Teeth Whitening Specialist

Bell Family Dental PC

Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Bayside, NY

Teeth can naturally become discolored with age and lifestyle habits. Restore your smile with professional teeth whitening offered at Bell Family Dental PC in Bayside, Queens. With the help of Frank Pappas, DDS, Dean H. Cherpelis, DDS, and their skilled team, you can benefit from an in-office procedure that’s quick and efficient or a professional take-home kit. Call the office to set up a consultation or schedule your meeting online to find out if teeth whitening is right for you.

Teeth Whitening Q&A

Why do teeth become yellowed or discolored?

Teeth tend to lose their natural brilliance due to several factors. These include:

  • Aging: As you get older, the enamel on the outside of your teeth thins, revealing the darker dentin within.
  • Dietary habits: Certain foods and beverages, such as coffee, tea, berries, and red wine, cause staining.
  • Tobacco use: Smoking or chewing tobacco discolor your teeth.
  • Medications: Some medicines, particularly certain antibiotics, can cause teeth to darken.
  • Accidents: A fall or blow to your mouth may cause the dentin inside to build up, darkening the affected tooth or teeth.

Not all darkened teeth respond well to professional whitening. During your consultation at Bell Family Dental PC, the dentist determines if a peroxide-based whitening is best for your discoloration, which could be due to aging or food choices, or if you might benefit from the application of veneers or crowns instead.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is also known as bleaching. It refers to any procedure that makes the teeth appear whiter. Over-the-counter options are available, but they aren’t always the safest or most effective methods.

What are the benefits of in-office whitening?

Consider in-office whitening to achieve a brighter smile more quickly and effectively than you might with whitening toothpastes or strips. Instead of having to use a product for weeks or months with mild results, you can get whiter teeth in just an hour.

In-office whitening products are more concentrated. The technicians from Bell Family Dental PC deliver them to your teeth in the safest way possible, so you get effective whitening results.

Why should I consider take-home whitening?

If you desire whitening to occur more gradually, a take-home whitening kit is a good option. This top-of-the-line system offered at Bell Family Dental PC consists of customized trays that fit your teeth. The trays are filled with a professional-grade whitening solution. You wear them for some time each day until you reach the desired whitening effect.

If you’re ready for a more brilliant smile that dazzles, call Bell Family Dental PC or request your teeth whitening appointment online.