By Jeffrey Mason, DMD
July 07, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Stains  

You eat well, brush and floss and get your cleanings and check-ups with Dr. Jeffrey Mason. Yet, your smile isn't as bright and gleaming as you'd like. We invite you to explore Hasbrouck Heights cosmetic dentistry options in our Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, office. Teeth whitening is one of the most popular options available.

Tired of stains?

Who wouldn't be? Stains build-up over the years, penetrating your tooth enamel and making your smile appear dingy and old. Most stains are organically-based--that is, they come from what you eat, drink, or smoke. Even some medications change tooth color as can poor dental hygiene habits.

Fortunately, your Hasbrouck Heights cosmetic dentistry specialist can tell you how to improve your smile appearance and increase your self-confidence. Dr. Mason offers many cosmetic dentistry services that change tooth color, shape, size, and alignment.

Professional teeth whitening is the quickest way to a renewed smile. Supervised by your dental team, whitening removes discolorations and boosts color by up to eight shades.

Here's how whitening works

First, your Hasbrouck Heights cosmetic dentistry specialist, Dr. Mason, will discuss your smile goals with you. Then, he'll examine your teeth and gums carefully to rule out any oral health problems such as decay or gum disease. If all is well, he will suggest ways to improve your smile aesthetics.

If you choose professional teeth whitening, you'll undergo a one-hour treatment right in the dental chair. A powerful hydrogen peroxide gel covers all tooth surfaces. As the gel penetrates your enamel, it removes the stained organic matter. Then, your dentist or hygienist just rinses it away.

Your whitening session may involve a few applications of the gel. Rest assured, when you're done, you'll be amazed at how vibrant and youthful your smile looks.

Maintaining that Hollywood look

Just follow these basic guidelines, and your smile will remain bright for a long time:

  1. Brush twice a day and floss daily.
  2. Limit dark foods, such as blueberries, soy sauce, and curry.
  3. Drink your coffee, tea, or cola with a straw.
  4. Eat crunchy, fibrous foods, such as celery, because they are natural tooth-brushers.
  5. Refrain from chewing tobacco or smoking.
  6. Start drinking lots of water because it keeps your teeth clean and increases beneficial saliva.
  7. Get a whitening touch-up when you need one.
  8. See your Hasbrouck Heights cosmetic dentistry specialist Dr. Mason for your semi-annual check-up and cleaning.

What a great smile!

Dr. Jeffrey Mason and his staff want you to receive that compliment over and over. To learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services, including professional teeth whitening, please contact our Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, office at (201) 288-4447.