Teeth Whitening

The Bastida Dental Group

Dentists located in Elmhurst, New York, NY

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and a bright, white smile imparts a sense of health, youth, and vitality. That’s why so many residents in Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, rely on the services of Dr. Jason Bastida, DDS, and Dr. Ismael Bastida, DDS, at The Bastida Dental Group for teeth whitening. If you’d love to boost the wattage of your smile, book an appointment for professional teeth whitening services today. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a convenient appointment time, or you’re welcome to call or stop by the office to set up your visit.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why is my smile fading?

There are many different factors that can cause your smile to lose some of its gleam.

One of the primary issues is simply time. The outermost layer of your teeth is a hard, thin layer of white enamel. Directly beneath your enamel lies a layer of dentin, which is naturally yellow in color. While your enamel is incredibly hard, it does wear away over time, and the dentin begins to show.

Your teeth can also become stained from the food and beverages you consume. Wine, tea, coffee, and even berries and balsamic vinegar can change the color of your teeth. Smoking is also a leading cause of darkened smiles.

Certain medications can also cause your teeth to darken, including iron supplements in liquid form.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

The team at The Bastida Dental Group offers an in-office teeth whitening experience that yields impressive and lasting results. The deep bleaching process requires three office visits to reach your best possible smile.

During these visits, your dentist uses a special device to keep your lips away from the surface of your teeth. They then carefully apply a highly concentrated bleaching solution to the surface of your teeth and use a special light to activate the solution.

Your dentist removes the solution once it has done its work, after which they thoroughly rinse your teeth and mouth. Whitening appointments take very little time, and most men and women report little to no sensitivity.

What about over-the-counter whitening products?

Teeth whitening is among the most popular cosmetic practices, so it’s little surprise that companies compete to win your business. Any drugstore or grocery store offers numerous at-home teeth whitening products, all of which claim to give you the brightest possible smile.

In reality, however, none of these products match the power of whitening solutions available only through a dentist. They may deliver limited results, but if you’re looking for a significant boost in the shade of your smile, professional whitening at The Bastida Dental Group is the right way to go.

That said, over-the-counter whitening kinds of toothpaste, rinses, and gels can be a great way to prolong the effects of professional teeth whitening. Just be sure to use these products in moderation, as overuse can damage your teeth and gum tissue. Talk to your dentist about other ways you can maintain your teeth whitening at home.

When you’re ready to get a gorgeous, gleaming smile, the Bastida Dental Group team is ready to help. Schedule your teeth whitening appointment today.