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Teeth Whitening

General Dentist & Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Teeth Whitening services offered in Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Your smile is the first thing most people notice about you — especially if it isn't white. When you're unhappy with your smile, Ezra Trachtenberg, DMD, and the team at Willoughby Dental offer professional whitening at the office in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Trachtenberg listens to your concerns and gives you both in-office and take-home whitening options. If you'd like to make an appointment with Dr. Trachtenberg, call the office in downtown Brooklyn today, or request a consultation on the website.

How does teeth whitening work?

When your teeth are stained, many options are available to help whiten them. However, over-the-counter whitening products aren't always reliable in changing the color of your smile.

If you're looking for a stunning smile, Dr. Trachtenberg offers professional whitening options that are fast and effective. Professional whitening is much more reliable than other treatments because of the powerful bleaching agent.

Professional whitening products contain either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These chemicals are potent bleaching agents that penetrate your teeth to reduce intrinsic and extrinsic stains.

The bleaching agents can get tough stains from coffee, smoking, and red wine. You'll have a new, whiter smile without damaging your gums and mouth.

How long does teeth whitening take?

Dr. Trachtenberg offers both in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening trays to give you optimal results. The time it takes to achieve your desired result depends on Dr. Trachtenberg's method.

You can expect to be in the office for about an hour during an in-office whitening procedure. Dr. Trachtenberg applies a protective gel to your gums to shield them from the bleaching agent. He then uses the bleaching gel on your teeth and lets it sit for about 30 minutes.

You can expect a change of about seven shades in approximately 30 minutes. If you'd like your teeth to be a little lighter, Dr. Trachtenberg leaves the whitening agent on longer. You'll see noticeable results before you leave the office.

What is take-home whitening?

Dr. Trachtenberg offers take-home trays if you want to whiten your teeth in the convenience of your own home. These trays are custom fit to give you the best results.

During treatment, you'll place the bleaching agent in the tray and put it on your teeth daily. You'll continue this every day until you reach the desired effect on your smile.

The bleaching agents in the whitening gel in take-home trays are slightly less concentrated than in the in-office gel. The decreased strength protects your gums and teeth but takes a little longer to achieve noticeable results.

You check in with Dr. Trachtenberg during the treatment to evaluate your progress. He guides you on how to use the whitening trays and troubleshoots any issues that arise during your treatment.

Call the Willoughby Dental office today to schedule an appointment if you're looking for a whiter smile. You can also request a consultation on the website.