Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

The most common patient request in cosmetic dentistry is just a brighter smile.

At Hudson View Dental, Dr. Ruba and her staff are proud to offer at home and in office laser whitening with the following systems:

ZOOM! Laser Professional Whitening

The ZOOM! Whitening procedure is simple.  It begins with a short preparation to isolate your lips and gums. After, a whitening gel is placed on the teeth and is activated by a specifically designed light that increases the effectiveness of the gel.  Teeth typically become at least 6-8 shades whiter, although this varies by individual. A five-minute fluoride treatment completes the procedure.  In less than 2 hours, you will be amazed with the immediate results, and in most cases, teeth continue to get whiter the first few days after the procedure.

Custom-Made Bleaching Trays

When you come into our beautiful Piermont, NY office, we provide you with a custom-made tray designed to fit your specific dental features. This will include professional-grade bleaching gel that could be applied in the comfort of your own home. Once the trays are worn as prescribed, you’ll begin to see improvements in only days; however, the most obvious changes will not occur until a couple of weeks have passed.

Opalescence Go Whitening Trays

Dispensed only by a licensed dental professional, Opalescence Go are prefilled disposable trays that allow you to take them anywhere you go.  They offer a whiter smile in just 5-10 days with a wear time of 15-20 minutes a day.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

You already know that whitening works, but do you know how?

Stains on teeth can be classified in one of two ways: extrinsic or intrinsic. Extrinsic stains appear on the surface of your teeth. Intrinsic stains live between the microcracks in your enamel and deep within your dentin (the layer of your tooth underneath your enamel). Whitening toothpastes and mouth rinses may be able to remove some of the extrinsic stains on your teeth. But only teeth whitening agents can remove the stubborn extrinsic stains and the unsightly intrinsic stains that cause your teeth to look discolored.

The above whitening gels contain an active whitening ingredient (either carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide) that penetrates your enamel to get to discolored molecules. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discolored molecules in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules spread, whitening the entire tooth. As a result, you are left with a brighter, whiter smile.

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