Hemali M Ajmera, DDS
Dentist located in Queens, Woodside, NY
Does your smile need a touch-up? Hemali Ajmera, DDS, and the dental experts at Ajmera Dentistry located in Woodside, Queens, New York, can brighten your smile with a Philips Zoom!® teeth whitening. In-office teeth whitening is as safe as it is effective. With a procedure lasting less than an hour, you can brighten your smile several shades and boost your self-confidence. To schedule a teeth whitening, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
What is teeth whitening?
Teeth whitening refers to the process of bleaching your teeth to break up the concentration of tooth stains, giving them a much whiter appearance. One of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures of today, teeth whitening is very safe and highly effective.
Professional teeth whitening is preferable to over-the-counter options. The bleaching agent used in professional-grade whitening solutions is far more powerful than over-the-counter options and yields better, longer lasting results.
What causes tooth stains?
A variety of different food and drinks you consume are known to cause tooth stains, such as:
- Dark teas
- Tomato sauce
However, dental injuries, tobacco products, certain medications, or wear and tear from aging can also cause the enamel — the outer white layer of your teeth — to fade. When the enamel fades, it reveals the dentin — the yellowish layer beneath.
How does teeth whitening work?
In-office Zoom! whitening treatments are very easy to perform and lead to the best results. Dr. Ajmera applies the whitening gel directly onto your teeth, then uses an LED whitening lamp which accelerates the results. In less than 45 minutes, you can brighten your smile by up to eight shades.
If you’d rather whiten your teeth at home, Dr. Ajmera can provide you with a take-home kit. By following her prescribed schedule of wearing the gel-lined trays regularly at home, you can brighten your smile in just a few short weeks.
Dr. Ajmera can also provide you with activated charcoal toothpaste to whiten your teeth at home. Since activated charcoal is porous, it helps absorb stain materials on your teeth.
How long do teeth whitening results last?
Teeth whitening results should last you at least 1-2 years, if not more. The key to maintaining results is taking excellent care of your teeth. Continue to brush and floss, and don’t forget to come in for regular dental cleanings, too. Also, trying to limit your intake of stain-causing food and drinks can help.
Is it time for a teeth whitening? If so, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.