Brightening the color of your teeth is a fairly easy and affordable way to improve your smile. There are a variety of procedures to choose from these days. There are many over-the-counter options, but it is highly recommended you trust your dentist when it comes to applying any bleaching methods to your teeth.
Bleaching your teeth has a high success rate of improving one’s overall appearance and smile. It is not permanent and over time may need to be retouched. In Maple Shade, New Jersey, tooth whitening services are available with our friendly team of dental experts. Some methods that we offer at Dental Associates of Maple Shade include bleaching trays, the Zoom! Whitening system and the KöR Whitening system.
How Does Dental Whitening Work?
When you whiten your teeth, you are basically restoring your teeth back to their original white color before they were stained by food, beverages, wear and tear, or other aging elements that ruin the color and look of your smile. This method is a great addition to any restorative implant dentistry or other smile makeover procedures.
What Causes My Teeth to Stain?
- Grinding – grinding and clenching teeth can cause cracks, which easily become discolored
- Food – what we eat and drink can stain our teeth over time, especially tea, wine, or coffee
- Injury – any injuries that cause cracks or chips can lead to discoloration over time
- Age – when we are younger our teeth are less stained, over time they yellow more and more and show years of wear and tear
- Smoking – smoking is one sure way to yellow the teeth! Tobacco leaves brown stains that will eventually discolor the teeth as a whole
- Medicine – some drugs will cause discoloration of the teeth
Professional Teeth Whitening Services in Maple Shade, NJ
- Bleaching Trays
Bleaching is used as a reference when you are whitening your teeth beyond their natural color. It is a term that is used when the application involves products that may contain bleach like hydrogen peroxide and so forth. You can have a bleaching tray procedure done right in your dentist’s office.
Bleaching is only safe when it is handled in a professional environment so the dentist can make sure the gel is applied to the teeth properly by a trained technician, and the gums are protected with a rubber dam. The treatment will sit on the teeth anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. If your teeth need more whitening, more than one visit may be required.
The other option for improving the color of your teeth is to take home a professional bleaching kit given out by the dentist. These kits contain a slightly lower level of bleach that can be used at home. The whitening method is held in place with custom bleaching trays that are like wearing a dental guard.
- KöR Whitening
KöR Whitening is a system and brand that is considered top notch when it comes to teeth whitening. It can even whiten the most severely stained teeth. It can be performed in the office as well via a take home system. Some cases require a combination of in-office and take-home treatment.
KöR works on your teeth for hours to remove all the stains below the enamel. The trays, in conjunction with the whitening gel formula, work together to produce amazing results in even the toughest cases. It is considered a deep bleaching system that works for a longer period than any over the counter version. It can remove stains that have been buried into the enamel for years.
- Zoom! Whitening
Zoom! Whitening is a method that is customized specifically for your unique whitening needs. It can be purchased at the dentist’s office as a treatment. Dr. Lee can customize the treatment to the level that is needed to whiten your teeth. Zoom! even has a treatment for sensitive teeth. The procedure takes about 45 minutes and is known to bring teeth up to 8 shades whiter. They also provide a touch-up pen that will whiten the teeth for when you are in a hurry and want to brighten your teeth in between whitenings.
There are over the counter whitening products of all kinds available to consumers and patients, but nothing will be as successful and accurate as the more precise and effective procedures provided by Dr. Sophia Lee. When she applies the solution, she is careful to not allow the gels or bleaching agents to touch your gums, and she is also experienced in making the whitening experience comfortable for those with sensitive teeth.
We are your experts on teeth whitening in Maple Shade, New Jersey! Call us today to book an appointment with Dr. Lee and get that dazzling smile you deserve.