People are very self-conscious when their teeth are yellow and stained. They know that many people will think less of them because they don’t have a healthy and attractive smile. This can be very disheartening in social situations and very costly in the job market. It might not be fair, but attractive and well-groomed people do better in life. Fortunately dingy teeth are one of the easier dental problems to treat. A single Teeth Whitening in Cherry Hill, NJ dental appointment can whiten teeth up to eight shades. If the patient prefers, they can use a home teeth whitening treatment. This will whiten teeth up to six shades and takes about two weeks.
When a patient arrives at the Rosen & Dworkin dental office, they can expect to spend two hours to have their teeth professionally whitened. The dentist will clean the teeth thoroughly. This allows the bleaching chemicals to cover all of the tooth enamel evenly. The dentist also uses a safe laser to activate the whitening agents. After about 15 minutes the dentist will wipe the bleach off of the teeth and apply a new coat of bleach. Depending on how the chemicals interact with the stains this can be done three or four times. Dentists realize that this is a long visit. Many provide earphones for patients to listen to music. Others have televisions in the treatment room.
Patients are often concerned that Teeth Whitening in Cherry Hill, NJ will be painful or damage their enamel. Those patients with very sensitive teeth may be advised to brush with a toothpaste for sensitive teeth for a few days prior to the procedure. The dentist can also use less bleaching chemicals so that the whitening process will be gentler. Bleaching compounds often contain substances that make tooth enamel stronger and less porous. Healthy enamel resists stains more effectively.
The dentist will also fashion custom trays to fit the upper and lower teeth. Patients can use these trays at home with whitening gels. When these are used in combination with brushing, flossing and regular dental check-ups, the results of a teeth whitening procedure can be expected to last about two years.