Teeth Whitening Rochelle Park, NJ

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening uses chemicals called “peroxides,” like carbamide peroxide and hydrogen peroxide. These chemicals contain volatile oxygen molecules. When they contact stains within the pores in your tooth enamel, they react strongly, snapping the bonds that hold the stains on your teeth. This “bleaches” your enamel, restoring its natural color and improving your smile. Contact us today to see if teeth whitening in Rochelle Park, NJ is right for you!

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Dental work like crowns and veneers can’t be whitened, because they are non-porous and don’t react to the chemicals used for teeth whitening.

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How It Works: The Take-Home Teeth Whitening Process

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Cosmetic consultation

To begin the process, you’ll come into Rochelle Dental for a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Viccaro or Dr. Lo. They’ll examine your mouth and discuss your options for improving your smile, including teeth whitening.

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Fitting for your reusable whitening trays

Once you’re approved for teeth whitening, Dr. Lo or Dr. Viccaro will take molds of your teeth. They’ll work with a dental lab to create a set of durable, reusable whitening trays.

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Picking up your trays

You’ll come back to our office in a few weeks when your trays are done. Dr. Viccaro or Dr. Lo will give you your trays, along with a set of whitening products and instructions on how to use them.

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At-home treatment and results

You’ll go home and whiten your teeth in the comfort of your own home, usually for about an hour a day. Depending on your treatment, you’ll see full results from take-home whitening within about 2-3 weeks.

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Have Questions About Teeth Whitening? Find Answers Here

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Does Teeth Whitening Cause Teeth Sensitivity?

Yes. During your take-home whitening treatment and for a few days after you’re done with treatment, your teeth may feel more sensitive. This is nothing to worry about. Teeth sensitivity is normal during teeth whitening. It will go away after your treatment is over. 

If your teeth are bothering you, there are a few steps you can take. You can brush with an anti-sensitivity toothpaste like Sensodyne, avoid really hot and cold foods, and switch to a toothbrush with softer bristles.

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How Long Will My Results Last?

You’ll usually see the best results for 1-2 years after your teeth whitening treatments. Avoiding staining foods and drinks, brushing regularly, and visiting Rochelle Dental for six-month preventive appointments will help you keep your teeth bright for as long as possible. 

And if your teeth ever become stained, you can simply come back to Rochelle Dental to whiten your teeth again. With regular whitening treatments, your smile will look its best for the years and decades to come.