Need to whiten your teeth?
Forget those days of you covering up your smile because of yellow and/or stained teeth. With the help of your East Brunswick, NJ, dentist, Dr. Nainesh Desai, your smile can become several shades whiter.
Stained teeth affect a person's self-esteem, but is a problem your doctor can fix. There are several reasons your teeth become stained. Part of the reason our teeth become discolored is because of age. Some other reasons include:
- Drinking coffee and/or tea
- Eating certain foods, such a blueberries
- Chewing tobacco
Teeth Whitening at East Brunswick
There are two types of teeth whitening procedures:
The in-office procedure is convenient and doesn't take long. The gel is left on your teeth for a few minutes and, if necessary, a dental light is used to speed up the process. Your dentist will remove the gel, then reapply the teeth whitening gel several times throughout the one-hour treatment.
The doctor uses a device designed to keep your cheeks and lips open is placed your mouth. This device will ensure the tissue in your mouth does not come in contact with the gel the dentist will use to whiten your teeth. The doctor will then apply gel on the surface of your teeth.
Forget those over-the-counter teeth whitening kits. They don't contain high concentrations of vital components such as hydrogen peroxide, or carbamide peroxide. Your dentist and his team, on the other hand, know exactly how to handle, use and oversee the effects of teeth whitening gels containing these materials. This procedure gives whiter teeth in a shorter amount of time compared to the home kits.
If you don't have time, though, you may need to use a home kit. Your doctor will give you a take-home-kit. You can brighten your teeth when it's convenient for you. Make sure you listen to your doctor's instructions on how to use the materials in the kit. If your dental stains are severe, you may need to repeat the process .
If you have you have any questions or concerns about getting a whiter smile, call your East Brunswick, NJ, dentist Dr. Nainesh Desai today at (732) 254-2550.