Teeth Whitening

Nu Dimensions Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Union, NJ

Did you know that over 40 million Americans report whitening their teeth? This quick, effective cosmetic treatment can give you the Hollywood-worthy smile you’ve always dreamed of in less than 90 minutes. At Nu Dimensions Dental in Union, New Jersey, Joseph Rozehzadeh, DMD, and the team offer in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening trays. Request your consultation today by calling or clicking the provided link.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why are my teeth yellow?

If your teeth are starting to yellow, know that you aren’t alone. Over the years, the outer layer of your teeth, known as enamel, chips, cracks, and flakes away. This allows more of the middle layer of your teeth, or dentin, to show through. Dentin is naturally yellow in color.

Other factors also contribute to stained teeth, including:

  • Drinking coffee
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Using chewing tobacco
  • Poor oral hygiene

Taking certain prescription medications also increases your risk. For example, if you take medicine for high blood pressure or asthma, you may develop yellow teeth.

Is teeth whitening safe?

In-office and take-home teeth whitening treatments are safe and generally well tolerated. The majority of products available on the market use carbamide peroxide as their main bleaching ingredient. Carbamide peroxide is a harmless byproduct of hydrogen peroxide that presents no side effects.

In addition, all teeth whitening treatments undergo a series of clinical studies prior to release. They also receive regular inspections for safety by regulatory bodies like the FDA. 

What happens during teeth whitening treatment?

The team at Nu Dimensions Dental offers in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening trays.

In-office whitening

In-office whitening is quick, pain-free, and can make your teeth up to eight shades whiter. Just keep in mind that your individual results may vary. 

During in-office whitening treatment, you sit down like you would for a regular cleaning and exam. Your Nu Dimensions Dental provider covers your gums and tongue with a dam and applies a bleaching agent to the surface of your teeth. After the solution dries, your provider points a special light at your teeth, further encouraging the bleaching process. Your provider rinses your teeth and then repeats the same process two more times. 

Take-home whitening trays

Your take-home whitening kit contains two flexible mouthguards and a peroxide-based whitening solution. You place the whitening solution in the mouthguards and wear them as instructed by your dentist. Take-home whitening trays don’t provide as noticeable results as an in-office treatment.

Who is a good candidate for teeth whitening?

Anyone who is unhappy with yellow or stained teeth can benefit from teeth whitening treatments. Following an exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your aesthetic goals, the team can recommend a plan that aligns with your needs.

You deserve a smile that makes you feel confident. Schedule a teeth whitening appointment at Nu Dimensions Dental by calling or clicking the online booking tool today.