Bright, white teeth look healthy and vibrant, improving the overall appearance of your smile. As a result, teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures requested at our office. In just one short visit, Hoboken cosmetic dentist Dr. Frank DePaola can help you achieve the dazzling, white smile you desire.
The best way to find out which teeth whitening option is best for you is to speak with Dr. Frank in person. Please call 201-792-9400 today to schedule your consultation at our Hoboken cosmetic dentistry office.
What causes Tooth Discoloration?
Over time, your teeth will gradually become stained and discolored. Common foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, red wine, and chocolate can tarnish your teeth, making them look dull and discolored. Lifestyle habits such as smoking can also be a primary factor in tooth discoloration.
Certain chemicals such as tetracyclines used in antibiotics can cause your teeth to become chemically stained. The nature of these stains is somewhat different than those caused by natural staining agents, and they often require a different approach to achieve your teeth whitening goals. At your initial consultation, Dr. Frank will evaluate the condition of your teeth and recommend the ideal course of action to accomplish your goals.
Your Teeth Whitening Options with Dr. DePaola
At The Practice at Maxwell Place, our Hoboken cosmetic dentists use the Zoom! 2™ teeth whitening system to achieve your whitening goals. Throughout his career, Dr. Frank regularly evaluates a variety of teeth whitening systems, and he has chosen Zoom! 2™ due to the consistently high quality results it achieves. Your Zoom! 2 treatment can brighten your teeth up to 8-10 shades.
Zoom! 2 tooth whitening is safe and effective. Dr. Frank and his team take all necessary precautions to protect your gum tissue and eliminate any potential gum sensitivity. The Zoom 2! Whitening gel is applied to your teeth, and a special light is used to activate the whitening agent and begin the bleaching process.
Dr. Frank will also provide you with customized bleaching trays to be used at home in order to maintain your whitening results long term. For chemically stained teeth that do not respond well to teeth whitening treatments, Dr. Frank may recommend porcelain veneers as an alternative.
Can I get the same results using over-the-counter tooth whitening products?
No. Over-the-counter products cannot achieve the same results possible with professional tooth whitening systems. There are several reasons for this. Professional tooth whitening products use a stronger concentration bleaching gel than over-the-counter products, enabling Dr. Frank to achieve a brighter shade for your teeth. Professional tooth whitening products also use a customized tray that more precisely fits the contours of your teeth. This ensures a more even distribution of the whitening gel, and it eliminates much of the tooth sensitivity associated with over-the-counter products. Finally, your in-office treatment is monitored by one of our Hoboken cosmetic dentists to ensure a beautiful, natural result.
Is tooth whitening safe?
Yes. When performed by a skilled cosmetic dentist, tooth whitening is a very safe and effective way to brighten your smile. There are no studies which indicate that tooth whitening poses a danger to the health of your teeth and gums, and Hoboken cosmetic dentist Dr. Frank DePaola will take all necessary precautions to protect your gum tissue and eliminate gum sensitivity.
Are there any alternatives to tooth whitening?
Certain stains, such as those caused by tetracycline chemicals, are often resistant to tooth whitening treatments. In these situations, Dr. Frank may recommend porcelain veneers to achieve your desired results. Porcelain veneers surpass tooth whitening in their ability to provide you with a brilliantly white smile because porcelain is naturally whiter than your tooth enamel. Porcelain can also be shaded to match your adjacent teeth in color if you choose to have only a few teeth treated.
In addition, porcelain veneers can address a variety of common cosmetic dental problems that tooth whitening cannot. Porcelain veneers can be used to greatly improve the appearance of teeth that are crooked, chipped, irregularly sized, or have a gap, and may be a better choice if you have one of these issues in addition to tooth staining.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
If you are interested in teeth whitening, please contact us using the form at the right side of the page or call 201-792-9400 today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients from Jersey City, Hoboken, and Hudson County, New Jersey.