Teeth Whitening Specialist

Yelena Shapiro, DDS, MS -  - Prosthodontist

Yelena Shapiro, DDS, MS

Prosthodontist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Murray Hill, New York, NY

In-office professional teeth whitening with the KöR® Whitening system allows you to whiten your teeth by up to seven shades during a single visit. If you’re interested in brightening your smile and feeling more confident, book a teeth-whitening session at the practice of Yelena Shapiro DDS in Murray Hill, Manhattan. Click on the online scheduler to book your cosmetic dentistry treatment or call the office in New York City to schedule a visit.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are the advantages of in-office teeth whitening?

In-office teeth whitening has many benefits over home kits. For starters, the whitening solutions dentists use are much stronger and can penetrate deeper for a more brilliant, whiter smile. In-office teeth whitening with the KöR system is also beneficial because it provides:

  • Continuing professional supervision
  • Fewer sensitivity issues 
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Rapid results 

Plus, when you come to the office of Yelena Shapiro DDS for your in-office teeth-whitening session, you can choose how white you want to go. Dr. Shapiro compares your teeth to the shade guide throughout your treatment, so you can achieve beautiful, natural results. 

How does teeth whitening work?

Teeth whitening with the KöR system involves one or two appointments, depending on your level of discoloration. During your teeth-whitening treatment, Dr. Shapiro cleans and examines your teeth and covers your gums to protect them. 

Next, Dr. Shapiro places a cheek extractor into your mouth to ensure none of the bleaching agents irritate your inner cheeks or lips. She carefully applies the KöR whitening gel to your teeth one by one. 

In some cases, professional teeth whitening treatments involve applying a special light or laser to your teeth to accelerate the bleaching process. After your in-office whitening treatment at the office of Yelena Shapiro DDS, it’s important to avoid eating and drinking — with the exception of water — for a few hours. Otherwise, no downtime is necessary. 

How can I make my teeth-whitening treatment last?

The in-office KöR whitening treatment is known for providing permanent results because the bleaching solutions fully flood pigments and whiten them from the deepest layers. This decreases future staining issues. 

But surface stains are always possible if you’re not careful. To help your professional teeth-whitening treatment last as long as possible, Dr. Shapiro recommends avoiding or limiting:

  • Coffee and tea
  • Red wine
  • Colas 

Dr. Shapiro offers custom mouth trays and clinical-grade bleaching gels that you can use at home as an alternative to in-office whitening, or to help your teeth stay white for as long as possible. 

Find out how teeth whitening can enhance your smile by booking an appointment at the office of Yelena Shapiro DDS today. Schedule online or over the phone.