Dreaming of a brilliant white smile? Everyone loves a bright smile, but discoloration from food, drinks, and more can leave teeth dingy and discolored. If you’re bothered by stains and discoloration, Paul Goodman, DDS, can help. Located in Pleasantville, New Jersey, the Paul H. Goodman, DDS & Jay L. Rosenberg, DDS, team is proud to give men and women brighter smiles with teeth whitening treatments. Book a consultation online or on the phone to find out what teeth whitening could do for your smile.
Teeth are strong, but that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to staining and damage. The hard surface of your teeth is called enamel and the softer material underneath is dentin, and both are at risk of discoloration.
The most common type of tooth discoloration is surface staining. Dark-colored foods and beverages, like coffee and red wine, slowly seep into enamel and discolor it over time. Smoking cigarettes also causes surface staining.
Another type of discoloration is age-related. Your enamel naturally wears down over the years, causing the yellow-tinted dentin to become more apparent. Some types of antibiotic medication or a tooth injury can discolor dentin, making your teeth appear bluish.
Teeth whitening uses a bleaching solution to lift stains. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available because tooth discoloration is such a common problem.
There are plenty of over-the-counter whitening treatments, from strips to toothpastes. But these at-home kits use weaker bleach solutions that don’t always work on tough stains. Getting in-office whitening at the dentist means you’ll get expert care and personalized results.
Dr. Goodman uses a safe but powerful bleach solution to erase a range of surface stains. The team places a protective shield over your gums, then applies the bleaching solution. Laser or heat energy may enhance your results and deliver a whiter smile.
You’ll leave the office with noticeably whiter teeth after just one appointment. The team will give you instructions for caring for your teeth to reduce sensitivity and maintain your results.
Dr. Goodman offers comprehensive exams to determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening. Most men and women who are in good health but bothered by common cosmetic stains are candidates for teeth whitening.
Treatment is customizable, so your teeth won’t look unnaturally white. Dr. Goodman and his team help you select a target shade that will enhance your smile. Results can vary, and they’ll help you understand what you can expect from teeth whitening.
The results you achieve with teeth whitening aren’t permanent, but your brighter smile can last for up to a year if you avoid staining foods and beverages after whitening. Consider getting another whitening treatment once your teeth begin looking dingy again.
Transform your smile and your self-confidence with teeth whitening. Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Goodman or book online today.