GLO® Teeth Whitening in New York
Get Your Whitest, Brightest Smile Ever with In-Office or At-Home Teeth Whitening Procedures
Do you want to look younger, boost your self-confidence, and whiten your teeth? If you want flexible options, our office can help you find a plan to whiten your teeth that is most convenient for you, either in-office or with take-home whitening kits to use in the comfort of your own home. Clinical studies show that the patented GLO Science whitening system is much more comfortable and has less painful side effects commonly associated with other whitening procedures. Part of the reason GLO is more comfortable is that the gel used only targets the teeth and does not disturb the soft tissues or gums, which are more sensitive than teeth.
Want to whiten your teeth on the Upper West Side or Upper East Side? Contact us for an appointment and get ready to make your teeth up to 5 times whiter in just 30 minutes! Call us at (212) 371-1414 to schedule one.
Types of Teeth Whitening Services We Offer
Our team at NY Center for Esthetic & Laser Dentistry is pleased to offer both in-office whitening and take-home whitening to meet our patients' needs. In-office whitening offers dramatic results with little to no sensitivity delivered in just half an hour. Some patients opt to use the take-home GLO kits or use them for ongoing whitening maintenance. These at-home teeth whitening system uses professional elements like gentle heat and a blue LED light for safe, effective results that will result in beautiful teeth that are up to 5 or more shades lighter with 8-minute sessions in just a week or less. We also offer on-the-go whitening by brushing on this safe whitening agent at any time.
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A filling is a synthetic material that your dentist uses to fill a cavity after all of the tooth decay has been removed. Fillings do not generally hurt because your dentist will numb your mouth with an anesthetic. Fillings are made from a variety of different materials, including composites, gold, or ceramic. If you need a filling, be sure to talk to your doctor about what type is best for you and your teeth.
- ALWAYS remember to brush your teeth at least two times a day, and floss at least once!
- Make sure to use toothpaste that contains fluoride, and ask your dentist if you need a fluoride rinse. This will help prevent cavities.
- Avoid foods with a lot of sugar (sugar increases the amount of bacteria that grows in your mouth causing more plaque and possibly cavities) and avoid tobacco (this can stain your teeth, cause gum disease, and eventually lead to oral cancer).
- Don't be afraid to brush your tongue! By brushing your tongue, you will remove food particles and reduce the amount of plaque-causing bacteria. Tongue brushing also helps keep your breath fresh.
- Be sure to schedule your routine checkup. It is recommended that you visit the dentist every six months.
A dentist is a specialist who works to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems. Your dentist has completed at least eight years of schooling, and received either a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) degree, or a DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) degree. If your doctor is a pediatric dentist, this means that he or she specializes in caring for children from infancy through their teen years. A pediatric dentist has received the proper education and training needed to work with young kids. Other specializations include:
- Endodontics (root canals)
- Oral and maxillofacial (including pathology, radiology, and surgery)
- Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
- Periodontics (gum disease)
- Prosthodontics (implants)
Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is mostly caused by plaque and bacteria buildup that is not treated in its early stage. Other causes of periodontal disease include tobacco use, teeth grinding, some medications, and genetics. Gingivitis is the beginning stage of gum disease, and, if detected, is treatable. Gingivitis left untreated may turn into gum disease. Advanced gum disease will lead to tooth and bone loss, and is a permanent condition. Brushing your teeth regularly and visiting the dentist every six months will help prevent gingivitis and more severe cases of periodontal disease. Common signs of gum disease:
- Red, irritated, bleeding, or swollen gums
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth, or loss of teeth
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Receding gum line
- Abscessed teeth
Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.
Your toothbrush will eventually wear out, especially if you are brushing your teeth twice a day for two to three minutes each time. Your dentist recommends that adults and children change their toothbrush every three months. If you are using an electric toothbrush, be sure to read the directions because you may not need to change toothbrush heads as frequently. Patients with gum disease are encouraged to change their toothbrush every four to six weeks to keep any bacteria from spreading. After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with hot water to kill germs and keep the bristles clean. If you've been sick, be sure to change your toothbrush as soon as possible.