Professional teeth whitening is one of our dentistry center’s most popular cosmetic dental procedures.
Teeth whitening can lighten your teeth quickly and effectively by removing stains and discoloration, leaving you with a bright, brilliant sheen. For many, a brighter smile means improved self-confidence and greater enthusiasm for living life to its fullest.

About Teeth Whitening

dental check-up
A beautiful, bright smile will make you look years younger, more attractive, and confident.

Many people consider teeth whitening to be a necessity rather than a luxury. According to the Consumer Guide to Dentistry, it is the most-requested dental procedure in the U.S. 80% of Americans believe that the best teeth whitening costs are insignificant compared to the boost in confidence they receive from the procedure.

Success is frequently associated with laser teeth whitening because when your self-image improves, you are more likely to seek out better opportunities, take risks to form new relationships and end up taking better care of yourself overall. People, in general, appreciate a healthy-looking smile, and they are often less friendly and accommodating when you don’t smile due to embarrassment or low self-esteem.
If you believe that laser whitening will benefit your relationships and business ventures, it may. If you think that a winning laser whitening smile is what you need to be your best self, please call our cosmetic dentistry team for an appointment at Precision Dental NYC.

What Is Zoom Teeth Whitening?

Zoom whitening is the most advanced professional whitening technique available. It’s a cutting-edge procedure performed in our state-of-the-art dentistry office. Zoom whitening treatments take less than two hours, and you can expect to see results right away. The most effective teeth whitening can last up to 18 months. When compared to the cost of over-the-counter teeth whitening products that you must use for months, professional teeth whitening is a steal. Laser teeth whitening cost becomes not only more affordable but also much more attractive.

Your dental expert will first apply a protective substance to your lips and gums to achieve a brighter smile. Then he will expertly put a hydrogen peroxide-based product and use a special ultraviolet light to break up any remaining stains. The bleaching process takes about 15 minutes, and we usually repeat it two or three times to achieve the best teeth whitening results. We use a topical fluoride gel to reduce sensitivity to the materials.

Laser Teeth Whitening

Why Your Dentist Recommends Laser Whitening?

Teeth lose their natural whiteness for several reasons. A lack of good oral hygiene usually causes the loss of whiteness. Bad lifestyle choices like chewing tobacco or smoking are common culprits of yellow teeth. Drinks like coffee, tea, red wine, and colas stain your teeth. Regular use of turmeric can lead to teeth staining, requiring a treatment of laser teeth whitening.

Another cause of yellowing teeth is aging. Medications and medical conditions typically cause your choppers’ natural whiteness to fade. Perhaps an accident caused the enamel on your teeth to lose color. When the enamel wears away for whatever reason, the next layer, dentin, shows through. Dentin is a dark yellow or brownish color; laser teeth whitening may be your best option for achieving the desired smile makeover.

The primary reasons people want the best teeth whitening, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, include:

  • Boosting self-esteem
  • Covering up previous cosmetic procedures you got from a less talented dentist
  • Needing to feel attractive
  • Appearing younger
  • Improving your career
  • Landing a new love interest

Depending on the culprits behind your tooth discoloration, our trained staff and experienced dentists will use the latest teeth whitening methods to ensure the best aesthetic outcome.

Preparing for Laser Teeth Whitening

Your family dentist will begin with a complete dental checkup because it is critical to start with healthy gums and teeth to achieve the best teeth whitening results. If he discovers any issues before initiating the teeth whitening treatment, he will address them before the Zoom whitening session.

If you have periodontal disease, for example, you may require deep teeth cleaning. If you have a chipped or broken tooth, you must have it repaired. And, because your cosmetic dentist is also a restorative dentist, you can have all of those procedures, as well as Zoom teeth whitening, performed at the same location by your family dentist.

What Does Zoom Whitening Cost?

Most dental insurance policies don’t cover cosmetic treatments like Zoom whitening; it’s an out-of-pocket cost to you. But since your family dentist already understands your budget concerns, his team helps you find the most affordable dentistry plans.

Moreover, the total Zoom whitening cost may include treatments for other conditions, like tooth sensitivity protection, which is common in about 10% of those receiving professional laser teeth whitening. In addition, insurance will cover a portion of the costs of other procedures like teeth straightening or cavity filling. Don’t let the cost of Zoom whitening prevent you from getting the beautiful smile you deserve. Call Precision Dental NYC to learn about your options.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

A tooth whitening treatment works by applying a hydrogen peroxide-based gel to your teeth, which causes an oxidation reaction, releasing molecules that can penetrate deep into your tooth enamel and lift the stains that are discoloring your teeth. We can use hydrogen peroxide to remove deep-seated stains from your teeth in two ways. The first is in an in-office treatment in which we protect your lips and gums before painting your teeth with hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. The gel is commonly “activated” with a special laser, which simply speeds up the whitening process and allows the whitening gel to penetrate your teeth more effectively. For maximum effect, hydrogen peroxide whitening gel may be applied and wiped off several times during an in-office whitening treatment. Your teeth will be several shades lighter by the end of the treatment.

Another option is a custom-made home whitening kit containing whitening trays fabricated by your dentist to fit precisely over your teeth. These whitening trays are comfortable to wear and ensure the whitening gel will not leak out during your treatments. Your dentist will recommend carbamide peroxide whitening gel, a very safe form of hydrogen peroxide ideal for at-home use. They will demonstrate how to fill the trays and insert them into the mouth, and you can wear these trays for an hour or two each day or overnight, depending on the strength of the whitening gel used. You should start seeing results within a few days, but the treatment should take about two weeks to complete.

Sometimes patients prefer this solution because it allows them greater control over the whitening process and can be especially beneficial for sensitive teeth because we can prescribe a lower strength whitening gel. Also, if there are any sensitivity issues, simply discontinue treatment for a day or two until the sensitivity disappears. Another advantage of a custom whitening kit is that you can reuse the whitening trays as long as your teeth do not change shape, for example, if you get a new crown or bridge. Although it is an excellent treatment, teeth whitening is not permanent, and you will need to top up the results at some point.

Dr. Alexander Bokser

Restorative Dentist

Dr. Irene Bokser


Is Treatment Safe?

We’ve all heard horror stories about people who used teeth whitening treatments and ended up with painful or extremely sensitive teeth, or worse. You may have also noticed some people bleached their teeth, having done so to the point where their teeth appear gray and lifeless rather than white and healthy. These are all possible side effects of using over-the-counter or online whitening kits or misusing products, and attempting to whiten your teeth far beyond their natural color.

There is no reason why teeth whitening should not be very safe, as long as you consult with a dentist to ensure that a teeth whitening treatment is appropriate for your needs. It is critical to see a dentist beforehand because any tooth decay, gum disease, or failing restorations, like a leaky filling, must be treated before you can whiten comfortably.

Another advantage of seeing a dentist first is examining your teeth to determine why they have become stained. Teeth staining is usually caused by lifestyle choices, but teeth can become stained due to other factors. If you consumed too much fluoride as a child, your teeth might develop white lacy flecks or brown stains, a condition is known as dental fluorosis. Tetracycline can also cause gray or purple discoloration of teeth if you consumed too much of it as a child or if your mother took it during pregnancy. These stains may be internal, and we must treat them slightly differently from traditional teeth whitening treatment. Seeing a dentist will ensure that your teeth whiten evenly and more healthily.

What If I Have Porcelain Crowns or Veneers?

This question is excellent because porcelain crowns or veneers will not whiten as the treatment only affects your natural teeth. Your crowns or veneers may potentially do with replacing anyway, and the most modern all-ceramic restorations look fabulous. If you decide to replace your restorations, you must first whiten your teeth so that we can precisely match your new restorations to their new color. It is nearly impossible to do this the other way around!

Schedule Your Appointment

How Long Will Teeth Whitening Last?

Your professional teeth whitening treatment should last quite a while, but it does depend on your lifestyle habits and oral hygiene. For example, if you enjoy tea, coffee, or red wine, your teeth will darken faster. Another major lifestyle factor contributing to tooth discoloration is smoking, so if possible, use your teeth whitening treatment as an incentive to quit.

Take care of your dental health by brushing and flossing regularly and visiting a hygienist for cleanings. These preventative measures will all help keep your newly whitened teeth looking their best. Your dentist can advise you on how often you can safely re-whiten your teeth while keeping them strong and healthy.

If you want to learn more about laser teeth whitening, don’t hesitate to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our expert cosmetic dentists. We serve patients in state-of-the-art clinics in Astoria and Bayside, NY, and are ready to take care of your problem today.



I have had a very good experience with Doctor Bokser. He takes everything with ease and ensures that your issues are taken care in a timely and professional manner. He has the most light hand that I have ever experienced. I had a wisdom tooth extracted the other day and I didn't even notice when he was done. I would recommend Doctor Bokser to anyone that needs a great dentist as he is the best.


This page was modified on by Dr. Alexander Bokser, DDS (Dentist) of Precision Dental NYC

Dr. Alexander Bokser | Dr. Irene Bokser

Dr. Alexander Bokser is a dentist in Astoria, NY and Bayside, NY. He received his degree from New York University College of Dentistry, licensed by the New York State Board of Regents and the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners.

He is currently teaching dentistry at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. Dr. Bokser has received numerous awards in dentistry and community service. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and North Queens Dental Study Club.


The information on this website is to provide general dental information. In no way does any of the information provided reflect definitive dental advice. It is important to consult the best in class dentist in Astoria regarding ANY dental questions or issues. A thorough evaluation should ALWAYS be performed for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Be sure to call our dentist in Astoria, Queens to schedule a consultation.

Get in touch
Convenient Locations Precision Dental NYC Office image Precision Dental NYC Office image Precision Dental NYC Office image