!

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