Teeth Whitening in Rockaway, NJ
Teeth whitening is the most sought-after cosmetic dental treatment available today. But if you’re going to make the effort to whiten your teeth, you should know that research shows that the best results can be achieved with prescription strength dental whitening products.
With your busy schedule, you may not be able to take time out of your day to sit for an in-office professional teeth whitening. For your convenience, we offer take-home whitening kits that are tailored to your needs to provide you with the results you’re looking for.
Why Your Teeth Discolor
Yes, tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but it can lose its radiance because of age, oral hygiene habits, tobacco products, and the foods and drinks you consume.
There are two types of teeth discoloration: extrinsic (stains that result from external sources) and intrinsic (originating inside the tooth).
Extrinsic stains affect the outer surface of your teeth. These stains can develop if you consume large quantities of dark-colored food and beverages like blackberries, coffee, and red wine, or if you use tobacco products. Intrinsic stains are inside your dental enamel and originate from excessive fluoride, old and failing dental work, trauma, and certain medications like tetracycline. Since extrinsic stains sit on the surface of the teeth, they are usually more responsive to professional teeth whitening.
Professional At-Home Teeth Whitening
If you’ve tried over-the-counter teeth whitening products, you probably noticed that they didn’t produce the results you were hoping for. There’s a good reason for this – over-the-counter products don’t contain the same concentration of whitener that can be safely prescribed by Dr. Kao.
We recommend a professional cleaning prior to any teeth whitening so you get the most out of your whitening treatment. During your cleaning, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to create a customized whitening tray. You’ll receive a tube of whitening gel along with your tray and instructions for use.
We’ve found that at-home professional whitening treatments are a great choice for long-lasting, consistent results. Since you wear the whitening trays daily for two weeks at home, the whitening gel has plenty of time to work at lifting and removing stains from your teeth.
The customized whitening tray also offers the best method for even, consistent whitening that reaches all surfaces of your teeth. Store-bought kits containing generic mouth guards simply can’t do the job as well as a customized whitening tray.
Call Us Today for a Brighter Smile Tomorrow!
Would you like to learn more about teeth whitening and the ways it can transform your smile? Dr. Kao and the team at West Main Complete Dentistry would love to help you enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, sparkling smile. After professional teeth whitening, you’ll feel so good about yourself and the way you look that you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner!
Please give us a call to arrange your next appointment for a dental cleaning.