Teeth Whitening Specialist

Jennifer Jablow, DDS

Restorative Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Thanks to teeth whitening, it’s possible to eliminate stains caused by poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, and the natural aging process. At her practice in Midtown East, Manhattan, restorative cosmetic dentist Jennifer Jablow, DDS, offers several types of teeth whitening, including in-office whitening with Philips ZOOM and take-home whitening kits with the IntelliWHiTE® system. To make an appointment at the practice of Dr. Jennifer Jablow in New York City, call the office or click the online booking tool today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening uses solutions like hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide to brighten your teeth. 

When these solutions are applied to your teeth, your enamel absorbs them. Over time, the whitening solution oxidizes the molecules within the enamel, making your smile whiter.

What causes teeth to lose their luster?

Often, tooth discoloration occurs due to the aging process. Years of biting and chewing cause the outer layer of your teeth (enamel) to wear away, making the yellow dentin underneath more visible. 

Other factors that can affect the color and appearance of your teeth include:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking beverages like coffee or red wine
  • Eating foods that stain, like tomatoes or berries
  • Taking medication with tetracycline
  • Oral trauma

You might also experience discolored teeth if you fail to brush and floss daily.

What are the types of teeth whitening?

Dr. Jablow offers several types of teeth whitening, including: 

In-office whitening with Phillips ZOOM!

Treatment with Phillips ZOOM! can make your smile up to eight* shades brighter in just one appointment. During this type of treatment, Dr. Jablow covers your tongue and gums with a protective dam. Then, she applies the whitening solution to your smile.

After your teeth absorb the solution, Dr. Jablow points a special light at them. The light causes a whitening reaction that cuts through years of stains and discoloration.

Take-home whitening with IntelliWHiTE™ 

IntelliWHITE is a teeth whitening system that Dr. Jablow invented. It’s the only professional-strength teeth whitening system designed for at-home use. 

By closely following the instructions, you can remove persistent stains and transform your smile. Since hitting the market, IntelliWHiTE has helped millions of Americans achieve the smiles of their dreams.

How long does teeth whitening last?

The results that teeth whitening provides typically last 4-6* months, but it’s possible to extend them. Dr. Jablow recommends brushing and flossing your teeth daily and visiting her at least once every six months for professional teeth cleaning. 

It’s also a good idea to avoid tobacco and drink dark beverages like coffee or black tea through a straw.

To learn more about the different types of teeth whitening, make an appointment at the practice of Dr. Jennifer Jablow by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling feature today.

*Individual results may vary.