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.
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.
At Derman Dentistry Family Dental Arts, we have two options available for patients.
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.
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.
In-office teeth whitening, in particular, is a great solution for many patients because it is:
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.
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:
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.
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 Arts, request an appointment online or call us at (609) 883-1600.
At Derman Dentistry, we are always at your service. Our team is dedicated to making sure your smile reaches its full potential.