What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Dark teeth can be caused by everything from genetics and prescription medications to environmental changes and coffee drinking. Since our teeth are covered in hundreds of small pores (tubules) they can easily accumulate stain particles over the years.
Who is a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?
Before starting a whitening regimen, it's important to get screened for any active tooth decay, gum disease, or existing white restorations in your "smile zone." If you're planning to update your dental work, that's fine, just note that porcelain or other tooth-colored treatments won't respond to the bleaching agents. Whitening in Kinnelon, New Jersey is best for adults and older teens. It can also be paired with your Invisalign treatment!
Professional vs. Commercial Whitening Products
For the best and most cost-effective whitening results, it's best to go through your dentist. The whitening options we provide at our Kinnelon practice include customized kits that ensure full contact with each curve of your tooth and utilize concentrated, professional-grade gel. Plus, you can keep any fitted trays on hand to touch up after your checkups to keep your smile white for years to come.
Over-the-counter products are more generic fitting, so they don't always provide the full contact and even whitening across each tooth. But the gel is also weaker, similar to buying medication vs. a prescription from your doctor. You'll have to use more of it and will see milder results.
Teeth Whitening in Kinnelon
Call Integrated Dental Aesthetics in Kinnelon today to discuss our traditional and same-day whitening options.