Teeth Whitening

General and Family Dentistry located in Livingston, NJ

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Teeth Whitening services offered in Livingston, NJ

Consider professional teeth whitening if you regularly use tobacco or drink coffee. At Dentistry With A Smile Inc. in Livingston, New Jersey, Maria Victoria Sebastian, DDS, a general, family, and cosmetic dentist, offers in-office teeth whitening with the Philips Zoom!® system. If you want a brighter and more aesthetically pleasing smile, teeth whitening can help. Call the office to request a teeth whitening consultation or book your appointment online today.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic procedure that removes stains from the surfaces of your teeth. It uses FDA-approved solutions like hydrogen peroxide gel to oxidize the molecules deep inside your tooth enamel. The oxidation minimizes discoloration over time, making your smile significantly brighter.

Various over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments are available but aren’t as effective or long-lasting as a professional in-office treatment. Contact Dentistry With A Smile Inc. today to learn more about Zoom! teeth whitening.

Why do teeth change color?

Routine activities like biting, chewing, and speaking cause the hard outer layer of your teeth (enamel) to wear down and break off. That makes the yellow material underneath (dentin) more visible, changing the appearance of your smile.

Other things that stain teeth include:

  • Using tobacco
  • Drinking beverages like coffee, cola, and red wine
  • Taking certain prescription medications
  • Oral trauma

You’re also more likely to have tooth stains if you eat foods like curries and tomato-based sauces.

What does professional teeth whitening involve?

At Dentistry With A Smile Inc., Dr. Sebastian provides in-office teeth whitening with the Philips Zoom! treatment system.

First, Dr. Sebastian covers your tongue and gums with a protective dam. She then brushes the Zoom! whitening gel onto your teeth. The solution sits for 20-30 minutes while your teeth absorb it. Dr. Sebastian then points a blue light at your teeth, causing a whitening reaction.

Dr. Sebastian completes these steps one or two more times, removing all of the remaining stains. She then polishes your teeth and explains how to maintain the results.

How long do the results of Philips Zoom! teeth whitening last?

How long your teeth whitening treatment lasts depends on various things, including your age, lifestyle, and oral hygiene. Typically, Zoom treatment whitens your teeth for three to four months*. But you can extend the results by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing regularly.

Dr. Sebastian recommends you quit smoking and drink beverages like cola and coffee with a straw. Visit the office every six months for preventive care.

Call Dentistry With A Smile Inc. or use the online booking feature today to see if you can benefit from teeth whitening.