Teeth Whitening – New York City, NY

Bring Back Your Bright, Beautiful Smile

One of the most common reasons people visit their cosmetic dentist is that they’re bothered by teeth that have become stained or discolored. Even if you generally do a good job brushing your teeth, your smile is very likely to become duller over time. With a professional whitening treatment, Dr. Sanchez can help you brighten your grin and remove stubborn stains. Give us a call today to learn more about the whitening options that are available!

Why Choose FS Dental Arts for Teeth Whitening?

  • Quick, Effective Venus In-Office Whitening
  • Personalized Elegance Take-Home Whitening
  • Conveniently Located Dental Practice

Who Is a Good Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

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Teeth whitening can be an excellent solution for both minor stains and more extensive discoloration. But in order to confirm that you’re a candidate for the procedure, we’ll need to examine your teeth during a cosmetic consultation. Our goal will be to confirm what’s causing the discoloration and determine whether teeth whitening is an option for correcting the problem. Additionally, we’ll need to make sure you don’t have any cavities or gum disease that might interfere with your cosmetic treatment.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?


At our office, you can choose either Venus in-office whitening or Elegance take-home whitening. No matter which one you pick, you can look forward to stunning results. We can go over both treatments in more detail with you during your initial consultation so that you can narrow down the one that’s right for your smile. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about each option:

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

Each Elegance whitening kit includes professional-grade whitening gel and customized whitening trays. Each day, you’ll fill the trays with the gel before wearing them over your teeth. Over time the gel will do its work to remove any stains on your smile, leaving you with a much brighter grin in one or two weeks.

In-Office Teeth Whitening

The Venus in-office whitening system lets you brighten your smile in as little as three or four 15-minute whitening sessions. In-office whitening is often a perfect solution for patients who want to brighten their smiles quickly for an upcoming event. 

Tips for Maintaining Your Brighter Smile

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The results of whitening don’t last forever, but you can maintain them for years at a time as long as you’re taking proper care of your teeth. To preserve your new smile, follow these helpful tips:

  • Be aware of the kinds of foods and beverages that can stain teeth (such as berries, coffee, and tea), and limit your exposure to them as much as possible.
  • Brush thoroughly at least two times every day. Don’t forget to floss as well.
  • Eat plenty of dairy products to strengthen your teeth. White yogurt is a great option that won’t leave discoloration.
  • Visit our office every six months for a dental checkup and cleaning. We can polish your teeth to keep them looking their best.
  • Remember that you can always come into our office for a touchup whitening treatment.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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It can be hard for patients to fully understand the expenses associated with cosmetic dentistry, especially when it comes to teeth whitening. Given the wide range of products available on the market, it’s no surprise why this can lead to confusion. At FS Dental Arts, we want to alleviate your financial concerns by providing transparent pricing for our treatments. While we’re happy to offer you an accurate estimate during an in-person consultation, here are some key points to consider until then!

Factors that Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Teeth whitening is usually offered at a fixed price based on the type of whitening gel chosen. However, the total cost of the treatment may vary due to factors unrelated to the whitening kit's price.

For instance, severe stains and stubborn discoloration may require multiple whitening sessions, increasing the overall expense. It’s worth noting that we’ll avoid performing teeth whitening in cases of severe tooth decay to prevent complications.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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As mentioned earlier, teeth whitening is available in various forms, each with its unique pricing. These include:

  • In-Office Whitening Treatment – Typically ranges from $400 to $800, occasionally reaching up to $1000 in certain instances.
  • Take-Home Whitening Kits – Generally more affordable and usually priced at a few hundred dollars.
  • Over-the-Counter Whitening Trays – While these are notably cheaper, the quality is much lower.
  • DIY Whitening Tray Kits – These typically cost around $100, while whitening strips are usually priced between $20 and $40 per box.

Fast Teeth Whitening vs. Inexpensive Teeth Whitening

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Want to brighten your smile without breaking the bank? If so, you might be drawn to over-the-counter whitening options. However, their affordability often comes at the expense of effectiveness.

The whitening gels included in these products are typically weaker than those used by professionals, resulting in either subpar results or excessive product usage in hopes of a whiter smile. To ensure satisfactory outcomes, it's essential to invest in a whitening solution that delivers effective results.

Options For Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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Most dental insurance providers typically classify teeth whitening as purely cosmetic, making it difficult to find coverage for the procedure. However, there are alternative methods to make teeth whitening more financially feasible.

We partner with CareCredit to provide financing solutions for our patients. If you’re qualified, you can divide the cost of teeth whitening into manageable monthly payments. Most patients can secure this financing with minimal to no interest, ensuring that the treatment fits comfortably within your budget.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

Teeth whitening gel, when used properly, does not damage healthy enamel. However, it can exacerbate issues if teeth are already compromised by decay or gum disease. At-home remedies like activated charcoal and hydrogen peroxide can worsen the situation. Overuse of whitening products can also harm enamel. Consulting a dentist before whitening is crucial; they can assess oral health and recommend safe methods. Dentists offer professional treatments that are both effective and quick, ensuring optimal results without risking enamel damage. Prioritizing dental health alongside whitening efforts is key to achieving a vibrant, healthy smile.

How Long Does Teeth Whitening Treatment Take?

Professional teeth whitening treatments offer rapid and superior results. In-office procedures can brighten your smile by up to 8 shades in a single visit. Take-home options provide gradual whitening over a few weeks, accommodating individual preferences and schedules. For stubborn discoloration, additional treatments may be necessary. Informing your dentist of upcoming events ensures timely enhancement of your smile. Professional whitening not only delivers efficient outcomes but also ensures safety and minimal discomfort. With tailored treatment plans, achieving a radiant smile is quick, convenient, and reliable.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

Teeth whitening does not affect dental crowns like natural teeth. In fact, whitening gels can weaken the bond between tooth and restoration, leading to complications. Preventive measures, such as avoiding staining agents, can maintain crown color. If dissatisfaction arises, crowns can be replaced to align with aesthetic goals. Prior consultation with a dentist is crucial to address concerns and ensure the best outcome. By understanding the limitations of whitening and practicing good oral habits, individuals can preserve the integrity and appearance of dental restorations, enhancing overall dental health and confidence.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

Teeth whitening offers temporary results, lasting from months to years depending on maintenance and habits. Consistent oral hygiene, routine dental checkups, and avoidance of detrimental habits are essential for prolonging results. Touch-up treatments are available to maintain brightness and address gradual staining. While not permanent, whitening can significantly enhance smiles and boost confidence. Understanding the need for upkeep and professional guidance ensures long-lasting satisfaction with whitening outcomes. By prioritizing dental health alongside aesthetic goals, individuals can enjoy the benefits of a vibrant, radiant smile for years to come.