Teeth Whitening Succasunna, NJ

Why Teeth Whitening Should be Considered an Anti-Aging Treatment

Teeth Whitening Succasunna, NJAging is something that every person does differently these days. Some people follow the example of their ancestors and simply let the aging process occur naturally. Many, many people today get a little help along the way. Anti-aging treatments are now designed more for the “easing-in” of the various signs of aging rather than the complete elimination of them as if that were ever really possible. We use injectables to soften lines on the face, neck, and hands. Some people go the cosmetic surgery route. One great way to turn back the clock on facial aging is to look at the color of your teeth.

Humans have long assessed age by looking at particulars of appearance. Tooth color and shape were two ways of telling how old a person might be. There was an expectation that older people would have longer teeth and teeth that weren’t very white. Heck, there was an expectation that an older person was lucky if he had more than a few teeth left in his mouth. Things are far different today, except that inclination to assume that dull, discolored teeth mean more candles are on the birthday cake.

Let’s Talk Rejuvenation

If facial rejuvenation is something you’ve been considering, your smile is a great place to start. Professional teeth whitening has been refined, and refined again, to bring us systems that are capable of addressing a wider range of problems than was previously possible. Not all stains are the same, so options in teeth whitening shouldn’t be. In our Succasunna office, we can treat common stains, as well as those caused by fluorosis and even by tetracycline. Furthermore, there is an option for a super-convenient whitening treatment for patients on the go, and there are more comprehensive treatments that involve both in-office and home whitening to achieve the best possible results.

There are so many ways that we can manage appearance as we age. This is a fortunate thing. When you’re ready to restore radiance to your smile to reflect inner youthfulness, we’re ready to help you. Call Morris County Dental Associates at 973-328-1225.

Maximize your Teeth Whitening Treatment with these Tips

Teeth WhiteningIn case you haven’t noticed yet, the foods and beverages you have been consuming are doing a number on your smile. Discoloration is a common problem among adults of all ages for the very fact that it is extremely difficult to avoid foods that stain. The culprits go far beyond coffee and red wine. That curry you love? It has compounds that will stain your teeth. So do berries, and so does soda.

As you can see, discoloration is all but impossible to avoid, even if you take really good care of your teeth. That is why professional teeth whitening was something sought by humans across the centuries. The process used today took hundreds of years to perfect, and we are fortunate enough to benefit from all those years of trial and error. Now let’s talk about how you can make the most of your whitening treatment.

Do this . . .

  • Do it right the first time. Translation: have your dentist whiten your teeth. We offer a few different options using the KOR Whitening System, including a home whitening treatment.
  • Although KOR has been formulated specifically to get the best results with minimal sensitivity, some patients like to prepare for their treatment by using toothpaste for sensitive teeth, or mineralizing toothpaste.
  • Teeth lose minerals when we chew, and mineral content is important for strong, bright enamel. Mineral content is restored with saliva. So encouraging saliva flow is a good measure for remineralization. You can do this by chewing sugarless gum and drinking plenty of water. If you have chronic dry mouth, talk to us about how to manage this condition.

Avoid this . . .

  • Protect tooth enamel after whitening by avoiding foods that are highly acidic. This includes coffee (sorry!) and salad dressings with a vinegar base.
  • Foods that cause stains. Ok, we know you cannot spend the rest of your days eating only “light-colored” foods. But for a few days, while you are whitening your teeth, this is a great way to maximize your results.

The team at Morris County Dental Associates, LLC is here to help you add radiance to your smile. Call 973-328-1225 to learn more about our teeth whitening options.