Would you feel more confident if you had a brighter, more sparkling smile? Dr. Joseph Fusco provides Zoom! teeth whitening at his Rockville Centre, NY, dental practice. We offer both in-office and take-home systems that can dramatically whiten teeth, making your grin several shades whiter. Zoom! is one of the most popular whitening systems on the market, thanks to its proven safety and results. In addition, the treatment involves almost no discomfort, even if you normally suffer from dental sensitivity. Dr. Fusco can explain both types of whitening⏤as well as your other cosmetic dentistry options⏤at a consultation in his office.
In-office and take-home teeth whitening options can brighten your smile by up to eight shades.
Is Teeth Whitening Right for You?
If you have minor to moderate stains on the outside of your teeth, whitening can likely benefit you. Extrinsic discoloration most often appears because of dark-colored foods and drinks. Things like red wine, coffee, tea, tomato sauce, and berries can leave pigmented molecules stuck to your enamel. Even brushing and flossing cannot fully remove these particles. External stains may also develop because of smoking, age, genetics, and other factors.
Teeth whitening cannot erase internal stains, such as those caused by dental infection or discolored fillings. To conceal this type of discoloration, Dr. Fusco may recommend porcelain veneers or dental bonding.
You should have good oral health when you undergo teeth whitening. Your dentist will need to treat any cavities or gum disease before beginning the process. You can still undergo treatment if you have sensitive teeth. However, Dr. Fusco may recommend in-office whitening so he can more effectively prevent irritation.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
In addition to a virtually painless treatment, another advantage of in-office whitening is that it offers immediate results. When you choose this type of treatment, Dr. Fusco or a member of his team will use a strong but safe bleaching gel to lift dental stains. After coating your teeth in this product, he or she will activate it with a patented blue light that sets off an oxidation reaction. Oxygen molecules will move quickly through your teeth, breaking apart the bonds between stained molecules. For the most dramatic results, your practitioner will usually apply three coats of gel, leaving each one on for about 15 minutes.
If you have minor to moderate stains on the outside of your teeth, whitening can likely benefit you.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
Take-home whitening can achieve similar results to in-office care. When you choose this method, we will fit you for a set of whitening trays. These comfortable trays fit securely around your teeth and will prevent the bleaching gel from touching your gums. You should wear the trays for half an hour each day, filling them with a milder form of the gel used during in-office treatment. You should see your final results in approximately two weeks.
The Benefit of Our Advanced Bleaching Systems
Both in-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments can brighten your smile by up to eight shades. In turn, your brighter grin can rejuvenate and refresh your whole appearance. You may look several years younger, and you will almost certainly feel more confident about your smile. Teeth whitening cannot achieve permanent results, as stains can re-form over time. Nevertheless, we can provide regular touch-ups to keep your smile bright and healthy for many years.
Achieve a Radiant Smile
If you would like to address mild to moderate discoloration on your teeth, call our office at (516) 766-6767 or contact us online today. Dr. Fusco can help you determine if teeth whitening is right for you and recommend the right type of bleaching for your needs.