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Teeth Whitening in Edison, NJ - BriteSmile® & Take Home Kits

Teeth whitening is the process of removing tooth discoloration to reveal a brighter smile. A number of toothpastes and mouth rinses are available over the counter and claim to whiten teeth, but these products typically are not powerful enough to address staining in deeper levels of tooth enamel. Because over-the-counter products can also cause tooth sensitivity and irritation to the gum line, opting for professional whitening services is the more effective, safer way to handle staining. Edison Dental Arts in Edison, NJ, can help you have a whiter smile with the latest in professional teeth whitening technology.

What Causes Stains on Teeth?

Staining of the teeth is most often caused by foods and drinks that are heavily pigmented, like red wine, coffee, and tea. Anything that could stain a white shirt, could contribute to stains on your teeth. Tobacco use is another common cause of aging, and many people experience discoloration related to age or even use of certain medication.

What Is BriteSmile® Teeth Whitening?

Teeth Whitening in Edison - Bleaching & Stain Removal BriteSmile teeth whitening is an in-office teeth whitening treatment in use at our Edison dental office. During treatment, Dr. Vitale or Dr. Tedeschi will apply a thin layer of 15 to 25 percent hydrogen peroxide gel to your teeth. Then, a special light is used to activate the whitening solution and help it dissolve away stains. The system does not use heat or lasers, making it a gentle and effective choice for teeth whitening. Within an hour, the powerful technology can whiten the teeth by up to 14 shades, depending on the level of discoloration you’re experiencing.

What About At-Home Teeth Whitening?

If you prefer to perform your whitening treatments at home, there are more effective options than the over-the-counter kits sold in stores. Our Edison dental office offers a  Brighter For Life Program which involves teeth whitening kits that include custom-fitted trays for use at home. These kits are formulated to be as gentle as possible to the teeth and gums, while still giving you the fresh smile you’re hoping for.

Is Teeth Whitening Permanent?

No procedure for teeth whitening is permanent. If you continue to smoke or eat and drink heavily pigmented foods, discoloration will gradually return. Ongoing issues with staining can easily be dealt with through the use of touch-up gel. At Edison Dental Arts, we offer the Brighter for Life Program for our patients. When you come in for a cleaning and exam, you can purchase a custom Brighter For Life kit which provides whitening material for multiple weeks. Then you will receive a FREE tube of touch-up bleaching gel, at your semi-annual cleaning and exam, for life. Our convenient touch-up program will help you to maintain your bright results for years to come.

Will Whitening Work for You? Contact us Today!

To determine if teeth whitening treatment could be of benefit for your unique needs, Drs. Vitale and Tedeschi will examine the health of your teeth and gums and discuss the best options for treatment.
If you'd like to schedule an appointment for a teeth whitening consultation at our Edison dental office, give us a call today.  732-494-7575