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Improve the Brightness of Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening

Whether due to natural aging, unhealthy habits such as smoking, or poor oral hygiene, yellow teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. A 2015 study conducted by Bupa revealed that 28 percent of those studied wouldn't smile in pictures because of the way their teeth looked

Teeth whitening makes it simple and safe to transform the look of your smile. Paul D. Derman, DMD, has been helping his patients in Lawrenceville, NJ, achieve healthy and gorgeous smiles for over 25 years. He can assess the condition of your smile and recommend whether in-office whitening treatment or a take-home kit is right for you. Performed on its own or in combination with other procedures, teeth whitening can provide life-changing benefits and help you gain confidence in your smile once more. 

Could You Benefit from Whitening? 

Whitening is a great option for virtually any patient who wants to improve the brightness of their smile without altering their tooth structure. However, it is important to maintain realistic expectations about what whitening can and cannot do. Although a single in-office whitening appointment can brighten your smile by several shades, it does not address misshaped teeth or deep, intrinsic stains. In these cases, other cosmetic treatments such as dental bonding or veneers may be a better option. 

What to Expect During Treatment 

At Derman Dentistry Family Dental Arts, we have two options available for patients. 

In-Office Whitening 

In-office whitening is a great option for patients who need to achieve a brighter smile as quickly as possible. Dr. Derman uses a strong but safe whitening solution to ensure the best results. 

During your appointment, Dr. Derman will first remove any particles from your teeth. He will then apply the whitening gel to your teeth. Depending on the current condition of your smile and your desired outcomes, Dr. Derman will apply a few coats of whitening solution before thoroughly removing it to reveal your results. Having a professional perform teeth whitening ensures thorough, even coverage and reduced gum irritation since they can carefully avoid contact with your soft tissue. 

Model of teeth with tray for gel application
With take-home teeth whitening, you can apply the bleaching gel to your teeth with special trays that hold the substance in place for as long as you need. 

Take-Home Whitening 

For patients who prefer a more gradual transformation, we also offer take-home whitening kits. These kits include custom trays, which fit snugly over your teeth and ensure even coverage, unlike one-size-fits-all whitening strips. They also come with a powerful but safe whitening solution which is easy to apply directly to your trays. 

Benefits of Professional Whitening vs. Other Treatments 

In-office teeth whitening, in particular, is a great solution for many patients because it is: 

  • Safe: Whitening is very safe and has few to no side effects, although some patients experience mild sensitivity following treatment. 
  • Effective: Because dentists are able to use a more powerful whitening solution, you can enjoy more dramatic results. 
  • Fast: With in-office whitening, you can see your results after just one appointment, while over-the-counter whitening strips can take weeks to show even a small difference.   
  • Cost-effective: Teeth whitening costs are comparatively low compared to other treatments like porcelain veneers. 

Teeth whitening is a very safe, highly effective, and relatively inexpensive way to achieve a better-looking smile in less time than you would with store-bought solutions. 

Keep Your Smile Looking Bright 

Because the results of teeth whitening are not permanent, it is important to practice good oral hygiene, floss daily, and do your part to keep your smile looking bright for as long as possible. This includes: 

  • Avoiding color-rich foods like pasta sauces and berries 
  • Skipping drinks that are known to stain your teeth, such as tea, coffee, and soda 
  • Quitting smoking 

Visiting our office every six months can also help Dr. Derman keep track of your progress and recommend when another teeth whitening treatment is necessary and safe to perform again. 

Pursue a Brighter Smile 

A beautiful smile does not have to be complicated. Teeth whitening is a very safe, highly effective, and relatively inexpensive way to achieve a better-looking smile in less time than you would with store-bought solutions. To schedule a consultation at Derman Dentistry Family Dental Artsrequest an appointment online or call us at (609) 883-1600. 

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At Derman Dentistry, we are always at your service. Our team is dedicated to making sure your smile reaches its full potential.

-Dr. Paul D. Derman