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Teeth Whitening East Hanover, NJ

Teeth WhiteningAn Overview

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry. Practically anyone can benefit from teeth whitening which is a quick and affordable way to improve the esthetics of your smile.

Tooth enamel darkens naturally over time. Exposure to dark foods and beverages or tobacco use can accelerate changes in the color of your teeth. In addition, certain medications, childhood illnesses, or improper oral hygiene can lead to tooth discoloration.

Dr. Raj Upadya of the Metropolitan Center for Complete Dentistry in East Hanover, NJ offers convenient options for restoring your natural, bright smile with teeth whitening.

Are you looking for a dentist that offers teeth whitening options in the East Hanover, NJ area? Dr. Upadya offers his patients many cosmetic dentistry treatments to whiten teeth including the Zoom teeth whitening system. We gladly welcome new patients. Call us today at (973) 287-3153 or schedule an appointment online.

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All the staff were pleasant and helpful! Dr.Raj is great! Hes very knowledgable and makes sure you are comfortable and satisfied with your dental treatment!Jalynn F.
Amazing dentist. Extremely knowledgeable about malocullsion issues which is what I came in for. Look forward to working with him and fixing my bite.Patrick Z.
Dr. Raj and his entire staff are absolutely phenomenal at what they do! I’ve never had such a good experience with a dental facility. I came here with clicking in my jaw and a number of other issues. Everyone is so kind and personable. Not only is the service they…Megan W.

Teeth Whitening What to Expect

There are many over the counter options for teeth whitening including whitening tooth paste, whitening strips and gels. For patients who want the best results, professional treatment is still the best choice.

Dr. Upadya offers teeth whitening systems with custom fit trays to ensure even whitening of teeth. In addition, our products are specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity, a common side effect of whitening.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening

Zoom! Teeth Whitening is one of the most popular technologies for in-office teeth whitening. Zoom teeth whitening is completed in our office in less than an hour and produces instant results up to 8 shades lighter.

Zoom teeth whitening is great for special events such as weddings, graduations, and job interviews. In office tooth whitening can also provide a great “jump start” to at-home teeth whitening treatment.

Zoom teeth whitening uses a professional bleaching gel that is activated using a special lighting system. The gel penetrates the teeth to lighten stains and discoloration. The whole process should only take an hour at our East Hanover, NJ area cosmetic dentist office.

Zoom whitening is gentle and effective. While some patients report tooth sensitivity immediately following the procedure, they typically are able to eat and drink normally within hours of the procedure.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

Some patients just prefer the convenience of professional at-home teeth whitening kits. Our at home teeth whitening system includes a custom fit bleaching tray and special bleaching gel. Dr. Upadya will create your custom bleaching trays so that they fit perfectly against your teeth and gums.

These customized tray assures that the bleaching gel will be administered evenly and properly without causing damage to the gums or tooth enamel.

At home teeth whitening treatment takes place over a number of weeks where the trays are worn either during the day or overnight, depending on the patient, for a set amount of time.

Touch up products are available to maintain your brighter, whiter smile.

Other Options for Teeth Whitening

Unfortunately, some people have teeth that will not respond to these teeth whitening methods. For those patients, Dr. Upadya may suggest other cosmetic dentistry procedures such as dental crowns or porcelain veneers.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

How much does teeth whitening cost?

Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic dentistry treatments available. The cost of your whitening treatment will depend on the type of whitening you choose and your desired outcome. Contact our office for more specific details.

Will bleaching cause my teeth to be more sensitive?

One of the more common side effects of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. Dr. Upadya carefully supervises teeth whitening treatments to ensure minimal side effects. The products we use are specially formulated to virtually eliminate sensitivity.

How long does whitening last?

The results of teeth whitening will vary based on each individual. Most patients can expect Zoom teeth whitening to last up to a year or more. Touch-up treatment every four to six months can help extend the results of your treatment. Visiting the dentist regularly and avoiding smoking and dark foods will also help to keep your teeth white and bright.

Will teeth whitening permanently whiten my teeth?

No. Even professional teeth whitening can not offer permanent whitening results. Teeth whitening can last a long time, but is not permanent. You will need to follow up with more treatments to keep the brightness for a long time.

Are there permanent alternatives to teeth whitening?

Yes. Dental veneers are an excellent, permanent solution for teeth whitening, especially for those teeth with deep dark stains that do not go away after teeth whitening. Porcelain veneers are highly stain-resistant and stay bright for years with proper dental hygiene.

What can you not do after teeth whitening?

After teeth whitening we recommend avoiding food and drinks that are likely to stain, such as coffee, wine, soda, etc. We also recommend cutting out any smoking or use of tobacco products as these will make your whitening effects wear off quickly.