What Are the Benefits of Teeth Whitening?


tooth whitening before and after patients in NYCTooth whitening is an extremely popular cosmetic dentistry treatment. It is fast, affordable and very effective. Below are some of the main benefits of teeth whitening. Professional tooth whitening services offered in NYC by Dr. Jacquie Smiles can help knock years off your appearance as whiter teeth are associated with youth. There have been numerous studies conducted into the effects of having a whiter smile, and it’s been found people respond quite differently to people with nice white teeth.

The Implications of a Smile

A whiter smile is associated with good health and taking care of your appearance, and perhaps not surprisingly it can have quite an effect on your social and business life. Researchers have found people are more likely to enjoy career success if they have a nice smile, and they have a better chance of meeting that special someone. In a fast paced NYC environment, we often sum up anyone new within just a few seconds of meeting them, and smiling is an important part of communication. When you meet someone who is embarrassed about smiling then it’s easy to think they are cold, disinterested or perhaps even a bit stuck up or standoffish. Dr. Jacquie Smiles’ convenient locations in NYC makes it easier for our patients to visit our  clinic and setup teeth whitening appointments, check-ups and follow ups.

Why Is It Best to Have Professional Tooth Whitening in NYC?

Your dentist is the best person to safely whiten your teeth, as after all this is a dental treatment. When you book a tooth whitening treatment in Dr. Smiles in one of our locations in New York City, you’ll be given a dental exam to check your teeth and gums are healthy. This is extremely important, as any signs of cavities or gum disease will need to be treated prior to whitening to ensure treatment is safe and comfortable, with minimal side effects. Some of our popular procedures include Zoom! Teeth Whitening. Zoom is a bleaching process that lightens discoloration of enamel and dentin.

Treatment can also be fully customized to take into account any tooth sensitivity, and your dentist can advise you on the type of results you can realistically expect to achieve. It’s generally best to whiten your teeth to no whiter than the whites of your eyes as this will give a natural and healthy looking appearance. Quite a few people have veneers and crowns, and whitening will not affect these restorations. Your dentist can advise on the best way to deal with this issue, and will ensure all your teeth end up a nice even shade of white.

Making the Results Last Longer

The results of your professional tooth whitening in New York should last for quite a while, but your teeth will inevitably darken, sometimes as a result of lifestyle habits. Your teeth are more likely to darken more quickly if:

  • You enjoy a glass of red or white wine, or if you like to eat lots of highly colored foods
  • You smoke
  • You drink tea or coffee
  • You eat lots of acidic fruits and vegetables as acidic foods soften tooth enamel, increasing its susceptibility towards staining

Cutting back on these habits, or quitting altogether will help the results last longer, and your dentist can advise you on how often you can safely whiten. It is important not to whiten too often as you could damage your teeth. Keeping up with regular exams and dental cleanings will help to remove some surface stains so your gorgeous white smile stays brighter for longer. Please contact our offices for your teeth whitening evaluation in our NYC clinic by filling our our contact form.