Teeth Whitening in Westbury, NY

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Professional Teeth Whitening in Westbury, NY

A Safe and Affordable Solution for Your Stunning Smile

man smiling in dental chairYour smile is a reflection of your personality, and we believe everyone deserves to shine. At Westbury Dental Spa, Dr. Farhana Oza-Chughtai offers custom professional teeth whitening services to help enhance your smile’s appearance. Discover if teeth whitening is right for you and learn how our team in Westbury, NY, can make your smile shine!

What Causes Teeth to Stain?

Our teeth can become stained over time due to various factors, some of which are a natural part of life, while others are within our control. Understanding the causes of teeth staining is essential before delving into the benefits of professional teeth whitening.

Natural Aging

As we age, our teeth naturally undergo wear and tear. The enamel, the outermost layer of our teeth, becomes thinner with time, allowing the yellowish, underlying dentin to show through. This natural aging process can lead to a gradual yellowing or darkening of our teeth.

Dietary Choices

The foods and beverages we consume can significantly impact the color of our teeth. Dark-colored substances like coffee, tea, red wine, and certain fruits and vegetables can contribute to staining over time. Additionally, acidic foods and drinks can weaken enamel, making it more susceptible to staining.

Smoking and Tobacco Use

Smoking and the use of tobacco products are notorious for causing teeth stains. The tar and nicotine found in cigarettes can lead to stubborn yellow or brown discoloration that is challenging to remove with regular brushing alone.

Poor Oral Hygiene

Woman receiving a dental cleaningInadequate oral hygiene practices can lead to plaque buildup and tooth discoloration. Failure to brush and floss regularly can allow stains to accumulate on the enamel.


Some medications, notably antibiotics like tetracycline and certain antipsychotic drugs, can cause intrinsic staining, which occurs within the tooth’s structure. This type of staining is often more resistant to traditional whitening methods.

Dental Trauma

Injuries to the teeth, especially during childhood when teeth are still developing, can lead to discoloration. Trauma may cause the affected teeth to darken or appear grayish.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Choosing professional teeth whitening at Westbury Dental Spa offers numerous advantages that set it apart from over-the-counter products. Some of  the most compelling benefits of opting for this professional treatment include the following:

  • Dramatic Results: Professional teeth whitening can provide remarkable and immediate results, often achieving shades of white that are unattainable with store-bought alternatives.
  • Customized Treatment: Dr. Oza-Chughtai tailors the treatment to your needs and goals. This personalized approach ensures you achieve the exact level of whitening you desire.
  • Safety and Comfort: Under the expert care of Dr. Oza-Chughtai, you can trust that the whitening process is safe and minimizes potential discomfort or sensitivity.
  • Long-Lasting Effects: Professional whitening delivers enduring results, allowing you to enjoy a bright smile for an extended period, often several months to years.
  • Skilled Guidance: During your consultation, you’ll receive valuable advice on maintaining your white smile, including dietary choices and oral hygiene practices.

Candidacy for Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening is an effective solution for many individuals, but not everyone may be an ideal candidate. Factors that determine candidacy include:

  • Existing Dental Work: Crowns, dental veneers, and fillings do not respond to teeth whitening. If you have such restorations on visible teeth, professional whitening may not be suitable.
  • Tooth Sensitivity: Some individuals may experience heightened tooth sensitivity during and after whitening. Dr. Oza-Chughtai can recommend desensitizing solutions if needed.
  • Gum Health: Healthy gums are essential for a successful whitening procedure. Pre-existing gum issues may need to be addressed before whitening.

Professional Teeth Whitening Process

Laser Teeth Whitening Procedure

woman pointing at her bright smileThe laser teeth whitening process goes as follows:

  • Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a qualified cosmetic dentist like Dr. Oza-Chughtai. During this consultation, your dentist will assess the current state of your teeth and discuss your expectations and desired outcomes.
  • Preparation: Before the procedure, your dentist will protect your gums and lips with a rubber dam or a protective gel to minimize exposure to the laser.
  • Application of Whitening Gel: A specially formulated whitening gel, usually containing hydrogen peroxide, is applied to your teeth.
  • Laser Activation: A dental laser, often a Diode Laser, activates the whitening gel. The laser energy accelerates the whitening process.
  • Multiple Sessions: The laser may be applied in several sessions, each lasting 15 to 20 minutes. Your dentist monitors the progress and ensures the treatment doesn’t cause discomfort.
  • Rinse and Evaluation: After the desired level of whitening is achieved, the gel is rinsed off, and your dentist evaluates the results. You’ll notice an immediate improvement in the color of your teeth.

Microabrasion Teeth Whitening Procedure

The microabrasion teeth whitening procedure is as follows:

  1. Consultation: As with laser whitening, the process starts with a consultation with Dr. Oza-Chughtai to evaluate your teeth and discuss your goals.
  2. Isolation: Your dentist will isolate the teeth that require treatment to prevent the acid and abrasive mixture from affecting surrounding teeth and gums.
  3. Preparation: A mixture of pumice and hydrochloric acid is applied to the surface of the teeth.
  4. Gentle Abrasion: Your dentist gently rubs the mixture on the teeth in a controlled manner to remove thin layers of enamel. This process is repeated until the desired results are achieved.
  5. Rinse and Evaluation: After treatment, the acid and pumice mixture is thoroughly rinsed away. Your dentist will then evaluate the results to ensure that the stains have been effectively removed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whiten Your Smile Without the Hassle

Embrace the confidence that comes with a dazzling smile. Dr. Oza-Chughtai and our team at Westbury Dental Spa are delighted to introduce you to the transformative world of professional teeth whitening in Westbury, NY. As a premier dental spa, we prioritize your comfort, safety, and stunning results. 

Call our Westbury, NY, office at (516) 282-5100 to schedule your appointment. We also serve patients in Garden City, Uniondale, and Hempstead. 

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