You deserve bright, white teeth in your smile. Our teeth whitening treatments will help you achieve just that—so you can feel confident in your tooth coloring.
Professional Teeth Whitening
Millions of people complain of dulled or yellowed teeth that take away from their smiles. Discolored teeth can be associated with poor hygiene, but they are also associated with old age, and frailty of the teeth that can be caused by a few different things.
Professional teeth whitening treatments make it easier to achieve a bright smile, sometimes in just one treatment. At Finger Lakes Dental, we use Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems, which works by treating the teeth with hydrogen peroxide gel and then activating the gel to release oxygen ions. These oxygen ions flood your teeth and break down interior and exterior staining to achieve a bright look. This bleaching process is incredibly effective and extremely safe with little to no discomfort.
We offer in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments at each of our five locations in New York. Our take home kits—Opalescence Go— are pre-filled whitening trays for convenience. Schedule your teeth whitening consultation online or see our locations page to find the office nearest you.
How is professional teeth whitening performed?
Our office currently offers two different types of professional whitening services: in-office and custom-made trays.
- In-office. These procedures start by covering up vulnerable areas inside the mouth, including the lips and gums, to prevent exposure from the peroxide. Then, we apply a high-concentrate hydrogen peroxide gel directly to the teeth and activate it. You will rest comfortably for a short time until the gel does its work. Then we remove the coverings and rinse the gel away.
- Custom-made trays. We will take a custom mold of your teeth to make clear trays that you take home, along with a whitening gel. These trays will help minimize the risk of whitening gel affecting your gums or mouth and you can whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is place the whitening gel inside the trays and place the trays in your mouth.
How do I whiten my teeth at home?
There are a variety of at-home whitening products from toothpastes, to whitening strips, that can help improve the appearance of your smile. Yellow or discolored teeth can be a result of years of staining but it can also be indicative of underlying oral health issues such as tooth decay or gum disease. It’s always best to check with your dentist before whitening your teeth, both professionally and at-home. If you’re interested in an at-home teeth whitening treatment, we offer Opalescence Go Teeth Whitening kits that don’t require molds or impressions, are ready to use out of the box, and available in 10% or 15% peroxide solutions.
A professional teeth cleaning is recommended prior to any whitening treatment. If you are looking for teeth whitening in New York—we’ve got you covered!
What are the benefits of teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening brightens your smile which can raise confidence, help you appear healthier and happier and younger—even more energetic. This can go a long way in improving your overall appearance and can sometimes be achieved in just one treatment.
How long does teeth whitening last?
How long you will be able to see the effects of the teeth whitening will vary depending on your oral hygiene, but with proper care you should be able to see the effects for up to 3 years. Avoiding foods that stain your teeth, such as coffee and tea, can help extend the effects as well.
Interested in Teeth Whitening?
If you have any questions about professional teeth whitening or for a consultation—contact us today.