Picture yourself on Thanksgiving. What are you doing? Are you chewing some of the delicious turkey dinner that your mom made? Are you playing a board game with your crazy uncle that simply takes Scrabble way too seriously? Are you sitting around and listening to embarrassing stories about your yourself from childhood?

Thanksgiving is a wonder time to spend with friends and families. Of all the holidays, it has some of the most memorable moments. You don’t have to stress about buying presents, or wearing green, or designing a costume. At most, you just have to cook, then relax with your friends and family members.

Thanksgiving is so memorable that pictures are bound to be taken. Maybe it’s your nephew that just discovered how to use the camera on his iPhone 6. Maybe it’s your mother, who still uses real film and somehow finds a place for it to be developed. How do you handle photographs?

Do you smile? Or are you hesitant to show off your teeth? At Newman Springs Dental Care, we hear from a lot of patients who are embarrassed about some aspect of their smile. Probably the biggest complaint we hear is that our patients don’t think their teeth are as white as they would like them to be. Some of them even try the do-it-yourself whitening kits they find in a grocery store.

There’s an uncomfortable truth to do-it-yourself teeth whitening though; often times it just doesn’t work. Or if it does work, the over-the-counter products work slowly and ineffectively. There’s a reason for that: the whitening gel is simply not strong enough to be effective. Some over-eager patients try to an excessive about of the DIY whitening products, which results only in sore and irritated gums.

But there’s a better option for patients who want a whiter smile in time for Thanksgiving. At Newman Spring Dental Care in Lincroft, NJ, we offer professional teeth whitening. Also called teeth bleaching, this process is a safe and effective way to have a brighter smile.

Teeth whitening is completely non-invasive procedure and is quick. Professional teeth whitening is effective at bleaching away stains discolorations associated with smoking, drinking red wine, coffee, tea, and other colored beverages, or from brightly colored foods like raspberries. Teeth whitening is even effective is your teeth are simply stained or discolored due to normal wear and age.

We begin by cleaning your teeth. Gum disease needs to be treated, and tooth decay needs to be corrected, before professional teeth whitening can take affect. We then take impressions of your teeth in order to create customized whitening trays; these trays help ensure an even and effective amount whitening.

During your whitening appointment, you will wear these customized trays, filled with a safe but strong bleaching material. We will also use a rubber shield and other protective measures to cover your gums and prevent irritation. We can even use a special later to activate the whitening effects of the peroxide gel. Your tooth may be feel a little sensitive after the whitening, but this will fade away quickly.

Make An Appointment

Are you ready to have a beautiful new smile to show off at your Thanksgiving dinner? If you schedule an appointment now, we can probably get you in to see the dentist before Thanksgiving. That means you can achieve a beautifully white and brighter smile in just one visit.

Professional teeth whitening is safe and effective. However, if you have veneers or other restorations in your mouth, the whitening will not affect them. Stop waiting around, make an appointment at Newman Springs Dental Care in Lincroft, NJ. We can help get you smiling for photos again! Make an appointment by calling our office at 732-352-3903.