Teeth Whitening

Whiter teeth make you smile more – it’s a fact!

Dr. Steven Polevoy was one of the first dentists in Westchester to begin offering take-home and in-office teeth whitening to his dental patients.

Over the last 14 years, he has developed effective protocols that produce long-lasting results. Many of his patients – your neighbors – have bright smiles thanks ot his help.

Teeth Whitening Choices

Every day, we are asked about teeth whitening. The treatment has become very popular, and in Westchester, most dentist offices offer different kinds.

There are so many choices, it is easy to get confused. The options fall into a few basic categories:

1. Over-the-counter products.

Crest WhiteStrips, Rembrandt Whitening tooth- paste, and similar products can be picked up in any drugstore or supermarket. But do they work? Usually not. They may keep your teeth from getting darker, but by themselves, they will not noticeably change their color.

2. Take-home Whitening Trays.

The most proven method, and usually the most cost-effective. We make trays that are fitted specifically for you, and you fill them with whitening gel and wear them for about 3 weeks. Very efficient, this method also has the best staying power, lasting the longest. It’s also easy to maintain – because you keep the trays, you can always get more gel if you see your teeth getting darker again. Normally priced at $400-500 at most offices, it’s only $99 at ours.

3. In-office whitening.

Britesmile and Zoom are the most popular options. The two companies recently merged, and now offer both choices. Unfortunately, we have not found these treatments to be effective long-term. In our experience, most effects wear off in several months, and you need to repeat the procedure again. Because of this, we do not offer Britesmile or ZOOM in our office.

4. Deep Bleaching.

This procedure is really in a class of its own. Extremely effective, very comfortable, and very long lasting, it is the whitening option many of our patients choose. It combines the take- home treatment with two in-office visits, resulting in white, natural, radiant smile. Although much more expensive then the take-home method, the results are remark- able, and very easy to maintain. If you have any questions about the products or techniques we discussed, please call us! We are always happy to hear from you, and will be glad to answer any questions you have.

Call us to schedule a consultation appointment to see which option is right for you.

“I am a heavy coffee and wine drinker. I thought my teeth would never whiten. The whitening system is amazing – and I got it for free! I highly recommend it to everyone!”-Donna C.


Teeth Whitening

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening done with professionally dispensed systems is absolutely safe, and has 20+ years record of safety. It gently removes strain from the teeth while leaving the enamel intact. Beware of “tricks” sold online – using an untested product can seriously damage your mouth!

Does it work?

It’s amazing how quickly and easily the toughest stains come off. Give it a try!