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Teeth Whitening – Springfield, NJ

Creating a More Dazzling Smile

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Want to make a great first impression at a business meeting but find that your smile has dulled over the years? Dr. Henkin has the cosmetic solution for you: in-practice teeth whitening. With just one visit, we can create a bright smile that’s six to eight shades more dazzling than before! If you have a special event you want to prepare for, contact Skyline Dental today to start making a plan for brighter smiles through professional teeth whitening in Springfield, NJ!

Why Choose Skyline Dental for Teeth Whitening?

  • Zoom! Teeth Whitening: Gets Rid of the Most Persistent Stains
  • Efficient: Done During One Appointment in Just an Hour
  • Convenient Hours: Open Late Afternoon and On Saturdays

Why Are My Teeth Discolored?

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Discolored teeth could just be a sign of old age. As the enamel of your teeth starts to wear down, the yellow dentin underneath is exposed. However, a tooth might change color because it’s been stained. This can happen if you eat and drink a lot of dark-colored foods and beverages like blueberries and tea; it’s also a likely result of using tobacco, and in certain cases patients who were exposed to tetracycline or other kinds of medication at a young age will develop dark spots on their teeth. Dr. Henkin will figure out the source of your discoloration and help you find the best solution for getting whiter teeth.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening Procedure

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At Skyline Dental, we use Zoom! Teeth Whitening. A special highly concentrated bleaching gel (which is filled with ingredients that are far stronger than anything you can get at the store) is placed on your teeth. We’ll use a UV light to activate the gel, causing it to break down the stain particles on and below the surface of your enamel. In as little as an hour, the difference in your grin will be obvious!

Zoom! whitening is a safe procedure that has been thoroughly researched and clinically studied. It can benefit almost anyone who’s looking to make improvements to their pearly whites.

How Long Can I Expect Teeth Whitening to Last?

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The effects of Zoom! whitening are permanent, but if you want to keep your teeth looking their best afterwards, then you’ll have to put in the effort to avoid discoloration in the future. That means limiting dark-colored foods and beverages; if you do decide to indulge in some coffee or tea, you should drink it through a straw to minimize contact with your teeth. On the other hand, crunchy fruits and vegetables will help clean your teeth and reduce the chances of stains forming.

You’ll need to practice good oral hygiene to avoid future discoloration. Brush and floss after every meal; it also wouldn’t hurt to add mouthwash to your routine. If you smoke or use another form of tobacco, it’s better to give it up entirely. And if you want to make sure your teeth stay as bright and healthy as possible, you should make time for two checkups and cleanings at Skyline Dental each year.

Understanding the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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If you’re wondering about the cost of teeth whitening in Springfield, then that’s likely one of the few barriers keeping you from scheduling the treatment. Our team at Skyline Dental wants you to be able to enjoy a smile that you feel proud to let show, which is why we offer convenient, cost-effective, and fast in-office Zoom! teeth whitening. We’re happy to also offer additional financing through CareCredit to make sure that you can easily fit the cost of your procedure into your monthly budget.

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Factors That Affect the Cost of Teeth Whitening

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Oftentimes, teeth whitening treatment is a single set price. However, there are some situations that may impact whether you’ll require additional services that could impact the overall cost of your visit, including:

  • The Severity of Your Discoloration- Patients with severely stained teeth may require multiple treatments to achieve their ideal shade.
  • Additional Preparatory Treatments- Before any cosmetic procedure, it’s crucial to make sure your smile is healthy. This means treating any signs of gum disease or cavities to ensure that you’re able to enjoy your results to the fullest.
  • Working Around Restorations- If you have dental restorations, like veneers, crowns, and fillings, you may need to replace them beforehand since they won’t brighten with the rest of your teeth.

Types of Teeth Whitening & Their Costs

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While our team solely offers fast and convenient in-office treatment, there are a variety of different teeth whitening methods that you’ll likely be researching, all with different price tags:

  • In-Office Professional Whitening- On average, this treatment costs between $400 and $800.
  • Take-Home Whitening Kits- These can oftentimes be purchased from dental offices and tend to be anywhere from $100-$300.
  • Store-Bought Whitening Trays- These can be found in most department stores and pharmacies and can be purchased for $100 or less.
  • Strips, Gels, & Whitening Toothpastes- These can easily be found at most stores and range from $7-$40.

Quality vs. Cost: How Does Professional Treatment Compare to Other Options?

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It’s important to weigh the difference between the quality of treatment you’ll be receiving and the cost. If you put the most weight on the price of a treatment, you may end up spending money for products that harm your teeth or don’t provide you with the results that you’re looking for. However, with professional treatment from your cosmetic dentist in Springfield, you’ll be able to enjoy virtually guaranteed results that you can count on not having negative impacts on your oral health.

Making Teeth Whitening Affordable

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To help make cosmetic treatments more affordable, we’re happy to offer additional financing through CareCredit. This allows you to easily split up the cost of your procedure into manageable monthly budgets.

Teeth Whitening FAQs

From the common causes of dental discoloration to the process of getting professional teeth whitening in Springfield, the above information is designed to help you decide whether this cosmetic dentistry treatment is right for you. With that being said, it’s natural to still have a few questions on your mind. Many of our patients prefer to do their research online, which is why you will find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions below. However, if you would prefer to speak directly with our team, schedule an appointment!

Am I a good candidate for teeth whitening?

If you are finding it difficult to smile confidently due to stubborn stains and unsightly discoloration, then you may be a candidate for teeth whitening treatment! To find out, schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Henkin. Your initial consultation allows her to learn a bit more about the root of the problem, your smile goals, and the state of your oral health. If she sees anything that stands in your way, like untreated decay, then she can work the appropriate restorative service into your treatment plan. Otherwise, she can help you take the next steps toward brightening your smile!

Does teeth whitening cause tooth sensitivity?

Overuse of whitening agents can cause tooth sensitivity, which is why over-the-counter products are diluted. Fortunately, in-office treatments are completely customized to your unique dental needs, significantly reducing the likelihood of tooth sensitivity following your appointment. If you’ve struggled with this unpleasant sensation in the past, don’t hesitate to let us know. Additional products, like specialty toothpaste, may be recommended to prevent discomfort.

What’s the difference between professional and store-bought whitening treatments?

Although professional whitening treatments and store-bought alternatives are both designed to lift discoloration, the similarities between the two end there. While in-office treatments use highly concentrated bleaching gels and a special UV light, over-the-counter options use ineffective whitening agents and one-size-fits-all strips. Plus, Zoom! Teeth Whitening is reliable, brightening your teeth six to eight shades in a single visit. Store-bought options, on the other hand, deliver lackluster results at best.

How much does teeth whitening cost?

Since each professional teeth whitening treatment is customized to each patient’s unique needs, there is no all-encompassing answer when it comes to price. Fortunately, finding out the exact cost isn’t difficult – just schedule your initial consultation! This will allow our team to find out what needs to happen to make your smile goals a reality. At the end of your visit, we won’t just share the cost; we will share which financial options are available, ensuring restoring your white, beautiful teeth doesn’t break the bank.

Are discolored teeth genetic?

While it would certainly be easier to place the blame for your discolored teeth on genetics, the reality is that no, stained teeth are typically not a genetic issue. Instead, the majority of tooth stains and discoloration come from engaging in poor lifestyle habits (i.e., smoking) and poor oral hygiene. Also, the foods and beverages you consume can make a difference in the way your teeth appear, which can work for or against you when preparing to interview for your dream job, meet a blind date, or serve as a member of the wedding party in your cousin’s big day.

Can teeth whitening affect dental restorations?

No matter if you have dental crowns, bridges, veneers, or bonding, teeth whitening will not change the color of these restorations. The reason is that they are not porous like regular tooth enamel, so the bleaching agent will not penetrate as it will on natural teeth. In fact, the teeth whitening process can actually break down the adhesive used to adhere to these restorations, which is why we’ll need to account for any of these items during your initial consultation.