Teeth Whitening Specialist

Karanjit Kamboj, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Beech Avenue Dental

Karanjit Kamboj, DDS

General Dentistry located in Flushing, NY

Having beautiful teeth can boost your confidence, increase your self-esteem, and make you excited to share your smile with the world, and a professional-grade teeth whitening is one of the easiest and most effective ways to instantly improve the look of your smile. Karanjit Kamboj, DDS, at Beech Avenue Dental in Flushing, New York, offers exceptional teeth whitening treatments for his patients. Brighten your smile today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth discolored?

Your teeth can lose their whiteness for a number of reasons, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Drinking too much coffee, tea, soda, or other darkly pigmented drinks
  • Consuming tobacco products
  • Certain medications
  • Early exposure to tetracycline antibiotics

Age and genetics also play a role in the color of your teeth. The soft inner layer of your teeth (dentin) naturally gets yellow as you age, while the hard, outer layer of your teeth (enamel) eventually wears down over time, exposing more of the yellowed dentin within. 

And because the thickness of your enamel is an inherited trait, the whiteness of your teeth can also be determined by your genetics.

How does teeth whitening work?

All teeth whitening operates on the same basic principle: a bleaching solution containing hydrogen peroxide is put on the surface of your teeth, where it penetrates the enamel and breaks up the pigmentation that causes discoloration.

There are a few different ways to apply the whitening solution to your teeth, such as:

In-office whitening

In-office whitening, or chairside whitening, takes place entirely at the Beech Avenue Dental office. Your dentist protects your gums and lips with a special coating or a retractor, and carefully paints a whitening solution on your teeth that works while you wait in the chair. 

Sometimes your dentist uses a special light that helps the whitening solution penetrate deeper into your enamel and break up tougher stains. Chairside whitening can brighten your teeth by up to eight shades in a single, hour-long visit.

At-home bleaching trays

At-home bleaching trays allow you to whiten your teeth from the comfort of your home. Your dentist at Beech Avenue Dental uses an impression of your mouth to make custom-designed bleaching trays that fit perfectly around the contours of your smile. 

You fill the trays with a professional-grade whitening gel and wear them for a set amount of time at home. At-home bleaching can give you a noticeably whiter smile within a matter of weeks.

Beech Avenue Dental is proud to offer GLO™ Teeth Whitening for all its whitening procedures. The GLO systems use a state-of-the-art whitening gel in combination with a special LED light to give you dramatic results with little to no sensitivity. 

GLO also works with a mobile phone app that can make your whitening experience that much easier, and 10% of all GLO profits go towards the GLO Good Foundation, which provides free dental care to those in need!

Can’t I just use an over-the-counter whitening kit?

You should never use store-bought products to whiten your smile. Although consumer-grade whitening kits have become popular over the years, they’re ineffective at best and can actually be harmful to your oral health.

These over-the-counter kits use generic strips and trays that aren’t designed for your unique smile, which leads to the bleaching solution frequently leaking out and irritating your gums. And when the whitening gel does manage to stay in contact with your teeth, it’s not nearly as effective as what you get at Beech Avenue Dental, so your results won’t be nearly as dramatic.

If you want a professional-looking smile, get a professional treatment. Schedule your whitening appointment with the professionals at Beech Avenue Dental today by calling the office or booking a visit online.