Patients with stained or discolored teeth can restore their appearance with teeth whitening. The doctors at Jersey City Dental in Jersey City, NJ, offer ZOOM!® whitening with laser technology, which helps reduce sensitivity after treatment. Our practice also offers take-home trays with whitening gel for patients who wish to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home. For those who suffer from more stubborn dental stains or permanent discoloration, we also provide LUMINEERS® and dental bonding to help reveal whiter, brighter smiles.
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dentistry treatment in the United States. When teeth are stained or discolored, it can affect your overall appearance. Americans spend thousands of dollars each year on over-the-counter products, such as mouthwashes, toothpastes, and whitening strips to try and achieve a whiter smile. These products usually only deliver minimal results and can damage the enamel, resulting in dental sensitivity.
Teeth whitening is the most requested cosmetic dentistry treatment in the United States.
Professional teeth whitening provides a safe whitening gel designed to provide optimal comfort and more effective results. As the oxygen molecules inside the whitening agent penetrate the tooth, it breaks up the stains within the enamel, revealing a brighter smile.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Good candidates for teeth whitening include those who:
- Have healthy teeth with no signs of decay
- Have extrinsic dental stains, affecting only the outer tooth (enamel)
- Do not struggle with dental sensitivity
- Do not have porcelain veneers, dental bonding, or dental crowns
Common Causes of Stained Teeth
While tooth enamel is considered one of the strongest materials within the body, it is not invincible. Over time, it can begin to wear and discolor. By following a good oral health regimen, you can certainly maintain the health and beauty of your natural teeth, but external factors, such as the foods you eat, age, diseases, medications, and smoking can cause your teeth to discolor.
Common teeth staining products include:
- Dark sodas
- Red wine
- Highly-pigmented sauces (tomato, soy, curry, balsamic vinegar)
- Dark berries
- Tobacco products
Types of Teeth Whitening
To meet the unique needs of our patients, we offer both in-office and take-home teeth whitening procedures.
In-office ZOOM! Laser Teeth Whitening
If you desire instant results, our in-office treatment uses a specialized laser to deliver a brighter smile in just 40 minutes. During the treatment, the dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth before applying the whitening gel. Once the gel is applied, the laser will be placed over your teeth to activate the whitening agent, providing a smile up to eight shades brighter. This treatment not only delivers dramatic results, but reduces your risk for dental sensitivity.
Take-home Whitening Trays
When time is not a concern, you can enjoy whitening your teeth in the comfort of your home using our take-home whitening system. The dentist will take molds of your teeth in order to fit you with customizable whitening trays. Once the trays are ready, we will provide you with professional strength whitening gel that should be placed inside the trays before wearing. Patients who wear their trays for just 30 minutes a day will enjoy a brighter smile in less than two weeks. Whitening trays are also recommended to help you maintain your in-office whitening results.
Achieve a Whiter Smile
Avoid the potential negative consequences and minimal results of over-the-counter whitening products and contact Jersey City Dental today to learn more about professional teeth whitening. You can contact us online or call our office at (201) 332-0403 to schedule your consultation.