Teeth Whitening Specialist

Dental Professionals of Jersey City

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Jersey City, NJ

You don’t have to live with stained teeth that are unsightly and ruin your self-confidence. Paul Lustiger, DDS, Seonha Park, DMD, and the experienced team at Dental Professionals of Jersey City offer innovative teeth-whitening treatments to give you a beautiful white smile you’re proud of. Call the Jersey City, New Jersey, office to learn more about teeth whitening or schedule an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening, or teeth bleaching, is a noninvasive, simple cosmetic dental treatment that makes your teeth shades whiter and more aesthetically pleasing. It’s useful if your teeth are stained due to:

  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Certain foods and drinks
  • Some medications
  • Tobacco products
  • Certain diseases
  • Poor oral hygiene

Over-the-counter whitening products make your teeth whiter, but professional-strength teeth whitening is a stronger, more effective solution.

Tooth whitening only works on natural tooth enamel, so you may desire dental restoration (fillings, crowns, etc.) replacements after whitening to match your new, whiter teeth.

What should I expect during teeth-whitening treatment?

In-office teeth whitening often requires two visits. During your first appointment, your dentist takes impressions, or molds, of your teeth to create custom, clear plastic teeth whitening trays.

Once your trays are ready, you schedule another appointment to make sure they fit properly. Your dentist makes adjustments if necessary and sends whitening trays home with you.

You’ll wear the trays, with a special whitening solution from your dentist, twice a day or overnight for several weeks, depending on the level of whiteness you desire.

You might experience tooth sensitivity during teeth whitening, but this side effect should subside soon after you stop bleaching. Follow your dentist’s instructions to care for your teeth and whitening trays properly during treatment.

How can I keep my teeth white?

Teeth whitening isn’t permanent and may diminish over time. Periodic touch-up whitening treatments are often necessary to ensure your teeth stay the white color you desire.

Limit or avoid products that stain, such as soda, red wine, coffee, tea, and tobacco products, to keep teeth as white as possible.

See your dentist regularly for dental exams and professional cleanings, brush your teeth twice daily, and floss every day. Use a whitening mouthwash regularly to maintain a pearly white shade.

You don’t have to live with stained teeth, as teeth whitening is a simple cosmetic treatment you can do from the comfort of home after receiving custom whitening trays from your dentist. Call Dental Professionals of Jersey City to schedule an appointment or book one online today.