Teeth Whitening

Bruce E. Berkowitz, DMD

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Are your pearly whites, a dingy yellow? Have you tried at-home whitening kits, but you’re disappointed with the results? Professional teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dental procedure in the world today. Dr. Bruce Berkowitz has been helping patients achieve the smile of their dreams for over 30 years. Avoid the hassle of trying to do it yourself. Call his office today or schedule an appointment online to see your smile evolve to a brighter white.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are the advantages of professional teeth whitening?

Unlike at-home systems that incorporate low-dose bleaching agents, in-office whitening takes place under carefully monitored conditions. That allows for a safe, controlled, pain-free use of a high-concentration bleaching gel, which gives you immediate results.

A specific underlying disease or condition requiring dental therapy could be the cause of tooth discoloration. Coming in for a consultation with Dr. Berkowitz about the whitening process could potentially save you trouble in the long run if you suffer from something you weren’t even aware of.

What’s the process like for professional teeth whitening?

Before whitening, Dr. Berkowitz examines and cleans your teeth to ensure they’re healthy and determines if treatment can improve your teeth discoloration. If he finds new cavities, he treats them first before proceeding with the whitening treatment.

Dr. Berkowitz also makes sure to check whether or not the bleaching material could affect the coloring of previous fillings or dental work.

The process usually takes one hour. You can relax in the office comfortably while the bleaching process works its magic or, in some cases, you can perform the procedure yourself at home.  

How can you prevent discoloration after teeth whitening?

Once you’ve completed your whitening treatment, there are a few steps Dr. Berkowitz recommends taking to maintain your whiter smile.

  • Avoid foods and beverages that often cause tooth discoloration – coffee, tea, wine, sports drinks, hard candy, berries, and tomato.
  • Use a straw when drinking beverages.
  • Quit smoking; smoking causes teeth to become discolored

If you're looking for quick and dramatic results, professional whitening could be your best bet. Call the office of Dr. Berkowitz or schedule an appointment online today. Before you know it, everyone will be commenting on your noticeably brighter smile. 

What Insurance do you accept for Teeth Whitening?

If you have any concerns about your insurance payment, we accept the following for all dental services:

  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Guardian
  • MetLife