A Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment Is the Quickest Way to Look Years Younger

Apr 11, 2023
A Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment Is the Quickest Way to Look Years Younger
Want to turn back the clock on aging with a bright, white smile? Professional teeth whitening is fast and effective. Learn more here.

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Whether you meet most new people physically or online, a confident smile puts others at ease, making you seem friendly and confident.

No wonder millions of people want their smiles to look as lovely as possible.

When you flash your pearly whites, do your teeth sparkle? Or are they stained or discolored? Professional teeth whitening can restore your teeth to a gleaming state.

What is a professional teeth whitening treatment?

At Nassau Dental Spa in Franklin Square, New York, Nina Babayev, DDS, and our team use the Philips ZOOM! whitening system. This system uses a special hydrogen peroxide gel to coat your teeth. After it sits on your teeth for a few minutes, your provider aims a special light at your teeth to trigger a chemical reaction and speed up the gel absorption. This gel oxidizes the molecules in your teeth so they brighten and lighten.

Professional teeth whitening usually takes less than an hour. You can see results right away, so it’s perfect for busy people. Whiter, brighter teeth also make you look younger and more vibrant. When you feel good about your teeth, you tend to smile more, which people notice and respond to in a positive way.

Why do teeth look yellow or darken with age?

Each tooth has four parts: enamel, dentin, pulp, and gum. Dentin is a yellowish color, and as your enamel wears away over time, the dentin can show through.

Other common culprits for yellow or stained teeth include:

  • Coffee or tea
  • Smoking
  • Tomato-based foods
  • Trauma — Were you in an accident? Did someone hit you in the mouth? If you sustained trauma to your mouth, your teeth could darken as a form of protection. 
  • Medications — Some people find certain medications discolor their teeth. These include high blood pressure drugs, some antihistamines, antipsychotics, or even chemotherapy. 

Maintaining good oral hygiene through brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits can help your teeth stay white. However, professional teeth whitening can take years off your appearance.

Does professional teeth whitening work for everyone?

Like most cosmetic treatments, some people are better candidates for teeth whitening than others. For example, professional teeth whitening only works on real teeth, not restorations. So if you have veneers, crowns, or caps, you won’t be a good candidate.

Additionally, how well your teeth respond depends on your underlying color. Some people have dentin that’s more grayish than yellow. Our team will assess your teeth for the best results and make personal recommendations.

At Nassau Dental Spa, our expert team reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and discusses your treatment goals with you. You're likely a good candidate if your teeth and gums are healthy.

Schedule a consultation with us and start your journey to a younger appearance today.