Have you ever considered professional whitening as an effective way to brighten your smile? Dr. David Kahn and Dr. John Pergolizzi offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening in their Ringwood dental practice. Safe, yet powerfully effective, this much sought-after cosmetic service produces stunning results.
Dental stains and you
They happen very frequently. Not only do food, beverages and tobacco contribute to dental stains, age, use and some prescriptions do, too. Additionally, because tooth enamel is hard, but porous, it actually absorbs organic matter much like a concrete sidewalk acquires stains from grass clippings or fall leaves.
Of course, good oral hygiene habits help keep teeth shiny and bright. So do six-month cleanings from your dental hygienist. But, if you look in the mirror and feel dissatisfied with your smile, then ask Dr. Kahn or Dr. Pergolizzi in Ringwood, NJ, if teeth whitening could help your personal appearance and boost your self-confidence.
How teeth whitening works
First, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to see if they are healthy enough for whitening. You should be free of decay, gum disease and extensive restorative work. If all is well, then you may choose either at-home or in-office whitening.
Either version is safe because it is professionally supervised by your dental team. Either version is effective because it employs highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel. Whatever your choice, expect great results--up to eight full shades of color improvement. Dear Doctor magazine states that a good aesthetic goal for your teeth is to match tooth color to the whites of your eyes.
The in-office treatment takes just about one hour. The dentist "paints" on the gel, allows it to penetrate and then rinses it off. The at-home version involves wearing custom-made whitening trays filled with a less concentrated gel. You fill the trays at home and then wear them for the prescribed amount of time daily.
To keep your smile white, be sure to avoid tobacco in all forms, limit coffee, tea and other staining dietary choices, and see Dr. Kahn or Dr. Pergolizzi for your usual check-up and cleaning every six months. The American Dental Association asks everyone to brush their teeth with a non-abrasive toothpaste and soft brush twice a day. Flossing daily to remove interdental plaque is very important as well.
Wow, what a smile!
That's what people will say when they see your newly refreshed smile. To learn more about teeth whitening and other cosmetic dentistry services in Ringwood, contact Dr. David Kahn or Dr. John Pergolizzi and his team for more information or to set up a consultation. Phone (973) 835-3900.