Teeth Whitening Specialist

Hudson River Dental Arts

Family and Cosmetic Dentist located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Does your smile need a touch up to give it a shine that lights up a room? Jennifer Sunkin, DMD, at Hudson River Dental Arts in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, provides teeth whitening procedures that effectively clear up tooth stains and discoloration. Teeth whitening results are long-lasting and improve your self-confidence. To set up your first or next teeth whitening appointment, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.

Teeth Whitening

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening refers to the process of bleaching your teeth to break up the concentration of stains and discoloration. The results are whiter, healthier looking teeth you’re proud to show off.

If you’re interested in brightening your smile, professional teeth whitening is the way to go. It’s cost-effective and convenient, taking less than an hour in the office. Opting for a professional whitening instead of an over-the-counter option is preferable. Professional whitening agents have a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, making the results more noticeable and long-lasting.

What causes tooth stains and discoloration?

The most common causes of tooth stains and discolorations are from food and drink. There are a variety of known stain-causing foods and beverages, including:

  • Coffee
  • Dark tea
  • Red wine
  • Mustard
  • Berries
  • Tomato sauce

Aging is another cause of discoloration to your smile. Over time, your teeth’s enamel wears down, revealing the dentin, the yellowish layer beneath. Also, certain illnesses, medications, and tobacco can also lead to stains and discoloration.

How does teeth whitening work?

In-office teeth whitening is a quick, safe procedure. It takes less than an hour and involves no downtime so you can even make an appointment for a quick touch up to your smile on your lunch break.

Dr. Jenn prepares a tray that’s lined with a powerful whitening agent. The active ingredient is hydrogen peroxide and the whitening solution acts fast. You wear the tray, biting into it, as it works to break up the concentration of tooth stains. Light-powered technology helps speed up the whitening results. With just one in-office procedure, you can brighten your smile by several shades.

Right after your appointment, you may feel some slight tooth sensitivity. However, this should subside shortly, typically within a few hours of the procedure.

How long do teeth whitening results last?

Teeth whitening results should last between one and two years, if not more. The key to maintaining your whitening results is continuing to brush and floss diligently. Also, try to limit your intake of stain-causing food and drinks.

If you want to freshen up your smile, schedule a professional teeth whitening. Just call Hudson River Dental Arts or use the online booking tool today.