Teeth whitening is a cost effective cosmetic dentistry procedure available at A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park, NJ. If you like your smile but it’s just lacking radiance, or you have some noticeable staining on your teeth from coffee, red wine, or medications, teeth whitening can make all the difference. Dr. Yusun Gohard can transform your smile with this simple procedure, lighting up every room your smile is in. There are many benefits to teeth whitening treatments, including an increase in confidence. Almost anyone is a candidate for teeth whitening treatment as long as they have healthy gums and teeth.
Different Types of Teeth Whitening
The in office solution consists of an hour long procedure to deliver immediate results. This is achieved from using trays and a bleaching solution along with a special chemical activating light. The tray will need to be made ahead of time. Dr. Gohard will take impressions of your teeth and send them to the lab so that your tray will fit your teeth perfectly. This will enhance your results from the perfect distribution of whitening solution. It will also prevent any of the bleach from finding its way onto your gums. After your tray has been manufactured, Dr. Gohard will fill up your tray and position you in front of the special light for up to an hour. Patients can usually achieve their desired results in this one visit, but for further bleaching, they can schedule another appointment, or use the take home kit.
The at home whitening kit, will whiten your teeth gradually. It works similarly to the in-office treatment with special made trays, with the exception of the light. You can wear your trays when you sleep, or any other time of the day that is convenient for you. Results will take longer to appear, but a high level of whiteness is just as achievable with the at home whitening kit.
Benefits of Teeth Whitening
There are many benefits of teeth whitening. Of course, your smile will be more aesthetically pleasing. You will have a whiter smile and with that, will come an increase in confidence. You will also feel more inclined to keep your smile white by brushing, flossing, and getting regular cleanings from us at A Healthy Smile Dentistry in Florham Park. This will increase your overall oral health!
Teeth Whitening FAQs
Q: Does tooth whitening cause permanent tooth sensitivity?
A: Sensitivity from tooth whitening is always transient. That means if there is any sensitivity caused by the whitening, it goes away within one to two days after the treatment, and the patient returns to the state of sensitivity he or she had prior to starting the whitening process.
Q: Can I get my teeth whitened?
A: Most people are candidates for tooth whitening, but again, each situation is unique and it’s best to contact your dental professional.
Q: How long does tooth whitening last?
A: Typically you can expect whitening to last from six months to two years, although some studies report results lasting up to 10 years. Avoiding red wine, coffee, and smoking—all of which can cause staining—helps preserve the results.
Q: Is tooth bleaching safe?
A: Yes, many studies have proven that tooth whitening is safe. You can protect your tooth enamel by using calcium sulfate and fluoride.
Q: How much does tooth whitening cost?
A: Prices vary widely for tooth whitening. Over-the-counter kits can cost as little as $20, with extensive in-office procedures approaching up to $1,000. If you want professional whitening, expect the price to be around $300 to $800. If you want an at-home bleaching kit from your dentist, expect to pay between $300 and $600. Learn more about dental insurance and financing.
Q: Does tooth whitening affect fillings, veneers, or crowns?
A: Tooth whitening has little or no effect on restorative materials such as porcelain or crowns, but it may temporarily reduce the bond strength between enamel and composite restorations. This is why it’s a good idea to check with your dental professional before beginning any course of tooth whitening.
Q: Is the agent used in tooth whitening toxic?
A: Products developed from carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, and urea (substances found in every human cell), should be used cautiously to alleviate concern. Those who have issues are the ones who don’t follow instructions and overuse the products for months or years.
If you think you would benefit from a teeth whitening treatment, or other cosmetic dentistry solutions such as porcelain veneers, please give A Healthy Smile Dentistry a call at our Florham Park office. You can reach us by calling 973-377-2222 or by filling out our online contact form on our contact us page.