Professional Teeth Whitening in Tuckahoe, NY: Get a Brighter Smile

Brighten up your smile—schedule an appointment for laser teeth whitening or get a take-home kit today.

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and keep up with regular dental cleanings, time itself can lead to discoloration. At Metro Dental, we offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening treatments in Tuckahoe, NY. 

No matter which option you choose, our team will create a custom treatment plan to erase discoloration and stains safely and effectively. You can count on us to restore your smile to its former shine. Reach out to our team today for a consultation. 

What Causes Tooth Discoloration

While age is one cause of tooth discoloration, a few things can speed things along or lead to more severe staining. The good news is you can avoid most of them. Here are the most common causes of tooth discoloration:

  • Smoking or chewing tobacco 
  • Drinking dark liquids like red wine, soda, coffee, and tea
  • Certain medications or medical conditions
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Genetics

Teeth whitening treatments can reverse discoloration and staining, but avoiding tobacco use, rinsing your mouth with water after drinking dark liquids, and maintaining a good dental care routine will help maintain your results.  

Why Choose a Professional Whitening Service?

Chances are you’ve seen home teeth whitening kits in stores around Tuckahoe—there are hundreds of products out there—and you might be wondering why you should bother going to a dentist for whitening treatments. 

The most significant difference is that you can trust the techniques we use are both safe and effective. Even if you opt for an at-home kit, we craft a custom regimen just for you, factoring in the current color of your teeth, your goal color, and the condition of your enamel. The wrong whitening kit or even the right kit used wrong can damage your teeth.

The longevity and quality of your results will also be better with professional whitening. A store-bought kit might last from a few weeks to a few months, while professional whitening can last up to three years. 

In-Office Laser Teeth Whitening in Tuckahoe

Our in-office laser teeth whitening services start with a consultation and cleaning. Our expert team will evaluate your current dental health and show you some samples to help determine what shade you’d like to achieve with your whitening treatments. 

Then we create a custom whitening gel and activate it using a pen-like dental laser. You can expect noticeable results in just one session, though subsequent whitening treatments may be necessary depending on how many shades your teeth need to be lightened. You can schedule a second in-office visit or continue with our at-home option. 

At-Home Teeth Whitening Kits

If you prefer at-home treatments, our at-home teeth whitening kits include the same professional-quality gel. You’ll also be provided a custom-fit applicator tray and detailed instructions to use the whitening gel safely.

While you will need to come in for an exam to get fitted for the tray and determine the proper whitening gel strength, that appointment is a quick, one-time service. We’re happy to complete this evaluation during your annual exam and cleaning, or you can schedule a separate appointment. 

At Metro Dental, patient satisfaction is our top priority, and we want you to be comfortable with your treatment plan, whether it’s for teeth whitening or another condition. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options. 

Caring for Your Teeth After Whitening

While there are no special aftercare requirements following teeth whitening, whether in-office or at home, you’ll see better, longer-lasting results if you take proper care of your teeth. We recommend:

  • Brushing at least twice a day 
  • Flossing after each meal
  • Limiting sugary or acidic foods
  • Avoiding smoking or chewing tobacco 
  • Using mouthwash to remineralize your teeth and help eliminate plaque
  • Scheduling a cleaning and exam at least once a year

If you can’t brush your teeth or floss after you eat, try to swish some water. It will not only reduce the chances of staining but reduces oral bacteria levels in your mouth, protecting your enamel. 

Get Whiter, Brighter Teeth Today

Having discolored teeth might not affect your dental health, but it can affect your confidence. If you’re not happy with the color of your teeth, we’re here to help. You can trust our experienced professionals for superior whitening treatments and service. 

Give us a call at Metro Dental today to get started with a consultation for at-home or in-office laser teeth whitening in Tuckahoe, NY. Dial 914-533-4200.