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Isn’t it time that you felt more confident smiling again?
If you are a coffee lover like so many of us out there then it might not come as much of a surprise that your teeth are probably not as white as they once were. If your yellowing and dull smile has you feeling a little embarrassed, don’t worry; our East Brunswick, NJ, prosthodontist Dr. Nainesh Desai has the solution that will have you smiling again in no time.
When it comes to whitening your smile you have several options:
- Over-the-counter whitening products and kits
- Professional in-office teeth whitening
- Professional at-home whitening
The kind of teeth whitening that is right for you will depend on several factors including:
- The type of dental stains
- The severity of the stains
- Your budget
- Your time commitment
- How quickly you want results
These are all things to consider before sitting down with our prosthodontist in East Brunswick, NJ. During your consultation, we will discuss your goals, as well as these factors to determine which kind of teeth whitening is the best option.
In most cases, if you are looking to get fast, visible results, in-office teeth whitening is the best option, as we can easily get smiles up to seven shades whiter (or more) in just a single one-hour treatment.
Patients dealing with yellow stains caused by the foods and drinks they consume every day, as well as smoking and the natural effects of aging, will see the most visible results from in-office teeth whitening. Those with more severe stains may require more than one treatment session, which we can discuss during your consultation.
If you do decide to get professional in-office teeth whitening you can sit back and relax in our dental chair while we apply the whitening gel on your teeth. Since the gel contains an extremely high percentage of the active whitening ingredient (either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide) it means that we don’t have to leave the whitening gel on your teeth nearly as long as you do with at-home whitening in order to see results. We may also direct a dental light over the teeth to activate and speed up the effects of the whitening gel.
Our at-home whitening system can also be a great option for patients who want the convenience of whitening from home while still knowing that the whitening product they are using is going to be effective. Most patients see results after a week or two of continued use.
Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick, NJ, wants to help you get a more dazzling smile. If you are interested in getting teeth whitening give our office a call today and let’s schedule a consultation.
White, translucent teeth are the hallmark of a beautiful smile. But with age or the foods we eat our teeth’s natural brightness can dim to a dingy yellow.
If this is your case, you may be able to benefit from teeth whitening techniques that brighten up your less than “pearly whites.” A teeth whitening treatment from time to time could put the dazzle back in both your smile and your self-confidence.
Here, then, are 3 reasons for considering tooth whitening to improve your smile.
You might be able to do it yourself. There are a number of home whitening options (including whitening strips) that are safe and effective to use at home. But there are a couple caveats: because your dentist can use stronger bleaching solutions they may be able to perform the procedure in less time and with longer lasting results than a home kit. Also, some forms of staining originate inside a tooth—a home kit won’t help with that kind of discoloration.
It’s safe and relatively inexpensive. Home bleaching solutions aren’t strong enough to be harmful (unless you disregard the product directions) and are usually not very costly. Your dentist uses stronger solutions but with the training and curing equipment to minimize any risk to your teeth. And compared to other cosmetic treatments, dental office teeth whitening is still a relatively inexpensive option.
Dental office whitening can be more comprehensive and precise. Another reason to opt for your dentist to whiten your teeth is the wide range of discoloration they can alleviate. They have clinical techniques for alleviating internal tooth staining, and could even combine these with treatments for external staining. Your dentist can also help you achieve the exact degree of whiteness you desire—from a more subtle, natural shade to “Hollywood Bright.”
Whitening isn’t permanent—but with a thorough application and avoiding foods and habits that contribute to staining, professional whitening effects can last up to two years. If you’re interested, see your dentist for a full dental examination for any issues that might interfere with the whitening process. From there, you’re not far from a brighter and more attractive smile.
If you would like more information on teeth whitening and other dental cosmetic enhancements, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Teeth Whitening: Brighter, Lighter, Whiter….”
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.
86 percent of Americans want to improve their physical attractiveness using cosmetic dentistry according to a recent AACD State of the Cosmetic Dentistry Industry survey. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments is professional whitening. Find out how a dentist at Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick, NJ, can help you show off your best smile with just one teeth whitening treatment.
Tooth discoloration often happens so gradually over time that you barely see the change. It’s usually caused by eating certain foods with color that stains the tooth enamel, drinking enamel-eroding sodas or smoking. Many people don’t realize that their smile has yellowed or darkened significantly until they do the “tissue test”: placing a napkin near your teeth to see the difference in shades. Many believe that the ideal shade for a beautiful smile is the color of a white eggshell.
Your Best Smile with Zoom!
A teeth whitening treatment at Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick is the fastest and most effective way to have your best smile possible. You can either choose to whiten your teeth yourself at home with a kit prescribed by your dentist or get Zoom Whitening in the office. A hydrogen peroxide-based gel is the key to eliminating the stains and discoloration.
Having Your Teeth Whitened Is Easy
Your East Brunswick dentist will take every step necessary to ensure that you have an easy and comfortable experience at your tooth whitening appointment. Expect the visit to last about 45 minutes to an hour. The dentist applies the whitening gel and uses light activation in three intervals until the desired shade is achieved. In the meanwhile, you’ll lay back in the dentist’s chair and simply wait until your dentist reveals your brighter smile.
Schedule a Whitening Treatment Today
If you can set aside about an hour in your upcoming schedule, you can get a better smile at Central New Jersey Prosthodontics in East Brunswick, NJ. Call (732) 254-2550 today to schedule a visit.
Your teeth were meant to shine! Tooth enamel’s polished translucence, framed by the dentin layer beneath it, has a way of vibrantly catching the light when you smile. But tooth wear and structural changes as you age can dim that shine. Add to that staining caused by foods and beverages or disease and your smile could further lose its luster.
On your supermarket or pharmacy oral hygiene aisle you’ll find dozens of products promising to restore that lost luster, including toothpastes, whitening kits or even chewing gum. While such products work to some degree, our dental office may have the right solution for you: a safe and effective treatment for whitening teeth.
Why see us for teeth whitening? For one, professional whitening solutions contain a higher concentration of bleaching agent (usually 35-45% hydrogen peroxide) than home kits. We usually apply it in a gel form directly to the teeth while using barrier devices like dams to protect the lips and other soft tissue from irritation. We may then apply heat or light to the applied gel to enhance the release of peroxide into your enamel.
This professional procedure can often give you a brighter smile in fewer sessions than a home whitening kit — and it may last longer. What’s more, we can control the level of brightness to produce only a subtle change or a dazzling “Hollywood” smile — whatever your preference.
Like a home kit, this procedure bleaches staining on the outer surface of enamel, known as extrinsic staining. But you can also have discoloration deep within a tooth, known as intrinsic staining, caused by a variety of reasons like tetracycline use early in life or complications from a root canal treatment. Home kits or even the professional treatment described above can’t whiten intrinsic staining.
For intrinsic staining you’ll need a special procedure that places a bleaching agent inside the tooth. Depending on the extent of staining the procedure could require more than one session.
To find out what kind of discoloration you have, visit us for a full examination. We’ll then be able to give you your options for putting the shine back in your smile.
If you would like more information on teeth whitening, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more about this topic by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Teeth Whitening.”