Yellowing, or discoloration, occurs because a number of habits or behaviors, most commonly eating and drinking things such as berries, coffee, and tea which stain teeth. Smoking and using tobacco products also yellows and stains teeth, usually very much so. Whitening treatments employed by dentists can generally remove the stains. In some instances, the staining or discoloration is actually internal, caused by damage or harm to the tooth, and in these cases deep internal bleaching or applying a crown or veneer will be required to make the tooth look white again. Using particular medications for a long time or undergoing a root canal can also cause internal discoloration.
Bleaching, or whitening, performed at the dentist’s office is designed to be very safe. These treatments are formulated to make patients feel more confident with their smiles and will not damage teeth. The dentist only uses proven effective teeth whitening services in order to make sure that patients get the best results without any unwanted complications. Tooth sensitivity may occasionally be noticed after the procedure, however it should resolve within a day or so and any sensitivity experience should be nominal.
To start, the dentist will assess the teeth for any indications of damage or decay which may hinder the bleaching process. If found, the spots will be cleaned and any treatment needed prior to whitening will be carried out. To obtain whiter teeth, a state-of-the-art, light activated gel made with hydrogen peroxide is painted onto teeth. This gel works together with a special light to remove stains. To ensure that each tooth is coated and exposed to the light the same as the others, the individual’s lips will be held back with a retainer. The light is then aimed on the teeth for roughly 15 minutes. When enough time has gone by, the gel is wiped away and the lip retainer is removed. Patients should notice whiter, brighter teeth immediately.
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Clear explanations of work, to be performed. Good relatively fast work.
Dr. Hogan and his staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be going back, and if anyone I know is looking for a new dentist I would recommend Dr. Hogan.
Modern, clean, friendly, responsible and professional...Dr. Hogan is First Class. You can't go wrong with Union Family Dental!
Love the staff!! I would recommend Dr. Hogan to everyone. Not going to another dentist as long as I’m in New Jersey.
Great Experience. Great Staff! Best dental doctor in town.
I recommend Dr Hogan to anyone who really wants good work and a Doc they can always count on!!!!!! Five stars here!
I went into the office scared for many reasons. Dr. Hogan and Staff made me feel welcomed right away. I am very happy to found this office. They have been very helpful.
I get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist, luckily I found a great Dentist at Union Family Dental. I must say it surpassed my expectations.
I loved everything about my experience at Dr. Hogan’s office! The receptionist was really friendly and I left the dentist with understanding and cleaner teeth!