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Teeth Whitening

Marvel Dental

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Clifton, NJ

A gleaming white smile can boost your confidence and quality of life, allowing you to feel best in your daily interactions. At Marvel Dental in Clifton and Passaic, New Jersey, cosmetic dentist Anna Gazu, DMD, and her experienced team offer teeth whitening to help you achieve a beautiful smile. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online to determine if you’re a good candidate for teeth whitening.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

When can I benefit from teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening can reduce stains affecting the visible surfaces of your teeth. You may benefit from professional teeth whitening if you want a more uniform smile.

Over time, teeth become more yellow as the protective, outer layer of the enamel wears away. The yellowish dentin — tissue below the enamel — becomes more visible. Stains as a result of certain medications, illness, smoking, or teeth-staining foods like red wine and curry, can also cause your teeth to darken. The natural aging process also causes your teeth to change in color.

You may benefit from teeth whitening if you have yellow or dull teeth. Built-up stains often respond well to whitening treatments and can help you get toward a brighter smile.

What is teeth whitening?

Teeth whitening is a cosmetic treatment that lightens the shade of your teeth. Dr. Gazu targets and removes stains on your enamel — the visible portion of your teeth — for a more attractive smile. Professional teeth whitening can make a world of a difference in your appearance and self-confidence without requiring more costly dental work, like veneers.

Veneers are tooth-colored shells that fit over the front of your teeth, but unlike teeth whitening, they may take several hours or multiple appointments to place. Veneers are also considered more invasive than teeth whitening as it requires your dentist to remove some enamel from each tooth receiving the veneer.

What can I expect with professional teeth whitening?

One of the benefits of professional teeth whitening is the ability to create beautiful smiles in a short amount of time.

For in-office whitening, Dr. Gazu applies a dental dam over your gums to protect them from the whitening solution and then paints the gel on your teeth. She may use a special light to activate the solution and lift stains off your teeth. She can repeat the process until you’re satisfied with your desired results.

If you prefer take-home whitening than in the office, professional-grade whitening trays, which you can wear twice a day for 30 minutes at a time or overnight, offer excellent results.

Depending on your degree of staining and treatment goals, Dr. Gazu can recommend the best approach for your needs.

Schedule a consultation with Marvel Dental by phone or book online to learn more about teeth whitening and achieve your smile goals.