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Teeth Whitening – Wall Township, NJ

Enhance Your Smile by Removing Stubborn Stains

Whether they’re the result of a lifelong love of coffee, a smoking habit, or simply the process of getting older, no one wants to have stains on their teeth. Yellow or brown discoloration can make you self-conscious of your smile, which in turn can negatively impact your professional life. While you may have tried over-the-counter teeth whitening products, they never quite deliver the stunning results you want. At Shore Points General and Implant Dentistry, we offer not one, but two options for professional teeth whitening: take-home or in-office treatment. Both of these solutions can give you the gorgeous, stain-free grin you deserve. Call us to learn more.

Why Choose Shore Points General and Implant Dentistry for Teeth Whitening?

  • In-Office and Take-Home Whitening Available
  • Tackle Deep-Set Stains
  • Results That Look Natural and Beautiful

In-Office Teeth Whitening

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If you have an important event coming up soon where you want to look your best, you’ll probably want our in-office teeth whitening. With this option, we can brighten your smile by several shades in just one appointment that shouldn’t take more than an hour.

First, your cosmetic dentist will use a dental dam to isolate your teeth, protecting your gums, lips, tongue, and cheeks from the powerful bleaching gel. Then, the gel is applied to your pearly whites. We shine a special light onto your teeth. This activates the gel, giving it the power to permeate your enamel and break down deep-set stains. Once the gel is wiped off after a few minutes, the stains come right off too. We can repeat this process a couple of times until you’re satisfied with the teeth you see smiling back at you in the mirror.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

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If you’d rather brighten your grin in the comfort of your own home, that can be arranged with our take-home whitening system. First, Dr. Aptaker will design personalized trays that fit your unique bite. Fill these trays with the ultra-potent bleaching gel and wear them for about half an hour each day. You can pretty much do anything you want while you’re wearing the trays, from getting ready for work in the morning to catching up on your favorite TV series before bed.

Most of our patients notice a difference after just one day, with optimal results being achieved after using the trays daily for two weeks.

Benefits of Professional Teeth Whitening

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Apart from the dramatic results you’ll see in the mirror, our teeth whitening treatment offers countless benefits over store-bought products, including:

  • Results that last much longer
  • Results that can be achieved more quickly
  • Minimal, if any, tooth sensitivity afterward
  • Protection from your soft tissues becoming irritated by the whitening gel
  • A solution personalized to meet your unique smile needs

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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You might find yourself wondering, “But how much does teeth whitening cost?” If you’re looking for a specific number, then the best thing to do is schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist so they can provide you with an estimate. If you want to simply learn more general information on the topic – like the factors that influence the price – then read on!

Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Since there isn’t a flat fee for teeth whitening, we’ll need to consider the following factors to determine the cost:

  • The severity of the stains – While mild stains can be lifted in a single appointment, more moderate discoloration may require multiple visits to address.
  • If any preliminary treatments are necessary – If your teeth are decayed or your gums are infected, we’ll need to restore your oral health first.
  • If you have any existing dental work – Since teeth whitening treatments don’t work on fillings, crowns, veneers, and the like, we’ll need to consider them when creating your treatment plan.

Types of Teeth Whitening: What Do They Cost?

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There are four main types of teeth whitening treatments and products: in-office teeth whitening, take-home teeth whitening, store-bought whitening kits, and whitening gels and toothpastes. Here are the general price ranges of each:

  • In-office teeth whitening – On average, an in-office teeth whitening treatment with your dentist costs anywhere from $400 to $800.
  • Take-home teeth whitening – For a few hundred dollars, you’ll get custom-made trays as well as a potent, safe, and clinically tested bleaching agent.
  • Store-bought whitening kits – Typically, these cost $100 or less depending on the store and brand.
  • Whitening gels and toothpastes – The cheapest on this list, these products can cost as little as $7.

Inexpensive Teeth Whitening vs. Professional Teeth Whitening

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After learning the general price of each teeth whitening approach, you might be thinking that sticking with the whitening toothpaste at your local store is the way to go. However, the products sold at grocery stores and pharmacies contain diluted brightening agents and flimsy applicators. Plus, they don’t consider your unique smile, like if you have a cavity or existing dental work. For that reason, it’s best to invest in professional teeth whitening over over-the-counter kits and toothpastes.

Options for Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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If you are looking for a way to make the cost of teeth whitening more affordable, consider joining our dental savings plan. When you do, you’ll enjoy benefits like two exams and preventive cleanings as well as 20% off all services completed at our office. Plus, you won’t have to worry about annual deductibles, yearly maximums, waiting periods, and other red tape getting in the way of your savings – the benefits are immediate!

Teeth Whitening FAQs

Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

As with any treatment, one of the primary things that patients worry about when it comes to cosmetic care is the prospect of discomfort. Thankfully, there isn’t anything to worry about when it comes to teeth whitening.

We will take the time to make sure that the teeth whitening solution you receive from us is perfectly attuned to your smile, minimizing any risk of sensitivity or discomfort associated with the treatment.

If you’re unusually prone to sensitive teeth, you should tell us so that we can plan your treatment accordingly. You may also want to avoid hot beverages immediately after your treatment, and use specialized toothpaste to help mitigate any discomfort.

What’s the Difference Between Professional and Store-Bought Teeth Whitening?

When you receive teeth whitening from us, every aspect of the treatment will be tuned to fit you. This guarantees excellent results without any risk to your smile. You’ll also receive a thorough oral exam before your treatment, ensuring that there are no complications.

If you get your teeth whitening kit from a store, you’ll be given a one-size-fits-all treatment without any of these benefits. This means that you’re unlikely to get the results that you’re looking for, or that you might overuse the whitening solution in an attempt to do so.

How Can I Make My Teeth Whitening Results Last?

For a treatment that can be completed within a single day, you’d be surprised at how long the results from teeth whitening can last. Depending on how well you take care of your teeth, you can expect your smile to stay shining for anywhere from a few months to a few years after the procedure.

If you want to maintain your white smile for as long as possible, the most important thing you can do is to commit to good oral hygiene. Brush twice a day and floss daily to remove any surface stains that could discolor your smile. You may also want to limit your intake of dark foods and beverages, and cut back on tobacco use if you’re a smoker.

Am I a Candidate for Teeth Whitening?

All told, teeth whitening is a low-impact, low-risk procedure. This means that most people who are interested in brightening their smile are good candidates for the treatment.

The only thing worth thinking about is whether you’re dealing with any oral health problems that could cause complications. Untreated tooth decay, for example, could mean irritation to the interior of your tooth when exposed to whitening solution. For that reason, it’s usually a good idea to deal with any oral health problems you may have before beginning whitening treatment.