Teeth Whitening Specialist

Emerson Dental Arts

Archer M. Katz, DMD, PA

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Emerson, NJ

White, sparkling teeth encourage you to flash your smile more often, making you look welcoming and confident. At Emerson Dental Arts, Dr. Archer Katz provides in-office teeth whitening to get you the smile you desire. Men and women in Emerson, New Jersey, can call the office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment for fast, effective, and professional whitenings.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do teeth become discolored?

The natural aging process leads to a normal yellowing of the teeth. As you age, the inner part of the tooth, known as the dentin, grows darker. Simultaneously, the outer enamel thins.

Grinding and clenching your teeth accelerates the thinning too, revealing duller, yellower teeth. Staining from substances like red wine, coffee, and tobacco also causes yellowing.

Teeth that have become discolored due to a genetic disorder, an overdose of fluoride, an accident, or the use of tetracycline don’t respond to teeth whitening treatments, however.

 

How does teeth whitening work?

Professional teeth whitening uses a peroxide-bleaching agent to lighten the color of the internal dentin. When this becomes lighter, it shines through the outer enamel more brightly, whitening your smile.

At-home trays use a concentrated bleaching solution, but in-office whitening offers the highest strength. The staff accelerates the process by applying a special light during the whitening.

A professional teeth whitening also includes polishing the external enamel to remove stains from coffee, tea, wine, and tobacco. That gives you the best possible results.

 

Why is professional teeth whitening superior to at-home trays?

Getting your teeth whitened in a dental office gives you better, faster results than messy over-the-counter strips, paint, or pastes. You see results in just one 30-60 minute visit and get dramatic changes in 2-3 total visits. Compare this to the mild results attained even after weeks of using an over-the-counter product.

Even if you opt for professional-grade take-home whitening trays, you’ll get far superior results in a shorter period with a professional whitening.

 

Who is a candidate for professional teeth whitening?

You’re an excellent candidate for teeth whitening with Emerson Dental Arts if you have healthy, unrestored teeth and gums.

Teeth that have become discolored due to aging or staining respond well to professional whitening. Teeth that have become discolored due to injury, genetics, or medication may not. Dr. Katz can recommend other cosmetic procedures to improve these teeth’s appearance.

Dr. Katz recommends resolving all gum disease, exposed roots, cavities, recession, or misalignments prior to undergoing teeth whitening as the process can aggravate or cause pain when you have these issues.

Emerson Dental Arts provides Teeth Whitening services in Emerson, NJ and surrounding areas. Please feel free to call our office or request an appointment online today. 

 



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