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Teeth Whitening

Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown, New York, NY

Stained teeth can take a toll on your self-confidence and ruin the most beautiful smile. At Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates in Midtown Manhattan, the expert dental team offers a wide array of teeth whitening solutions that brighten your teeth and help you gain confidence. Schedule an appointment by calling the New York City practice or book online to get started with teeth whitening today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a simple, noninvasive cosmetic dental treatment that removes stains from your teeth to make them many shades whiter after just one treatment. The Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates team offers a variety of teeth whitening options to match your needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

What causes teeth staining?

Lifestyle habits, age, and some foods and drinks can all contribute to teeth staining. Examples include:

  • Older age
  • Some medications
  • Smoking
  • Colas
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Red wine
  • Tomato products
  • Fruit juices
  • Popsicles

Regardless of your oral hygiene habits, teeth staining can still occur over time. Periodic teeth whitening at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates helps you maintain the beautiful bright smile you deserve. 

Is teeth whitening right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates, your provider reviews your oral health history, examines your teeth and gums, and discusses your desired whitening outcome. If you have an oral health problem, such as gum disease or tooth decay, they can treat your condition prior to teeth whitening.

What are the different types of teeth whitening?

There are numerous teeth whitening treatments available to choose from. Your Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates specialist works with you to develop in-office, at-home, or combined teeth whitening treatments that match your personalized needs. 

In-office teeth whitening

During in-office teeth whitening with the Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates team, your provider uses Philips Zoom! whitening to make your teeth up to eight shades whiter in just 45 minutes. 

Your dentist uses professional-strength whitening gel, whitening trays, and an LED accelerator. The results are immediate, and you experience less tooth sensitivity and gum irritation than with over-the-counter whitening products.

At-home teeth whitening kits

At-home teeth whitening kits from your dentist consist of custom-made trays and professional-strength whitening gel you can use from the comfort of home. This whitening process usually takes 7-10 days, but you might notice results in as little as 3-5 days. At-home whitening kits aren’t as strong as in-office whitening.

Don’t live with discolored teeth when simple teeth whitening solutions are available at Charles M. Marks, DDS & Dental Associates. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to achieve whiter, brighter teeth today.