Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Teeth Whitening 101

Teeth whitening can help you achieve a bright white smile, making you appear instantly younger and giving you a much-needed boost in self-esteem. With so many new teeth whitening technologies available, it can be difficult to choose the right option for you without first consulting with a dentist serving New York. Depending on your budget, the cause of your tooth discoloration, and your expectations, your dentist may recommend a number of different treatment plans.

What Are Some Common Reasons to Whiten Teeth?

Even with regular visits to the dentist, adult teeth often become darker, yellower, or stained. Tooth discoloration may also be the result of genetics or certain foods and drinks like coffee and wine. Smoking cigarettes also darkens the outside of teeth over time. Additionally, some people talk to their dentists about teeth whitening because they suffer from internal discoloration. For example, the teeth may darken from the inside out due to tooth decay, root canals, trauma to the teeth, or fluoride exposure.

How Does At-Home Teeth Whitening Work?

For patients who prefer to whiten their teeth on their own time, dentists sometimes recommend tray bleaching at home. This teeth whitening technique relies on custom-made trays and whitening gels prescribed by your dentist. The trays fit perfectly over both sets of teeth and gradually lift stains over time. While optimal results are generally achieved after 10 to 14 days, most patients see noticeably whiter teeth within just a few days.

What Are My Options for Whitening at the Dentist Office?

In-office teeth whitening is achieved during one quick trip to the dentist office. In-office treatments may include the use of a whitening lamp or laser to ensure the best results. The procedure is entirely painless and takes under two hours. First, your dentist applies a teeth whitening gel. Next, he or she simply shines the light source directly on the teeth. Patients have immediate and lasting results.

Dentist Charles M. Marks and his associates are pleased to offer New York clients both in-office and at-home teeth whitening. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, our experienced dentists also offer the latest in general, preventative, and restorative care. Call our midtown office today at (929) 252-9658 to learn more about our office.

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347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

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  • Closed Sunday
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  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
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