Teeth Whitening

Robert Zarabi, DDS

Restorative & Dental Surgeon located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Many people want a whiter and brighter smile and aren’t sure what teeth whitening option to choose. Dr. Robert Zarabi in Midtown East, New York, provides a variety of teeth whitening options, including Opalescence® products, the Zoom!® laser, and more. GloPro Whitening system is a popular choice and doesn't cause sensitivity. If you aren’t happy with the stains and discoloration on your teeth, visit Dr. Zarabi to explore the world of teeth whitening. Call or click to schedule online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are my teeth whitening options?

A variety of teeth whitening options are available, including:

  • Over-the-counter gels
  • Whitening toothpastes
  • Whitening strips and take-home kits
  • In-office whitening treatments, such as the Zoom! laser

At-home teeth whitening methods can work for more superficial, extrinsic stains, but professional treatments might be necessary for best results and for stains that are deeply discolored.

Some treatments must be performed in-office under dental supervision. Dr. Zarabi offers an array of teeth whitening options.

Prescription-strength strips and custom trays

Prescription-strength strips are stronger and more effective than at-home kits.

Zoom! laser

The Zoom! laser is a revolutionary one-hour treatment that combines bleaching gel and laser light for optimal, lasting results up to eight shades whiter.


Opalescence is a brand of teeth whitening products that’s backed by more than 20 years of research. Opalescence creates at-home and in-office custom trays that are especially effective.

What causes teeth stains?

Certain substances and outside factors can stain your teeth, such as:

  • Trauma
  • Disease
  • Genetics
  • Medications
  • Tobacco use
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Foods and drinks, including red wine

How does teeth whitening work?

Most teeth whitening methods use bleaching chemicals that break the stains into smaller particles to disseminate them. With less concentration of stained color, your teeth appear several shades whiter.

The Zoom! laser light works with the Zoom! hydrogen peroxide gel to break up the stains and discoloration.

What are the benefits of the Zoom! laser?

The Zoom! laser offers immediate results and can be customized to suit you with a variety of white shades to choose from.

The effects of the Zoom! laser are long-lasting, and you’re given custom touch-up kits to take home that can further improve the results.

The Zoom! laser treatment is well-tolerated, and besides mild tooth sensitivity, there aren’t any side effects.

Are professional teeth whitening treatments better than over-the-counter kits?

Professional teeth whitening treatments are far superior to over-the-counter kits because they’re much stronger and are specially designed to be used by a dental professional.

The bleaching chemicals are more highly concentrated, and many treatments combine the gels with the use of laser technology that can only be used by a trained dental professional.

Professional teeth whitening treatments can reach deeper stains and yield better results.

For your personal consultation and to find out the whitening treatment that’s best for you, visit Dr. Zarabi in Midtown East, New York. Call or book online.