Having perfect pearly- white teeth is what everybody desires. After all, aren’t we all mesmerized by our favorite celebrity’s (Hint: Julia Roberts) perfectly bright smile? How do we achieve that dazzling, brilliant smile which will make heads turn?
The perfect solution is Teeth Whitening!
Dr. Harmanpreet Kaur, based in Plainfield, New Jersey, comes across many patients who often wish to have brighter and whiter smiles. One of the prominent cosmetic dentistry services provided by Dental Designer, NJ is Teeth Whitening
What Is Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening is a field of cosmetic dentistry that helps in countering this issue and achieving a bright and white smile. It works on the outer enamel of the teeth. Teeth whitening, when done at a professional dentist’s office, can have amazing results.
Our diet varies greatly with foodstuffs ranging from caffeine-rich products like tea and coffee, sugary items, and alcoholic beverages. All of these along with various other reasons like aging, medical issues, etc. have a negative impact on the original pearly color of the teeth and they start appearing dull and stained. Teeth Whitening is an excellent solution to counter these issues and achieve a brilliant smile of your dreams.
Teeth Whitening is beneficial in multiple ways. It not only helps in making the smile brighter but also aids in reducing plaque build-up and chances of gum disease which thus improves overall oral hygiene.
Why Should One Opt For Teeth Whitening?
Here are some of the common factors that affect how our teeth look:
Diet: Our diet is one of the significant factors that affect the appearance of the teeth. Generally, foodstuffs containing caffeine like tea and coffee have an adverse effect upon the teeth thus staining them. Also, intake of sugar-laden foodstuff often results in plaque build-up thus affecting the original color of the teeth.
Aging: Age is also a major factor that contributes to the dullness of the teeth. Aging is accompanied by various other factors like plaque and tartar build-up, erosion of enamel leading to increased tooth-sensitivity, etc. All of these factors have an effect on how the teeth look.
Owing to these factors it is necessary to get teeth-whitening done not only for cosmetic reasons but also in order to have healthier teeth.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Teeth Whitening?
Dr Harmanpreet Kaur, an accredited dentist based out of Plainfield, NJ suggests that anybody can opt for a teeth whitening procedure.
However, it is often advisable for kids under the age of sixteen to avoid the process altogether as it might increase the amount of teeth sensitivity which might have a negative impact on oral health in the longer run.
Before undergoing the teeth-whitening process, Dr Harmanpreet Kaur will have to asses the overall oral health of the person. Hence, she emphasizes the importance of consultation and the initial check-up.
In certain situations, a person might have veneers or a dental crown after going through certain dental treatments. Teeth Whitening does not work then. Teeth-whitening is a process that can be carried only on natural teeth. Thus, people who already have undergone dental treatments like a root canal cannot benefit from teeth-whitening for those particular teeth.
What To Expect At An Appointment With Dr Harmanpreet Kaur For Teeth Whitening?
Dr Harmanpreet Kaur is a qualified and accredited dentist based in Plainfield, New Jersey who is known for thorough evaluations before reaching a diagnosis.
A one-on-one discussion with Dr Kaur about your needs and requirements will take place. She will also ask you about your oral care habits and dietary choices to understand your case completely.
The next step is a dental exam. Dr Harmanpreet Kaur will examine your mouth and teeth. In case she is satisfied with this evaluation then she will prescribe the course of treatment.
You can use this time to ask her all your doubts including those about dental insurance, risks related to the teeth whitening treatment etc. Dr Kaur will clear all your doubts and begin your treatment.
What To Expect Before Teeth Whitening?
Teeth Whitening does not take a long time and hence can be performed immediately after the consultation itself. It does not take a lot of preparation or specific precautions.
Dental Designer, NJ advises patients to follow the instructions given by Dr Kaur to the letter for preventing any further damage to the teeth.
How Is Teeth-Whitening Performed At Dental Designer, NJ?
- Teeth –whitening products at Dental Designer, NJ often involve one of the following bleaches: hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. These bleaches work on the outer enamel thus clearing it of any dullness or stains.
- Teeth-whitening can generally be performed by Dr Harmanpreet Kaur in a single seating. The aftercare is then prescribed to keep the results long-lasting.
- The quantities of the bleaches vary from product to product thus changing the methods of application. When Dr Harmanpreet Kaur performs teeth- whitening in a single seating, the amount of bleach in the product is higher as compared to that of other products that need to be used more frequently.
- The selection of products greatly depends on individual requirements and needs. This is decided upon after the oral examination.
- Dr Harmanpreet Kaur can assure absolute safety and proper care due to her tremendous experience and expertise in the field of teeth whitening.
What Are The Risks Associated With Teeth Whitening?
According to the American Dental Association, some people who undergo this process and can experience some sort of sensitivity as the peroxides might get through the tooth enamel and reach the soft dentin (the internal part of the teeth). However, this effect is short-term and often wanes away.
Using teeth-whiteners constantly also makes the teeth prone to sensitivity in the longer run. Thus, the use of teeth-whitening must be kept limited and safe to avoid sensitivity and damage.
Is Teeth Whitening Covered Under Dental Insurance?
As teeth whitening comes under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry, dental insurance does not cover it.
If you are wondering whether teeth whitening is right for you, Get in touch with Dr Harmanpreet Kaur of Plainfield, NJ to learn more about the same. Book an appointment for a dental exam with us!
Consult Dr. Harmanpreet Kaur
As a general dentist, Dr. Harmanpreet Kaur is committed to providing comprehensive care and clinical excellence.
She has more than 15 years of experience as a General Dentist and is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Harmanpreet Kaur attended New York University College of Dentistry for her dental education (DDS) and graduated with Honors. Before taking over Dental Designer in 2016, Dr. Kaur worked in several high-quality dental offices in Central Jersey.
She is committed to offering her patients the same level of clinical excellence as she learned from her world-renowned teachers/practitioners, including celebrity dentist Dr. Gerry Curatola. Passionate about the importance of continuing education, Dr. Kaur has completed extensive advanced training in cosmetics, oral surgery, and anesthesia.
Book a consultation with Dr Harmanpreet Kaur. At the consultation, Dr Kaur will:
- First perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and jaw.
- Explain the problem to you.
- An X-Ray of your teeth will be taken if needed.
We recommend you openly discuss your concerns with Dr. Kaur
- During the consultation be prepared to discuss:
- Your medical conditions, drug allergies, and previous dental treatments.
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, if any.
- Likely outcomes, and any risks or potential complications.