Teeth Whitening Specialist

High Tech Family Dentistry

Family and Cosmetic Dentists located in Westfield, NJ

Yellowed teeth can make you self-conscious and cause you to avoid smiling. At High Tech Family Dentistry in Westfield, New Jersey, dentists Arthur Scheiner, DMD, and Suzanne Lorino, DMD, offer at-home, professional whitening trays to get you fantastic results for a brighter, more radiant smile. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn about these whitening products.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do teeth discolor?

Your teeth naturally get dingier and more yellowed with time. You may experience discoloration due to:

  • Foods and beverages such as coffee, red wine, cola, and tea
  • Smoking
  • Aging, as the outer layer of enamel thins to expose the darker dentin within
  • Trauma
  • Certain medications

Extrinsic stains caused by smoking, foods and drinks, and to some extent, aging, can be improved with whitening products. If you have discoloration due to trauma or medications, you may need crowns or veneers to get whiter teeth. Talk to your dentist at High Tech Family Dentistry about your smile concerns and they can offer the best treatments to help.

What are the options for teeth-whitening?

There are many options for teeth-whitening available, but some are far more effective than others. Over-the-counter toothpaste, strips, gels, and rinses are usually far less effective than the professional grade whiteners available from High Tech Family Dentistry.

The office provides tray-based whitening systems. You fill a mouth guard tray with a highly effective whitening solution that contains a peroxide-bleaching agent. You wear the tray for a prescribed amount of time each day – usually 30-60 minutes. You continue the treatment for several days, or weeks, according to the results you’re after.

Who is a candidate for professional teeth whitening?

If you have healthy, unrestored teeth (meaning minimal fillings, crowns, or other restorations), you are likely a good candidate for teeth whitening with the professional trays. Your gums should also be healthy to tolerate the bleaching compound.

Teeth-whitening trays can erase common yellow stains due to food, beverages, and smoking – but not serious discoloration that’s evidence of internal tooth damage.

Why choose professional teeth whitening?

Professional teeth whitening trays are far more effective than over-the-counter options. The gel is of stronger intensity and higher quality, so you get better results and faster effects. If you should have a sensitivity to the bleaching product, the dentists at High Tech Family Dentistry can offer ways to minimize your discomfort, too.

Teeth-whitening trays still offer gradual enough results so that your change in smile looks natural and not artificial.

To get a sparkling white smile that you’re proud to express, call High Tech Family Dentistry or book an appointment online using the website’s tool.