Dramatically Brighten Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
If you have yellowed or stained teeth, a convenient teeth whitening procedure can help you achieve a dazzling white smile in under one hour. In Hackensack, NJ, Dr. Judith Mamah offers in-office professional teeth whitening treatments for patients who want to enhance their appearance and brighten their smile. Designing Smiles also offers a wide array of cosmetic and restorative treatments to improve oral and overall health.
How Does Professional Teeth Whitening Work?
Even patients who brush, floss, and receive routine dental cleanings and examinations can experience tooth discoloration. Many patients' diets consist of foods and beverages that can stain teeth over time, including coffee, tea, red wine, soft drinks, and food dyes. The result is a dulled smile and lowered self-esteem.
Our in-office professional teeth whitening treatment is much safer and more effective than over-the-counter options.
Professional teeth whitening treatment utilizes a bleaching agent—such as hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide—to lighten the color of your natural teeth. By penetrating the enamel, oxygen molecules actively break down the chemical bonds between stains.
Extrinsic Stains vs. Intrinsic Stains
In order to know whether you are a candidate for professional teeth whitening, it is important to understand the different types of staining. Extrinsic stains originate on the outer surfaces of the teeth and are caused by environmental factors such as foods and beverages. Extrinsic stains respond exceptionally well to professional teeth whitening treatments.
Intrinsic stains occur in the inner structure of a tooth, and are not caused by diet. Intrinsic staining can be present due to:
- Medications: Intrinsic discoloration can be caused by certain medications, such as tetracycline.
- Trauma: If you suffered blunt force trauma in an accident or fall, you may notice signs of intrinsic staining.
- Internal Bleeding in a Tooth: Trauma to a permanent tooth can cause bleeding inside the tooth structure, resulting in discoloration.
- Genetic Conditions: Certain rare conditions can cause severe intrinsic tooth discoloration.
If you have intrinsic staining, you are probably a more suitable candidate for porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding. Both of these treatments camouflage the discoloration by masking the teeth and are far more effective than bleaching when addressing intrinsic staining.
Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening
There are several teeth whitening treatments on the market today. However, certain bleaching agents can actually harm the enamel on your teeth. Our in-office professional teeth whitening treatment is much safer and more effective than over-the-counter options. Take-home whitening kits can cause significant tooth sensitivity and may take weeks to complete. Professional bleaching deeply penetrates your teeth, reducing sensitivity and achieving dramatic results in less than one hour.
Because it is performed by a dental professional, in-office teeth whitening is controlled and consistent, providing brilliant, long-lasting results. Professional teeth whitening is customized to meet the needs of each individual patient, so he or she can achieve the best possible outcome.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. When you are insecure, it shows through your personality and keeps you from doing the things you love. You can boost your confidence and enhance your smile with professional teeth whitening.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are interested in our in-office treatments, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mamah to find out which option is best for you. Contact us online or call our office at (201) 343-4302 to schedule your consultation.