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Teeth Whitening services offered in Bayside, NY

Teeth whitening is an increasingly popular treatment to upgrade your smile without extensive dental work or social downtime. At Bayside Dental Arts: Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, in the Bayside neighborhood of Queens, New York, you can enjoy a range of safe and effective teeth whitening methods to help you achieve your desired level of brightness and boost your self-confidence. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to take the first step toward a brighter, more beautiful smile.

What does teeth whitening involve?

Teeth whitening is a process that lightens the shade of your teeth. It involves applying a carbamide or hydrogen peroxide bleaching solution to your teeth and activating it with a special laser. The process typically takes less than an hour and produces dramatic results. It’s one of the quickest ways to enhance your smile’s appearance without downtime.

Why is in-office teeth whitening more effective than home treatments?

In-office teeth whitening uses a stronger concentration of bleaching agents than at-home products, like whitening gels, toothpaste, or strips. With extensive experience as a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ilyabayev can offer high-concentration whitening treatments while protecting your lips and gums from sensitivity.

The laser Dr. Ilyabayev uses to activate the whitening gel is also more powerful than the LED lights or other light sources typically used with at-home whitening kits. This combination can help to enhance the bleaching solution’s effectiveness, resulting in brighter, whiter teeth in just one visit.

Because Dr. Ilyabayev performs teeth whitening in a professional dental setting, he closely monitors your progress and adjusts the treatment as needed to ensure you achieve the best possible results.

My teeth look yellow. Can teeth whitening help?

Teeth whitening significantly improves the appearance of yellow, gray, and otherwise discolored teeth. Many things increase your risk of yellow teeth, including:

  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Drinking red wine, coffee, or tea
  • Eating soy, marinara, or curry sauce
  • Taking certain medications, especially antibiotics
  • Aging

The hard enamel that protects and keeps your teeth white breaks down as you age. This deterioration causes the dark dentin underneath to shine through and give the teeth a yellow appearance. Teeth whitening can help improve their appearance in most cases.

How long can teeth whitening last?

How long a teeth whitening treatment lasts depends on many things, including your oral hygiene habits, diet, and lifestyle. Many people enjoy lasting results for several months. You can extend your results by:

  • Avoiding teeth-staining foods and beverages
  • Limiting consumption of soda and sugary drinks
  • Brushing and flossing after meals
  • Attending teeth cleanings every six months

Maintenance treatments are often necessary to maintain your results. You can return to Dr. Ilyabayev’s once or twice yearly to keep your teeth white and bright.

Call Bayside Dental Arts: Andrey Ilyabayev, DDS, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.