Do you look in the mirror and miss your bright, radiant smile? Don't worry; it’s not just you. As we age, we all see some dulling and discoloration of our teeth. But just because it’s part of the aging process doesn’t mean you have to live with it! At Ohana Dental of Bergen County, we provide expert teeth whitening for our Midland Park patients.
What Happened to My Bright, White Smile?
Several factors affect the brightness of your smile:
- Aging – As you age, dental enamel thins. This causes the yellowish layer of dentin beneath it to become more apparent. At the same time, microscopic holes open up in the enamel surface and trap stains from the foods and drinks you consume.
- Staining foods and beverages – Coffee, dark teas, and red wine are common culprits that deposit stains on your teeth. But there are many other foods like blueberries, blackberries, tomato sauce, soy sauce, and curries that also stain your teeth.
- Oral hygiene – Brushing and flossing go a long way toward keeping your smile as bright as possible because the plaque and tartar that builds up on your teeth not only dulls them, but also puts you at risk for decay and gum disease.
- Tobacco use – Smoking or chewing tobacco deposits dark brown stains on your teeth. So you have to choose between tobacco use and white teeth because you can’t have both!
Our Professional Teeth Whitening Options
At Ohana Dental, we offer both in-office and take-home whitening treatments that will restore the youthful brightness and radiance of your smile. First, we determine whether or not your teeth and gums are healthy enough for teeth whitening. We always recommend a professional dental cleaning before whitening to remove plaque and tartar that could inhibit whitening
Zoom! In-Office Whitening
We choose Zoom! whitening products because we have found them to be the most reliable and effective for transforming a dull, stained smile.
We start the process by protecting your gums and soft tissue. Next, we put a layer of Zoom! teeth whitening gel on your teeth and use laser light to activate the whitening.
A full Zoom! in-office procedure involves four 15-minute sessions, so the entire process takes 60-90 minutes from start to finish. You can expect to see a smile that’s up to six shades brighter than when we started.
Zoom! NiteWhite Take-Home Kits
Don’t have time for an in-office treatment? Zoom! NiteWhite uses customized whitening trays that cover all surfaces of your teeth evenly and conform perfectly to the shape of your teeth. Wearing your NiteWhite trays every night for two weeks delivers brilliant results. If you prefer, wear the trays for two to four hours during the day to see the same results.
Please Call Us to Get Started!
Are you tired of a dull, stained smile? With convenient teeth whitening options at our Midland Park dental office, there’s no reason to live with the embarrassment of stained or yellow teeth. Please call us to arrange a dental appointment so we can get started!