Wish you could have a brighter smile? Over the years, your teeth can become dull and stained, but they don't have to stay that way. Professional teeth whitening can help you regain your old smile. Dr. Toan Bui, your Clifton, NJ, dentist, explains how professional teeth whitening will improve your smile.
What kinds of stains can whitening remove?
Teeth whitening is very effective in removing stains on the surface of your teeth caused by aging, foods and beverages. Although your tooth enamel is very tough, it is susceptible to staining if you eat or drink dark or brightly colored foods and beverages. Coffee, tea, wine, cola, soy sauce, berries are among the chief causes of stains. Cigarette smoking can also stain your teeth.
Professional teeth whitening products safely remove surface stains with hydrogen peroxide. Deeper stains that originate from inside the teeth aren't affected by whitening.
Why should I choose professional whitening at Clifton?
Over-the-counter whitening products have a few disadvantages, including:
- Treatment Length: You may have to use the product for weeks or months and may eventually forget to keep up with your treatments.
- Results: Over-the-counter products may not whiten your teeth as much as you hoped.
- Safety: Some products are difficult to use. If the whitening agents touch your roots or gums, the risk of tooth sensitivity and gum irritation increases.
Professional whitening agents are stronger than those you'll find in a drugstore kit and can whiten your teeth up to eight shades. If you've given up on whitening your teeth in the past because it took too long, you'll want to try professional whitening. Impressive results are possible after just one one-hour whitening appointment. Custom-made at-home whitening trays are also available if you prefer whitening at home.
Safety is a key concern during teeth whitening treatments. Your dentist spreads a protective gel across your gums before applying the whitening agent and also protects your cheeks and lips by using retractors to gently pull them away from your teeth during the treatment.
Revitalize your smile with professional teeth whitening services! Call Dr. Bui, your Clifton, NJ, dentist, at (973) 458-9899 to schedule an appointment.