Teeth Whitening

Dentists located in St. George and Great Kills, Staten Island, NY

Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

White teeth don’t just brighten your smile; they enhance your entire appearance. At Bay Dental in the St. George and Great Kills areas of Staten Island, New York, dentists Anthony Cirillo, DDS, and Vincent Circosta, DDS, use Philips® Zoom! teeth whitening to remove surface stains and discoloration. Learn more about the teeth whitening process and how to maintain your results by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Bay Dental today. 

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a professional cosmetic procedure that brightens the shades of your teeth and removes surface stains. It’s an easy way to get a more flattering smile without doing any extensive dental work. 


Bay Dental uses Philips Zoom! Whitening, a safe and popular option for teeth whitening that can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter after just one treatment. The treatment takes place in the office and is usually about an hour long. 


Before you get teeth whitening at Bay Dental, the team evaluates your oral health and lets you know if teeth whitening is safe for you. They might recommend treating specific oral health problems before you proceed with cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening. 

What should I expect during the teeth whitening process?

When you visit Bay Dental for a Zoom! treatment, you sit in the dental chair and lay back while keeping your mouth open. The team places a shield over your gums to protect them from the bleaching products before applying the bleach directly to your teeth. 


Once all surfaces of your teeth are covered, the team activates the bleach using a patented, gentle blue light. The light shines on your teeth for about 20 minutes while you lay back and watch TV or listen to music. Then, the team removes the gel.


You repeat this process two more times before the treatment is complete. Then, you can go home with a whiter smile right away. 

Why might I need teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is an elective procedure, so it’s up to you to decide whether or not you want to get it for an easy cosmetic improvement to your smile. There are many substances and circumstances that cause tooth staining and discoloration over time, including:


  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Berries
  • Wine
  • Tobacco smoke and products
  • Certain medications


Your teeth also naturally get yellower with age as the enamel gets thinner, causing the darker-toned dentin to show through. After examining the stains and discoloration on your teeth, the Bay Dental team can tell you whether or not teeth whitening will be effective. 


To find out more about teeth whitening and how you get stains in the first place, call Bay Dental or book an appointment online today.