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Teeth whitening options from your Manahawkin dentist

July 3, 2016

Manahawkin Teeth WhiteningIt’s a fact of life. Tooth enamel darkens over time. Professional teeth whitening in the Manahawkin office of cosmetic dentist, Dr. Robert Young, refurbishes dull, stained enamel, making it dazzling quickly and easily. Your smile can look years younger.

Why people need teeth whitening in Manahawkin

Dr. Robert Young achieves superior and predictable results with in-office Zoom! teeth whitening and customized teeth whitening trays for use at home. The patient can choose what option he or she likes best. Both methods use concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel to lift staining material right out of tooth enamel. Little to no tooth or gum sensitivity results.

Tooth enamel becomes discolored by richly pigmented foods and drinks common to our diets–choices such as:

  • Blueberries and blackberries
  • Curry
  • Soy sauce
  • Black tea
  • Root beer, cola and sports drinks
  • Coffee
  • Red wine

People who chew tobacco or smoke get yellow and brown stains on their teeth. Certain antibiotics and other medications, injuries, root canal therapy and the aging process produce dramatic discolorations.

Older teens and adults with healthy teeth and gums make good whitening candidates. Dental crowns, fillings and porcelain veneers tend not to stain, but they also do not whiten. So, if you are considering whitening and need restorations or cosmetic work, Dr. Young may whiten your teeth first before placing restorations so the color match is good.

The Zoom! whitening process

Zoom! in-office whitening takes about 60 minutes. The patient simply relaxes in the dental chair. The soft tissues of the mouth are protected with a rubber dam before application of the powerful bleaching gel. As gel seeps into the tooth enamel, it removes stains, leaving the smile up to 10 shades brighter. A special light activates the hydrogen peroxide in the gel. At the end of the hour, the technician rinses off the gel, and the process is complete.

At-home options, applied with custom-fitted whitening trays, work well, too. At-home options use a less concentrated active ingredient. Patients wear the filled trays for a prescribed time for about 2 weeks.

Keeping your whitened smile bright

Manahawkin teeth whitening won’t last forever, but many people enjoy the bright color indefinitely, especially if they do touch-ups at home. Manahawkin cosmetic dentist, Dr. Robert Young, recommends that patients:

  • Cut down on foods and beverages that stain teeth, and rinse or brush if you do consume them
  • Stop smoking and chewing tobacco
  • Brush twice a day and floss daily to remove plaque
  • Get semi-annual dental exams and cleanings at Young Dentistry

Find out more

Come to Young Dentistry for a your personalized smile analysis. Learn about Zoom! teeth whitening and the other aesthetic services Dr. Young offers. Your smile is one of your best personal assets. Make it the best it can be. Contact Young Dentistry for a consultation.