Teeth Whitening Specialist

Lawrence A. Kurzweil, DDS -  - Dentist

Lawrence A. Kurzweil, DDS

Dentist located in Bellerose, NY

Nothing feels better than having a clean and attractive smile. See General, Restorative, and Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Kurzweil, in Bellerose, New York for professional teeth whitening treatments that will make you smile more than ever.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is basically the process of bleaching teeth to a brighter, whiter color. Most teeth whitening products use either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to break down stains and improve the appearance of your teeth.

There is a range of teeth whitening systems to choose from. These products may include toothpaste, rinses, strips, gels, and trays in addition to professional-grade products provided by your dentist.

Teeth whitening mainly improves the appearance of your teeth’s enamel, which is the outer layer of your teeth. This layer is weakened and stained by normal aging and wear and tear. The foods and beverages you eat as well as your dental hygiene habits can all affect the appearance of your enamel.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

The results of teeth whitening will not last forever. Depending on your lifestyle habits, the stains on your enamel will return with time. In general, most people do not require a follow-up treatment until at least 6 to 12 months after the initial treatment.

What can I do to improve the brightness of my smile?

There is a number of contributing factors that cause teeth to look stained. If you minimize your exposure to these variables and take good basic care of your teeth, then you may be able to extend the results of your teeth whitening procedure.

Practicing good dental hygiene by brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, consuming a healthy diet, and avoiding activities that can result in trauma to your mouth, you may enjoy the benefits of teeth whitening longer. Those who smoke, drink wine, tea, or coffee may notice stains appearing faster on the enamel. Avoid these to enjoy a brighter, whiter smile.

How is teeth whitening at a dentist's office different than in-home teeth whitening?

Having your teeth whitened in your dentist’s office is the most popular and safest method to achieve a more attractive smile. In the office, your dentist can closely monitor the procedure and use higher doses of bleaching agents to see results faster.

Accepted Insurance Providers

At Lawrence A. Kurzweil, DDS, PC we make an effort to provide you with the best care and most convenient financial options. We accept most insurance plans. Please bring information about your insurance to your visit so that we can expedite reimbursement.

Delta Dental
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
MetLife Dental