Teeth Whitening

Jayshree Sawhney, DDS -  - Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Cranford Dental Arts

Jayshree Sawhney, DDS

Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Cranford, NJ

Whitening is a quick and easy way to improve your teeth. You may be just one simple bleaching procedure from the smile of your dreams. Jayshree Sawhney, DDS, and the skilled team at Cranford Dental Arts, in Cranford, New Jersey, offers professional whitening with dazzling results. To schedule a teeth whitening appointment, call or use the online booking tool.

Teeth Whitening

Is teeth whitening right for me?

Whitening can make your smile several shades brighter if you have stained, discolored teeth. If you have a full set of healthy teeth, it’s one of the quickest, easiest, and most affordable ways to improve the appearance of your smile. The bleaching agents only work on natural enamel, so it may not be the best option if you’ve had significant restorative work.

The bleaching agents your dentist uses are most effective on external stains. External stains affect the surface of your teeth and develop when you smoke, drink coffee or tea, or eat acidic foods. It can also combat normal aging-related changes to the color of your teeth and make teeth that look dull much brighter.

If you have internal tooth discoloration or seriously decayed or damaged teeth, whitening might not achieve the results you’re looking for. Your dentist may instead recommend another procedure to improve the appearance of your teeth, like veneers or crowns.

What teeth whitening options are available?

If you choose to get whitening from your dentist at Cranford Dental Arts, your options may include both in-office and at-home whitening options. You may choose between them depending on your preference and budget. Both offer better results than the many whitening products you can buy over-the-counter.

In-office whitening can make your teeth significantly brighter in just one quick session. Before the whitening treatment, a hygienist may provide a full dental cleaning so you get the best, most even results.

Professional grade at-home whitening offers stronger whitening agents than what you can buy over-the-counter. You can also receive whitening trays that are customized to fit your mouth, so you’re comfortable and the whitening solution fully covers your teeth.

How can I maintain the results of teeth whitening?

Though the results of teeth whitening are temporary, you can maintain your brightened smile for up to three years. It’s important to take good care of your teeth, including brushing at least twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and coming in for regular cleanings at Cranford Dental Arts. Your results will also last longer if you avoid smoking and drinking staining beverages like coffee, tea, and red wine.

You may wish to get a touch-up appointment sooner than the three-year mark to maintain your results. Your dentist recommends a schedule of touch-ups based on the method you use and your whitening goals.

For a brighter smile, schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Cranford Dental Arts online or over the phone today.