Teeth Whitening

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Franklin Square, Nassau County, NY

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening services offered in Nassau County, Franklin Square, NY

Professional teeth whitening provides a safe and effective way to remove stains from coffee, tobacco use, or poor oral hygiene. At Nassau Dental Spa in Franklin Square, New York, cosmetic and general dentists Nina Babayev, DDS, and Asher Apsen, DMD, offer professional teeth whitening with Philips ZOOM!™. One outpatient treatment session makes your smile up to eight shades lighter. Call Nassau Dental Spa to request a teeth whitening consultation, or book your appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

What is teeth whitening treatment?

Teeth whitening treatment is a cosmetic dental procedure that removes stains from the surfaces of your teeth. 

At Nassau Dental Spa, the team provides professional teeth whitening with Philips ZOOM! The ZOOM! whitening system uses a hydrogen peroxide gel to oxidize molecules deep inside your tooth enamel. The oxidation process causes the stains to lighten, making your teeth look significantly whiter.

Why do teeth change color?

Everyone’s teeth experience discoloration. The older you get, the more your tooth enamel wears down, revealing the yellow dentin beneath.

Lifestyle factors also cause stains, including:

  • Tobacco use
  • Drinking coffee, soda, or black tea
  • Taking medications with tetracycline
  • Eating certain foods, like tomato-based sauces
  • Oral trauma

You’re more likely to have stained or discolored teeth if you don’t regularly brush and floss or visit the dentist.

What does teeth whitening involve?

Your Nassau Dental Spa provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and asks about your treatment goals. Then, they may take a series of oral X-rays, checking for cavities or other underlying oral health problems.

If your teeth and gums are healthy and you have tooth discoloration caused by certain lifestyle factors, you qualify for treatment.

Your dentist covers your gums with a protective dam and applies the ZOOM! whitening gel to the surfaces of your teeth. The gel sits for several minutes while your teeth absorb it. 

Then, your dentist points a special light at your smile. The light triggers a chemical reaction, oxidizing the stained molecules deep inside your enamel. The oxidation process causes your teeth to appear gradually lighter. 

Your Nassau Dental Spa provider repeats these same steps multiple times until achieving your desired results. Then, they polish your teeth and explain how to maintain your results.

How long do the results of ZOOM! teeth whitening last?

The results of ZOOM! teeth whitening usually last three to four months, but you can extend them by practicing good oral hygiene. The Nassau Dental Spa team recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for a professional cleaning and an oral exam.

Call Nassau Dental Spa to request teeth whitening treatment or make your appointment online today.