If your teeth are not as brilliantly white as you would like, then you have no doubt been considering your options for teeth whitening. At Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio in Staten Island, NY, we know that you have questions about different types of teeth whitening and how to make your decision. Here are a few teeth whitening FAQs from our patients.


Is Professional Teeth Whitening Really Worth the Money?


You may be tempted to spend a little bit less money with over-the-counter whitening strips or gels, but you will actually be wasting money if you do this. These over-the-counter products can’t legally have the same potency that professional tooth whitening products sold through a dentist have and you will likely only notice a small improvement if any.


How Does Teeth Whitening Work?


When you visit us for whitening service, we will take an impression of your teeth and send it to KOR to have special whitening trays made especially for you. KOR trays are not only specifically fitted to your teeth, but they are made to keep gel from leaking out and irritating your gums. When we get your trays back from KOR, we will give them to you along with your whitening gel and you will use it over a period of two weeks to lighten your teeth by several shades.


Do You Need to Sit Under a Special Lamp to See Results?


No, at Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio, we offer KOR whitening. While you will get your customized trays and your whitening gel from us, you will not have to sit under a lamp or spend hours at our office. Instead, you can do your teeth whitening at your convenience in the comfort of your own home.


Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?


Most people with otherwise healthy teeth are good candidates for KOR teeth whitening, but we will need to examine your teeth and gums to ensure that this is the best option for you.


To find out if you are a good candidate for teeth whitening and to answer all of your other questions about this service, call Drs. Galligan & Villa Dental Studio today in Staten Island at 718-984-7700 or fill out our online contact form.