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Teeth Whitening – Staten Island, NY

Goodbye Dental Discoloration, Hello White Teeth

Did you know a recent survey found that a whopping 80% of Americans want whiter teeth? So, if you are struggling with a minor yellow tinge or serious stains, you’re far from alone. Luckily, there is a way you can say goodbye to dental discoloration and hello to white teeth: teeth whitening treatment in Staten Island! Keep reading to learn more about this smile-transformation service, or get in touch with our team to schedule your initial consultation.

Why Choose NU Dental For Teeth Whitening?

How Professional Teeth Whitening Works

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Unlike store-bought alternatives, professional teeth whitening treatments use powerful whitening agents and customized treatment plans to deliver flawless, reliable results. If you’d prefer to dramatically brighten your smile in as little as one hour, then an in-office treatment with our cosmetic dentist in Staten Island is ideal. If you’d like to gradually lighten the shade of your teeth from the comfort of your own home, then take-home options are also available. Either way, we will use Ultradent to provide you with the flawless, long-lasting results you desire!

The Benefits of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments year after year, and for good reason! This stain-busting service comes with countless benefits. In fact, it can:

Tips for Maintaining Your Results

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The results of your teeth whitening treatment can last anywhere from a couple of months to a few years – it all depends on how you care for your new and improved smile. Fortunately, implementing the below best practices can effectively preserve your bright, white teeth:

Whether you are a new patient or a long-time friend, if you want to lift dental discoloration, then it is time to talk to our teeth whitening dentist in Staten Island. Get in touch with our team today to schedule your initial consultation!

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Interested in enhancing the appearance of your smile? If so, professional teeth whitening may be the solution for you. With either an at-home kit or an in-office procedure, you can improve the color of your pearly whites relatively quickly. That said, you’ll want to know the overall price before jumping on board with the treatment. To help you avoid any surprises when it’s time to pay the bill, here’s what you should know about the cost of teeth whitening in Staten Island.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Since no two smiles are the same, you won’t expect a set price for a teeth whitening treatment. This is because of various factors that can impact the overall cost, including:

  • The severity of your dental discoloration
  • The kind of stains you’re experiencing (extrinsic vs. intrinsic)
  • Additional/preliminary treatments, such as tooth-colored fillings or dental crowns

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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If you want to brighten your smile with teeth whitening, there are several methods to choose from, each with its unique price range. Here are the figures you can typically expect for the cost:

  • In-office whitening procedures tend to go anywhere between $400 and $800, although rare cases can cost around $1,000 or more.
  • At-home whitening kits typically cost about a few hundred dollars.
  • Store-bought teeth whitening kits are generally priced around $100 or less.
  • Over-the-counter whitening strips and gels tend to be more affordable, costing around $20 to $40 per box, and containing enough material to last a couple of weeks.

Inexpensive vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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Although store-bought teeth whitening products may seem more affordable at first, you’ll have to account for the quality of the results. When it comes to brightening your smile, the price of the treatment truly reflects its value. Over-the-counter strips and gels typically provide lackluster results, and the whitening kits leave plenty of room for error and complications with your teeth.

With professional treatment, we can dramatically improve the color of your specific smile, and the results can last anywhere from several months to a few years with proper care! When deciding on the best kind of teeth whitening for you, keep in mind the quality of the results and how soon you want to enjoy them.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Since teeth whitening isn’t usually covered by dental insurance, some people may assume it’s a rather expensive investment. On the contrary, you can still consider this cosmetic treatment even if your policy doesn’t cover the cost. Our team offers an In-House Membership Plan that gives patients a significant discount on all services, including teeth whitening. We’re also partnered with CareCredit—a third-party financier who can split up the cost of treatment into monthly payments with little to no interest.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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It’s natural to have questions that you’d like answered about any type of dental procedure before committing to it—after all, your smile is an important feature! Our team here at Nu Dental Staten Island has gathered some of the most frequently asked questions about the teeth whitening process so that you can feel good about whitening your smile. Keep reading below to learn more, or feel free to give us a call today for additional information or to schedule a consultation.

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Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Naturally, one common concern that exists about any type of dental work is pain—but when it comes to teeth whitening, that isn’t something you need to worry about! Professional teeth whitening is customized to each patient’s specific needs, meaning that the chance of you experiencing discomfort or sensitivity is very low. If your teeth are naturally prone to sensitivity, you shouldn’t hesitate to let us know; we can determine the next best steps to make your treatment as comfortable as possible, including specialty toothpastes that reduce sensitivity, spacing out your appointments, and more.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

Professional teeth whitening treatments aren’t just effective and pain-free; they’re also incredibly quick. We’re proud to offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening options, both of which can help you achieve a brighter and whiter smile within a reasonable timeframe. An in-office whitening treatment can lighten your smile up to 8 shades in a single visit. Take-home options can gradually whiten your teeth over the course of a couple of weeks but have the added benefit of convenience. If you have a milestone event or celebration coming up, don’t hesitate to let us know so we can get your smile camera-ready in time!

Am I a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening can only improve the appearance of your teeth in terms of color; that said, whether you’re struggling with severe discoloration or minor staining, you’re likely a good candidate for the treatment! After visiting us for a consultation to discuss your smile goals, we’ll be able to determine the severity of your discoloration and recommend an appropriate treatment. However, we must also ensure that your teeth and gums are fit for whitening; if there’s some type of underlying oral health issue present like gum disease, we’ll need to treat it beforehand.

How Can I Make My Teeth Whitening Results Last?

Unfortunately, teeth whitening isn’t meant to last forever; however, it can still offer impressively gorgeous results that last anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on your commitment to oral hygiene. Here are some tips to keep your whitening results intact for as long as possible:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush coupled with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Don't skip flossing; it's just as important as brushing!
  • Be mindful of consumables known to stain teeth, including drinks like coffee, tea, soda, red wine, and more.
  • Avoid poor oral habits like smoking and using tobacco.
  • Schedul routine preventive care visits with us at least twice a year.