Questions about Tooth Whitening

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


What are some of the main causes of tooth discoloration?

Tooth discoloration is a natural consequence of life. Over time, many of the foods and beverages which you consume such as coffee, tea, red wine, colas, and chocolate can cause your teeth to become stained. Additionally, lifestyle choices such as smoking can result in discoloration of your teeth. Fortunately, there are a variety of tooth whitening products available to brighten your smile.

What tooth whitening options do you offer?

At The Practice at Maxwell Place, our Hoboken cosmetic dentists use the Zoom! 2™ tooth whitening system. Dr. Frank has chosen this method due to the high quality results consistently achieved using Zoom! 2. We recommend an in-office Zoom! 2 tooth whitening procedure as well as follow-up at-home Zoom! 2 treatments to ensure long lasting results.

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.

Please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the right side of the page or call 201-792-9400 today to schedule your initial tooth whitening consultation. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients in Hoboken, Jersey City, and throughout Hudson County, New Jersey.