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Teeth Whitening – Park Slope, NY

Creating Dazzling Results with Comfort and Speed

When you look at your smile in the mirror, are you happy with its color? The majority of Americans wish that they had whiter teeth, so if you have yellowing or discoloration, you’re not alone. In fact, studies have shown that those with whiter smiles are automatically perceived as more trustworthy, healthy, successful, and confident. Thankfully, Dr. Frank J. Sapienza offers professional teeth whitening to turn back the clock on the appearance of your smile. Read on to learn more about teeth whitening in Park Slope and why it’s one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry options that The Dental Spa of New York has to offer.  

How Do Teeth Become Discolored?

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to keep your teeth pearly white forever. Certain lifestyle habits like smoking, tobacco use, drinking red wine routinely, poor oral hygiene, and more can cause your smile to become discolored, but it will also begin to lose it’s shine naturally through age. As time passes, your teeth are put through more wear and tear, which causes a lackluster appearance for older smiles.

Our Professional Teeth Whitening Options

At The Dental Spa of New York, we offer two different teeth whitening options to make quality dentistry convenient for all of our patients.


For those looking for fast and dramatic results, our in-office whitening allows patients to leave our practice with a smile that is up to 8 shades whiter. The best part is that the treatment time is less than an hour, on average. Using a professional-grade whitening gel and a special heating lamp to speed up the process, Dr. Sapienza can whiten teeth both safely and effectively. This method allows for noticeable results immediately, but it also reaches stains that are beneath the surface of your smile.


If you want the benefits of professional teeth whitening in the comfort of your own home, you can choose to receive our take-home whitening kits. These feature the same professional-grade whitening gel, but you’ll use trays that we custom make for your smile. Then, you’ll simply wear your whitening trays each night as instructed, and after a few weeks, you’ll start to notice bright and white results.

The Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

Now that teeth whitening is so popular, you may have seen the many products that you can buy in-store. So why should you come to see us instead of using a store-bought option? Here are some of the most popular benefits of professional teeth whitening:

Does it sound like you could benefit from our teeth whitening services? Call our office today to take your first step towards a whiter set of teeth!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

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Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

If you struggle to smile confidently thanks to stubborn stains and discoloration, you are likely a candidate for teeth whitening. The best way to find out for sure is to schedule a consultation with us. During this time, we can conduct a thorough exam and learn more about the goals you have for your smile. If both your teeth and gums are in good health, we can begin working on your custom treatment plan. If you have an untreated dental issue, like gum disease or a cavity, this will need to be addressed and eliminated before we can move forward with your teeth whitening treatment.

Does Teeth Whitening Damage Enamel?

Teeth whitening does not damage healthy enamel. However, if your teeth are compromised with decay or gum disease, the chemicals used to whiten teeth can cause additional problems. That’s why it’s so important that we conduct a thorough dental exam beforehand. Additional damage can also come from some at-home remedies, like using activated charcoal and hydrogen peroxide to attempt to address discoloration. If you want to whiten your teeth, you should always consult with a dentist ahead of time, even if you aren’t considering professional whitening treatment. This way, they can provide you with valuable insight into products and hygiene habits that will help you achieve your goals safely.

Does Teeth Whitening Work on Dental Crowns?

No, dental crowns cannot be whitened like your natural tooth enamel. In fact, whitening gels can weaken the bond between your tooth and restoration, which can cause complications. Be sure to let your dentist know about your dental history during your consultation. Fortunately, you can prevent dental crowns from becoming stained by maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine and avoiding bad habits, like smoking and drinking red wine. If you are unhappy with the current shade of your crown, it can be replaced to better suit the goals you have for your smile.

Is Teeth Whitening Covered by Dental Insurance?

Teeth whitening is not considered to be a “medical necessity,” so it isn’t covered by dental insurance. However, we can help you apply for dental financing through CareCredit – a third-party financing company that can split the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly installments with little to no interest. To learn more about your financial options, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our friendly team members.