Teeth Whitening Professional

Having whiter brighter teeth can have a big effect on your self-confidence, and professional teeth whitening products make it easy to get beautiful, healthy-looking teeth. Dr, Michael Shakin is a leading dentist in Staten Island, NY, offering patients an array of whitening options to help them improve their smiles.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do my teeth look yellowed and stained?

There are many things that can contribute to teeth stains and discoloration. Tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and chewing tobacco, can all cause brown or yellow stains and overall dinginess. Some of the foods and beverages we consume, including coffee, tea, red wine, blueberries, and foods containing natural and artificial food colorings can also cause discoloration. Foods that are high in acids, like tomatoes and citrus fruits, can cause the tooth enamel to temporarily soften, making it easier for stains to penetrate and “grab hold.” Poor oral hygiene habits can also cause teeth to become yellowed and discolored. Professional teeth whitening can address all these issues.

How does professional teeth whitening work?

Our practice offers a custom take-home whitening system designed to achieve superior results compared to over-the-counter home bleaching systems. The whitening process starts with impressions of your teeth. The impressions are sent to a lab where special whitening trays are custom-made, so they fit the contours of your teeth and mouth. The customized fit helps ensure the whitening gel thoroughly covers the tooth surface for optimal and consistent results, providing far superior whitening compared to over-the-counter, one-size-fits-all bleaching products. Once the trays are ready, the patient fills them with special whitening solution, and then wears the trays for an hour each day for 10 days.

Are the trays comfortable?

Yes, the trays are made of thin material for greater comfort, plus because they’re customized for you teeth, they’re designed to be comfortable right from the start.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Yes, the whitening system we use is designed for safe, effective , dentist-supervised whitening so patients can enjoy whiter, brighter, healthier-looking teeth. The system we use whitens teeth over a period of 10 days so it’s gentler than the one-hour in-office whitening treatments offered at some practices.

How often should I have my teeth whitened?

That depends on how well you care for your teeth between whitening treatments, the foods and beverages you consume, whether you use tobacco products and other factors. During your office visit, we can discuss the recommended frequency of whitening treatments so your teeth can always look their best.


Words from our patients

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    "The best dentist in Staten Island!!"

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    "Clean, kind, & painless ❤️ This Practice!"

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    "Compassionate and down to earth... all around an excellent and genuine human being. I will recommend him to all of my colleagues and family members."

    Ron F.
  • "I traveled from Virginia because he's just that good! He did a bonding on my front tooth over 25 yrs ago."

    Jeanette B.
  • "Dr. Shakin and his staff are very courteous, helpful and such a pleasure to deal with. I was able to get an appointment quickly and there was no office wait time."

    Verified Patient
  • "I've had many unpleasant experiences with dentists prior to getting treated by Dr. Shakin and I must say Dr. Shakin is the best dentist I've ever been to."

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  • "Dr. Shakin is the kindest, most gentle dentist i have ever been to. He takes his time and ensures your comfort each and every time!!!"

    Ally C.
  • "Dr. Shakin is the best, if it weren't for him I would not go to the dentist. As a child I had bad experiences...My opinion he is the best dentist."

    Theresa G.
  • "Very positive. Dr. Shakin and his staff are very friendly. They may you feel warm and welcome and are a pleasure to deal with."

    Michael C.
  • "As usual, I was taken in within two minutes to be seen by the Dental Hygenist and then Dr. Shaikin. The Dental Assistant was very friendly and escorted me."

    Bob S.
  • "My last visit with Dr. Shakin was fantastic. Everyone in the office is nice and it is always a pleasant experience."

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  • "Excellent. I always feel at ease with Dr. Shakin. He makes the whole experience pleasant. His staff is superb!"

    Joe D.
  • "Have never had an unpleasant visit. Terrific staff, always attentive. I feel very comfortable and i leave with a smile. :)"

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  • "My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Shakin since he opened his practice on Staten Island in the 1980s. We live 30 miles away in NJ and continue to see Dr. Shakin"

    Pat B.
  • "I have gone to Dr. Michael Shakin for over 15 years. He is professional, gentle and caring. If there is a problem he always makes himself available to see you..."

    Paula H.
  • "Like most of us, before finding Dr. Shakin, I had never met a dentist that I didn't dread seeing. That was over 10 years ago."

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  • "I came to this doctor about 8 years ago. Very professional and a person with integrity. I can trust this doctor."

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  • "This dentist and his staff have been my dentist for over 20 years - I love them, they are caring and gentle - wouldn't change for anything in the world."

    Verified Patient
  • "Been going to Dr. Shakin for years ~ Both he & his staff are the best!!"

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  • "The office is clean, the staff are true professionals and I've been going to Dr Shakin for over 30yrs. I have my whole family going to him."

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    "Excellent care, as always. Dr. Shakin explains every procedure: pros and cons. He is gentle but thorough in treatment."

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Michael Shakin, DDS
4243 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312
Phone: 718-650-3203
Fax: 718-984-7916
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