West Broadway Dental
Dental Clinic located in Paterson, NJ
Few things are more confidence-inspiring than a bright, white smile. At West Broadway Dental, teeth whitening is among the most popular services available. For men and women in Paterson, New Jersey, boosting the wattage of your smile is just a brief office visit away! If you have any questions or concerns, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or using the online scheduling option. Visit our dental office today.
Teeth Whitening Q & A
Why do teeth become discolored?
There are a number of ways that your teeth can become discolored. Some of these factors are within your control, while others are not.
One of the primary causes of discoloration is the aging process. The outermost portion of your teeth is made of a hard and semi-translucent substance called enamel.
Just beneath your enamel lies a layer of hard tissue called dentin, which a yellow hue. As your enamel wears away over time, more dentin is exposed, causing your teeth to take on a yellow cast.
Your food and lifestyle choices can also lead to tooth discoloration, as can environmental factors. These are some common causes of tooth stains:
- Red wine
- Coffee and tea
- Tomato sauce
- Certain medications
- Genetic factors
What about over-the-counter teeth whitening products?
There are numerous whitening products available on the shelves of most drugstores, all promising amazing results. Many of these options can lighten the shade of your smile, but none can match the whitening power of in-office whitening. They can be great, however, for extending the results of professional whitening.
Here are some of the whitening products to choose from:
- Whitening strips
- Paint-on whitening solutions
Using a whitening product can make your professional whitening last longer and remain bright.
How does in-office teeth whitening work?
The first step in professional teeth whitening is a thorough dental exam and cleaning. If there are any dental issues that need to be addressed, they should be dealt with before whitening. Removing all traces of plaque and tartar provides a clean slate for whitening.
The process begins with the application of a powerful whitening gel. Next, your dentist directs a special light onto the gel to activate the whitening properties.
Special devices are used to isolate your teeth from your gums and other soft tissues during whitening. You may be provided with protective eyewear to wear during the procedure.
In-office teeth whitening offers a safe and effective means of boosting the wattage of your smile. If you are ready to brighten your smile and feel great about the impression you make on the world, reach out to West Broadway Dental in Paterson, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment or schedule a consultation online.