Teeth Whitening Specialist

Emergency Dentist NYC

Emergency, Cosmetic, and General Dentistry located in Union Square, New York City, NY

If your teeth are dark, yellowed, or otherwise discolored, a professional teeth whitening treatment at Emergency Dentist NYC in Union Square, Manhattan in New York City can transform your teeth in about one hour. You can remove coffee, tea, tobacco, cola, and age-related stains quickly and comfortably, so don’t wait to get the smile you want. Call the office or use online scheduling anytime.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes tooth stains or discoloration?

The most common causes of tooth stains or discoloration include:


As you age, it’s not unusual for your teeth to yellow or darken. This happens because of normal enamel wear over time. This enamel loss reveals the next tooth layer, the dentin, which has a natural yellowish hue. Additionally, your teeth produce more dentin as you age and this shrinks the size of the tooth pulp. This ultimately makes your teeth less translucent, causing them to appear darker.

Food and beverages

Food and beverages are common reasons for tooth staining. Beverages that can stain your teeth include red wine, coffee, tea, cranberry juice, and cola. Foods that can stain your teeth include curry, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar, berries, and soy sauce. 


Tobacco, especially from cigarettes, can badly stain your teeth. Chronic smokers may have yellow teeth, and lifelong smokers can even have brown teeth if they never treat the stains. 


Some medications, including certain antibiotics, anti-hypertensives, and antihistamines, can potentially cause tooth discoloration. 

Emergency Dentist NYC can help with all types of tooth discoloration. In most cases, professional teeth whitening is a great solution, but in the rare situations that it won’t work, veneers could be the ideal alternative.

How does one-hour teeth whitening work?

Emergency Dentist NYC offers Zoom in-office whitening treatment because it can whiten your teeth by as many as eight shades in only an hour. After a quick prep period, you relax under an LED lamp while a layer of whitening gel cures for 15 minutes. You may have up to four 15-minute sessions to attain peak whiteness. The Zoom intensity settings are adjustable, which ensures a comfortable experience — 99% of patients report little to no sensitivity with Zoom whitening. 

How does teeth whitening at home work?

With home teeth whitening, you use custom trays filled with whitening gel every day. The exact amount of time depends on the specific system and your whitening goals. This kind of whitening takes longer than the in-office option, but can still yield amazing results in as little as a couple of weeks. 

Can I remove spots on my teeth?

If you have discoloration only in certain areas, for example white spots on your teeth, Emergency Dentist NYC can help with rapid bleaching or another teeth whitening option to give your teeth a uniformly white and bright appearance.

There’s no reason to live with teeth you don’t love, so call Emergency Dentist NYC or book your appointment online for teeth whitening now.