Brighten Your Smile for the Holidays With a Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment

Dec 20, 2022
Brighten Your Smile for the Holidays With a Professional Teeth Whitening Treatment
It may have taken years of stain molecule buildup to discolor your teeth, but it only takes one professional whitening treatment to remove stubborn stains and brighten your smile. Discover what an in-office whitening session can do for you.

Your smile is a radiant expression of your individuality — the last thing you want your family, friends, and colleagues to notice at this year’s holiday gatherings is deeply stained enamel that looks dull and discolored. And you certainly don’t want to immortalize that lackluster smile in any holiday photos!

Luckily, cosmetic dentistry expert Dr. Maria-Teresa Ioannou and our skilled team at Vida Dental Spa in Whitestone, New York, can help you avoid that unappealing scenario with an in-office teeth whitening treatment delivered through a unique dental spa experience

Here’s how we can lift stubborn stains from your enamel, remove deep discoloration, and restore a whiter, more luminous smile in one professional whitening session — and just in time for the holidays. 

The science of tooth discoloration 

You know that good dental habits can help you maintain optimal oral health and a gorgeous smile — that’s why you brush at least twice a day, floss thoroughly at least once a day, and see Dr. Ioannou for twice-yearly dental cleanings and exams. 

What you may not know, however, is that a consistent oral health care routine can’t always keep your teeth from becoming dull, stained, and discolored.

Microscopic surface grooves

Tooth discoloration is a gradual process that advances by degree. Every time you eat, food particles and liquid residue seep into the imperceptible microchannels along the surface of your enamel. 

Stain molecule accumulation 

While proper brushing and flossing can keep stain molecules to a minimum, it’s hard to clear away deeper staining residues. Over time, these enamel-penetrating residues can build up on your teeth and cause visible staining, dimming, or discoloration.

Highly potent stain molecules

Tooth enamel is more likely to become stained and discolored if routinely exposed to the chromophore-rich stain molecules in coffee, tea, red wine, cola, berries, chocolate, and other dark-colored foods and drinks. Tobacco use can also lead to dental stains. 

Revitalize your smile in just one hour

In-office teeth whitening treatments have come a long way since the early days of chairside bleaching. Today, professional whitening takes a gentler, more clinically advanced approach to deliver a whitening experience that’s safer, faster, and more effective than ever before. 

At Vida Dental Spa, we offer next-level teeth whitening with Opalescence™ Boost™, a fully-customized treatment that uses clinical-strength whitening gel to lift deep stain molecules, clear your enamel, and brighten your smile in less than an hour.

If you’re a candidate for Opalescence in-office whitening, Dr. Ioannou determines the current shade of your enamel on the VITA enamel color scale, and helps you choose the shade of whiteness you’d like to reach. Then, she:

  1. Cleans and polishes your teeth to remove any plaque or tartar
  2. Inserts a protractor to hold your lips and cheeks away from the gel
  3. Carefully covers your gumline with a protective gel barrier 
  4. Applies Opalescence non-abrasive whitening gel to your enamel 
  5. Waits 20 minutes, then gently suctions away the whitening gel 

Once Dr. Ioannou removes the first application, she checks your whitening results to see how well they match your smile goals. She can reapply the whitening gel up to two more times until your enamel reaches the desired shade of white. 

In a single appointment and just 20-60 minutes of in-office whitening time, Opalescence Boost can remove stubborn stains, reverse enamel-dulling discoloration, and give you a smile several shades brighter.

Maintaining your whitening results 

With excellent oral care habits and twice-yearly dentist visits, you can expect your whiter, brighter smile to last for a long time. Depending on your dietary habits and daily oral hygiene routine, you can expect your whitening results to last anywhere from one to three years.

To help you maintain your fresh new smile for as long as possible, we also offer take-home Opalescence whitening kits with custom trays that fit perfectly over your teeth.

If you’re ready for a brighter, more luminous smile, we can help. To learn more about in-office teeth whitening and our current whitening promotion for teachers and educators, call or click online to schedule a visit at Vida Dental Spa in Whitestone, New York, today.