Teeth Whitening Specialist

Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry & Special Needs Dentists located in Flanders, NJ

Professional teeth whitening treatments offer a quick and easy way to instantly transform the appearance of your smile. The team of dental professionals at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics provides their patients in Flanders, New Jersey, with safe and effective teeth whitening treatments that can restore their sparkle and give them a smile they’re truly proud of. Get started today and schedule an appointment by phone or online.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why aren’t my teeth whiter?

Your teeth lose their luster for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, it’s simply a result of bad oral hygiene and not keeping your smile clean enough with your at-home care, while other times, it’s the result of consuming products that stain your teeth. 

Food and beverages with dark pigments, like coffee, sodas, and berries, can stain your teeth over time, as can smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco. 

Your teeth can also turn dull or discolored as a side effect of certain medications, like particular antihistamines or antipsychotics. If you were exposed to tetracycline antibiotics before the age of eight, you might also experience discoloration on your teeth.

Your smile can also lose its shine as a natural effect of aging. As you get older, the hard, outer layer of your teeth (enamel) wears down and gets thinner. Meanwhile, the soft inner layer of your teeth (dentin) is yellow. The thinner enamel allows the yellow dentin within your teeth to become more visible, which can make for a smile that might not be as white as you’d like.

From what teeth whitening options can I choose?

Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics offers a couple of different options from Colgate® that can put the sparkle back in your smile:

In-office whitening

In-office whitening is the quickest way to whiten your smile. Your dentist uses special tools and gel to protect your gums, lips, and cheeks, then applies a professional-strength bleaching solution on your teeth. 

Your teeth whiten while you wait in the chair during the 30-minute treatment. When complete, you have a markedly whiter smile that you are excited to share with the world.

Take-home whitening kits

Take-home whitening kits take longer to achieve the results of in-office whitening, but they enable you to whiten from the comfort of your home and the convenience of your schedule. 

Your dentist gives you a custom-fitted whitening tray designed from an impression of your smile to fit snugly over your teeth. 

You fill your whitening tray with a professional-grade bleaching solution and wear it over your smile for a prescribed amount of time every night. Within a few weeks, your smile will look noticeably whiter and brighter.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Whitening your teeth is an incredibly safe and noninvasive procedure, and one of the easiest ways to improve the look of your smile. 

At most, your teeth might be slightly more sensitive after whitening treatments, but your dentist can help alleviate and discomfort by recommending a special toothpaste that eases your sensitivity. 

Whiten your smile today by scheduling an appointment with the team at Flanders Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. You can book your visit by calling the office or scheduling online.