Can I get my teeth whitened at the airport before my flight?

Many people long for a brighter, whiter smile. Consuming darkly colored beverages and foods, such as coffee, cola and beets leaves yellowish stains on the teeth, which detracts from your smile. The stains are caused by tannin in the food or beverage, but they can be removed by the dentist. Some of the stains caused by smoking and medications may also be lightened with professional teeth whitening procedures performed by Dr. Trager.

Achieving Maximum Teeth Whitening

Most people will need a few treatments in order to get their teeth as white as they would like. For an average person whose teeth are stained by cola, coffee or tea, two to three treatments achieve the maximum results. Studies have found that two one-hour sessions with a 10 percent carbamide bleaching gel achieve about 90 percent of the maximum whitening effect. After six sessions, no additional whitening will take place on the teeth. If the dentist uses a stronger bleaching agent on your teeth, you might not need as many sessions.

How Long Professional Teeth Whitening Lasts

Professional teeth whitening performed by the dentist usually lasts for about one year. Your results should last that long so long as you perform good oral hygiene at home and visit the dentist for regular teeth cleanings between visits for teeth whitening near the Queens airport. If the dentist gave you the at-home teeth whitening trays with the professional grade carbamide peroxide bleaching agent, the results should last for about six months.

Maintaining Teeth Whitening

After you have had a professional teeth whitening performed by Dr. Trager and his team, it is important to take action and maintain your whiter smile. Maintaining teeth whitening requires a combination of good oral hygiene and a few lifestyle changes. If you are a smoker, quitting is one of the most important things that you can do in order to keep your teeth healthy and white. It is also important to continue brushing at least twice every day for two minutes and flossing daily in order to remove food particles from your teeth. Some foods and beverages are known to stain the teeth. It is a good idea to avoid the following foods and drinks after getting your teeth whitened:

  • Red wine
  • Cola
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Beets
  • Tomatoes
  • Red cabbage

Scheduling an In-office Teeth Whitening

When you plan to catch a flight, it is easy to fit in a teeth whitening appointment with Dr. Trager and his team. An appointment for teeth whitening by the Queens airport only takes about one hour, and then you can drive over or catch a cab to the airport. With your teeth freshly whitened, you will be ready to have your photo taken during your travels and feel proud of your brighter and whiter smile. Appointments for teeth whitening are available from the morning to early evening hours in order to accommodate your flight or your work schedule.