Professional Teeth Whitening
One of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments at Rangel Dental, whitening is an easy and non-invasive way to brighten and enhance your smile. Tobacco, coffee, tea and red wine are the most common items that stain teeth. Yellowing or darkening of the teeth can be caused by medications and trauma, and teeth also tend to change color as you age.
In-Office Teeth Whitening
One of the most popular in-office whitening brands, Zoom! whitening uses a hydrogen peroxide gel with a specialized light that can whiten teeth up to eight shades in just under an hour.
To begin, your dentist or dental assistant will apply a protective shield or gel to protect your gums and other tissues of the mouth. A professional-grade hydrogen peroxide whitening gel is then placed on your teeth and is used in conjunction with the Zoom! WhiteSpeed Light. The WhiteSpeed's advanced blue LED light-activated technology accelerates the whitening process, and delivers dramatic results in less than an hour.
Immediately following your whitening treatment, we will apply a sensitivity-reducing fluoride gel to your teeth to ease any discomfort you may be feeling. Tooth sensitivity during and after bleaching treatment is common, and should subside within 24 hours. Using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth also can help to ease sensitivity.
How Long Do The Effects of Bleaching Last?
Professional whitening can last up to a year or more. Consuming tobacco or food and beverages that stain your teeth may cause whiteness to fade much sooner. Practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular cleanings also will help to keep your teeth bright and healthy.
Is Teeth Whitening for You?
If you are allergic to peroxide, you should never use bleaching products.
Patients with extremely sensitive teeth, gum problems or cracked or defective restorations may not be candidates for whitening.
Dental restorations such as white composite fillings, crowns and veneers do not whiten. Whitening should always be done before the placement of any new restorations.
If you are ready to enhance your smile with professional teeth whitening, contact Rangel Dental in Morristown, NJ, to schedule an appointment today! We look forward to serving all of your dental care needs.