Teeth Whitening Specialist

Sharde Harvey, DDS -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Upper East Dental Innovations

Sharde Harvey, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in The Upper East Side, New York, NY

A brighter smile can be yours with a visit to Upper East Dental Innovations in Manhattan. Sharde Harvey, DDS, is an experienced general dentist in New York City on the Upper East Side with extensive training in cosmetic rehabilitation, offering in-office, state-of-the-art teeth whitening. Learn how the latest technology can leave your smile whiter, increasing your self-esteem and confidence: Call Upper East Dental Innovations or schedule an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What causes tooth discoloration?

No matter how diligent your oral hygiene routine is, discoloration and staining can still occur over time. Dentin and enamel are the two factors typically responsible.

Dentin is the yellowish interior of your teeth that protects the root, or pulp, of your tooth. Enamel is the hard, clear exterior of your tooth that protects the dentin. As you age, your enamel gradually thins, allowing more yellowish dentin to be visible.

Your teeth can also become discolored because of staining of the enamel. Staining can easily occur due to:

  • Tobacco use
  • Tea and coffee
  • Red wine and soda
  • Certain foods like spaghetti sauce

Certain medications, like antibiotics, can also cause staining and discoloration. In fact, exposure to certain medications as a child or while in the womb can lead to permanent tooth discoloration in adulthood.

How does Philips Zoom!® whiten teeth?

Dr. Harvey offers Zoom! in-office teeth whitening treatment because it provides high-quality, proven results.

Zoom! comes in two simple treatments: Philips Zoom QuickPro and Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed. QuickPro takes 30 minutes and kick-starts the whitening process with a touch-up, while WhiteSpeed provides dramatic results in 45 minutes.

Zoom! WhiteSpeed in-office treatments include:

  • Prepping your mouth and gums with advanced hydrogen peroxide whitening gel
  • Accelerating the whitening process with the WhiteSpeed blue LED lamp
  • Application of a post-treatment sealant to reduce sensitivity and protect enamel

Dr. Harvey also provides customized whitening trays for in-home Zoom! treatments, available in six concentrates to touch-up your smile whenever needed.

What are the benefits of using Zoom! for teeth whitening?

Several teeth whitening systems are available, but none deliver the professional results of Zoom!. More than four million people have enjoyed the benefits of the Philips Zoom!, which include:

  • Teeth whitened up to eight shades in 45 minutes
  • Little to no tooth sensitivity after treatment
  • Stronger ingredients for safer whitening
  • Touch-up or dramatically improve your entire smile
  • Available in take-home or in-office professional treatments

All professional teeth whitening treatments begin with a consultation, so schedule an appointment with Dr. Harvey by calling Upper East Dental Innovations or using the online tool today.