Professional teeth whitening is an easy way to make a big difference in the way your smile looks. At Lashen Dental Group in Denville, New Jersey, dental experts Stephen Lashen, DDS, Jessica Klein, DMD, and Jason Klein, DMD, provide teeth whitening treatments that noticeably brighten your smile right away. To explore your options for teeth whitening treatments, call Lashen Dental Group or book an appointment online today.

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What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that nearly anyone can get. If your teeth are yellow, brown, or full of small stains, the team provides teeth whitening treatments to make your smile brighter and improve the shade of your teeth.

Teeth accumulate stains and discoloration for a number of different reasons. Many of the foods you eat and substances you consume play a part in determining the color of your teeth. For example, if you’re a heavy coffee or tea drinker, your teeth may begin to turn yellow with each morning cup.

Smoking also plays a role in darkening the color of your teeth, as do many dark-colored foods and drinks.

If you have a gray tooth, it’s likely due to either a medication or an injury. Gray staining comes from the inside and doesn’t respond well to whitening treatments. If you’d like a gray tooth to look whiter, you may be better off getting a custom color-matched veneer to cover it.

What are my options for teeth whitening treatments?

At Lashen Dental Group, the team provides two types of teeth whitening treatments. During your consultation, the team helps you decide which one fits best with your lifestyle and treatment goals. Your choices are:

In-office whitening

In-office whitening happens in a procedure at Lashen Dental Group. The team places a whitening gel on your teeth after protecting your gums with a cover. They shine an intense light on the whitening solution to speed up the process.

Take-home trays

Take-home whitening trays are designed using digital impressions of your teeth. They fit perfectly over each arch. You fill them with a professional-grade whitening solution that your dentist gives you and wear them for 30 minutes at a time at home.

How much whiter will my teeth get?

Teeth whitening works differently for everyone, and your dentist at Lashen Dental Group can give you an idea of the results you might see. Generally, you can expect your teeth to become a few shades whiter with professional in-office whitening or take-home trays if you use them correctly.

You must remember that your teeth will continue to accumulate stains after a whitening treatment. For the best long-lasting results, you should avoid smoking and limit the eating of foods and drinks that can stain your teeth.

To whiten your teeth easily and enhance your smile’s appearance, call Lashen Dental Group or book an appointment online today.