Teeth Whitening

Yellow teeth got you down? Yeah, I get it. Perhaps you’ve worked as a barista for years to support a heavy coffee addiction or maybe you like celebrating the weekend with a couple of glasses of montepulciano at Aurora Restaurant! Or you’ve just quit smoking but get reminded everyday of it from the dark pigment left on your teeth! Let’s talk about professional ways to brighten up that smile once again! It’s under there…I promise!


Your lifestyle appears on your teeth; years of drinking coffee, tea, soda, or red wine, as well as smoking, can darken your teeth. Let us put the sparkle back into your smile! Grand Street Dental’s whitening service in Williamsburg, New York City is both easy and non-invasive, and can remove years of stain and color from your teeth in a single, one-hour treatment.



After an examination and cleaning have already been completed at Grand Street Dental, we will prepare you for a whitening procedure by having you brush with Sensodyne toothpaste for one week prior to the whitening. This toothpaste will help to relieve any sensitivity, which may be a short-term result of the professional whitening. A hydrogen peroxide solution gel will be carefully and evenly applied to your teeth, taking careful precautions to avoid the gums. The solution will be left on the teeth for 15 minute intervals and then washed away. Usually after three intervals of 15 minutes your teeth will have lifted three-four levels of on the shade guide! A fourth interval could be done if necessary.

A relief gel will be applied to your teeth and Dr. Plotnick will review with you what food and beverages to stay away from for the next few days….and yes, coffee is on that list (don’t worry it’s temporary)!

Brief sensitivity will occur to even the most non-sensitive people, but will not last long. Brushing with toothpastes like Sensodyne will help, as well as staying away from foods at both extremes in temperatures for the next day or two.

Get your sunglasses on! It’s time to shine!

For more information about Zoom Science Whitening in WIlliamsburg, Brooklyn, or to schedule a consultation, contact Grand Street Dental today at 718-942-9942.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best method to whiten teeth?

Getting a professional whitening treatment is one of the best and safest methods for whitening your teeth.

Can yellow teeth become white again?

Teeth that have already yellowed can become white again. A combination of plaque removal at a dental office and professional teeth whitening treatments can help the teeth become white again.

What is teeth whitener formulated with?

Many teeth whiteners use peroxide bleaching agents. Over-the-counter whiteners contain between 3-20 percent peroxide and professional dental whitening contains 15-43 percent peroxide.

Which teeth whitening method lasts for the longest amount of time?

Professional teeth whitening performed in a dental office offers longer-lasting results because they use stronger bleaching products than over-the-counter at-home whiteners.

Is teeth whitening damaging?

Professional teeth whitening is performed by a highly trained dental specialist and will not result in damaged enamel. However, individuals with previously damaged enamel may not be ideal candidates for teeth whitening.

What occurs during a teeth whitening appointment?

At the start of a teeth whitening appointment, we’ll apply a hydrogen peroxide solution to your teeth. The solution will need to sit on the teeth for 15 minutes and then be washed off. This will be repeated 3-4 times, and then a relief gel will be applied.

Does teeth whitening hurt?

Absolutely not! We are careful to apply the whitening solution to the teeth and not the gums to avoid irritation. We also have you brush with Sensodyne toothpaste for one week prior to your whitening appointment.

How long does teeth whitening usually take?

Teeth whitening appointments typically take about an hour, but the time can depend on the amount of staining and the results you’re looking for.

How often do I need my teeth whitened?

We typically recommend having your teeth whitened about once a year, but touch-ups can be done in between that time.

How can I prevent stains on my teeth?

To prevent staining on your teeth, you’ll want to brush twice a day, avoid coffee, tea, soda, wine, and other darker foods and drinks, and stay away from sugary foods and drinks as much as possible. Regular cleanings can also ensure your teeth stay looking great!

When can I eat normally after teeth whitening?

You can return to eating most foods 48-72 hours after your teeth whitening appointment.

When will I see the results of my teeth whitening?

You will see some initial results immediately, and those results will continue to improve for a few weeks after your appointment.