We are open - safety is our top priority!
Renew Your Smile with Cosmetic Teeth Whitening in East Brunswick
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.
Why See a Teeth Bleaching Dentist?
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.
How Do I Know If Professional Teeth Whitening Is Right for Me?
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.
What Does the Teeth Whitening Procedure Entail?
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.
Do You Offer Teeth Whitening Products for Use at Home?
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.
Can I Use Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening Kits to Lower My Teeth Bleaching Cost?
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.
Is Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Affordable?
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:
- The type of whitening system used
- The number of treatments needed to achieve the desired results
- Whether or not you will need additional treatments to correct the color of dental restorations
We will provide you with an estimate of your cost once our dentist has assessed your dental issues.
How Can I Keep My Teeth Looking Bright After Teeth Whitening?
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.
Is There a Teeth Bleaching Dentist in My Area?
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.