Teeth naturally become stained and discolored over time. Exposure to highly pigmented foods and beverages, the natural aging process, and tobacco use can leave the teeth looking dull, yellowed, and unevenly colored. Using teeth whitening to nix stains and achieve a brighter, whiter, more evenly colored smile is one of the simplest and most effective ways to revitalize your smile's look and your overall appearance.
There are endless, over-the-counter options for whitening your teeth, but none of these products offer the same benefits or results as professional teeth whitening treatments with our dentist.
At the dentist's office, we use a gradient color chart to mark the starting point of your teeth's color and help you understand what sort of results you can likely expect with your proposed course of whitening treatments.
With professional teeth whitening, you'll enjoy treatments that are completely customized. These treatments include custom-designed whitening trays that fit your teeth perfectly for a more even application of the whitening agents. Plus, our professionals can help you more closely achieve the specific level of whitening you desire.
Whitening treatments do not work on dental restorations such as dental veneers, crowns, or bridges. For this reason, it's important to work with a professional to whiten your teeth to ensure your final results match the tone of your existing dental work. If your dental prosthetics have become stained, our dentist can talk with you about your restoration options.
Since they are administered under the care of a dentist, professional whitening treatments contain greater concentrations of powerful whitening agents than over-the-counter whitening products. As a result, you'll enjoy more effective results in less time and with fewer treatments.
While products that have been approved by the American Dental Association should be safe to use as long as you carefully follow the manufacturer's applications and use instructions, you don't always know what you're getting when you purchase teeth whitening products over the counter.
With high-quality whitening agents and the supervision of our dentist and dental care team, you can rest easy knowing that your oral health is safe in our hands.
Whether whitening teeth at home or in our office, some patients experience a bit of slight sensitivity following treatments. We can help you address this sensitivity with fluoride treatments and prevent it altogether with treatment plans that are personally designed to prevent post-whitening sensitivity.
There are two different options available for patients who would like to whiten their teeth professionally. These include:
In-office whitening treatments are administered in our office. These treatments use slightly more powerful whitening agents than at-home treatments since they are administered under close supervision. As a result, less time and fewer treatments are needed to achieve the results you desire.
We also offer professional teeth whitening take-home kits. These kits are custom-designed for each patient and come with thorough instructions for at-home use. While more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening products, for your safety, at-home kits do not work quite as quickly as in-office whitening treatments.
If you have particularly stubborn stains or discoloration that cannot be addressed with teeth whitening treatments, our dentist can talk with you about a variety of options for correcting the look of your smile. Cosmetic dental treatments such as dental crowns, veneers, and cosmetic dental bonding can be used to cover up stubborn stains to improve the appearance of your smile.
After you have completed your professional teeth whitening treatments, you can follow these recommendations to maintain your freshly brightened, whitened smile:
If your smile hasn't been shining as brightly as it should, then we invite you to schedule a teeth whitening consultation with our dentist in Middletown, NJ. We can assess the stains and/or discoloration present on the surfaces of your teeth and help you determine the best course of treatment to help you achieve your desired results and revitalize your appearance with a freshly whitened and brightened smile.