What You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

What You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

Many people across the country are realizing the benefits of having their teeth professionally whitened. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Basking Ridge dental team to learn more about teeth whitenings and what we can do for you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Am I eligible to have my teeth whitened?

Of course, teeth whitening is a fantastic option for many, however, there are circumstances wherein some people are ineligible for the treatment due to certain conditions. Some of those conditions are as follows.

  • Crowns
  • Caps
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Sore gums
  • Receding gum line
  • Brown or gray stains

What are the benefits of getting my teeth professionally whitened?

Of course, with several self-whitening kits on the market, many people are tempted to simply try it on their own. While some of these kits do work, the truth is, they are not nearly as efficient as having your teeth professionally whitened. Furthermore, those kits take far longer to work. A dental professional can ensure your teeth are whitened both efficiently and properly to ensure no damage is done to your gums or mouth.

What should I do after having my teeth whitened?

There are several steps you should take to ensure you reap the maximum benefits of having your teeth whitened. Some of those precautions and actions you should take are as follows:

  • While drinking certain stain-causing beverages, such as coffee, try drinking through a straw so you do not restain the fronts of your teeth.
  • If possible, try to avoid stain-causing foods and drinks altogether. Coffee, tomato sauce, wine, and more are the leading causes of tooth stains.
  • If you are a smoker or user of tobacco products, you should stop as soon as possible. Of course, you do not need us to tell you that using tobacco is unhealthy, however, tobacco use is notorious for yellowing and browning teeth.

Once your teeth are whitened, you may notice some sensitivity for a short period of time. If you do, it may be best to not use any other whitening products, and to switch over to sensitivity toothpaste for a short while, as long as your dentist recommends you do so. For any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give our experienced New Jersey dental team a call today.

Contact the Dental Associates of Basking Ridge

Dental Associates of Basking Ridge is a compassionate, gentle, and professional state-of-the-art dental practice serving Basking Ridge, Morris & Somerset County. Our office is always ready to greet our patients with a smile, take the time to answer any questions, and provide the quality dental services our patients expect. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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