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Teeth Whitening

Vanguard and Achury Dental

General Dentistry located in Garden City, NY & Jackson Heights, NY

Take your pick from an impressive selection of proven-effective teeth-whitening options available at Vanguard and Achury Dental. With two locations in Garden City, Long Island, and Jackson Heights, Queens, experienced dentists, Camilo Achury, DDS, and Diva Puerta, DDS, offer innovative teeth-whitening treatments, so you can finally get the pearly white smile you’ve been hoping for. Start by exploring your teeth-whitening options and call either office in New York City or book online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why causes tooth stains?

Teeth stains can be caused by various outside factors and certain substances, such as:

  • Foods and beverages, including red wine
  • Medications
  • Genetics
  • Tobacco
  • Trauma 
  • Certain diseases like tooth decay and enamel hypoplasia (thin and discolored tooth enamel).

Poor dental hygiene might also play a role in causing teeth stains.

What are my teeth-whitening options?

Several teeth-whitening options are available, such as: 

  • Take-home whitening strips and kits
  • Over-the-counter gels
  • Whitening toothpaste
  • In-office whitening treatments that often involve laser technology and custom trays

Deeply discolored stains typically require professional treatments with the assistance of a qualified dental professional to obtain the best results.

You can opt for a professional teeth-whitening gel that your dentist applies to the surface of your teeth in-office during a convenient 90-minute process with immediate results. 

You can also choose tray whitening that’s completed in two steps. During the first step, your dentist makes an impression of your teeth and crafts custom whitening trays. 

You utilize the whitening gel and trays at home. The process typically takes 10-14 days. You might notice results in as little as 3-5 days. This can whiten your teeth from 4-8 shades whiter.

The Zoom!® laser is another option that’s quick and convenient and utilizes advanced laser technology.

Zoom! laser

Zoom! whitening is a highly efficient 45-minute teeth-whitening treatment that involves both bleaching gel and laser light for impressive and lasting results. Zoom! can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter while leaving the structure of your teeth unchanged.

How does teeth whitening work?

Most teeth whitening methods utilize specialized bleaching chemicals to break the stains up into smaller particles and disseminate the particles. Your teeth look whiter because there’s less concentration of the stained color. 

The Vanguard and Achury Dental team carefully uses the Zoom! laser light along with the Zoom! hydrogen peroxide gel to effectively break up the stains.

What are the advantages of the Zoom! laser?

The Zoom! laser offers immediate results and can be customized to suit you with a range of white shades you can choose from. 

Zoom! laser whitening provides long-lasting results, and the Vanguard and Achury Dental team gives you custom touch-up kits you can take home to further enhance your results.

Aside from some mild tooth sensitivity, there aren’t any side effects, and the Zoom! laser treatment is well-tolerated and well worth it. 

In addition to bleaching gels with advanced laser technology, the skill and knowledge of a qualified dental team give you the best possible outcome.

Don’t just wonder and dream about a whiter and brighter smile, call Vanguard and Achury Dental or click to use the online scheduling tool.