Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry. Practically anyone can benefit from teeth whitening which is a quick and affordable way to improve the esthetics of your smile.
Tooth enamel darkens naturally overtime. Exposure to dark foods and beverages or tobacco use can accelerate changes in the color of your teeth. In addition, certain medications, childhood illnesses, or improper oral hygiene can lead to tooth discoloration.
Dr. Raj Upadya of Esthetic Dental Care in Florham Park, NJ offers convenient options for restoring your natural, bright smile with teeth whitening.
Zoom Teeth Whitening
Zoom Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular technologies for in-office teeth whitening. Zoom teeth whitening is completed in our office in less than an hour and produces instant results up to 8 shades lighter.
Zoom teeth whitening is great for special events such as weddings, graduations, and job interviews. In office tooth whitening can also provide a great “jump start” to at-home teeth whitening treatment.
Zoom teeth whitening uses a professional bleaching gel that is activated using a special lighting system. Zoom whitening is gentle and effective. While some patients report tooth sensitivity immediately following the procedure, they typically are able to eat and drink normally within hours of the procedure.
At Home Teeth Whitening
Our at home professional teeth whitening system includes a custom fit bleaching tray and special bleaching gel. This customized tray assures that the bleaching gel will be administered evenly and properly without causing damage to the gums or tooth enamel.
At home teeth whitening treatment takes place over a number of weeks where the trays are worn either during the day or overnight, depending on the patient, for a set amount of time.
Touch up products are available to maintain your brighter, whiter smile.
Teeth Whitening FAQs
How does professional teeth bleaching compare to over the counter options?
There are many over the counter options for teeth whitening including whitening tooth paste, whitening strips and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice. Dr. Upadya offers teeth whitening systems with custom fit trays to ensure even whitening of the teeth. In addition, our products are specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.
How much does teeth whitening cost?
Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available. The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on the type of whitening you choose and your desired outcome. Contact our office for more specific details.
Will bleaching cause my teeth to be more sensitive?
One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Upadya carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. The products we use are specially formulated to virtually eliminate sensitivity.
How long does whitening last?
The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect Zoom teeth whitening to last up to a year or more. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.