By Jeffrey Mason, D.M.D.
June 03, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: teeth whitening  

Do you think you could look healthier and wiser because of your smile? While we know that first impressions count, research actually demonstrates that individuals are viewed as smarter and more successful if they flash beautiful smiles. Marketing strategy experts at Kelton Global say that 45 percent of Americans think people with an attractive smile interview well and get the job.White Teeth

Surprising? Think it's unattainable? Think again, because teeth whitening could supercharge your professional life quickly, safely and affordably with cosmetic dentistry from Jeffrey Mason DMD. Skilled in bringing out the best out in any smile, Dr. Mason keeps abreast of the newest procedures to create healthy and attention-grabbing smiles for patients in all walks of life - including professionals.

In-office Teeth Whitening

Smiles can darken, yellow and stain as you age, and a whitened smile definitely takes years off your appearance.

The intensely colored foods we eat and drink - blueberries, red wine, coffee, cola - discolor tooth enamel, making people less confident when they smile in public. While whitening toothpaste helps with tooth staining, the results are minimal. Over the counter whitening gels and strips run the risk of tooth and gum sensitivity, and are not strong enough to produce lasting color improvement.

Cosmetic dentists, on the other hand, offer powerful bleaching agents right in their offices. These gels, applied and supervised by dental professionals, contain a 35 to 45 percent concentration of hydrogen peroxide, the active ingredient that penetrates tooth enamel within minutes to power out discoloration.

The Teeth Whitening Procedure

In just one visit, patients can have smiles that are virtually transformed. From dull and dingy, your teeth can brighten a full 3 to 8 shades! Color improvement lasts for up to a year before touch-up is needed.

After Dr. Mason examines your mouth and checks that your teeth and gums are healthy enough for whitening, he will cover your gums and retract your cheeks off the tooth surfaces. This protects the sensitive soft tissues of the mouth from the whitening chemicals.

The whitening gel is then applied. The chemicals work quickly to target the stained organic material which is networked together with the hard minerals of the tooth enamel. The whole process is relaxed and comfortable, taking about an hour. The patient may go home with custom-fitted whitening trays for future touch-ups.

What patients notice is how much and how rapidly their smiles have changed. Whitening is a great cosmetic fix that is safe and fits well into busy professional schedules.

Jeffrey Mason DMD

Serving the Hasbrouck Heights area of New Jersey, Dr. Mason has brought his excellent dental and people skills to patients of all ages since 1992. Offering numerous restorative, preventative and cosmetic services, Dr. Mason can address any health or aesthetic concerns you may regarding your teeth and gums.

Could whitening change how people look at you? Discuss your options with Dr. Mason. Contact his office for a consultation: (201) 288-4447.