We love our pearly whites, but we hate to spend extra time at the dentist?s office keeping them clean. Thankfully, we found three new ways to whiten without getting in the hot seat.
At the Spa Here to get our teeth in tip-top shape without the drills or needles is Lavaan Dental Spa. This sleek West Village cleaning-and-whitening-only salon offers affordable treatments ($89 for a cleaning, $295 for whitening), noise-canceling headphones and iPads for your entertainment--so you can say ?aah? and mean it. 474 Sixth Ave. (between 11th and 12th sts.); 212-837-1833 or lavaansmile.com
Naturally Just named the official line of oral care for NYC?s Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentisse?s fluoride-free whitening products combine two types of clay to remove surface stains. We like the peppermint-oil-infused Natural Reflection Toothpaste ($17) and the alcohol-free Natural Solution Oral Rinse ($15).
With Science Got ten minutes? Get a professional-caliber smile at home with the Glo Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Kit ($275), which uses the same expensive laser-whitening technology used by dentists. An electrically charged mouthpiece combines heat and light to distribute a viscous formula guaranteed to make your teeth up to seven shades brighter. You may look like you?re sporting a mouth guard, but the results are worth it.