The arrival of spring is something to smile about. But are your teeth as dazzling as they can be? I decided to find out how to brighten my pearly whites at the NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, whose celebrity clients include Tom Brady, Hugh Jackman, Usher and Bridget Moynahan.
The center is located in an elegant townhouse on the Upper East Side and is run by Dr. Emanuel Layliev. He offers an exclusive, express, light-activated whitening technique called QuickWhite, which is perfect for New Yorkers and other busy folks seeking a safe and speedy in-office makeover.
Shayla Badalova, a registered dental hygienist, began my session by pointing out to me that the degree of whiteness that can be achieved varies from patient to patient, and she carefully assessed the natural color of my teeth with a shade guide.
After covering my lips and gums so that only my teeth were left exposed, she applied the QuickWhite gel, a specially formulated polishing paste that contains real diamond dust and exfoliates surface stains from the teeth. Next, she put me under a Zoom! whitening lamp, which helps the gel penetrate the surface of the teeth to break up stains and discoloration. After only 20 minutes of lightening, I was done. I was happy to see that my teeth were several shades lighter and my smile looked bright and healthy.
Dr. Layliev checked the results and answered some questions I had about the types of whitening services he offers. He explained that QuickWhite is ideal for patients with tooth sensitivity because it is faster than the Zoom! treatment, which whitens teeth in 45 minutes. Before booking an initial whitening session, it’s advisable to get your teeth cleaned and schedule a consultation with him to determine whether QuickWhite or Zoom! will provide the optimal results for your unique needs.
Beautiful, bright teeth are the key to a confident smile. A quick trip to the NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry can get your smile looking its best.
Before and After
NY Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
128 East 71st Street
NY, NY 10021