Teeth Whitening – Milburn, NJ
Make Your Smile Brighter and More Confident
Teeth are supposed to be white. However, that may no longer be the color you see when you look at your smile in a mirror. And if you’ve noticed, then chances are your family, friends and co-workers also see that your smile has become dull and yellowed. Fortunately, there is a relatively simple solution. You can have professional teeth whitening with your dentist. Choose between in-office whitening and a take-home system in order to have a smile that white, bright and confident.
The Reasons for a Yellowed Smile
The main reason your smile darkens is because of the foods and beverages you consume every day. Think about the richly colored foods and beverages you enjoy: blueberries, carrots, tomatoes, coffee, red wine and cola are only a few. All of these can stain your teeth over time.
Other factors that can impact the color of your teeth include:
- Smoking and chewing tobacco
- Some medications and chemotherapy treatments
- Micro-cracks in your teeth that hide particles of food
- Bruxism, or teeth grinding and clenching, which can darken the biting surfaces of your teeth
Stains can be either extrinsic—restricted to the enamel surface of teeth—or intrinsic, in which case they’ve penetrated the dentin layer that lies below the enamel. Similarly, bleeding inside the tooth from a traumatic injury can cause discoloration.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
There are many whitening products sold on the shelf at your supermarket or pharmacy. But that’s the problem—you don’t know how long they’ve been sitting on the shelf. Whitening ingredients weaken over time. However, the products we use are fresh and full strength in order to give you the most dazzling results.
Our in-office teeth whitening treatment is ideal if you need to transform your smile quickly. While you sit back in the dentist’s chair, one of our dental assistants applies professional grade bleaching gel to your teeth to power away stains and discoloration. In about an hour, you’ll see dramatic results.
Take-Home Teeth Whitening
If you would prefer to whiten your teeth in the privacy of your own home, then there is a take-home system, as well. With this, we’ll take impressions of your teeth and give you custom-fitted mouth trays. Just fill the trays each night with the whitening gel we provide and wear them for the prescribed length of time.
The Benefits of Teeth Whitening
Aside from improving the appearance of your smile, teeth whitening can also boost your self-confidence. You’ll feel better about yourself in social and professional settings. Furthermore, the first impression you give will be a positive one, and that is always helpful in any situation.