At home. On the go. In our New Haven, CT, office. When you choose us for your teeth whitening, you can complete care anywhere.
How? Dr. N. Summer Lerch and the team at The Center for Esthetic Dentistry feature several kinds of custom whitening options.
Explore your candidacy—and your options—with our trusted cosmetic dentist.
Isn't Whitening Toothpaste Enough?
No, it's not. The truth is, none of the over-the-counter whitening products you could use will be as effective as dentist-directed whitening. That's because they use less intensive formulas. Not to mention, they can be more expensive and time consuming than they initially seem, because patients continually spend time and money on subpar results.
Choosing Custom Care
Over One-Size-Fits-All Products
With over-the-counter whitening, you'll be doing all the work. You'll also be using products made for anyone to use, as opposed to trays and gel tailored to your needs. Dr. Lerch can work with you to create a custom plan addressing all of your concerns.
As the leader of a comprehensive practice, she is well-educated in general and restorative procedures too, so she'll never gamble your health for an aesthetic touch-up. For a more cost-effective and transformative option planned with your smile in mind, visit Dr. Lerch.
Get to Know Your Whitening Options
Philips Zoom! Whitening
Conducted in Our New Haven Office
It's easy to get visibly whiter teeth with Philips Zoom!® whitening gel. In fact, our dentist can perform this treatment in under an hour, which is far quicker than the at-home bleaching process.
Depending on the type you receive, we can also bolster your results by using both whitening gel and effective LED light.
Conducted at Home
Have certain restrictions? Opalescence's™ whitening gel is gluten-free, kosher, and vegan, so you can feel good about the ingredients used to give you a beautiful smile.
Opalescence also directly addresses concerns of usage time, tooth sensitivity, and effectiveness by featuring five different formulas.
Convinced by Our Results? Then It's Time to Explore Your Options
A Dentist That Truly Cares About Her Patients
The professionals definitely care about your teeth and want you to feel confident and comfortable with your smile.
Scheduling appointments and services was very fast and easy, and everyone is welcoming.
I could not be happier with my decision to see Dr. Lerch! I wish I had done this sooner. The entire process of designing a new smile with veneers was seamless from start to finish. From the first consultation to the following 2 appointments I was soon in my new smile. Dr. Lerch, Sherri and the entire team make each patient feel so comfortable and safe in this big decision. I find myself smiling and laughing more than ever before and I could not thank them enough!View on Google
How Can I Cover My Teeth Whitening Treatment?
How to Decide Between at-Home and in-Office Whitening
The Advantages of At-Home Whitening
At-home teeth whitening is typically best
for patients with:
Dedication to ResultsAt-home whitening puts you directly in charge of your treatment. You'll need to wear your trays as directed. If you have trouble remembering to conduct your treatment, it may be much easier for you to attend a simple brightening appointment.
Busy SchedulesAs adults, there's always something on the agenda for us to deal with. Luckily, even if your schedule is packed, you can easily factor teeth whitening into your day. Simply put in your trays when you can, take them out, and enjoy results in just a few weeks.
Tooth SensitivityIf your teeth are commonly affected by sensations like temperature, you may want to whiten them with a formula that uses lower levels of hydrogen peroxide. At-home whitening is less concentrated, so it fits the bill perfectly for patients with tooth sensitivity.
The Advantages of In-Office Whitening
If you're considering Philips Zoom in-office teeth whitening, it's a great option for patients wanting:
Faster ResultsAt-home kits have a lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide, which means that they take longer to work. By conducting in-office bleaching, though, Dr. Lerch is able to use a more powerful formulation of hydrogen peroxide, transforming your teeth in as little as one visit.
Brighter SmilesAnother benefit of choosing to whiten your teeth with a more concentrated hydrogen peroxide formula is the intensity. That means they will be noticeably brighter compared to results from whitening gel, whitening toothpaste, and other at-home whitening products.
Dentist Directed CareDuring your in-office whitening treatment, our dentist's sole focus will be on you. Whether you have questions or you simply want the peace of mind that comes with having Dr. Lerch's help at your disposal, in-office bleaching is well worth it.
Great Experiences and Beautiful Results For Our New Haven Patients
They are the best!! The entire process was super simple and I came out with my dream smile. Can’t recommend them enough!View on Google
Great experience at this dentist place! The staff are friendly, helpful and professional. Thank you for making my teeth look better now!View on Google