Keeping teeth their whitest can be a challenge, but with the help of professional dental whitening it’s much easier today. At Koren Family Dental in Raritan, NJ, and Bridgewater, New Jersey, 08869, Dr. Jonathan Koren offers a two-step whitening system that starts with teeth impressions at the office and finishes with daily use of custom whitening trays at home. Teeth can become four to eight shades whiter in just days.
Most people who are unhappy with the whiteness of their teeth can be good candidates for teeth whitening. Many teeth whitening patients have stained teeth from drinking coffee, tea, or soft drinks on a regular basis. Cigarette smokers often opt for teeth whitening when their teeth take on a yellowish hue from nicotine.
In some cases, the reason for the darkening of the teeth is simply age. Over the years, the teeth grow darker naturally, but this can be corrected with teeth whitening.
In some cases, teeth may grow darker due to exposure to certain medications. This can often, but not always, be corrected with dental teeth whitening.
Unless you’re pregnant, or lactating, under 16, have extra-sensitive teeth, periodontal disease and exposed roots, or have visible restorations like crowns and bridges that won’t whiten, you are probably a good candidate for whitening.
At Koren Family Dental, teeth whitening in Raritan, NJ 08869 begins with the creation of a customized set of whitening trays. Dr. Koren makes molds of your mouth in his office and then crafts whitening trays based on those impressions. The whitening trays are made from a tough but flexible plastic that can be used over and over. Each day you will fill the whitening trays with a whitening gel and wear the trays for a short period of time. This is repeated each day until treatment is complete. It can take as little as a few days to achieve a much brighter and whiter smile.
You can often expect to achieve a four to eight shade improvement in the whiteness of your teeth. Teeth are usually whitened until they’re at their original natural shade. It’s possible to go whiter than the natural shade if desired.
Results vary from person to person. If you closely adhere to all whitening instructions and follow that up with good dental hygiene afterwards, you can expect to maintain your results for a long time. However, maintaining peak whiteness may require periodic touch-ups. Dr. Koren is happy to help his patients establish the ideal treatment timeline needed to keep their smile at its whitest and brightest.
Both offices in Bridgewater and Raritan, New Jersey, 08869, offer professional, lasting teeth whitening treatment.
Dr. Jonathan Koren is the dental care provider at Koren Family Dental in Raritan, also serving Bridgewater, New Jersey. As a practicing dentist for more than two decades,