Teeth bleaching can be done to reduce discolored or stained teeth, or simply to provide our patients at MK Dental with a brighter, whiter smile. Forest Hills teeth whitening is dentist-supervised tooth whitening tailored to each particular patient. There are several methods to brighten your teeth, such as chemical whitening, abrasive teeth brightening, mild acid whitening and the newest technique, laser teeth whitening. If tooth whitening is properly maintained, the results can last for many years.
Before your Forest Hills teeth Whitening, we will often clean your teeth, fill any cavities and make sure your gums are healthy. Most in-office procedures use a hydrogen peroxide paste and a high intensity light to expedite the bleaching chemical reaction. The procedure can actually whiten your teeth four to six shades lighter after only one 40 minute treatment. Our dentists can also offer at-home teeth bleaching systems which involves taking molds of your mouth so we can have custom, soft mouth trays made just for you. A thin ribbon of the chemical gel is placed into the mouth tray, then you wear it for two hours a day, or while you sleep. Most of the whitening occurs in one or two weeks. The combination of in-office and at-home systems can literally achieve up to 12 to 15 shades of whitening in most patients. Your initial consultation will help our dentist decide what type of tooth whitening is best for you and what concentration the whitening gels should be. These teeth whitening procedures re considered safe and quite effective, when monitored by our dentist.
ZOOM whitening is an in-office treatment done that uses a laser, coupled with the whitening gel. The tooth whitening gel is applied to your teeth and the ZOOM state-of-the-art laser light is used to activate the crystals, penetrate your tooth’s enamel and increase the result of the whitening. Although this procedure is somewhat more costly than some of the others, the big advantage is that it usually takes only one visit for the bright smile you hoped for. Whatever method of Forest Hills teeth whitening you choose, the experts at MK dental are on hand throughout the entire procedure to make you as comfortable as possible, and answer any questions or concerns you may have.