Research shows that the most common desire people have when it comes to their smile is to have whiter teeth. Do your yellow or discolored teeth make you self-conscious about wanting to smile? That’s where we can help.
At Empire Dental Group in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Alla Pavlushkin, DDS, Steven Reff, DDS, and our team have the answer for whitening your teeth. Our professional treatments offer you a highly successful experience with superior results.
Causes of yellowing teeth
Several factors play a role in the yellowing or discoloration of your teeth, including:
What you eat and drink
Foods and drinks that pass over your teeth can impact their coloring. For example, beverages like coffee, sodas, and red wine can stain them. And, foods, such as berries, chocolate, and meals with red or dark sauces can also darken your teeth or turn them yellow.
Whether you smoke or chew tobacco, the tar in it can darken your teeth. In addition, when the nicotine mixes with oxygen, it can stain your teeth yellow.
As you get older, the outer layer of your teeth begin to thin out. When this happens the layer underneath called dentin, which is yellow in color, starts to show.
Certain medications and treatments like chemotherapy can also cause the color of your teeth to change. When you come in, we learn about what might cause the yellowing of your teeth, and can give guidance on how to stop them from becoming discolored.
Your teeth whitening options
To get whiter teeth, we provide two options for you:
We first cover your gums and tongue before safely applying our professional-grade whitening gel to your teeth. Your in-office visit only takes about an hour and you walk out the door with teeth that are up to eight shades whiter.
We also provide a professional treatment that you can use at home that allows you to manage your time and how white you want them.
To set you up for at-home treatments, we take an impression of your mouth and customize mouthpieces that fit your top and bottom teeth. Once you have your trays, we send you home with syringes that contain our professional bleaching solution, plus instructions.
You only need to wear them a few hours a day to give you the white smile you desire in about two weeks.
Keep your teeth white for a lifetime
Once you get your teeth to the whiteness you like, continue with good oral hygiene habits, and avoid foods and beverages that can stain your teeth again. Results should last about 4-6 months and possibly even longer when practicing our recommendations.
You can also schedule teeth whitening treatments with our team on a routine basis to keep them as white as possible.
To make an appointment, reach out to our dental professionals at Empire Dental Group at 732-607-0909 or book your visit online today.