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Whitening Specialist

Yonkers Dental Arts

General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Westchester, Yonkers, NY

Your smile is often the first thing people notice about you. At Yonkers Dental Arts, serving residents of Yonkers, New York, and Westchester County, Alicia Schraner, DDS, offers professional, in-office whitening services to help you maintain a whiter, brighter smile. Teeth whitening services are safer and more effective than over-the-counter products, and Dr. Schraner ensures your oral health is protected during your treatment. Find out more about the benefits of professional whitening services by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.

Whitening Q & A

Why should I consider professional teeth whitening?

Professional in-office teeth whitening at Yonkers Dental Arts offers many benefits over the at-home kits you can buy at retail stores.

Dr. Schraner uses high-quality dental bleaching gel that contains a much higher concentration of carbamide peroxide. This allows her to achieve better whitening results in a shorter period of time than you can get with whitening kits.

Additionally, professional whitening services can achieve a whiter, brighter smile even if your teeth are very yellow or deeply stained from wine, coffee, or tobacco.

What can I expect during my whitening treatment?

During your whitening treatment, you can expect to sit back and relax while Dr. Schraner and her staff treat your teeth. Whitening isn’t painful and can be completed in less than an hour.

Dr. Schraner ensures your oral health is a top priority during treatment. She applies a protective barrier over your gums to reduce irritation before applying the bleaching gel to the front surface of your teeth. The gel needs to set on your teeth for up to 30 minutes, depending on your desired results.

Unlike at-home whitening kits, professional whitening services don’t require any light sources to enhance your results. In many cases, the use of lights in whitening treatments make your teeth extra sensitive and can leave you feeling uncomfortable for several hours.

If your teeth are deeply stained, you may need additional bleaching treatments at another appointment. Dr. Schraner might also provide you with professional strength take-home whitening trays to help you achieve optimal whitening results.

How effective is in-office teeth whitening?

While whitening treatments work differently for each person, Dr. Schraner can often achieve results that are eight shades whiter and brighter.* However, whitening your teeth just a few shades brighter can make a significant difference in the appearance of your smile.

You can maintain long-term results by scheduling routine dental cleanings, brushing and flossing at home, and avoiding foods that can stain your teeth.

Before your whitening treatments begin, Dr. Schraner discusses your expectations and the kind of results you can expect based on your tooth color and overall oral health. To help you see how dramatic your results are, she also takes before and after photos of your smile.

Increase the brightness of your smile by scheduling a professional tooth whitening consultation at Yonkers Dental Arts online or by phone today.

*Individual results may vary.