Garden State Dental of East Brunswick
422 Highway 18 North, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
The daily accumulation of stains from smoking and the foods and beverages that we consume can cause our teeth to become yellow and dingy. Our affordable teeth whitening services are an economical way to restore some sparkle to your smile.
Unlike the do-it-yourself whitening kits that you find in your local drugstore, our in-office teeth whitening treatments are performed under carefully controlled conditions to ensure the best possible results. Also known as power bleaching, our professional whitening gels are highly concentrated to produce noticeable results almost instantly.
During your initial consultation, our dentist will perform a thorough dental exam to determine the underlying cause of your tooth discoloration. Our whitening systems are most effective on discoloration caused by years of smoking and the consumption of certain foods and beverages. There are some stains, such as those caused by genetics or tetracycline, that do not respond to the whitening process. The whitening procedure also will not change the color of dental restorations, such as fillings, crowns, and veneers. If our dentist decides that the whitening procedure is right for your dental issues, we will work with you to find the best whitening system to achieve the results you are looking for.
The teeth whitening process is simple and painless. Before we begin the actual bleaching procedure, the dentist will examine and clean your teeth. The dentist will also take pictures so the results of the treatment can be accurately monitored. Once the dentist is ready to start the bleaching process, he or she will place a cheek retractor in your mouth to expose the affected teeth. A protective liquid is applied to the gums to prevent them from becoming irritated by the bleaching gel. The dentist then applies several coats of highly concentrated bleaching gel to the teeth. Each coat is left on the teeth for a specific amount of time before being removed. Depending on the system used, the dentist may use a special light to activate the gel and enhance the results. After the last coat of bleaching gel is removed, the dentist will evaluate the results to see if further whitening is needed.
We realize that in-office teeth whitening may not work with some patients’ busy schedules. That is why we also offer at-home whitening systems. Our dentist will create your personalized kit by taking an impression of your teeth that will be used to create a custom-fitted whitening tray. Your kit will also include professional-strength bleaching gel. Our helpful staff will make sure you understand how to use the system before you leave our office. Most of our patients wear the teeth whitening trays for an hour a day and experience up to six shades of lightening within two weeks.
Over-the-counter whitening systems come in a variety of forms, including gels, rinses, toothpastes, strips, and trays, and can be found in most drug and retail stores. While these systems are convenient and relatively inexpensive, they lack the strength of professional products. There is also the potential for user error, which can lead to uneven results or gum irritation. Our professional whitening services eliminate the possibility of user error and provide more dramatic and longer-lasting results. Call today to schedule your consultation.
You can expect our in-office-whitening treatments and our professional-grade kits for teeth whitening at home to cost more than over-the-counter-options. We believe, however, that the quality of the results is worth the expense. The exact cost of your whitening treatment will depend on:
We will provide you with an estimate of your cost once our dentist has assessed your dental issues.
How long the results of teeth whitening last depends on the individual. If your tooth discoloration was caused by smoking or the consumption of coffee, wine, tea, or other foods and beverages that can cause staining, you may want to consider changing those habits to maintain your results as long as possible. Of course, it is also important that you see a dentist every six months for a professional cleaning. With proper oral care, your whitening treatment could last up to 10 years.
Are you ready to rejuvenate your smile with teeth whitening in East Brunswick? If so, call us today at (732) 276-4135. Our dentists will help you find a cosmetic dental whitening option that is right for your type of tooth discoloration.