We all want brighter and whiter teeth, so most of us would turn to a variety of over-the-counter products that promise us a better-looking smile. But you’ll need to use these pastes, gels, and strips for months at a time in order to see any changes in your teeth. You might also injure your gums since the bleaching agents in these products could burn the soft tissues in your mouth. For safe and effective teeth whitening, it’s best to turn to your Lincroft dentist who’ll get your teeth noticeably whiter in just one visit.
Your teeth tend to develop stains over time as they experience wear and tear. Beverages such as tea and coffee are known to stain teeth. Bad habits such as smoking and chewing on tobacco will not only discolor your smile, but will also affect your health in the long run. While teeth whitening can rid the stains in your smile brought upon by these products, it’s best to limit or even avoid further use in the future in order to maintain whiter teeth.
Before you get started with the teeth whitening process, your dentist will need to conduct a complete evaluation of your mouth, to see if there are any oral health problems that’ll need to be addressed before treatment. Once cleared, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth in order to create custom trays that’ll hold the bleaching solution.
As soon as your custom trays are ready, they’ll be filled with a bleaching agent and worn over your teeth. With the help of a rubber shield or protective gel coating, your dentist is able to apply the bleaching solution to your teeth and keep it away from your gums and the other soft tissues in your mouth. A special light will help activate the bleaching solution in order to boost its effects, so you’ll leave your dentist’s office with a whiter smile, without any of the risks and waiting involved when it comes to using OTC products.
Get professional teeth whitening with the help of Dr. Mitchel Friedman. Schedule an appointment by (732) 352-3903 today.