New York and New Jersey – Zoom!® Teeth Whitening Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. You don’t have to live with a smile that’s less than dazzlingly white. At our cosmetic dentistry offices in the NJ and NY areas, the Zoom!® whitening procedure safely gives you a whiter, brighter, natural looking smile in as little as an hour! Lighten your teeth up to ten shades with Zoom!® teeth whitening. Jersey City, NJ and New York area patients can count on the Zoom!® system to quickly and effectively transform stained, yellow, or aged teeth into beautiful, appealing smiles.

Teeth become discolored for many reasons. Coffee, tea, red wine, and cigarette smoke yellow the teeth. Certain medications, such as tetracycline, cause the teeth to become gray. Even the natural act of aging affects the color of teeth.

During the tooth whitening process, a gel containing hydrogen peroxide is placed on the teeth. A light is focused onto the teeth, causing the hydrogen peroxide gel to break down. This bleaches the discolorations without harming or changing the tooth’s structure. A clinician highly trained in the Zoom!® teeth whitening procedure continually monitors the patient to ensure that any exposed tissue is protected.

Because the light used during the tooth whitening procedure generates some heat, patients may experience minor discomfort. But most patients comfortably read, listen to music, or watch television during the procedure. Some even fall asleep!

At our office, Zoom!® teeth whitening results are immediate. Typically, teeth are at least six to ten shades lighter and patients receive a take-home kit to use whenever tooth discoloration reappears. With proper maintenance, our patients enjoy a lifetime of whiter, brighter teeth!

The Zoom!® teeth whitening procedure is not for everyone. Those who are sensitive to light, taking medication that increases light sensitivity, or involved in therapy that incorporates the use of light may be ineligible for the Zoom!® teeth whitening system. Patients prone to anxiety or extreme nervousness and those with a sensitive gag reflex may wish to explore other tooth whitening options. Our cosmetic dentists are experts in the Zoom!® whitening procedure. If you’re in New Jersey or New York, they’ll be happy to discuss your individual situation to determine whether you are a candidate for the Zoom!® teeth whitening process!

If you are interested in having a dazzlingly white smile with a minimal amount of time or effort, contact the cosmetic dental professionals at our office to discuss your options! Our experienced cosmetic dentists at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey will be happy to provide you with additional information.

Additional Teeth Whitening Procedures for the New Jersey and New York Areas

In addition to the Zoom!® Tooth Whitening procedure, the cosmetic dentistry professionals at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey offer several simple in-office and at-home teeth whitening options. Regardless of your time or financial constraints, Dr. Donald Lapine can customize a tooth whitening treatment that meets your individual needs and expectations.

At the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey, your customized treatment plan starts with a thorough consultation with one of our experienced, nationally accredited cosmetic dentists. At this consultation, your teeth will be evaluated to determine if they will respond favorably to tooth bleaching techniques. A complete history will be taken that includes how your teeth became discolored. Based on your desires and history, our cosmetic dentist will discuss available whitening options and help you decide on a procedure that will best meet your tooth whitening expectations, time constraints, and budget.

This consultation is important because bleaching teeth does not result in whiter teeth for all patients. Teeth with a yellowish discoloration, such as that caused by coffee, tea and cigarette smoking, typically respond very well to tooth bleaching techniques. Bleaching gray-hued teeth may not produce optimal whitening results. Whitening treatments have no effect on teeth that have had bonding or other tooth-colored fillings placed on them, as the bleaching process cannot penetrate the bonding and filling. The natural tooth around the dental bonding or filling will whiten, and the bonded or filling will whiten, and the bonded or filled area will remain stained. The result will be white teeth marred by patches of discoloration. Patients with filled teeth who desire a whiter smile may be good candidates for porcelain veneers or dental bonding. Patients with bonded teeth that have yellowed may be good candidates for porcelain veneers.

Once Dr. Lapine determines that the teeth will whiten with a bleaching procedure, patients then choose from a variety of tooth whitening techniques. Because not all techniques work equally well for all patients, Dr. Lapine will recommend the best whitening process for your individual needs. Both in-office and at-home treatment options are available.

In-house teeth whitening techniques take anywhere from one to three appointments, running 30 to 90 minutes each. In-house whitening techniques involve applying a gel to the gums to protect them from the whitener, then applying the whitening agent to the teeth. Our nationally accredited cosmetic dentists monitor the whitening progress of the teeth during the procedure.

If your teeth are badly discolored or you prefer to whiten your teeth with a method better suited to your daily schedule, Dr. Lapine can prescribe an in-home whitening treatment. For this procedure, an impression is made of your teeth and a customized mouthpiece is made from the impression.

This is a very important step in the at-home whitening process, and one the over-the-counter whiteners cannot offer. A mouthpiece customized to your teeth as opposed to purchasing an over-the-counter mouthpiece ensures that the whitening agent covers the entire tooth without leaking onto the gums. Mass-produced mouthpieces such as those found in over-the-counter whitening treatments may not fit properly and may cut across the teeth. An ill-fitting mouthpiece that allows the whitening agent to leak onto the gums can result in gum irritation and sensitivity. A mouthpiece that cuts across teeth means the whitening gel will not cover the whole tooth, resulting in a tooth that is partially whitened and partially stained.

Along with your customized mouthpiece, our cosmetic agent prescribes a whitening gel used in conjunction with the mouthpiece at home. Patients choosing this whitening procedure simply fill the mouthpiece daily with the whitening gel and wear it for the length of time prescribed by our cosmetic dentist. Typically patients return in two to three days to make sure the whitening process is progressing as planned and that there is no gum irritation. Most patients achieve their desired whitening results in one to two weeks.

Neither the in-office or at-home whitening procedure is permanent. How long the whitening treatment result lasts depends upon how much the teeth are exposed to staining. Re-whitening can be done as often as necessary, either in our office in Bayonne or at home.

If interested in teeth whitening, Jersey City, NJ, Hoboken, NJ, and surrounding area patients can contact the dental professionals at the Cosmetic and Wellness Center of New Jersey to see if our tooth whitening options can benefit you!

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