Teeth Whitening

Bring back your pearly-white smile

Overview

Teeth whitening is the process where the color of teeth is changed using some specific dental chemical agents. It also involves removing stains of the teeth. The whole process can take about 30-90 minutes, depending on the severity.

Introduction

Who doesn’t love a dazzling white smile? People across the globe spend nearly a million dollars to keep their smiles looking bright. Over time, drinking coffee or tea, smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or simply aging can stain our teeth. And thus, our teeth start losing their natural white color.

Teeth whitening simply is any process that can make your teeth look whiter. There are two ways this is carried out. One, using bleaching agents, and the other, using non-bleaching whitening agents. The bleaching products contain hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.

Dr. Sonal Deshpande explains how the teeth whitening treatment is carried out at Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield.

Why Do Teeth Get Stained?

Stains are the discolorations on the surface of teeth caused by various reasons.
There are two kinds of stains:

  1. Extrinsic stains: These are the typical stains that occur on the external surface of the teeth. They are caused by various factors like smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and excessive consumption of certain beverages.

  2. Intrinsic stains: These stains are formed during tooth development. They cannot be removed by any mechanical means like teeth cleaning at the dentist, etc.

Also, with age, the enamel becomes thinner. The layer beneath enamel, called dentin, starts showing from below. That gives us an impression of discolored teeth. Dentin is darker in color and should not be mistaken for stains.
 
Dr. Sonal Deshpande, after a thorough examination, can determine if it is a mere discoloration or a stain.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Teeth whitening is safe for most people, and suitable candidates are those who have mild to moderate discoloration. People who smoke excessively tend to have heavily stained teeth. Teeth whitening treatment can help them obtain bright teeth. 

Before beginning the treatment, you are expected to have good oral health. Also, it is always appreciated that you have realistic expectations from this treatment.

However, Dr. Sonal Deshpande advises some people to avoid getting this treatment:

  1. Pregnant or lactating women.

  2. Children under 16 years of age.

  3. People with artificial restorations, crowns, dentures, etc.

What To Expect At The Consultation?

During the consultation, Dr. Sonal Deshpande will conduct a dental exam and discuss your needs and requirements. Based on the examination & discussion, the course of the treatment will be formulated. 

Dr. Sonal Deshpande will give you all the necessary information about the treatment, and answer your questions (if any) about your smile that you may be concerned about, and then start with the treatment.

About Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

Zoom! is one of the popular teeth whitening procedures out there! Both comfortable & affordable, Zoom! teeth whitening can make your teeth up to six to eight shades lighter in as little as 45 minutes.

Benefits of Zoom!® Teeth Whitening

Compared to other treatments, Zoom! has the following benefits:

  1. Treats all the teeth simultaneously

  2. Fast treatment

  3. Safe procedure

  4. Long-lasting results

  5. Performed only by dental professionals

Procedure Of Zoom!® Teeth Whitening 

The procedure starts by covering the lips and gums, keeping the teeth exposed. Then the hygenist applies the Zoom! whitening gel containing hydrogen peroxide to your teeth, leaving it for 15 minutes. Next, the gel is activated using Zoom! light. This process breaks down the stains and discoloration of the teeth. The hygienist will apply more gel every 15 minutes. The entire process takes almost 45 minutes. 

After the completion of the treatment, a custom-made, touch-up kit will be provided. For post-treatment maintenance & better results, follow all the instructions given by Dr. Sonal Deshpande.

What Is The Recovery Process?

There is no recovery period necessary in almost all cases. However, as a precautionary measure, Dr. Sonal Deshpande will ask you to avoid brushing your teeth at least for a few hours after the treatment.

What Are The Risks Associated With Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Depending on the concentration of peroxide component in the bleaching agent, one may observe effects like mild irritation in the gums and increased teeth sensitivity.

However, Dr. Sonal Deshpande, along with her team, takes utmost care to avoid such issues.

What Is The Cost Of Teeth Whitening Treatment?

The cost of teeth whitening treatment depends on the patient's oral health condition. You must discuss it with Dr. Sonal Deshpande, and she will strategically plan the entire treatment for you.

What Are The Benefits Of Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening comes with loads of benefits, a few of which are listed below:

  1. A brighter smile: Teeth whitening treatment gives you a whiter and brighter smile instantly.

  2. Enhanced self-esteem: Discolored teeth may embarrass you and hold you back from smiling. Teeth whitening gives you back that smile and improves your self-esteem.

  3. Better oral health: Once your teeth are treated with bleaching agents, it makes your teeth stronger and cleaner. Also, the chances of staining because of plaque formation are less.

  4. Speedy procedure: Because of the strong concentration of bleaching agents as compared to DIY strips at home, the process takes very little time to whiten your teeth and give long-lasting results.

Dr. Sonal Deshpande
Dr. Sonal Deshpande, DDS

About Dr. Sonal Deshpande

Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal oral health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a careful listener and will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.

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